Oil heat is one of the safest, most efficient means to heat you home. Home heating oil is a very stable, combustible, non-explosive product, which addresses some of the safety concerns that surround other fuels. The efficiency is a result of the high BTU content found in a gallon of oil, versus an equal measure of natural gas, propane, or electricity.
Safe – Heating oil is non-explosive and can only be ignited by the advanced systems found on furnaces.
Efficient and Economical –Modern Oil heat systems perform at 85-95% efficiency or higher. This means that for every dollar you spend on heating oil, up to 95 cents worth of heat and hot water is delivered into your home. Yearly heating costs for oil are consistently lower than natural gas or electricity. The Department of Ecology indicates that oil heats 16% more efficiently than natural gas.
Warmer– Because it burns at a higher temperature (300 degrees hotter than natural gas), heating your home with heating oil heats your home faster than any other heating source.
Popular– 28.6 million Americans depend on the comfort and savings of Oil heat to heat their homes. The average life expectancy of an oil heat appliance is 30 or more years if they are properly maintained. Compared to the life expectancy of a natural gas furnace ranging from 11-14 years.
Massachusetts is the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. While Boston is the largest city, Plymouth is arguably the most famous, being the first colony in New England, founded in 1620 by the Pilgrims, passengers of the Mayflower.
History comes alive in Massachusetts, and with a nearly endless list of options to choose from, history fanatics can find plenty to keep busy! The Freedom Trail takes visitors past a variety of historical locations that have played a vital part in the history of America. In 1692, the town of Salem and surrounding areas experienced one of America’s most infamous cases of mass hysteria, the Salem witch trials. The Witch Dungeon Museum features a live witch trial, located right where it all happened back in 1692 in Salem Massachusetts.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace, located in downtown Boston, contains over 100 nationally recognized retail shops and restaurants that give you the most festive shopping experience you will ever have. The beaches around the Cape Cod area are perfect for everything from relaxation and kicking back through to outdoor recreation, and family fun. Many are known for great surfing opportunities while others boast incredible scenery and landscapes.
Sports fans will want to take in the MLB’s oldest ballpark, Fenway Park, which is home to the popular Boston Red Sox.
The Mayflower II, a replica of the vessel that transported Pilgrims to Plymouth in the 1600s, provides a fascinating historical experience. You can enjoy listening to the stories and tales from the costumed characters as well as exploring the vessel itself.
For those who want more than routine tourist things to do, Massachusetts does not disappoint! The Witch Dungeon Museum features a live witch trial, a most entertaining presentation of justice. It’s located right where it all happened back in 1692 in Salem Massachusetts.
New to the area is Dreamland Wax Museum, which opened in Boston in July of 2017 and is the first wax museum in Boston in over 40 years. The museum has 18,000 square feet and hundreds of wax dummies, including an entire set of U.S. Presidents. A quarter of the attraction’s dummies are of local personalities such as Boston Pops conductor Arthur Fiedler and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
And who can forget Lizzy Borden? Most of us have heard the rhyme… ‘Lizzie Borden took an axe, and gave her mother forty whacks; when she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one.” In reality, Lizzie’s stepmother suffered 18 or 19 blows; her father suffered 11. Folklore says the rhyme was made up by an anonymous writer to sell newspapers. Nonetheless, it is a crime that lives in infamy. Lizzie was tried and acquitted of the crime, and when she moved out of the house it remained pretty much just a house for another hundred years. Until it was turned into a bed and breakfast, that is. Yes, a real bed and breakfast.
After your night of peaceful rest and scrambled eggs, head to the museum to see artifacts from the original house and crime!