Installing An Oil Tank? Consider This | Shipley Energy

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

Does My Furnace Need To Be Replaced? | Shipley Energy

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

Early Year Energy Projections | Shipley Energy

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: Home Energy Assistance Program | Shipley Energy

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

Heating Oil 101: Become An Expert | Shipley Energy

Posted by Laura Bretz on 10/14/15 6:00 PM

Approximately 18 million American households use heating oil to heat their homes in the winter. Of those 18 million, most of those houses came be found in the Northeast. Even though it is so common, there are still many people who have questions about it. We’ve put together a small list of facts about heating oil to help answer a few of those questions!

Topics: Energy, Heating Oil, HVAC, History

Annual Furnace Inspections For Your Home's Safety | Shipley Energy

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

The United States Carbon Footprint | Shipley Energy

Posted by Laura Bretz on 8/14/15 6:30 PM

Typically, not much thought is put into energy, where it comes from, and how it’s used.  Energy in all of its forms is part of everyday life and has a huge impact on the United States.  From President Obama’s rules on climate change to the ongoing debate over fracking and the Keystone XL pipeline, the topic of energy is brought up often.  Looking at the numbers of how Americans use their energy is both fascinating and shocking.

Topics: Natural Gas, Heating Oil, Electricity

Heating Oil vs. Geothermal: Energy Battles | Shipley Energy

Posted by Shipley Energy Team on 7/9/15 1:30 PM

The Heavyweight Heating Oil is taking its 4th and final stand in the ring today. Witness history in the making as heating oil takes on the Giant Geothermal!


Meet the Contestants

Hang on there… don’t miss our round 3 coverage of the matchup between heating oil and natural gas! 

The “Giant” Geothermal has been in the game so long, it feels as though it has been around since the beginning of time. Well maybe that’s just because it practically has. Geothermal energy is created from the formation of the planet, radioactive decay, and solar energy. Because of this combination it is possible to extract this source of heat directly from the earth and pipe it into radiators and heat exchangers!  
Topics: Heating Oil, HVAC

Heating Oil vs. Natural Gas: Which Is Best? | Shipley Energy

Posted by Shipley Energy Team on 7/7/15 9:00 AM

The Nimble Natural Gas has challenged our Heavyweight Heating Oil in Round 3 of the Service Tournament. Heating oil vs natural gas: let’s go there live! 


ngasMeet the Contestants

Check out Heating Oil’s nail-biting victory over the Heat Pump in Round 2 coverage! 

Natural Gas has some loyal fans in the energy business, but is also one of our more controversial challengers in the tournament. It is a fossil fuel formed by pressure and intense heat over thousands of years, where it is then extracted, treated to remove impurities, and piped into power plants. 

Topics: Natural Gas, Heating Oil, HVAC

Heating Oil vs. Propane 2.0 : Which Is Better? | Shipley Energy

Posted by Shipley Energy Team on 7/2/15 9:00 AM

America’s Heavyweight, Heating Oil, is back and ready for the newest challenger: “The Hulk” Heat Pump! Who will come out on top? 


Meet the Contestants

Did you miss Heating Oil’s grueling 12 rounds with Propane? Check out Round 1 coverage here! 

Our challenger this week, “The Hulk” Heat Pump is no stranger to the energy game. The first heat pump was installed at the Switzerland Saltworks in 1877, transferring energy from a heat source to a “heat sink”. It absorbs heat from a cold space like the ground or outside air, and can both heat and cool homes to perfection.  

Topics: Heating Oil, HVAC