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Bob LaFlamme

bob laflammeCrowley Fuel owner, Bob LaFlamme has more than 25 years of experience working in the home heating industry. Throughout that time, Bob has accumulated a lot of knowledge about how to heat your home, how best to conserve energy and how to reduce the cost of buying oil.

Bob isn't just interested in selling you oil - he also wants to give you the information you need to become a better consumer.

Have a topic you'd like to see Bob cover in his blog? Send him an Email and watch for his answer here.

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Thinking Seriously about Your Old Oil Tank

  
  
  
rust on an old oil tank

If you have an old oil tank of unknown age in your cellar that is still being used to store oil for your heating system, I recommend that you do something about it! In my previous blogs I have explained the damaging effect that humidity has on oil tanks and heating systems. I recommended using a dehumidifier to dry out your cellar in order to reduce the amount of moisture that will accumulate on and in your oil tank. I also recommended taking advantage of tank protection products such as Tank Guard which Crowley Fuel uses. For a small annual fee you can have Tank Guard added to your oil tank, this will help reduce the amount of corrosion and the likelihood of a leak.

Protect Your Oil Tank with a Dehumidifier

  
  
  
oil tank and dehumidifier

Last week I wrote about the damage that humidity can do to your oil tank and heating system. Installing a dehumidifier is a great way to start protecting these valuable assets.

Humidity and Your Heating System

  
  
  
rust on heating system from humid basement

I am writing this week’s blog to alert homeowners about the devastating impact that humidity can have on your home and, more important to my line of work, on your heating system. Many of you already know about this and we have seen more and more dehumidifiers in customers’ basements over the years.

Heating Oil Inventories Declining on the East Coast

  
  
  
energy news

The report below provided by Hedge Solutions highlights some of the factors driving energy prices for the 2013-2014 heating season.

To Export or Not to Export

  
  
  
oil drilling

"Wouldn't our oil prices go down?"

I have spoken with a few customers recently who ask why, in light of the current shale oil boom in the U.S., domestic crude oil can’t be sold exclusively within the U.S., which should lower crude prices in our country. My response is that, for the most part, exporting domestic crude is prohibited (this goes back to the oil embargoes of 40 years ago) and consequently U.S. crude is sold at a lower price than European/Middle East crude.

What’s Driving Your 2014 Energy Prices?

  
  
  
energy news from Crowley Fuel

The report below provided by Hedge Solutions highlights some of the factors driving energy prices for the 2013-2014 heating season.

Get 0% Interest Financing with the Expanded Heat Loan Program

  
  
  
masssave doer windhager

Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources Expanded Heat Loan Program Announced!

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has recently announced that they are funding a new initiative called The Expanded Heat Loan Program. They have allocated $3.8 million for the entire initiative which includes Biomass Wood Pellet Boiler Loans among other energy savings measures. This program is available for a limited time and will be in effect until funds are spent.

World Energy Report for June 2014

  
  
  
oil refinery energy news

The report below, provided by Hedge Solutions, highlights some of the factors driving energy prices for the 2014 Spring season.

Mid-May's World Energy Report

  
  
  
energy news from Crowley Fuel

The report below provided by Hedge Solutions highlights some of the factors driving energy prices for the 2013-2014 heating season.

Spring Pellet Stove Installation Special!

  
  
  
timberwolf pellet stove insert

For those of you looking for a low cost alternative for heating your home next winter,

now is the time to take advantage of Crowley Fuel’s Spring Pellet Stove Installation Special! We install Wolf Steel Products which are made in Canada and distributed through Webber Supply in Portland, Maine.

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