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

Short-Term Energy Outlook 2016

Posted by Laura Bretz on 1/7/16 4:23 PM

It’s certainly no secret that this has been an abnormal winter. Between the current El Nino tying 1997 – 1998 as the strongest on record and improved refinement techniques for natural gas and oil, we are experiencing a very unique energy-trend.

Topics: Natural Gas, Propane, Energy, Heating Oil

LIHEAP - Here to Help

Posted by Laura Bretz on 11/10/15 10:43 AM

What is LIHEAP?

LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) is a federally-funded program that helps qualified households with their home energy bills. LIHEAP can help you stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It can also help reduce the risk of health and safety problems (such as illness, fire, or eviction). 

Topics: Propane, Heating Oil, LIHEAP

Propane Autogas – the Clean Alternative

Posted by Laura Bretz on 11/2/15 9:00 AM

Did you know that propane gas has been used as a commercial fuel for over 80 years? It serves as the fuel for over 4 million vehicles around the world. After gasoline and diesel, propane is the third most popular engine fuel. More than 70% of domestic propane supplies are from natural gas refined in the United States; as a country, the United States produces enough propane to exceed customer demand! There are many reasons why it’s such a popular type of fuel, and why we’re making the switch for some of our vans here at Shipley Energy!

Topics: Propane

5 Fun Facts about Propane

Posted by Laura Bretz on 10/7/15 5:00 PM

Propane, also known as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is a gas that is typically compressed and stored as a liquid. It is a relatively new form of energy but it has an extremely interesting, although brief, history. Aside from its origins, there are many interesting things about propane that you may not know.

Topics: Propane, Energy, HVAC

Is An Annual Furnace Inspection Necessary?

Posted by Laura Bretz on 9/2/15 11:01 AM

With winter approaching, now is the time to make sure your furnace is running at peak efficiency for the season!  As the temperatures threaten to drop, it may not be something you consider a requirement if your furnace has been working fine. You may even be wondering if annual inspection this year is truly necessary.

A great way to look at it is to compare an annual inspection to maintaining your car. If you don’t take care of your vehicle, a lot of things will break down before you realize it. However, like a car, proper maintenance will give you a much longer life on your furnace. By some professional estimates, approximately 75% of all furnace breakdowns in the winter are a result of improper maintenance.  Energystar.gov and Energy.gov both agree that a yearly inspection is absolutely necessary to prolonging the life of your furnace.

Topics: Natural Gas, Propane, Heating Oil, HVAC

Round 1: Heating Oil vs. Propane

Posted by Shipley Energy Team on 6/30/15 9:30 AM
A match-up is taking place in the energy business: Heating Oil vs Propane. The discussion on which is better for your home is endless—and we want to settle the score for good.

Topics: Propane, Heating Oil

Top 5 Appliances that Use Propane

Posted by Shipley Energy Team on 5/28/15 2:17 PM

After a weekend of grilling and drinking, looking at an empty propane tank can make you feel some serious animosity. Propane energy is becoming a key source of energy in America, replacing gasoline and fuel oil for a cleaner alternative. If you are interested in leaving a healthy environmental footprint on this earth, then switching to a propane appliance could be a viable option for you.  




Topics: Propane

Propane Water Heater vs Electric Water Heater: Which is For You?

Posted by Laura Bretz on 5/22/15 2:33 PM

When your water heater breaks, replacing it becomes top priority.  If it’s not something that has been replaced in a number of years, the market for water heaters can seem overwhelming.  Hopefully, the things listed below can help narrow down any decision necessary to purchase a new tank.
Topics: Propane, HVAC

How Do I Choose a Reliable Propane Supplier?

Posted by Shipley Energy Team on 3/30/15 10:49 AM

This past winter, propane customers across the region were impacted by severe weather conditions for the second year in a row.  Local and regional propane supply was compromised by a combination of extreme cold, poor output by refineries, delayed rail switches, and tight pipeline allocations.  Regional terminals had difficulty providing enough supply to meet demand.  So, how can you be sure to choose the right propane supplier to avoid propane shortages next winter?

Topics: Propane