Factors to Consider When Installing an Oil Tank

Posted by Laura Bretz on 1/24/17 12:29 PM

Nearly all of the 8 million U.S. households that use heating oil are concentrated in the northeastern states. If you live in a northeastern state like Maryland or Pennsylvania, Shipley Energy can make home deliveries and provide maintenance service for your system. There are other factors to consider with regard to oil heating and oil tank installation, and we want to help guide you through the selection and installation process.

Topics: Heating Oil

Energy (IN)equality: A Problem in the U.S.

Posted by Victoria Donaldson on 12/20/16 11:51 AM

Equality of all aspects is a hot topic of discussion both in the United States and around the world. Gender, marriage, and income just to name a few. A topic that is not often touched on, but of equal importance, is energy equality.

Topics: Natural Gas, Energy, Electricity

4 Billing Options That Make Paying For Energy Easy

Posted by Victoria Donaldson on 8/3/16 9:30 AM

If you are struggling to make ends meet, or simply want to budget for your energy bills…you have options! At Shipley we work with our customers to make energy easy and that is why we implemented the following programs to help you with your bills:

Topics: Energy

7 Air Purifying Plants for a Brown Thumb

Posted by Victoria Donaldson on 7/25/16 3:30 PM

Even if you don’t have a green thumb, these air purifying plants are easy to grow and maintain inside your home. They can help make the air in your house cleaner by neutralizing chemicals that linger from cleaning products or even help with seasonal allergies.

5 Bad Habits That Are Costing You

Posted by Victoria Donaldson on 7/15/16 3:30 PM

Let’s face it, we all have bad habits that we just can’t shake. However, when you see the amount of money your energy wasting habits could be costing you…you may change your mind.

Topics: Energy, Home Efficiency

Green Electricity: 6 Facts You Need to Know

Posted by Victoria Donaldson on 6/29/16 12:14 PM

The United States is among the top ten largest energy consumption per capita in the world. Non-renewable energy sources are depleting. It is time for us to gain an understanding of the alternative: what renewable energy is and why we should take advantage of it.

Topics: Electricity, Renewable Energy

Is your AC Unit a Health Hazard?

Posted by Victoria Donaldson on 6/15/16 12:00 PM

It’s that time of year again, where the air is so hot and stifling that you crave the relief of walking into a cool, air-conditioned building or home. Your unit works well and keeps your house cool on the hottest days, so no worries right? WRONG.

Topics: HVAC

Natural Gas Prices Could Skyrocket This Fall

Posted by Victoria Donaldson on 6/7/16 12:00 PM

Mother Nature has been throwing us a major curve ball with temperature variations that are not-so-seasonal. Starting Christmas Day 2015, we experienced temperatures ranging from 50-70 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the mid-Atlantic region. So much for being able to wear your favorite ugly sweater for the occasion.

Topics: Natural Gas

3 Ways to Get your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Posted by Laura Bretz on 4/18/16 2:33 PM

There isn't a better time than early spring to get your air conditioner ready for the hot summer months. With your system lying dormant for the winter, you need to take special care to avoid running into issues when you need your air conditioner most!

Topics: HVAC

5 Signs That It's Time to Replace Your Furnace

Posted by Laura Bretz on 2/23/16 9:00 AM

It's never too late (or too soon) to think about upgrading your furnace. There are a lot of signs to indicate that it's time for a replacement, but below are five of the easiest ways to tell that it's time to upgrade!

Topics: Natural Gas, Propane, Heating Oil, Electricity, HVAC