How Long Will My Central Air System Last?

Maintenance Is the Key to Extending Equipment Life There are many factors that affect the life span of a central air conditioning system in Southeast Pennsylvania and elsewhere in the Delaware Valley. But there’s no doubt that regular maintenance, also known as tune-ups, can have a significant impact on how long your central A/C will […]

What is the BTU of Propane?

Look at BTUs to Compare Propane with Electricity There has been a big push in recent years to make electricity the main energy source for homes and businesses in the Delaware Valley and elsewhere in the country. This is based on the dubious claim that electricity is a clean and efficient energy choice. First, energy […]

Why Is My Air Conditioning Not Blowing Cold Air?

What to Do If an A/C System Only Blows Hot Air Not getting any cool air is one of the most common problems we find with an older central air conditioning system. This usually means that your system is either low on refrigerant or completely out. As a solution, our technician can “recharge” the system […]

Environmental Benefits of Propane Autogas

Propane Autogas Vehicles Vs. Electric Vehicles As a long-time propane provider in the Delaware Valley, we’re proud to provide a fuel that produces next-to-zero greenhouse gas emissions or air pollutants, making it a cleaner-burning energy source. This American-made fuel can reliably and efficiently heat homes and water, as well as fuel multiple indoor and outdoor […]

How To Maintain Your Boiler

Annual Tune-Ups Make a Difference If your Delaware Valley home depends on a heating oil boiler or propane gas boiler for warmth, then it’s important that you have annual maintenance service visits from us. To make it easier, Wilson Oil and Propane offers equipment service plans that include boiler maintenance. An annual tune-up will ensure […]

Benefits of Duct Sealing

Improve Your Indoor Air & Lower Energy Costs Like your air conditioner, furnace, or heat pump, your ventilation system also needs regular maintenance. According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems tend to collect a variety of contaminants such as mold, fungi, bacteria and very small particles […]

Why Do Pipes Bang When My Boiler Runs?

A noisy boiler can be a fairly common problem for people who have a closed loop hot water boiler. Similar to a radiator in your car, your boiler is filled with water. But if air leaks into the system, the pressure rushes through the pipes. This results in a banging noise. Why does this happen? […]

Where Does Propane Come From?

A Closer Look at Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) In 1910, American chemist Walter O. Snelling conducted research into gasoline evaporation and storage and found that certain evaporating gases could be changed into liquids. Out of all the gases, propane proved to be the most plentiful. Snelling then created a method to bottle this liquid gas, […]

Oil Heat: Still a Great Way to Heat Your Home

Heating Oil Is Clean, Safe and Efficient People in Springfield, PA and other communities in the Delaware Valley can rest easy knowing they can always rely on heating oil to keep them safe and comfortable. Heating Oil and Energy Efficiency Heating oil generates nearly 140,000 Btu of heat for every gallon burned and warms a […]

How Often to Change a Furnace Filter

Keep the Air Filter Clean to Improve Efficiency With proper maintenance, the average furnace can last 15 years or longer. One simple way to make sure your system reaches its life span and operates efficiently is to perform an easy, do-it-yourself maintenance task–changing or cleaning your furnace’s air filter as often as the manufacturer recommends. […]