John Griffin

Don’t get burned by mistake

Water heaters.  They will eventually leak, no doubt, our job is to be able to recognize the signs of leakage and advise our customers about replacement before a major problem arises

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The Energy Crunch is Over, Right?

‘OK, the price of oil has dropped, so I don’t need that new equipment after all.”  Have you heard that yet?  Well, you may soon.  From what I have heard the customers are going back to their old tricks.  Now is the time to go on the offensive!  Don’t let them fall back into the ‘old unit is good enough, ...

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OSV Saves the Day

For the past few months we have been talking about water in tanks and the problems it will cause as well as the oil lines and how to avoid trouble there so the oil gets only to where we want it’the oil burner.  We need to get the oil from the storage tank to the oil burner safely.  It doesn’t ...

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Water: Friend or foe?

Over the summer, many tanks have been subjected to temperature and humidity, both which affect the oil that will be attempted to ignite after long dormancy ' not an easy task for an oil burner

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System Insulation

Keeping heat in the home would be my rationality for supporting the topic of insulation, especially with the high price of oil these days

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Everything Goes Full Circle

The summer is almost over again. You think last winter was challenging? I have a feeling this one is not going to be any different, but with a twist. Last winter we saw skyrocketing prices of gasoline as well as heating oil. Oil topped over $140 per barrel in July this year, putting retail prices in the $4.75 or $5.00 ...

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These are Crazy Times

What a great time to be alive and well and working in the oil heating business. Does that sentence sound like the heat has gotten to me? What the heck am I thinking? Well, if you look at these times the way I do, you certainly must agree with me. When, in the course of your career, has your customers ...

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Throw the Guesswork Away Not Your Customer!

Welcome back summer! It has been a wild winter, wouldn’t you say? Fuel prices up. Gasoline prices up. Degrees days down. Customer satisfaction is varied. I am glad to see it end. For me, the trade shows always signify the end of the heating season and the beginning of the new. In the new season some talk is about the ...

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Learn From Those Who Went Before!

Remember last month we talked about you becoming the ‘go-to” guy? That generated quite a bit on interest in my e-mail box with questions of how. Well it really is not that difficult, if you try. We talked about the articles that are available to you and how they can assist you. Hopefully, you went to one of the various ...

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