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Preventing a Heating Oil Run-Out

As busy as we seem to get these days, it’s easy enough to forget a “little thing” like remembering to check the fuel gauge on our heating oil tank. The only problem is running out of heating oil isn’t a “little” problem.

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Five Energy Saving Tips for the Heating Season Ahead

Temperatures are dropping here in fast here in Long Island; before you know it we will be in the heart of heating season – and you will have the heating bills to prove it.

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Heating Oil Sludge – What It Is and How to Prevent It

If you use heating oil to heat your Long Island home, you may already be aware of the problems associated with heating oil sludge – a thick black mixture of dirt, rust, and oxidized fuel that can block your fuel filter.

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Clean, Green Heating Oil: The ULSHO Difference

Looking for a cleaner, greener way to heat your heating oil-fired Nassau or Suffolk County home next winter? If you’re a Southville Petroleum customer, you already have it (and if you’re not, it’s a great reason to join the Southville Petroleum family).

Does heating oil spoil?

Chances are you  several times a year, then store it until it’s ready to be used. But how long can heating oil stay “fresh” for, and what happens if you burn heating oil that has been sitting in your tank for too long? The good news is that common No. 2 heating oil has a typical shelf life of about 18-24 months, so there is no need to panic if you didn’t finish up all your fuel after last heating season. Although older oil can still be used, over time its ability to generate heat diminishes; if burning your older […]