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What Is a HEPA Filter?

Posted: January 16, 2023

The Gold Standard for Removing Airborne Particles One of the most effective products used to improve indoor air quality today is the high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. HEPA filters, which are considered the gold standard for removing airborne particles like dust, pollen and bacteria, are highly recommended for anyone who suffers from allergies or respiratory ailments like asthma. These highly effective air filters are used in air purifiers and forced-air HVAC systems like furnaces and central air conditioning units. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a HEPA filter can theoretically remove at least 99.97% of dust, pollen, mold, bacteria, […]

Being Prepared for a Winter Fuel Delivery

Posted: January 4, 2023

Help Us Keep Propane & Oil Deliveries on Schedule This is the time of year to share some tips to assure timely deliveries as well as how to keep your heating system operating safely and efficiently all through winter. Let’s begin with some delivery advice. Watch Your Tank Levels If you call us to order fuel, make sure to check your heating oil or propane tank regularly—especially in the middle of a cold snap. Don’t wait until your fuel level gets too low. We recommend calling when your oil tank is about ¼ full or when your propane tank gauge […]

How Does a Furnace Work?

Posted: December 19, 2022

A Furnace Distributes Warm Air Through Your Home Today’s energy-efficient furnaces offer Delaware Valley homeowners a great opportunity to increase their comfort while decreasing their energy usage. New furnaces can now heat a home using significantly less energy compared to older-generation equipment. Knowing more about how your furnace works will help you to make smart choices if you’re considering replacing your old heating system with a new, high-efficiency model. And if you’re having a heating problem, knowing more about how your furnace works will be helpful when you discuss the issue with our service technician. Understanding Your Furnace Furnaces can […]

How Does a Boiler Heat Your Home?

Posted: December 5, 2022

What Is a Boiler? Boilers use hot water or steam to heat your home. Another name for a boiler is a hydronic heating system, which is defined as a system that transfers heat via a circulating fluid, such as water, in a closed system of pipes. Steam boilers can still be found in older homes, usually ones built before the 1950s. If you have this type of system, your boiler stays true to its name because it actually has to boil water to make steam before your heat can be distributed. In comparison, newer boilers do not need to boil […]

What Is Heating Oil?

Posted: November 21, 2022

Where It Comes from, How It Keeps You Warm If you’ve kept your home warm with heating oil for a while, you probably already know that heating oil, like many other products, comes from the refinement of crude oil. Through the process of distillation, hydrocarbons are removed from the crude oil and become a substance that can be further purified and blended to make the heating oil that we ultimately deliver to your heating oil tank. Wilson Oil and Propane just doesn’t just deliver heating oil though. We deliver premium B20 Bioheat Plus® fuel. Bioheat Plus fuel is a blend of […]

What Is Propane Made Of?

Posted: November 7, 2022

Affordable Energy for Everyone Since propane was first identified as a volatile compound in gasoline in 1910, businesses and scientists have worked diligently to make propane the viable fuel source it represents today. The process itself of making propane has evolved over the last century or so. Today, there are two primary ways propane is produced. Because propane is created through the processing of natural gas and crude oil, it is a fuel that is largely a domestic product. In fact, about 90% of the American propane supply is generated right here in the United States! That abundant, right-at-home supply […]