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Automatic Delivery vs. Will Call: Pros and Cons

When it comes to reliable heating oil delivery in the Boston area, there’s really only one choice: Cubby Oil & Energy. But when it comes to having your heating oil delivered to the Boston area, you actually have two choices: Automatic Delivery or Will Call Service. Here is a look at the pros and cons […]

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Cubby Heating Oil Pricing Options

The unpredictability of heating oil pricing makes it difficult to determine the best way to pay for your oil in a given year – which is why we offer two options for doing it. In this blog post, we’ll explore those options in greater detail. Market Price vs. Price Cap When it comes to choosing […]


Mythbusting: Five Facts about Today’s Heating Oil

Americans have been using heating oil to heat their homes since the Minneapolis-Honeywell Regulator Company introduced the first oil-fired burners for home use in the early 1930s – yet misconceptions continue to color our perception of the fuel as a home heating source. We’re here to set the record straight with some cold, hard facts […]

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Three Reasons to Install a Humidifier in Your Massachusetts Home This Fall

As you probably know by now (especially in the last few weeks), the summer air here in Massachusetts can get pretty muggy. But as the cooler months arrive (and arrive they will), that humidity drops away – leaving behind over-dry air that, when trapped inside your home, can cause problems ranging from illness to property […]

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Three Common Reasons for Central A/C Breakdowns – And What to Do about Them

In our experience, central air conditioning systems have impeccable timing: they always wait for the hottest day of the year to break down. That’s not a coincidence, of course: breakdowns happen when your cooling system is working hardest. But what are the actual causes of those breakdowns, and what can you do about them? Here […]

Seven smart ways to cut your cooling bill this summer

Your home cooling bill is among your most costly home expenses – especially in a summer that is as hot as experts predict this will be for us here in Massachusetts. But there are ways to help out your A/C so it doesn’t have to work quite as hard to keep your family comfortable. Try […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]