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Keeping Warm in MA

Keeping Warm in Massachusetts: What Are People Really Looking For?

Think of what you value most in a heating fuel and service company and see if your answers match the responses below, which are based on a comprehensive survey of more than 40,000 homeowners. The homeowners, including those in Massachusetts, were asked what factors were most important to them when selecting a company for maintenance […]

new website

Welcome to Our New Website and Blog!

Since our founding in 1945, Cubby Oil & Energy has taken a customer-first approach to serving our friends and neighbors in eastern Massachusetts— – and now is no exception. Our brand new blog and website are designed with you in mind. They help us deliver more information you can use and provide a better customer […]

Capped Oil Price Plan

What is a Capped Oil Price Plan?

If you are reading this and it is June, it is that time of year again. Planning for winter has already begun in many industries including retail oil heat. Dealers have spent countless hours planning and purchasing oil now that won’t be delivered for almost a year. If you are thinking “boy that’s risky, no […]

Tankless Water Heater

Internal Tankless Water Heater…A Close Look

We recently learned about the different types of water heaters. Tankless water heaters come in two varieties; internal and external. Let’s take a detailed look at what an internal tankless heater is and how it produces hot water. Take a trip into your basement. If you do not see a standalone fuel-fired tank (gas, electric, […]

Ducted V. Ductless Air Conditioning

Ducted V. Ductless Air Conditioning.

The Heat Is On With Memorial Day right around the corner, the start of summer’s heat and humidity is soon to follow. Have you been thinking about adding some form of air conditioning system to your home? After all, your heating system keeps you comfortable in the winter. Don’t you deserve to be comfortable during […]

mini split air conditioner

Could a mini split air conditioner make summer more comfortable?

Summer Comfort Admit it, many of you have already thought about air conditioning and it’s only mid-April? It seems spring in New England gets shorter each year. Gone are those slow comfortable transitions from cold and snow to heat and humidity. Even if you are fortunate enough to have central air conditioning, is there an […]

Tune up

Oil Burner Service…What is Included in a Tune-Up?

We recently learned that an annual oil burner service or cleaning/tune-up can not only prolong the life of oil fired heating equipment but also ensure it is operating safely at maximum efficiency. With that said, have you ever wondered what a licensed technician does during this service? Let’s take an in-depth look what constitutes a […]

Proper Steam Boiler Maintenance

Important Tip For Proper Steam Boiler Maintenance

Cast iron low-pressure boilers can last for decades. 50 year old steam boilers, though not typical, are not unheard of particularly if they’re well cared for over the years. However, there is a tendency for owners to forget about an important regular steam boiler maintenance task that will help the unit run more efficiently and […]

Furnace or boiler

What is the Difference between a Furnace and a boiler?

A heating system can be quite intimidating, particularly for the new home owner. Do I have a furnace or boiler? What is the difference between a boiler and a furnace? Do I have steam heat or forced hot water heat? Is there anything I need to do to maintain my heating system? Do I have […]

Automatic heating oil Delivery

On Automatic Delivery? How does my oil company know I need oil?

Are you on automatic delivery with your oil company? Have you ever asked yourself “how does my oil company know I need oil”? It is really quite simple. Any reputable oil company will request a visit to your home as part of their account set-up process. During this visit, the company’s representative gathers information related […]