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The Holidays are Coming!

Posted in General, Heating Oil, Home Maintenance

The holidays are coming! Guests are arriving soon, temperatures are dropping, and our homes are getting filled with all our loved ones. It’s a fantastic time of year. But it also demands a lot more from our homes. Have you checked your heating system? Has your furnace had a tune-up yet? Has your on-demand hot water heater been serviced? The time to deal with energy issues is not when the furnace breaks on Thanksgiving Day or the hot water runs cold on Christmas Eve. The time to ensure your home energy systems are safe and ready to work is NOW. Call us today to schedule a tune-up, delivery, or service. There are many great rebates available to upgrade your system–take advantage of them while they last! Call us RIGHT NOW: 781-444-0279 The Kerivan-Lane Service Area  Our Service Area is expansive! We serve over 100 communities throughout the Boston area. When it comes to energy and comfort, Kerivan-Lane is your single-source provider.     Kerivan-Lane’s Service Area by city, town, or zip code: Ashland 01721 Arlington 02474, 02476 Belmont 02478, 02479 Brookline 02445, 02446, 02447, 02467 Canton 02021 Concord 01742 Dedham 02026 Dover 02030 Easton 02356 Foxboro 02035 Framingham 01701, 01702 Holliston 01746 Hopkinton 01748 Hyde Park 02136 Jamaica Plain 02130 Lincoln 01773 Medfield  02052 Medway  02053 Millis  02054 Milton 02186, 02187 Natick 01760 Needham 02492, 02494 Newton 02456, 02457, 02458, 02459, 02460, 02461, 02462, 02463, 02464, 02465 02466, 02467, 02468 Norfolk 02056 Norwood 02062 Quincy 02169 Roslindale 02131 Sharon 02067 Sherborn 01770 Sudbury 01776 Watertown 02472 Walpole 02081 Waltham 02451, 02452, 02453, 02454 Wayland 01778 Wellesley 02481, 02482 West Roxbury 02132 Weston 02493 Westwood 02090 Wrentham...

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Get Your Home Ready for Fall

Posted in General, Home Maintenance

It’s finally time to turn off the air-conditioning and enjoy the crisp mornings and evenings of Autumn. Just as nature adjusts this time of year, our homes have to as well. Follow these tips below and get a head start on enjoying the gorgeous autumn weather.

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Propane for Summer

Posted in General, Propane

Summertime Calls for Propane  When summertime rolls around, a home’s energy needs change. We require less heating oil within the home, and many of our needs move outside. With all this outdoor living, most of us require more propane, the comfort fuel. Many homeowners need propane gas for their pool heaters, outdoor kitchens, generators, outdoor fireplaces, and even grills. Kerivan-Lane Installs and Services Natural Gas and Propane We here at Kerivan-Lane not only install propane tanks, but we also service them and deliver propane fuel right to your home. Propane works for: Pools Outdoor Kitchens Outdoor Grills Outdoor Fireplaces Automatic Standby Generators All Indoor Propane Needs If you are in need of a propane tank, service, or delivery, contact us today! Kerivan-Lane Has Propane Fill Stations Need to fill the tank for your grill? Visit one of our Fill Stations at Big Blue Propane in Norwood (1095 Pleasant St, Norwood, MA 02062), or the Fireplace Shop and Grill Center in Sudbury (442 Boston Post Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776). Interested in converting to propane?  Read more about converting to propane HERE! Do you have an automatic standby generator to keep your home safe? Read more about automatic standby generators HERE! Want to see our latest propane review? Read our latest propane review HERE! Kerivan-Lane has proudly been serving Greater Boston for over 95 years!  Serving over 100 communities throughout the Boston area when it comes to energy and comfort, Kerivan-Lane is your single source provider.     Kerivan-Lane’s Service Area by city, town, or zip code: Ashland 01721 Arlington 02474, 02476 Belmont 02478, 02479 Brookline 02445, 02446, 02447, 02467 Canton 02021 Concord 01742 Dedham 02026 Dover 02030 Easton 02356 Foxboro 02035 Framingham 01701, 01702 Holliston 01746 Hopkinton 01748 Hyde Park 02136 Jamaica Plain 02130 Lincoln 01773 Medfield  02052 Medway  02053 Millis  02054 Milton 02186, 02187 Natick 01760 Needham 02492, 02494 Newton 02456, 02457, 02458, 02459, 02460, 02461, 02462, 02463, 02464, 02465 02466, 02467, 02468 Norfolk 02056 Norwood 02062 Quincy 02169 Roslindale 02131 Sharon 02067 Sherborn 01770 Sudbury 01776 Watertown 02472 Walpole 02081 Waltham 02451, 02452, 02453, 02454 Wayland 01778 Wellesley 02481, 02482 West Roxbury 02132 Weston 02493 Westwood 02090 Wrentham...

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Fundraising for Cancer Research at Mass General

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Donate to The 100 here!   Kerivan-Lane Proudly Supports The 100 Foundation “Created and supported by the Mass General Cancer Center, the one hundred is an awareness and fundraising initiative that celebrates hope in the cancer community. Funds raised through the one hundred support the Mass General Cancer Center, the leader in personalized medicine, early-detection technologies and innovative supportive care. Discoveries made at Mass General benefit cancer patients worldwide.” -theonehundred.org The team at Kerivan-Lane proudly supports this yearly fundraising initiative to assist such vital and uplifting cancer research.   Kerivan-Lane’s Fundraising Initiative Owners of Kerivan-Lane, Suzanne Bandanza, Chris Lane, and Jack Lane, have mobilized vendors, friends, and family in support of Mass General’s cancer research and care. With Suzanne leading the charge, Kerivan-Lane has proudly been supporting The 100 since 2009. Kerivan-Lane will match up to $5,000 in donations! Help us support The 100 by reading more about our story and donating here.   Donate to The 100 here!   You can read more about Kerivan-Lane’s involvement with The...

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Kerivan-Lane Supports Devin Suau

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Paul and Devin in front of the Kerivan-Lane oil delivery truck. Devin honked the horn and spoke over the radio to the Kerivan-Lane team! #WhyNotDevin Last week Paul Gillert, one of Kerivan-Lane’s technicians, made a special stop along his route. He stopped at the house of Devin Suau, a six-year-old boy who was diagnosed with DIPG–a rare, inoperable brain tumor. Paul lives in the same town as Devin and has been following the #WhyNotDevin campaign that his family and friends created in hopes of finding a cure and raising awareness for DIPG. When Paul arrived at the Suau house, Devin climbed into the truck with him, honked the horn, and spoke over the radio to the Kerivan-Lane team. Briana Lane spoke over the radio saying, “Hi Devin! I hope you’re having a good day!” to which he responded, “I like chicken!” which made everyone in the office laugh. Apparently, Devin was very excited to go to Chik-fil-A for lunch that afternoon. Paul said Devin had a lot of spunk and loved playing in the truck and getting his own Kerivan-Lane t-shirt! When we spoke to Devin’s grandmother, she told us that Devin’s story has inspired so many to help their family. He even grabbed the attention of the Pope and got to meet him! Kerivan-Lane asks you to join us in support of Devin and the Suau family. Check out their Go Fund Me page to read their story and contribute: https://www.gofundme.com/devin-needs-your-help  Be Strong. Be Brave. Be the First....

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Ductless Technology: Control Your Home’s Climate Anytime, Anywhere!

Posted in Ductless A/C, General

Fujitsu Ductless Systems from Kerivan-Lane Through the free FGLair app Fujitsu General’s high efficiency RLS3Y and RLS3HY series heating and cooling systems can be controlled using a smartphone or tablet. Main Functions ON / OFF Operation mode Fan speed Louver position Set temperature control Weekly timer Minimum heat ESP function Error display Email notification Error Display & Email Notifications This model can notify you via e-mail of an error message. Learn more about Fujitsu Ductless Systems HERE.   Mitsubishi Ductless Systems from Kerivan-Lane The Mitsubishi MODBUS/TCP Network Module is a communication network that helps you have total control over your ductless system! The QJ71MT91 module offers a full MODBUS/TCP network communications facility to any Q Series system. Use this module to establish control of a MODBUS/TCP network of devices from a Q Series based system. Key Features: Easily configured with Intelligent Function Module utilities in GX Developer or GX Works2 (requires plug-in) GX Configurator-MB or GX Configurator2-MB reduce setup and maintenance time Master communication function supports both automatic communications or communication under program control if required Also supports slave communication functions including automatic response and MODBUS device assignment Both slave and master functions can operate concurrently 100Mbit Ethernet capability with KeepAlive and router relay functions Learn more about Mitsubishi Ductless Systems...

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Spring Cleaning: Prep Your AC

Posted in Ductless A/C, General

Winter seems to finally be gone. The temperatures are creeping upwards, the sun is shining a little warmer, and the house is creaking with a big stretch as all the new air floods in. It feels wonderful. But…there’s much to be done. The garden needs to be overhauled, the yard needs a total clean-up, the gutters need to be cleared, the leaky spot in the roof needs to be fixed, the closets need to be dusted and organized…the list goes on. But one of the most overlooked spring cleaning tasks is one of the most important items: the air-conditioning system! Our home’s air-conditioning and ductless systems need some attention before they can be expected to start working at prime output. In fact, putting some thoughtful–and professional–care into your home’s energy systems are one of the most important facets to keeping them running as efficiently as possible. Here is our shortlist of things to get started on: Check your heating and air-conditioning equipment before the beginning of a new season. You always want to get ahead of schedule so that you don’t run into problems when you need the system to work for you. Check and replace your air-conditioner’s filters. Filters get dirty and gunked-up with debris. Clean filters are one of the keys to system efficiency. Clear the space all around the unit itself to ensure that the air it outputs is flowing freely into the home. Clean around any outdoor units, and clean the outside of the unit itself. Dust and clean around indoor units. Most importantly: have your system checked by a professional! With the price of energy increasing, maximizing efficiency and properly maintaining your equipment will help lower your energy costs. For this reason, we offer convenient scheduling of tune-ups and checks, which are included in our Cooling System Maintenance Plans. Learn about our Cooling System Maintenance Plans...

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Mitsubishi Custom Comfort from Kerivan-Lane

Posted in Ductless A/C, General

Kerivan-Lane Makes Ductless Easy Curious about adding Ductless Air-Conditioning to your home? Mitsubishi Ductless systems installed by Kerivan-Lane help you achieve precise, custom comfort everywhere in your home. Learn more about Mitsubishi Ductless from Kerivan-Lane HERE. Why Mitsubishi Electric? Learn more in the video below:...

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How to Beat The Chilliest Nights

Posted in Featured, General, Heating Oil, Home Maintenance, Service, Shared Interest

Autumn Equinox has finally arrived, and New Englanders are already feeling fall’s brisk air. Believe it or not, there are tricks to help keep your house warmer as the air gets cooler. Best of all, these tricks can help save you money!

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Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger

Posted in General News, Personnel, Shared Interest

Each year on the first Sunday in May thousands of volunteers and walkers converge on Boston Common, united by a common goal, ending hunger in Massachusetts. This year Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger was the first large public gathering since the Boston Marathon bombings, so understandably registrations were lower in number than previous years. Happily there was still an

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