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Ductless Mini-Split A/C vs. Window Air Conditioners

May 16, 2017
If you don’t have ductwork in your New Jersey or Staten Island home, you probably cool it off using window air conditioners. But there’s a much better option if you can’t accommodate central air conditioning: a mini-split air conditioner. Also called a ductless system, mini-splits feature two components – one indoors (called an air handler) […]

Summer’s Coming – Time for Your…Heating System Maintenance?

April 13, 2017
You already know that spring is a great time to prepare for and schedule your annual A/C maintenance – but it’s also a great time to give your heating equipment its annual lookover. After keeping your family warm through the long winter here in Staten Island and New Jersey, your boiler or furnace has earned […]

Preparing for Annual A/C Maintenance

March 20, 2017
It may not seem that way given the recent weather, but we’re just weeks away from spring in the Staten Island / New Jersey area – which means it’s time to start thinking about preparing for your A/C maintenance. Professional annual maintenance is one of the best investments you can make for your cooling system […]

Are You an Auto Delivery Customer? Keep in Touch to Help Prevent Run-Outs

February 10, 2017
Automatic Delivery is one of the most convenient services we offer – a great way to take the worry out of managing your heating oil and preventing costly heating oil run-outs. But because automatic delivery relies on the average amount of heating oil you’ve used in the past (along with the current weather) to estimate […]

Whole-House Humidifiers: A Key to Better Health and Lower Bills

January 13, 2017
Healthy indoor air has a humidity level of about 55 percent. But during the winter, the air in Staten Island and New Jersey can get pretty dry – which can make reaching that ideal percentage difficult. When your house is over-dry, it invites a host of problems ranging from dry skin and allergy issues to […]

Four Ways to Cut Down on Hot Water Use and Save

December 19, 2016
Your water heater typically accounts for from 20-25 percent of your energy bills each month – which probably isn’t that surprising considering you need to heat water for your showers, dishwasher, washing machine, and faucets. If you want to keep your water heating bills on the low side of that range, there are four ways […]

What is heating oil sludge, and how do I prevent it?

December 8, 2016
One thing we sometimes see when we perform heating system tune-ups for our customers is build up of thick black sludge in the fuel filter. That sludge is a mix of dirt, rust, and oxidized fuel that settles to the bottom of your tank (the fuel oxidizes when condensation inside the tank – caused by […]

Six facts about Bioheat

October 19, 2016
Bioheat® fuel is today’s clean-burning alternative to traditional home heating oil – and Rucci Oil has it for your New York City or New Jersey home. Here are 6 facts you might not know about Bioheat: You do not need to make any changes to your furnace, boiler or storage tank to use Bioheat! Bioheat […]

When do I have to replace my heating oil tank?

September 27, 2016
Most previous-generation heating oil tanks were built to last a maximum of 30 years – which means if your home was built when Ronald Reagan was president, it’s likely you’re overdue for a replacement. Even if your heating oil tank is not displaying telltale signs of corrosion – that is, there are no visible leaks […]

Labor Day’s approaching – time to think about your annual heating system maintenance

August 30, 2016
It’s hard to imagine the cool nights to come with the mercury routinely topping 95 in Staten Island and New Jersey. But don’t be fooled: autumn’s chill isn’t far away, and with them will come the need for your annual heating system tune-up. The problem is once cool nights arrive, you’ll be in line with […]