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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]