Smelling Oil? Is it dangerous?

Hey Genie, I smell oil. Is it dangerous? Great question! First of all, to relieve your anxiety, heating oil fumes are not toxic. (Home heating oil itself is also biodegradable, contains no carcinogens and it is non-explosive.) While the smell of oil may be unpleasant, it is not dangerous. However, in an enclosed area it
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Degree days, how much oil do you use?

Grab your cell phone. (I’m sure it has a calculator, right?) We’re going to calculate degree days. What are they? Well, years ago heating engineers wanted a way to relate each day’s temperatures to the demand for fuel to heat buildings, so they developed the concept of heating degree days (HDD). Very simply, heating degree
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Genie’s Diary: National Tape Measure Day

Dear diary, Finally! The tape measure gets its due. It’s National Tape Measure Day today. I just love my trusty tape measure. Those Romans, were they smart or what?! They had tape measures 2,000 years ago. Of course, they were long ropes with evenly spaced knots as I recall. They were helpful, but they sure
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Why Choose Oil Heat?

  Genie’s got your answer! It’s safe, efficient and affordable. Home Heating Oil is one of the safest fuels available. It’s non-toxic, biodegradable, contains no carcinogens and it’s non-explosive. Did you know that a match dropped into a bucket of heating oil will just go out? Yup. That’s a relief! And, if you do happen
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