As many companies push for normalcy by fully restarting their businesses, we are working hard to keep our employees and customers as safe as possible. Our office will continue to accept one walk-in customer at a time. We respectfully request that walk-in customers to wear a mask when entering to help ensure that our space is as safe as possible. Please give the office a quick call if you plan to stop by for a visit. We will do our best to have any paperwork ready and waiting for you upon arrival. We are now accepting cash payments, as well as credit cards, debit cards, checks, and online transactions.
In addition, our drivers will now accept cash for fuel delivery. Please have exact change to minimize your contact with our drivers, whose protection is limited to social distancing and PPE. If you do not have exact change or would prefer contactless payment, we will be happy to arrange a different settlement method prior to your delivery.
Our service technicians are provided with the proper PPE to enter your home and service your heating needs. Before your service appointment, Bay State Fuel Oil office staff will confirm the safest way for our technician to enter your home to provide the service you have requested. If our technicians need to come into your living area, we request that a safe social distance is met and that you wear a mask as well. This will help us achieve our goal of keeping both our customers and our employees safe.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office. Starting October 1, 2020, our office will be available for seasonal hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. We appreciate your continued support and patience during these unprecedented times.
Using a Ductless Mini-Split during the Fall & Winter
Labor Day has come and gone, which means homeowners across Western Massachusetts are starting to prep for colder temperatures. If you or members of your household are working or learning from home, you want to makes sure your house is equipped with the best home comfort systems to keep them comfortable and energy costs low. The good news is there is one all-season system that can do just that: the ductless mini-split. Ductless mini-split systems are most commonly used for A/C in the summer, but did you know that most come outfitted with a heat pump feature? Read this blog post to learn more about how a ductless mini-split system can help heat your home this fall and winter.
Ductless Mini-Split A/C with Heat Pumps 101
Ductless mini-split A/C systems are made up of one outdoor unit and one or more indoor units that work together to efficiently distribute cool or warm air throughout your living space. The indoor units can be affixed to any interior wall and the system does not require ductwork to operate. This makes ductless mini-split systems a favorite for homes without central forced-air heating systems. They are sleek, unobtrusive, and have advanced features like whisper-quiet operation and remote control.
Cold Weather Benefits of Ductless Mini-Splits
So, why would you consider using a ductless mini-split system after the summer? Because a ductless mini-split heat pump can provide major benefits to homeowners living in Massachusetts that use oil or propane as their primary heat source. Here’s how:
Heat when the seasons change
As the saying goes in New England, if you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute. Fall and spring seasons in our service area are famous for varying temperatures. You don’t want to start using up your fuel until the forecast predicts consistently cold weather. That’s where the ductless mini-split comes in. You can switch it on to provide supplementary heat on those chilly nights before its time to use your central heating system.
Supplement your central heating system
Many homeowners in Massachusetts will use their ductless mini-split system in tandem with their oil heating system. This can help offset fuel bills and keep your entire home nice and cozy.
Keep hard-to-reach rooms warm
Does your home have rooms that don’t have baseboard heat or aren’t connected to your duct system? Ductless mini-splits with a heat pump feature are a great option for spaces like attics, additions, or in-law apartments that need a heating option that can’t be reached by your home’s primary heating system.
Bay State Fuel Oil is pleased to install and service ductless mini-split A/C and heat pumps for our customers in Western Massachusetts. If you think a ductless heat pump would be a good fit for your home, contact us today! We can discuss the best ductless heat pump for your home and get your new system installed in no time. Call us at (413) 733-5088 to talk to an HVAC specialist or contact us online.