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Whole House Humidifiers: How Do They Work?

How humidity control can improve your indoor air quality. We spend roughly 90 percent of our lives indoors. With winter right around the corner, families in Belmont, Cambridge, Somerville, Newton and other communities in the Greater Boston area will be spending more of their time at home. And more people than ever are using their […]

Get Your Home Heating System Ready for Fall

Start the season with a full oil tank and a fully-serviced furnace or boiler. In the greater Boston area, we’re already seeing signs of fall’s arrival. The bright summer flowers are starting to recede. Evenings are turning a bit cooler, and we even had a sighting of the most definitive autumnal icon: the Pumpkin Spice […]

Troubleshoot Your Air Conditioning Issue

The cooling equipment problem may not need a pricy HVAC repair visit. It’s nearly the end of summer — is your air conditioning system still holding up against the heat? Just about every day this summer, the Cubby Oil & Energy team has answered some kind of A/C repair request. Our HVAC pros are always […]

How Much Space Can a Mini-Split Cool?

Our ductless A/C products provide cost-saving zoned cooling! As greater Boston’s most trusted home comfort provider, the Cubby Oil & Energy team understands that new heating and cooling equipment is not a purchase homeowners make lightly. Furnaces, boilers and air conditioning systems can be expensive. The people we work with want to be certain that […]

Central Air & Mini-Splits: What’s the Difference?

Two options for reliably cooling your Boston area household. When temperatures rise in Sommerville, Melrose, Malden and other towns in the greater Boston area, you don’t want to rely on noisy, ineffective window air conditioners. You’ll end up racking up high energy bills for insufficient comfort. The expert HVAC team at Cubby Oil & Energy […]

Is Your Water Heater Up to the Task?

5 signs that your water heater is struggling Hot water is a vital part of everyday life. If you want to wash dishes, clothes or yourself, you need a dependable supply of warm water for your appliances and home fixtures. If your water heater is getting up in years, then its efficiency and reliability might […]

What Does a Commercial Gas Broker Do?

Cubby is a trusted natural gas partner that can secure the best rates for your business. Do you manage a business in the greater Boston area that relies on natural gas for its operations? We probably don’t need to tell you that the last few years have been financially challenging. According to the U.S. Energy […]

Is It Time to Replace Your Commercial HVAC System?

Three questions to ask when your heating & cooling is nearing retirement. As a business owner, you know that you can’t take anything for granted when it comes to your bottom line. Every monthly energy bill and unexpected repair can impact your profit margins. And your commercial HVAC system is a huge variable to consider. […]

Should You Get a Ductless Cooling System?

Ductless mini-splits are versatile and energy efficient. How old is your Boston-area home? If it was built before central air conditioning became common in the 1960s, it might not have ductwork. This is especially true if it’s heated with a hot water system (boiler). At Cubby Oil & Energy, we talk to lots of homeowners […]

Knock Allergies Down to Size with Our IAQ Fixes!

Air purifiers, humidifiers and other HVAC solutions for healthier air. There’s so much to love about spring in our region of New England, from blooming perennials to the first barbecues with friends and family. One thing that isn’t so pleasant is allergies. The air is filling up with tree and grass pollen, and weed pollen […]