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Benefits of Whole-House Air Humidifiers

We have indoor air quality solutions to improve your health and comfort. How stir-crazy does your family get when it gets icy cold or there’s rain, sleet and snow coming down outside? No one likes to be stuck inside all day, but the frigid winters in Greater Boston can be unforgiving. You sometimes don’t have […]

What Fuel Do Radiators Use?

Boiler heating systems provide excellent cold-weather comfort. Homes in greater Boston have a range of different heating systems. These systems use various equipment, heat delivery pathways and energy sources. Some run on electricity, while others rely on gas or heating oil. If you recently moved into or purchased a home with radiators, then you are […]

What Is a Fresh Air Intake Vent?

Keeping this vent clear is vital for efficient furnace operation. Walking around your house, you might notice a hooded opening along the side. This is your fresh air intake vent, and it’s crucial for the optimal performance of your HVAC equipment. In particular, your heating oil furnace depends on this vent to receive air. Newer […]

Troubleshooting Tips for Your Water Heater

No hot water? Here are some quick DIY tricks. This time of the year can be stressful, with holiday gift shopping, year-end travel and gearing up for tax season. A malfunctioning water heater can be one more unwelcome aggravation. However, some hot water issues are solvable without arranging a water heater repair visit. Cubby Oil […]

Does Your Home Warranty Cover Your Home Heating System?

Cubby’s service plans offer comprehensive coverage for your furnace or boiler. Being a homeowner often means balancing the risk of a repair against the cost of protective coverage. Undoubtedly, you’ve had to make such a decision when buying a new dishwasher or refrigerator. Is it worth buying the extended warranty? Your home heating equipment is […]

Making Sense of Heating Oil Prices

Global energy markets and other factors affect the cost of your home heating oil. No one likes a surprise when it comes to prices, but the last few years have brought quite a few. The cost of meat, eggs, gasoline and many other commodities have fluctuated quite a bit — and too often, the price […]

Keep Your Air Clean With an Air Purifier This Winter

The Cubby team has indoor air quality solutions for Boston area homes. Winter is right around the corner, which means many wonderful things, like holiday gatherings with family and friends — not to mention peppermint-flavored coffee! It also means that you and your loved ones will spend much more time indoors. According to the Environmental […]

How Safe is my 30-Year-Old Boiler?

More efficient heating equipment can lower your heating oil usage. It often seems like products don’t last as long as they used to. Whether you’re talking about a dishwasher or a lawnmower, older products were really built to last. At Cubby Oil & Energy, we regularly make service visits to Boston area households with oil-fired […]

Oil-Fired vs. Electric Water Heaters

Generating hot water with heating oil is efficient and reliable. Many of the homeowners we talk to in the greater Boston area don’t realize how much of their annual energy costs are related to their water heaters. The average U.S. household uses nearly one-fifth of its energy for heating water. If you have an old […]

Troubleshooting Your Furnace in Fall

You can get ahead of any heating system issues before winter arrives. Consider this: would you drive your car for an entire year without checking the oil levels and tire pressure or arranging yearly maintenance? Of course, you wouldn’t! Even in the best circumstances, your vehicle would probably have worse gas mileage and poorer handling. […]