April 2019 Bulletin

Happy Spring Everyone

Well, we came out of this winter with relatively no scars, compared to last winter. Temperatures overall were a little more mild than normal, but a little bit colder than last year. No major storms is what made the big difference. However, we did have some big temperature swings which started on Thanksgiving with 57 Degree Days (DD) . The average temperature for the day, including wind chill, was 8 degrees. Fairly average temps thru January until the 20th and 21st when we had 57 and 70 DD respectively. January 21st was the coldest day since 1/6/2018 which had 73 DD. Prior to that it wasn’t since 78 DD on 1/1/04 that we had seen that cold of a day. We are coming into a mild stretch for this upcoming weekend, and we will see if it holds on. Finally, thank you again for trust-ing us to be your Oilheat provider this winter. We know you have choices, and we appreciate the confidence you place in us to take care of you and your family.

Sign of Spring

Now that it seems that winter has released its grip on our little part of the world, I thought it nice to look to signs of spring. Thought you might enjoy this little folklore about how the Pussy Willow came by its feline name.

The story goes that once upon a time, a farmyard cat gave birth to a litter of beautiful kittens. She tried desperately to hide them from the farmer fearing that he would take them away. The farmer did find the kittens and threw them into the stream that flowed through his yard. The mother cat was so distraught and ran up and down the banks of the stream crying for her drowning babies. A tree, whose branches overhung the stream, took pity on the mother cat and trailed its branches in the water and saved the kittens from drowning. The tree was rewarded the next spring, and every subsequent spring, by the appearance of beautiful soft buds on its branches – just like the paws of the kittens.

And that is how the Pussy Willow got its lovely name.


There are only 3 more regular budget billings left this season. At this time, we’d like to remind you to pay attention to the balance that you may have remaining on your account and plan accordingly. The balance is the sum of your oil deliveries less any budget payments you have made thus far. While we have made adjustments for some of you, I’m sure you can appreciate the difficulty in predicting who’s going to need deliveries 3 or 4 months out. Ideally, the goal is to come as close to -0- as possible as of June 30. Also, please keep in mind that any balance remaining after the June 2019 budget payment is due in full, by July 30, 2019


These days, every edge helps when you want to sell a home. Potential buyers need to feel comfortable and secure with their purchase. Documents can turn promises into trust. Call us when your home is going on the market and these are some of the things we can do:

  • We can take away any doubts about the future performance of your heating system. Our service contracts are available to the buyer, upon becoming a customer.
  • We can come and measure the oil in your tank so you have the full value of the oil at the time of your closing.
  • We can work with you to schedule deliveries between contract and your day of closing.
  • If you or a friend are buying a home in our delivery area, we will do a no cost inspection of the heating and air conditioning system for you.
  • If you have moved to a new oil-heated home in our service area, we can make the adjustment easier by coming to your home and showing you how the heating and cooling systems work.
  • We can always work directly with the Realtor to make things easier on you.
  • When you are planning to move, plan on us. We are here to help you.

Now is the time for a “Spring Tune-Up” of your home Central Air Conditioning System.

A thorough inspection, cleaning of air filters, and cleaning of the outside condenser is important to
keep your system running efficiently. Call us today at 781-834-8831 to set up a convenient appointment.


Think About It…

Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.

From our Service Department:

We try hard to reach you and schedule the annual tune up of your heating system. However, we do not always have the best contact for you. Many of you have given us a cell phone number or a work number to reach you during the day. This helps us in contacting you to schedule a convenient time for you. If you have new contact information, please note it on your next payment and we will make the changes on your account. If email works best for you, you can reach us at oil@randhandy.com and include any updated information on that also. Thanks again for your help and we look forward to speaking with you.


“Saving for a rainy day shouldn’t cloud the sunny ones.”


1st Prize: Mary D. – Marshfield
2nd Prize: Adrian F. – Duxbury
3rd Prize: Steve K. – Scituate

Please note that you can now enter the oil drawing online. Please complete the form at right to be entered in next month’s drawing.


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