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. […]

Oilheat Boiler FAQs

How Does a Heating Oil Boiler Work? Your heating oil boiler uses either hot water or steam to heat your Delaware Valley 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. […]

Benefits of Choosing a Propane Stove

How Much Propane Does a Stove Use? Fast fact: 96% of professional chefs prefer cooking with gas over electricity! That’s because gas is the gold standard for people who like to cook — whether professionally or at home. It’s no wonder, then, that propane gas consumers in Media, Wallingford, Swarthmore, Springfield and many other communities […]

Do You Have Enough Heating Oil for the Season?

Many Variables Affect the Number of Gallons Used Throughout the heating season, homeowners in our service area usually need anywhere from 700 to 900 gallons of heating oil during a normal winter. If you have a 1,000-gallon underground tank, in theory, you could possibly make it through the heating season if that tank is full […]

Is A Tankless Water Heater Right for Your Home?

Propane Tankless Water Heater Benefits A propane tankless water heater is a great alternative to a traditional storage tank water heater, which constantly uses energy to heat and reheat water and wastes a lot of energy in the process. Since going green (and saving money) is very important to most homeowners, a tankless heater represents […]