Home Comfort for the Summer

Home Comfort for the Summer

June officially marks the beginning of summer and with it, the next several months of warmer weather. While most of us have been anticipating the return of barbeques and outdoor activities, it is important to remember the impact of higher temperatures and humidity on your home. A high level of humidity in your home can …

Comfortable house with Programmable Thermostats

Programmable Thermostats

Springtime in Nova Scotia often brings wide temperature swings that can result in warm days between cool mornings and evenings. Sometimes it can also be damp and downright cold. Heating your home these days can be a balancing act of saving costs and staying comfortable. There are different ways to achieve this goal, some are …

Spring-Heating-Tips

Spring Heating Tips

Spring has officially arrived! As the days get longer and warmer, our thoughts move towards spring cleaning, backyard raking, and even summer vacations. However, there are also good reasons to consider your heating system at this time of year. In this month’s Blog, we offer a few spring-based tips for your oil-fired home heating system. …

Regular-Furnace-Maintenance-Scotia-Fuels

Regular Furnace Maintenance

It may be wishful thinking to hope we soon see crocuses peeking out of the ground, but with less than three weeks before the first day of spring, it might be a good time to start thinking about getting a tune-up for your furnace. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This …

Surviving Winter – Oil Heating Tips

Winter is indeed here in Nova Scotia. Cold days, cold nights, sometimes snow, sometimes rain, sometimes freezing rain, sometimes sunshine. The weather in the winter can be tough and unpredictable. Scotia Fuels has a few tips to help you stay warm, worry-free and best equipped to survive the winter. Keep your oil tank and fill …

Oil-Tank-Safety

Oil Tank Safety

To kick off the New Year we’re excited to offer you information on the latest advances in oil tanks and safety designs that can increase your peace of mind and possibly lower insurance premiums in coming years. So, this month, we’ll talk about oil tank safety. While the basic design of an oil tank has …

Winter-Energy-Saving-Tips

Winter Energy Saving Tips

As we approach the Holiday Season, the days are getting shorter and the temperatures will drop.  Winter will officially arrive in a few weeks, no better time to look at ways to save energy and to stay warm.  Here are some tips we think will help. 1 – If you haven’t already had your annual …

Oil-Fired Hot Water Heating

Oil-Fired Hot Water Heating

Many homes that heat with oil also use oil to heat their domestic hot water. This is the water that goes to your taps, showers, dishwashers and clothes-washing machines. There are various ways to heat domestic hot water with oil. You can have a heating coil inside your furnace, an indirect-fired water heater connected to …