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An Introduction To Ductless Home Comfort

ductless cooling, ma Summer is on its way to Central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. You want to have an AC system that can keep you and your family cool and comfortable no matter how hot it gets. Now is a good time to familiarize yourself with some of the cooling system options that are available to you.

Whichever cooling option you choose, Brideau has trained, licensed HVAC technicians on staff to install it.

Let’s take a look at mini-split AC systems and what makes them ideal.

Mini-Splits 101

What is a mini-split? It’s a type of cooling and heating system that doesn’t require the ductwork needed for a central air conditioning system. Installation of a mini-split only requires a hole somewhere in your wall to accommodate the wiring and refrigerant line. You may also hear a mini-split referred to as a ductless or mounted cooling system.

How does a mini-split work? A mini-split is usually made up of one outdoor unit and at least one indoor unit (the number of indoor units will be determined by how many zones or areas the unit is designed to cool/heat). The outdoor and indoor units are connected by refrigerant tubing and electrical wiring. The indoor unit is most commonly mounted on a wall and delivers heated or cooled air directly into the living space without the need of ductwork or vents.

The Advantages of Mini-Split AC Systems

There are a number of reasons a mini-split AC system might be right for your home. One of the primary advantages is that they don’t require ductwork, and that makes them adaptable to any home. Here are some additional advantages:

  1. Installation is quick and cost-effective.
  2. You can put them almost anywhere. You don’t need a window; all you need is a wall.
  3. They’re ideal for allergy suffers or anyone with respiratory problems because they don’t have any ductwork that provides space for allergens and microorganisms to thrive.
  4. They’re more efficient than window air conditioners and central air conditioning systems. Central air conditioning systems can lose up to 30% of the air they cool through leaky ducts. You’ll have no such problem with a mini-split system.
  5. They produce less noise in your home than a window air conditioner.

Is a mini-split for you?

You should consider a mini-split air conditioner for your home if…

  • You have a home without ducts.
  • You want to replace your old, ugly, or noisy window unit and get additional natural light.
  • You have a room or space that is challenging to keep cool (e.g., a garage, basement, or addition).

Brideau Is the Smart Choice.

Brideau Energy sells and installs high-efficiency, ultra-quiet air conditioning systems. That includes mini-split installation as well as central air conditioner installation. Not sure which system is right for you? One of our cooling experts will evaluate your needs and design the best system for your home so that you’ll always be cool—even on the hottest days.

At Brideau Energy, the comfort of your home is our priority. We have served the residents of Central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire since 1987. Whether you need an AC installed, repaired, or tuned-up, you can count on us.

Contact Brideau Energy today to learn more. We’ll keep you cool!

Plumbing 101

water test Sterling, ma As a family-owned business, Brideau cares about your family and your business. We work hard to contribute to the comfort and safety of your living and work environment.

Whether you’re in Central Massachusetts or Southern New Hampshire home, you can rest assured you’ll get quality and dependability when you call on Brideau. And we offer a variety of services, from domestic heating oil and propane delivery to commercial fueling to water heaters, air conditioners, boilers, furnaces, heating oil tanks and plumbing. And whatever service we provide, we’ll complete all our work to the highest safety standards in the industry. And we’ll guarantee our work will be done correctly and in a timely fashion.

At Brideau, We’re Plumbing Experts

Brideau offers a wide variety of plumbing services for your home. And each project or installation qualifies for a free in-home estimate.

Here are just some of the plumbing service offerings our master plumbers are on hand to take care of for you:

  • Boiler installation
  • Faucet repairs or replacement
  • Filtration system installation
  • Frozen pipes
  • Garbage disposal sales and installation
  • Gas piping
  • Kitchen and bath renovations
  • Plumbing installation
  • Sink and tub draining
  • Sump-pump sales and installation
  • Toilet repairs or replacement
  • Water heater installation
  • Water heater repairs or replacement
  • Water quality checks

Let’s take a closer look at water quality and what a water quality check entails.

Water Quality Checks

According to the EPA , whether or not you should test your water depends on a number of factors such as whether you receive your water from a public water system versus a household well, if there is a pregnant woman or new baby in the home, whether you suspect there could be lead or other problematic materials in any of your home’s plumbing materials or water source lines, the proximity of your water well to a septic system, or if you’re considering installing a home water treatment unit. Additionally, contaminants in your water can cause illness and less serious but still undesirable issues such as poor taste, odors, and stains on your clothing or water fixtures.

What does a water quality check entail? It is very much what it sounds like. After collecting samples, we test the quality of the water being supplied to your home and determine if it’s perfectly safe, or what, if any dangerous or undesirable contaminants are contained in it and how to proceed in the case of the latter scenario to address the problem.

Which water quality test is right for you will depend on the conditions or nearby activities that affect your home. Here are some of the scenarios and appropriate tests the EPA recommends:

Conditions or Nearby Activities Recommended Test(s)
Recurrent gastrointestinal illness Coliform bacteria
Household plumbing contains lead pH, lead, copper
Radon in indoor air or region is radon rich Radon
Scaly residues, soaps don’t lather Hardness
Water softener needed to treat hardness Manganese, iron
Stained plumbing fixtures, laundry Iron, copper, manganese
Objectionable taste or smell Hydrogen sulfide, corrosion, metals
Water appears cloudy, frothy, or colored Color, detergents
Corrosion of pipes, plumbing Corrosion, pH, lead
Rapid wear of water treatment equipment pH, corrosion
Nearby areas of intensive agriculture Nitrate, pesticides, coliform bacteria
Coal or other mining operation nearby Metals, pH, corrosion
Gas drilling operation nearby Chloride, sodium, barium, strontium
Odor of gasoline or fuel oil, and near gas station or buried fuel tanks Volatile organic compounds (VOC)
Dump, junkyard, landfill, factory, or dry-cleaning operation nearby VOC, Total dissolved ssolids (TDS), pH, sulfate, chloride, metals
Salty taste and seawater, or a heavily salted roadway nearby Chloride, TDS, sodium

If any of the above conditions or concerns apply to you, contact Brideau and ask us to perform a water quality test. It will give you peace of mind and potentially protect the health of everyone in your household. Contact Brideau’s plumbing team today to learn more about the plumbing services we offer or to request a free in-home estimate.

Experience the Brideau Difference

propane conversion Fitchburg, ma Are you considering a propane conversion for your New England home? Brideau makes switching to propane easy for residents of Central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.

We Make Switching as Easy as Possible

Once you decide to make the switch to propane, your work is essentially done. Brideau Energy makes conversion as easy as possible. Simply sign your agreement and schedule your installation. We’ll order your equipment, take care of getting any necessary permits, and complete the installation.

Our installation service includes the removal of your old equipment as well as the testing and cleaning of your new equipment. Everything takes about a day. And you might even be pleasantly surprised when you find out how much it costs.

Keep in mind that by switching to propane, you’re switching to a new and more efficient system, so you’ll see a decrease in your energy bills and repair bills immediately.

Still Deciding If You Should Switch to Propane?

It’s okay if you’re not ready to commit to the switch. Brideau can still help. Give us a call and we’ll send an equipment specialist to provide a free, no-obligation evaluation of your home. You’ll get personalized advice based on your current heating equipment and household goals. And it won’t take a lot of your time. The evaluation shouldn’t last much longer than an hour.

If you decide to move forward with switching your home to propane, Brideau’s team will review your property evaluation with you. You can also trust us to stay on top of the latest rebates and incentives. So you can count on us to let you know if there are any cost-saving offers you can take advantage of.

As you try to decide whether or not to make the switch to propane, here are some things to consider, especially if you have a heating oil system:

  1. How old is your oil tank? If it’s nearing the end of its lifespan or needs substantial maintenance or repairs, then this is a good time to weigh the pros and cons of switching to propane.
  2. Propane is efficient. Most propane furnaces are 90% efficient. Especially if you have an old heating oil furnace, it might only be 60% efficient. Another reason age matters when you’re weighing your options.
  3. Propane is nontoxic. You don’t have to worry about leaks when you use propane. Leaks are rare, and in the event that there is a leak, no damage will be done to the soil, water, or organisms in the vicinity. Resolving a heating oil leak can be expensive, and it will do damage to the environment.
  4. You’ll save space. Heating oil systems take up more space in your home—space you’ll get back if you switch to propane.
  5. Propane is more versatile. Heating oil is a bit of a one trick pony. It can only heat your home and water. Propane, on the other hand can do all that and more. It can power a wide range of appliances in and outside your home. It’s even portable, so you can take it camping, tailgating, and more!
  6. Propane lasts. Under proper conditions, you can safely keep a propane tank in storage for up to 40 years! And very little maintenance is involved.
  7. Propane is green. Compared to heating oil, propane produces significantly less emissions. With a smaller carbon footprint, it’s the greener choice.

Make Brideau Energy Your Fuel Provider

However, whether you use heating oil, propane, or both, Brideau Energy has you covered. As a family-owned, top-quality fuel company, we care about your comfort. And we have earned a reputation for fairness and honesty.

Contact Brideau today to learn more about switching to propane or to request a home evaluation. We’ll take care of the rest.

On-Road & Off-Road Diesel Fuel Delivery in MA & NH

diesel fleet new hampshire Brideau Energy always provides competitive pricing and reliable diesel fuel delivery to our range of commercial fuel customers in central Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.

For starters, we offer onsite fleet fueling of on-road diesel for commercial truck fleets of all sizes. Most businesses request onsite fueling service for late afternoons and evenings when all trucks have returned to home base. This flexible scheduling saves your business time and money.

Our clean-burning low-sulfur on-road diesel fuel also allows you to reduce harmful greenhouse emissions from your fleet. Businesses who depend on us for this type of fuel include construction, waste haulers, bus and shuttle companies and commercial trucking.

We also deliver dyed low-sulfur off-road diesel fuel for use in such equipment as industrial heating & cooling systems, generators, pumps, agricultural and earth-moving machinery and more.

5 Benefits of On-site Fleet Fueling

Our fleet fueling service provides your business with these five important benefits.

  1. when a business adds up all of the expenses of dispatching all of its trucks to an off-site gas station for fill-ups, the savings that could be gained with using onsite fleet fueling becomes quite impressive.
  2. if you have your diesel fuel delivered to your site during downtime, your drivers will be able to spend more time on the road—earning additional money for your operation.
  3. you eliminate using fuel to refuel! With on-site delivery, you save on fuel, wear-and-tear and labor.
  4. you won’t have to deal with missing receipts or miscalculated miles per gallon.
  5. you eliminate any worries or problems with on-site storage.

The Value of Diesel Fuel

For hundreds of businesses in a variety of industries, diesel fuel plays such a vital role. Diesel keeps fleets of vehicles on the road, from delivery trucks to law enforcement vehicles to school buses. It can also power industrial and agricultural equipment as well as generators that provide backup and emergency power to keep essential facilities like hospitals and nursing homes up and running. Diesel is also used to protect servers and related technology from extreme temperatures, and also keeps refrigerator units running so that perishables aren’t lost.

From hospitals and nursing homes to schools and businesses, diesel fuel keeps residents and employees safe and comfortable and essential equipment up and running—protecting lives and valuable information even when the power grid fails. It also keeps vehicles on the road—whether for the military, local law enforcement, school, farm, or delivery company.

Contact Brideau Energy for a Diesel Fuel Quote

With Brideau Energy, you can always count on getting the best prices and most reliable on-site diesel fuel deliveries in the region.

Brideau Energy has the resources to fuel a commercial fleet of any size with our computerized metering and printout systems. If needed, we also have a card-operated system on Route 68 in Templeton that’s available 24 hours a day.

With more than 35 years of experience serving commercial fuel customers in New England, Brideau Energy understands the importance of combining reliable diesel fuel delivery service with a range of high-quality diesel fuel products.

So why not make Brideau Energy your first choice for onsite fueling of diesel fuel? We have been a family-owned enterprise since 1987, and we offer superior service and expertise. Make the most of your commercial operation by having Brideau Energy deliver your fuel.

Contact us today to become a commercial fuel customer and learn more about how we can help your business keep moving forward.

How To Know Whether to Repair or Replace

spring ac service bolton, ma If weather trends continue, this summer should be as warm—or warmer—than last year. And you can count on humidity, too. Is it time to put replacing your AC system on your to-do list?

We get this question every spring, and the answer is always, “It depends.” Sometimes, a few repairs and a tune-up will have your air conditioning system running like new. There are a few factors to consider. Here’s what you need to keep in mind:


Even well-maintained equipment will start to fail after 10 or 15 years. Repairs will get more frequent—and more expensive, once the warranty is expired. If you have an older system that uses the phased-out R-22 refrigerant, you should definitely replace it. R-22 is hard to get—and very expensive.

Repair Costs

The cost of a tune-up is usually worthwhile. It can prevent lots of small problems from turning into expensive repair jobs.

If you do need a repair, we recommend the $5,000 rule: Multiply the age of your system by the cost of a repair. If it’s more than $5,000, you’re better off replacing your cooling equipment. So, for example, if you have an 8-year-old system and the estimate for repairs is $1,200, you’d get $9,600—you’ll get better value from replacing your system.

Ask us for more information about our Silver Air Conditioning Preventative Maintenance Service Plan. With this plan, your annual tune-up is included, we give you priority service for no-cooling calls, and a 15% discount on all parts and labor.

Signs of Trouble

Your equipment will give you plenty of signals it’s ready for a repair. Noise, including rattling, grinding and just louder operation means your equipment is working harder than it should. Be aware of these other signs of pending problems:

  • Increased humidity
  • Excessive dripping
  • Refrigerant leaking
  • Thermostat problems
  • Blowing hot air
  • Poor airflow, uneven cooling
  • Burning smells
  • Moldy odors
  • More dust


How did your cooling system perform last summer? Did you experience frequent breakdowns? A big increase in your energy use despite getting a tune-up is another big sign that your AC is not running as efficiently as it should be.

On the other hand, if you have spaces that don’t seem to get cool, adding a ductless mini-split can address the problem without adding an ugly window unit or replacing your whole system.

Ready for an Update?

The good news is that a new AC system will run more efficiently and help you cut your cooling costs by as much as a third. Our pros can help you access your needs and talk to you about trouble spots, like hard to cool rooms.

We know every house is different—a “cookie cutter” approach doesn’t work—and the best system in the world is only as good as the installation. We’ll show you why spending extra for an ultra-high efficiency system might not be worth the cost for you, and we’ll help you navigate your options and find the best choice for your budget and your space.

If your system still has a few good years, it’s never too soon to schedule your AC system maintenance. Our technicians will perform a multi-point precision tune-up to ensure your equipment is running right. Annual maintenance is the key to getting the best performance out of your home’s cooling system.

Whatever your needs, the pros at Brideau are here to make sure your cooling equipment is ready for the season. Contact us today.

Tips for Choosing

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If it’s time to choose a new water heater for your home, there’s a lot to consider. Your water heater is an important part of the comfort and function of your home. It generates all the warm and hot water you and your family need to bathe, clean your clothes, wash your hands, clean your dishes, and more. In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy estimates that heating water accounts for roughly 20% of your energy bills.

Whether you’re in the market for a new water heater or simply want to make sure the water heater you already have is working as efficiently as possible, call on Brideau Energy. We provide water heater installation, water heater tune-ups, and water heater repairs in Central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.

Make Brideau Energy your source for all things related to water heaters. Our master plumbers are here to help you determine if it’s time to upgrade, provide annual tune-ups, perform repairs, and answer your questions. We offer free, no-obligation assessments. And we can even help you navigate the rebate and financing options available to you.

Water Heater Types

Two of the more common types of water heaters are storage (or conventional) water heaters and tankless (or demand) water heaters. Each offers some advantages and potential disadvantages. Which is right for you will depend on which pros and cons matter most to you and your family.

Conventional or Storage Water Heaters have a reservoir of hot water waiting to be used that needs to be kept above a certain temperature. They tend to last 10 to 15 years. They cost less to purchase and install than tankless water heaters, but they’re not as efficient as tankless water heaters because of the potential for standby heat loss and the need to reheat water that falls below a certain temperature before it can be used. Additionally, when all the hot water in the tank is used, it gets replaced by cold water that needs to be heated. So members of your household might find themselves waiting for hot water to shower etc.

Tankless Water Heaters only generate hot water on demand. They tend to last 20 years. They cost more initially than storage water heaters, but they’re up to 34% more efficient than storage water heaters. They also cost less to operate than storage water heaters. And since there’s no tank, you don’t need to worry about tank corrosion, tank leaks, and all the associated damage and expenses that can plague a storage water heater. Additionally, tankless water heaters take up less space than storage water heaters.

Which type of water heater is right for you will depend on a few factors including whether it’s more important to save on the upfront costs or over the lifetime of the water heater as well as the hot water output your household needs. Storage water heaters allow for simultaneous and multiple uses of hot water (until the reservoir’s hot water supply is depleted). Tankless water heaters can handle up to 5 gallons of hot water per minute. So they’re not as well suited to multiple simultaneous demands for hot water. However, you can install multiple water heaters to meet high hot water demands.

Brideau Is the Smart Choice

Whatever water heater you decide on, the experts at Brideau Energy can help. We’ve served the residents of Central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire since 1987. Let us put our years of experience to work for you.

Contact Brideau Energy today. We’re here to help!

Avoid This Winter Headache!

frozen water pipes massachusetts This winter has already dealt New England some bitterly cold days. Those cold temps aren’t just uncomfortable, they can put your home and property at risk if you’re not sufficiently prepared. When the temps really drop, you need to worry about frozen pipes. Having frozen pipes is bad enough, but since water expands when it freezes, frozen pipes can also lead to burst pipes. And that’s an even more serious problem that could be very costly to fix.

If you live in Central Massachusetts or Southern New Hampshire and need professional plumbing services, look no further than Brideau Energy. Our master plumbers can handle just about any plumbing job or plumbing emergency, including frozen pipes.

Even though Brideau Energy is here for all your plumbing needs, frozen pipes are something we’d like to see our customers avoid. Keep reading to find out how.

How to Avoid Frozen Pipes

You can’t stop winter in its tracks, but there are some things you can do to make it less likely that your pipes will freeze on those really cold days. Here are some tips for avoiding frozen pipes:

  1. Always have fuel. Having a fuel run-out is a common reason homes go cold. In addition to putting the health and safety of your family at risk, having a heatless house on a cold winter day can leave you with frozen pipes. Avoid that by making sure you always have enough fuel to keep your heating system up and running. If you’d like, Brideau can take responsibility for making sure you always have enough fuel. Just sign up for automatic delivery. It’s a free service we offer both our propane and heating oil customers.
  2. Use a whole-house generator. A lot of communities across the country have already gone without power this winter thanks to severe weather. Homes without another source of power or heat end up in the cold—cold enough for the pipes to freeze. A propane whole-house generator can help prevent that. Whole-house generators start working in mere seconds when there’s a power outage. And they can keep every appliance and device in your home running—including your HVAC system. So even if you’re asleep or out of town, everything in your home will keep running as it’s programmed to, and your home should remain sufficiently heated to prevent your pipes from freezing.
  3. Perform Seasonal Pipes & Hose Care. Long before the first day of winter, you should attend to the pipes and hoses outside of your home. Turn off the water supply for your outdoor valves and drain the water from the pipes. Disconnecting outside valves—or upgrading to frost-free spigots—will also make a difference.
  4. Insulate your home. A home that is well insulated is better able to retain heat. Adding insulation to your home will help keep your pipes warm enough not to freeze all winter long. It will also make your home more energy efficient and save you money on your energy bills all year long.
  5. Open your cabinets. Keep your kitchen and bathroom cabinets open to help the warm air in your home circulate around any exposed pipes.
  6. Use your thermostat. During the winter months, set your thermostat no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit. If you start noticing your boiler or furnace isn’t keeping your home warm enough, call Brideau Energy for service.
  7. Open your faucets. If a particularly cold day is in the forecast, keep a small amount of cold water running from your faucets. Running water doesn’t freeze as readily as still water does.

We’re Plumbing Experts

As a family-owned, top-quality fuel company, Brideau cares about your family’s comfort and safety. When you call us to your Central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire home, we’ll complete all our work to the highest safety standards in the industry. And we’ll guarantee our work will be done correctly and in a timely fashion.

Contact Brideau’s plumbing team today to learn more about the services we offer or to request an estimate.

Things You Should Know

propane tank monitor massachusetts Propane’s versatility means it can be used in and around the home in a variety of ways. Chances are you use propane for more than one thing in and around your Central Massachusetts or Southern New Hampshire home. Because of propane’s many applications, it is also available and used in a variety of quantities. Propane can be stored in cylinders small enough to be portable for use with your grill, outdoor heater or RV. Propane is also stored in large tanks (some aboveground some underground) for residential, commercial, and even industrial uses.

Brideau Energy offers our customers a variety of propane tank services. We install propane tanks and provide tank monitoring. If you’re in the market for a new propane tank, our team of experts can help you choose the right size tank for your home’s needs. If you’d prefer to lease your tank, we can take care of that as well. You won’t have to pay a lot of money for installation, and we’ll handle the maintenance and repairs.

At Brideau Energy, we make having a propane tank as easy as possible. Keep reading to learn more about propane tanks and the propane services we offer.

How Long Do Propane Tanks Last?

Aboveground propane tanks can last 30 years or longer. How long a specific tank lasts will also be determined by the tank’s size and how well it’s maintained.

Underground propane tanks can last anywhere between 20 to 30 years. How long a specific tank lasts will also be determined by what type of soil it’s in and how well it was installed.

What Sizes Do Propane Tanks Come In?

Propane tanks come in a variety of sizes to accommodate a variety of uses. The knowledgeable team at Brideau can help you determine which size is best for your household.

Here’s an overview of the different tank sizes Brideau Energy offers:

  • 60-gallon tanks: Tanks of this size are ideal for small propane appliances such as a small propane space heater.
  • 120-gallon tanks: Tanks of this size are not large enough for whole-house heating. But they are appropriate for homes that require a significant amount of propane for appliances like stoves, space heaters, clothes dryers, water heaters, and fireplaces.
  • 320-gallon to 500-gallon tanks: Tanks of this size are appropriate for homes that use propane for whole-house heating in addition to propane appliances.
  • 1,000-gallon tanks: Tanks of this size are most commonly used in commercial and industrial settings. However, they can be appropriate for large estates.

What Is Propane Tank Monitoring?

With a propane tank monitor in place, you don’t have to physically go check your propane tank’s level. You can have all the information you need on your phone or tablet. Brideau Energy recommends tank monitoring for all of our customers. With a wireless tank monitor, you’ll have peace of mind and save money because there’s virtually no chance you’ll experience a run-out. Having a tank monitor also removes the guesswork from scheduling your fuel deliveries.

Tank Monitoring Benefits

  • Makes it easy to know when you need to order fuel.
  • Provides “low tank” alerts.
  • Saves you money and gives you peace of mind by ensuring you won’t have a run-out.

Choose Brideau

Brideau Energy offers complete propane tank services, including installation and tank monitoring, in Central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. We also offer both automatic and will-call propane delivery. The choice is yours.

Contact Brideau Energy today to learn more about the propane tank services we offer.

Important Reminders for Our Heating Oil & Propane Customers

fuel delivery new hampshire Here in New England, we know how to get through a tough winter. And this winter has already been pretty tough. Homes across the country have experienced record-breaking snowfall, freezing temperatures, and power outages. If you’re not prepared and don’t take the necessary precautions, winter can be more than challenging, it can be dangerous or even deadly. Sadly, this winter has already been all of the above. That makes this is a good time to review some of the important steps you can take to be ready for your fuel deliveries and keep your family safe this winter. You’ll be protecting your household and making it easier for the Brideau team to deliver heating oil and propane to your Central Massachusetts or Southern New Hampshire home.

Whether you receive heating oil, propane, or both from us, there are some simple things you can do this winter to help us deliver your fuel efficiently and safely. Top of your mind should be ensuring that all your walkways and driveways remain clear and accessible—even after a winter storm. To prevent a runout, you should also keep a close eye on your fuel levels. This will help you avoid a no-heat emergency.

Preparing for Winter Fuel Deliveries

The following checklist will help you protect your home and make it easier for the fuel delivery team at Brideau to do its job in a safe and timely manner:

  1. Especially after a snowstorm, clear away the snow and ice on your walkway and driveway. Make sure our delivery crew members can safely access your property to deliver fuel.
  2. If you have a propane tank, attach a brightly-colored flag to the top of it. This will increase its visibility and help our delivery drivers safely and effectively position their vehicles. Make sure to clean off the tank itself. Use a broom when cleaning the tank instead of a shovel. A shovel could puncture your tank. Also ensure that your vents and flues are unobstructed. Otherwise, you could experience a dangerous build-up of carbon monoxide in your home. You’ll also want to make a habit of testing your carbon monoxide detectors monthly and replacing the batteries in them every six months. And everyone in your household should know how to identify a gas leak and what to do in the event of one. Click here for detailed instructions.
  3. Before every heating oil delivery, make sure there’s nothing limiting access to your fill pipe. Keep it clear and accessible.
  4. Keep a close eye on your fuel levels. Your usage is likely to increase during the winter months (perhaps more than you expect). That’s especially true if you’re spending more time at home or there’s a cold snap. Make sure to call Brideau for a fuel delivery long before you need it.
  5. If you’d rather not have to monitor your fuel levels and remember to call for delivery yourself, you can take some of the worry out of winter by signing up for automatic delivery. Brideau offers automatic delivery for both our propane and heating oil customers. It’s free and will make it very unlikely that you’ll have a fuel run-out.

Comfort Is Our Priority

As a family-owned, top-quality fuel company, Brideau cares about your family’s comfort and safety. We offer the households of Central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire fair pricing, personalized service, and reliable fuel delivery.

Contact Brideau today to become a customer, request a fuel delivery, or receive service. Your comfort is our priority.

Why It’s a Good Choice for Your Home

bioheat provider massachusetts When it comes to heating your Central Massachusetts or Southern New Hampshire home this winter, you need a fuel company you can trust. Brideau Energy is the area’s premier family-owned, top-quality fuel company. We make your home comfort a priority. And you can count on us to provide easy, safe, and convenient heating oil delivery.

In addition to being a premier fuel delivery company, Brideau Energy is also committed to a carbon-neutral future. That’s why we deliver Bioheat Plus® fuel.

An Introduction to Bioheat Plus® Fuel

What is Bioheat fuel? It is a domestically produced fuel that’s the product of a blend of ultra-low-sulfur heating oil and renewable biodiesel. Renewable biodiesel is made from organic and recycled products, such as used cooking oil, inedible corn oil, soybean oil, canola, tallow, fats, and algae. There are different tiers of Bioheat Plus® fuel. The difference between each one is how much biodiesel is blended in.

One great thing about Bioheat Plus® fuel is that it doesn’t require any changes to be made to furnaces, boilers, or storage tanks. It’s perfectly compatible with the heating system you already have. And if you have one of the latest compact and highly efficient boilers or furnaces in your home, you’ll be glad to know that in addition to drastically increasing the fuel efficiency of your home and reducing consumption, it will work especially well with Bioheat Plus® fuel.

Benefits of Bioheat Plus® Fuel

There are a lot of reasons to feel good about using Bioheat Plus® fuel in your home. First of all, it’s safe. It has been approved by ASTM International. That’s the agency that sets industry standards for fuels and lubricants. Furthermore, Bioheat Plus® fuel offers several advantages over traditional heating oil and several other fuels.

Here are some of the meaningful benefits Bioheat Plus® fuel offers over traditional heating oil and many other fuels:

  • Bioheat Plus® fuel burns more cleanly than regular heating oil. Because of this, Bioheat Plus® fuel produces fewer emissions. The goal of our industry is to become carbon neutral in the coming years. As more and more home heating companies do as we’ve done at Brideau and make the transition to Bioheat Plus® fuel, it will lead to a further reduction in heating oil’s carbon footprint.
  • Heating systems that use Bioheat Plus® fuel versus traditional heating oil operate more efficiently. That saves you money on fuel costs because a system that operates more efficiently will use less fuel.
  • Heating systems that use Bioheat Plus® fuel versus traditional heating oil need fewer repairs and last longer because of how much more cleanly Bioheat Plus® fuel burns.

We’ll Keep Comfortable

Brideau cares about the future of our planet and our present central Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire customers. That’s why we deliver Bioheat Plus® fuel. And that’s why we remain committed to making your home-heating experience as easy, safe, and convenient as possible.

Contact us today to learn more about Bioheat Plus® Fuel and what it can do for your home. Your comfort is our priority.