Williams Energy gets your AC ready for summer!

spring ac tune up Braintree, ma With Spring finally here, it’s time to start planning for the warmer weather to come. One thing to add to your planning is to contact Williams Energy to schedule your central air conditioning system’s annual maintenance tune-up.

Now is a great time for air conditioning maintenance. Heating season is over and air conditioning season hasn’t started yet, so our schedule is much more open and you’re more likely to get an appointment for a time and day that is most convenient for you.

Also, if any air conditioning repairs are needed, they can be done before it gets hot enough for you to need to use your air conditioning system.

By the way, an annual tune-up is included in all our air conditioning service plans. You’ll also get protection from big repair bills as many parts are covered.

Benefits of AC maintenance

Better energy efficiency. To ensure your central air conditioning runs at maximum efficiency, a yearly tune-up is essential. This not only guarantees comfort in your home, but it also saves you money on energy!

Prevent breakdowns. Not only is an annual tune-up vital for maintenance, but it also allows our service technicians to thoroughly evaluate all aspects of your air conditioning system. If any issue is spotted in advance, we can resolve it quickly and efficiently before it develops into a far more serious problem that not only leaves your home uncomfortable, but also causes an expensive repair bill.

Protect your warranty. Regular tune-ups from an HVAC professional are required by many central air conditioning manufacturers, in order to keep the warranty intact. With Williams servicing your AC system, you’ll have clear documentation of proper upkeep.

Longer life expectancy. Invest in the longevity of your central air conditioning system by scheduling a yearly tune-up. This simple act will ensure that you get maximum return on your considerable investment, allowing it to serve you for many years to come.

How to take care of your AC between tune-ups

Although a professional technician should take care of your AC’s annual tune-up, you can assist in ensuring your air conditioning system runs efficiently and smoothly. Taking the necessary steps to maintain it will save money on energy bills down the line and help prolong its life expectancy.

  • Check your AC filter once a month and change as needed.
  • While tending to your outdoor space, don’t forget to check on the air conditioning unit. Carefully clear away any sticks, leaves, and other litter that has accumulated around it.
  • Keep anything flammable at least three feet away from the outdoor unit.
  • To ensure the optimal performance and safety of your outdoor unit, be sure to prune away any landscaping that is near or around it. Doing so will give ample space for maximum efficiency.
  • Test the air conditioner by running it for roughly 20 minutes. Pay close attention how it is operating, take notes, and tell the service technician what you saw and heard.
  • Invest in a programmable or smart thermostat and save up to 10% on your energy cooling costs!

Get in touch with Williams Energy today to schedule your AC maintenance tune-up. And don’t forget to ask about our service plans!

With Williams Energy, you’ll never worry again about your propane supply!

propane delivery braintree, ma At Williams Energy, reliability is the cornerstone of all our services, including when it comes to propane delivery. We strive to ensure that customers can depend on us for their needs.

Let us do the hard work for you with Automatic Delivery. Our superior technology and precise calculations eliminate any guesswork, allowing us to accurately predict when it’s time for your next propane delivery. That way, we can ensure that your tank is never left empty, so you don’t have to worry about running out!

Customers love our Automatic Delivery option for its convenience and effortless delivery experience—there’s no need to track their propane tank levels or contact us for orders. It’s worry-free, full-service ordering at its finest!

Are you in need of more precise propane deliveries? Many customers are which is why we also offer a wireless propane tank monitor. With this cutting-edge system, we can guarantee timely and extremely accurate services!

Wireless propane tank monitoring is the key to your comfort, convenience, and peace of mind. With this technology, you no longer need to go outside to check your tank’s gauge levels. With wireless propane tank monitoring, there is nothing standing in the way of no worries about your propane supply!

How does wireless propane tank monitoring work?

Once you enroll in wireless propane tank monitoring, your work is done!

You don’t have to be home when Williams Energy arrives to install your new tank monitor, since the installation process is completely outdoors! In no time at all, this amazing monitor will be set up on your propane tank and you can start taking advantage of its numerous benefits immediately.

Williams Energy’s wireless propane tank monitor boasts the same advanced cellular and WiFi technology as your smartphone, giving them 24/7 real-time knowledge about exactly how much propane is in your tank. With this cutting-edge device, we’ll always be up to date on your propane levels without you having to constantly check the tank gauge.

Leave the work to us with wireless propane tank monitoring! Don’t worry about running out of fuel ever again; we will be instantly notified when your supply needs replenishing, and we’ll promptly schedule a propane delivery. This groundbreaking technology takes all the hassle away from keeping up with your propane levels!

How else can wireless propane tank monitoring help me?

Williams Energy customers deserve the ease of wireless propane tank monitoring – no manual work required and a full gas tank when you need it! Who could pass on that fantastic convenience?

However, there are some of our customers for whom wireless propane tank monitoring offers more benefits.

For those who travel often or live away from home for extended periods, such as snowbirds, they no longer have to stress over their propane supply or unneeded deliveries. Wherever life takes them, this worry is eliminated.

Owners of second homes and rental properties are another group that will gain greatly from this service. You won’t need to make frequent trips in order to check the tank gauge anymore!

If you manage affairs for an elderly parent or relative, wireless propane tank monitoring ensures that they’ll always have the propane they need to keep their home safe, warm, and comfortable.

Get the convenience and peace of mind provided by wireless propane tank monitoring. Contact Williams Energy today to get started!

Trust Williams Energy with keeping your fleet vehicles fueled!

diesel fleet fuel massachusetts Does your South Shore area business have a fleet of vehicles or equipment? If so, managing their fueling properly is an essential part of your business’s success.

For decades, businesses like yours have known that Williams Energy is the one they can count on for fleet fueling at their business or jobsite.

We deliver both on-road diesel and off-road diesel. We also deliver diesel exhaust fuel (DEF) directly to trucks or we can set up an onsite tank and filling station at your business.

How does onsite fueling work?

Onsite fueling is a contactless approach to fuel delivery where diesel or gasoline is provided directly into your business’s vehicles and machinery. The fueling is done when your fleet is at your business or jobsite. Your drivers arrive to begin their shifts and their vehicles and equipment have full tanks of fuel so they can start work immediately.

Onsite fueling is also referred to as wet hosing or mobile fueling. We also can set up a tank and filling station for your diesel fuels so you can fill your vehicles as needed.

What are the benefits of onsite fueling?

Better fuel management. Selecting Williams Energy as your exclusive onsite fuel supplier gives you the ability to accurately monitor and measure all of your fuel usage. With an in-depth analysis of past trends, patterns, and data points associated with fueling demand, you can effectively plan for future expenses related to refueling.

Less vehicle wear. Every time drivers have to leave their route or go off-site to fuel their vehicles, they are adding mileage onto that vehicle. Each refuel may seem insignificant, but when you consider the number of cars in your fleet and how often drivers must fill up away from your business site or off their route, it adds up quickly Those accumulated short trips can take a toll on your vehicle and cause costly repairs or reduce its lifespan. Onsite fueling makes that wear and tear a thing of the past!

Improved efficiency. Upgrade your business productivity and enhance efficiency with our onsite fueling services. Your drivers don’t have to spend time and effort going off-site for refueling, nor do they need to organize or submit any fuel receipts. You and your team will no longer have to spend time organizing receipts or dealing with fuel card accounts. Your drivers will be able to work more efficiently and productively, and you will have more time to focus on improving your business’s operations and planning for growth.

Fuel theft stopped. Unfortunately, employees can take advantage of fuel cards or allowances and cause costly theft for businesses. With Williams Energy’s onsite fueling, however, you have the power to control where your business money is going in terms of fuel expenses, so that you can keep an eye on it all without any hassle.

Put the experience and quality service of Williams Energy to work for your business! Contact us today for a consultation.

Williams Energy is here to help with your plumbing problems!

burst water pipe south shore ma Merely mentioning frozen pipes can cause deep apprehension among folks living on the South Shore.

The winter season brings with it the risk of frozen pipes that can easily burst, resulting in costly repairs and remediation work.

At Williams Energy, our team of expert plumbers are all licensed and knowledgeable professionals who can help you if your pipes freeze.

We are dedicated to providing you with the tools needed to prevent frozen pipes, so that you can rest assured your home is safe.

Frozen pipe prevention tips

Proactively safeguarding against frozen pipes is critical, and the best way to do that is by having a plan in place.

To prevent damage from winter weather, it’s essential to take certain precautions in advance. Shutting off water pipes that are vulnerable to freezing is a key step. This includes pool and sprinkler supply lines as well as any other plumbing susceptible to cold temperatures.

Don’t wait until the winter is upon us to detach all your outdoor garden hoses from their spigots and drain out any water that might still be inside them. Store these in a dry location afterward, such as your garage or shed. Next, shut off all interior valves connected with those external access points. Shield your hose spigots against extreme weather with an insulating cover, which you can purchase from any plumbing or home improvement store or online.

To protect your water lines from the cold, make sure to keep your attached garage door closed.

Utilize your programmable or smart thermostat to safeguard those pipes. Do not set the thermostat any lower than 55° Fahrenheit, especially if you are going to be away from home for more than a day or two.

Make sure the warmth from your home’s heating stays inside by insulating around vents and light fixtures, sealing any wall cracks (especially near utility service lines) with caulk or weatherstripping, and using additional sealants on doors and windows to keep out drafts.

Paying close attention to the weather report will help you anticipate any potential issues with your pipes. When frigid weather hits, run your faucets with a low-pressure stream of water. Additionally, open cabinets in areas where plumbing is located to allow warm air to reach your pipes. These are especially important to do when plumbing is against an exterior wall to combat the cold outside and any drafts getting in your home.

My pipes are frozen. What do I do?

Although you may be taking precautions, icy temperatures can still result in frozen pipes. But don’t panic: the most important thing is to remain calm and take action. You can potentially prevent your frozen pipes from bursting, thus averting damages to your home. Try following these steps.

  • Keep your faucet open. Thawing pipes need a release for the steam and water to escape, so keeping your faucet open is key: it will help speed up the process because moving water can travel more quickly through the pipe.
  • Use heat to help thaw pipes. Thaw out your frozen pipe quickly and easily with a secure electric heating pad. Wrap it securely around the area that has become frozen. If you do use a heating pad, only use it for a short while and do not leave it unattended as it may be a fire risk. Other options for thawing frozen pipes include using a hair dryer or towels soaked in warm or hot water.
  • Play it safe. When thawing frozen pipes, take the utmost precaution and never use a blowtorch, propane or kerosene heaters, charcoal stove or any other open flame device as this could be hazardous as they increase the risk of fire. Use a space heater only if you are certain that there is no flammable material in the area, and it will not be left unattended.
  • Check for other frozen pipes. Once your frozen pipe is thawed, inspect the rest of the faucets in the home to confirm that no other pipes have frozen.
  • Act immediately if frozen pipes are along an exterior wall. If the frozen pipes are located inside an exterior wall, swift action is essential in order to mitigate any potential further damage. This is not a do-it-yourself job. Quickly contact Williams Energy, as the thawing process might require them to create an opening in your home’s interior wall. This will allow for the pipes to be exposed to a warmer environment and ultimately thaw them.

The team of expert plumbers at Williams Energy can help take care of all your plumbing needs! Contact us for service.

Is your home’s electrical system safe?

electrical service massachusetts Having safe electrical wiring and power connections is critical to the ongoing operations of your home living. That’s why so many of your neighbors rely on Williams Energy to handle all kinds of electrical work at their homes. Whether it’s moving an outlet, renovating a kitchen or bathroom, or doing the electrical installation for an addition or an under-construction home, our electricians have the knowledge and experience to get the job done right.

Common electrical issues

At Williams Energy, our professionals have the experience to handle the full range of electrical problems, however complex. Some of the most common issues we handle include:

1. Your electrical panel needs to be replaced

Older homes may be equipped with fuse boxes, while most newer homes have circuit breaker panels. Either way, if your electrical service panel is experiencing a problem, it can affect the entire electrical wiring system throughout your home.

2. Electrical wiring fire hazards

Frayed wires, old insulation, and outdated wiring practices can all pose a fire hazard. Some hazards may also constitute an electrical code violation. The professionals at Williams Energy can help remedy any electrical fire hazards and get your system up to code.

3. Outdated receptacles or outlets

Older model electrical receptacles may lack the safety features that are recommended today. Ungrounded receptacles, for instance, have only two prongs and no alternative way to safely conduct any stray current.

4. Hot or loose outlets

Receptacles can also develop problems over time due to age or usage. If your outlets feel hot to the touch when in use, this could also be a sign that there’s a problem that needs to be looked at by a pro. Likewise, if plugs begin to fall out of your receptacles or have a loose fit when plugged in, you may be due for an outlet upgrade throughout your home.

5. Exposed electrical wiring

Perhaps you’ve had a remodeling project and removed walls or features, leaving wiring exposed after the renovation. While it may not be an emergency, leaving wiring exposed can leave it vulnerable to getting bumped out of place, or wearing down or fraying over time. Someone could also be shocked if the wiring is reachable.

6. Inadequate surge protection

Surge protection is important, especially since you may not be in control. There’s no telling when a weather event or utility work on the electric lines could cause an unexpected surge that could damage not only your appliances and electronics but also your home’s own electrical wiring.

7. Too few outlets available

Overloading your outlets with extension cords and overlapping plugs can be dangerous, especially if you’re not using high-quality, thick cords.

8.No GFCIs (ground-fault circuit interrupters)

These types of outlets are a modern solution to reducing electrical shocks in areas close to water sources, such as in bathrooms and kitchens, or outside. CFCIs are capable of shutting down the electrical current in as little as 4 milliseconds, preventing deadly shocks.

Generator installation for peace of mind

Any time of year the weather can be unpredictable and threatening. We see thunderstorms in the summer and nor’easters in the winter, and either one can cause you to lose power in your home.

We sell and install quality, reliable standby generators that will power what you need. A whole-house generator can keep your home safe and comfortable. It will not only keep the lights on but the refrigerator running and the HVAC system going. It will also power your necessary electronics so that you can work remotely, stay in contact with the outside world, and keep the kids entertained.

Williams Energy has the skilled electricians you can trust!

When it comes to electrical work, you can rely on the same company that delivers all your other home energy products and energy services, Williams Energy!

For more than 100 years, Williams Energy has been serving the homes and businesses of the South Shore. We are known for dependable heating oil and propane delivery, prompt and courteous service, and expert equipment installation, maintenance, and repairs. We also do plumbing and electrical work, so we make taking care of your home easy! No home electrical job is too big or too small for us! Contact us today and get a FREE estimate!

Count on Williams Energy for all your boiler needs!

boiler service massachusetts Are you new to boiler heating systems? Whether you’re a new homeowner, or simply exploring your options for heating systems, we can help. If you have -a boiler, living here on the South Shore, you need to know that your home’s boiler can handle whatever Old Man Winter sends our way. And when you use Williams Energy for servicing and maintaining home heating equipment, you have a one-stop-shop for all your needs. From sales and installation to maintenance and repairs, we do it all. Read on to learn more about how we can help keep your boiler in tip-top shape or take your heating system to the next level with an upgrade if the time is right.

What IS a boiler, anyways?

Most people have heard of heating systems that use boilers, but some aren’t familiar with what the term means, exactly. Boilers are quite powerful, and thus great options for large, industrial usage, such as in schools or hospitals. They work by heating a liquid, often water, but sometimes fuel, and then transferring that thermal heat to the surrounding areas using a forced-air blower. There are a lot of advantages to using a boiler, including that they can be energy-efficient, economical, environmentally friendly, and very effective at producing consistent warmth. Still, like all heating equipment, boilers need regular service and upkeep, and older models do eventually need to be upgraded.

We’ve got your boiler needs covered

Whatever is going on with your boiler, we can help you explore your options for service or replacement, taking your budget and priorities into account. Trust Williams Energy to supply:

  • Your one-stop service shop. You don’t have to go to a store to buy your new furnace or boiler, find someone to install it, then find someone else to maintain or repair it. Williams Energy can help with all those tasks!
  • Top quality brands you can trust. We sell and install reliable, high-quality furnaces and boilers from brands like Buderus, Weil-McLain, Williamson, Boyertown and Ruud. Oil, natural gas, and propane boilers and furnaces, we work on them all!
  • Only experienced professionals. Our service technicians are trained and experienced, so you can be sure that your boiler or furnace installation is done to the very best standards for quality and safety.

We’re here for you, even after your heater repair or installation

Once your boiler is repaired, or your new furnace or boiler is installed, we’re still here for you. We provide our customers ongoing:

  • Protection for your investment. Boiler or furnace maintenance is critical to protecting your investment because it keeps your system running at peak efficiency, helps to prevent breakdowns and costly repairs, and can extend the life of your unit.
  • 24/7 emergency service. If you do need furnace or boiler repairs, we’re here for you not just during regular business hours but with round-the-clock emergency service.
  • Affordable service plans for peace of mind. Your furnace or boiler maintenance tune-up may be covered depending on the plan, and if you need boiler or furnace repairs, you may be eligible for reduced parts and labor costs.

Looking for furnace or boiler service you can trust? Look no further than Williams Energy!

Williams Energy can keep your boiler roiling, or help you upgrade

If you need your boiler serviced or replaced along the South Shore of Massachusetts, the experts at Williams Energy are here for you when you need us! Our customers know that they can count on us for safe, reliable service, equipment installation, maintenance and repairs.

If you’re ready to replace your home’s boiler or if you want to upgrade to a different style heating system, look no further than Williams Energy. We sell, install, maintain and repair a range of top-quality heaters. Whether you stick with your current boiler, or are ready for an upgrade, you can count on Williams to help! Contact us today to become a customer and get started.

Enjoy cooking on a high-efficiency propane range!

propane use massachusetts If you enjoy watching cooking shows, you notice that almost all of the shows feature cooking being done with gas cooktops, ranges, and ovens.

You can get all the benefits of cooking on a propane range when you are a Williams Energy customer! That’s because we are known for our dependable propane delivery and service in the South Shore region.

Our Automatic Delivery is worry-free, because we use the latest technology and a tried-and-true calculation to accurately predict when you will need more propane and, with that data, make a delivery to your home. You don’t have to check your propane tank gauge or call to request a delivery anymore!

For those who want absolute precision when it comes to their propane supply, we offer wireless propane tank monitoring. It uses wireless and cellular technology like that used by your smartphone to tell us in real time exactly how much propane is in your tank. When you need more propane, it sends us a notification and we schedule a delivery. You can’t beat that for peace of mind!

We have been in business since 1919 and strong relationships with our suppliers, so you can be assured that you will always have propane to cook your meals.

Propane usage for a range

Each gallon of propane has a certain amount of energy measured in British Thermal Units or BTUs. This unit of measurement describes the amount of energy needed to heat or cool one pound water by one degree Fahrenheit. Propane is extremely efficient, giving 91,500 BTUs per gallon per hour.

Propane ranges use approximately 30 to 50 gallons of propane per year. It is why we recommend, if you only use propane for cooking at home, that a 60-gallon propane tank suffices. If you use propane for more appliances, we recommend a larger tank.

Propane stoves generate heat more cheaply than electrical models, sometimes by as much as 30%. This will translate into noticeable savings on your monthly energy bill, depending on how often you cook.

Other benefits of cooking on a propane range

There are many reasons why cooking on a gas range is the preferred method for virtually all professional chefs. Not only does propane save you money, but its ability to heat up and cool down a stove quickly is one of the reasons it’s so loved by people who love to cook!

The temperature control of a propane appliance is much more specific than with electric appliances. With electricity, you are heating up a metal coil that takes time to cool down once you’ve turned it off. However, heat dissipates almost instantly when your stove is propane-powered because there is no longer a flame.

You can also take cooking with propane outside with a propane BBQ grill. Our Tanks to You bottle exchange delivers full propane cylinders to your home and takes away the empty ones.

Have fun cooking on a propane range with reliable propane delivery from Williams Energy! Become a customer today.

Get expert plumbing services from Williams Energy!

plumber massachusetts If you’re bugged by the sound of the dripping from a leaky faucet, there’s another reason you should be bothered.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a faucet that’s leaking at the rate of one drip per second wastes about 3,000 gallons of water each year. That’s the equivalent of 180 showers!

You can save money and get rid of that annoyance by eliminating the leak. We’ve put together a list of some of the more common causes of a leaky faucet. If you have some basic DIY plumbing skills and the proper tools, you may be able to fix some of these problems yourself. However, if you’re uncertain about investigating your home’s plumbing issues or problems, Williams Energy’s plumbing service is here for you with expert leak repair.

Washer problems

If water is dripping from your faucet even after it’s been shut off, this may be a sign that the seat washer is loose or damaged.

Issues with washers are actually pretty common in cases of sink faucets leaking. The screw for the seat washer can become loose over time from being used frequently, which then causes the water to drip or makes noise.

Some newer faucets have plastic valve cartridges that need to be replaced every once in a while. Often, these types of seats are made of plastic and come with springs too. Both of which may need replacing eventually as well.

Uneven water pressure

If your faucet only leaks at certain times during the day, it may be due to unstable water pressure. When water pressure is too high, it can cause water to back up and look for ways to escape. This often happens through a leaky faucet.

If you think this may be the problem, the best way to deal with it is to contact the Williams Energy plumbing team and have us inspect the pressure.

Valve seat corrosion

A deteriorated valve seat is often to blame for a leaking faucet. The valve seat connects the compression mechanism to the valve / cartridge. In older seats, brass was used, and it could simply be resurfaced. However, with today’s newer plastic seats, you have to replace the unit as a whole.

O-ring failure

A small rubber ring called an O-ring is located around the valve stem and may be the cause of your faucet’s leak. These rings can become loose or damaged over time with normal use. If you’re seeing leakage from beneath your faucet handle, it may simply mean that the O-rings there need to be replaced.

If your sink faucet is leaking around the spout base, don’t worry. This is a common problem that can be fixed by removing the spout and replacing the two O-rings. Often, though, the faucet spout is too badly pitted from hard water or a neglected leak to be sealable with new O-rings. If this describes your situation, it’s time to replace the entire faucet. However, if there isn’t too much damage, then new O-rings should fix your leak. You should apply plumber’s grease to the O-rings before returning the faucet onto the base. This may be a situation where you want a professional plumber to handle things.

Stop those annoying drips and higher water bills! Contact Williams Energy today for a plumbing service call.

Williams Energy is here to help!

electrical repair massachusetts Most of the time, your home’s electrical system works as it should, providing you with power for lighting, appliances, and electronics.

However, problems do come up. When they do, the team of experienced, trained, and skilled electricians at Williams Energy are here for you with expert electrical service done to the highest standards for safety and quality. Here are some of the more common problems we see that you should keep an eye out for.

Solutions To Common Household Electrical Problems

1. Flickering lights

If you notice that the light in your overhead fixture or lamp is flickering frequently, and you’re certain it’s not due to a brownout, there may be a poor connection from the wiring to the fixture. Additionally, loose or corroded wires could also be causing the issue. If this happens often, turn off the malfunctioning lights and contact Williams Energy for a service call so an electrician can take a look.

2. Warm outlets

When an outlet is warm to the touch, it’s typically a sign that it’s overworked. Electrical outlets can only safely run a certain amount of voltage at one time, and when demand exceeds that amount, the outlet will heat up. This issue is common in older homes with electrical systems not designed to handle the demand of today’s copious amounts of electronics and electric appliances—and overheating poses a fire hazard. To resolve this problem: unplug all devices from the affected outlet and let it cool down; do not use power strips or multi-outlet plug-ins; plug excess devices into other outlets (being careful with extension cord usage).

There could be an issue with the wiring or casing if the outlet isn’t being overworked. Get in touch with Williams Energy, and we will come check it out for you.

3. Circuit breakers frequently tripping

A circuit breaker’s purpose is to cut off the electric current if there are any abnormalities present, thereby acting as a safety measure in your home. Although it’s not unusual for this to happen occasionally with any electrical system, constant tripping or one specific breaker that trips frequently could be indicative of a more serious issue at hand.

To start, unplug electronic devices such as phone chargers and laptops when they’re not in use. Also, keep devices spread out throughout your home to prevent overworking one specific circuit.

If you’re still experiencing circuit breaker problems, even though you’re following the proper procedures, please reach out to us.

4. Dead outlets

If there are outlets in your home that do not work, contact Williams Energy so we can investigate the problem. This could be a dangerous situation if wires to the outlet are loose or damaged behind the walls, as it presents a fire hazard.

5. Light bulbs frequently burning out

If the light bulbs in a lamp or a light fixture are frequently burning out, there are multiple potential causes. One that is easy to fix is if you are using bulbs with wattage that is too high for the fixture. This is a fire hazard. If you aren’t sure the maximum wattage for the fixture, use a 60-watt bulb or less. Other causes that require professional attention on this problem include insulation in the light fixture and faulty wiring.

6. Electrical shocks when using switches

A shock when turning a light switch on or off can be concerning. If the shock is quick and mild, it may only be static electricity. However, if the jolt is stronger and causes pain, this likely indicates an issue with your electrical system. Possible causes of this problem include grounding issues with the switch, faulty wiring, or a switch box made of metal. Get in touch with us and we’ll come inspect the problem.

7. High electric bills

With everyone’s budget being squeezed tighter these days, the last thing you need is a higher than usual energy bill. If you have noticed a recent unexplained increase in your home’s electricity usage, it may be time to call Williams Energy for an inspection of your electrical system.

8. Absence of GFCIs in kitchens and bathrooms

GFCIs are electric outlets that can sense small changes in the electrical current and will shut off power if necessary. They are an essential safety feature for any room where water is present, such as kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms.

If there are no GFCIs in areas where water is present, replace the outlet with a GFCI. They can be found at local hardware stores. If electrical work makes you uncomfortable, contact Williams Energy and we’ll handle it for you.

9. Not enough outlets

This is a common problem, especially in older homes. If you need to use an extension cord or power strip, make sure they are at least 14-gauge or thicker. The best and safest solution is to strategically add more outlets to your home, especially in spaces where there is a lot of electronics being used. This is not a DIY project. Give us a call and we’ll come out and give you an estimate for the work.

10. Aluminum wiring

When electricity was first introduced to homes in the late 19th century, copper wiring was used. In the mid-1960s, the cost of copper soared and many home builders and electricians began using aluminum wiring as a cost-effective alternative. Unfortunately, aluminum is not as good as copper for electrical wiring and can create problems such as overheating and wires oxidizing. It is also a greater fire hazard.

If you have aluminum wiring in your home, we’ll work with you to come up with a plan for replacing it to keep your home safe.

When you need electrical services in your South Shore home, contact the professional electricians at Williams Energy to get the job done right!

Learn about how propane makes life in your home better!

why propane massachusetts When you drive around neighborhoods here on the South Shore, you are likely to notice more and more homes are using propane. If you’re wondering why, there are several reasons! Homeowners are discovering the benefits of versatile, efficient, clean-burning propane.

With dependable propane delivery, propane tank installation and leasing, wireless propane tank monitoring, and propane appliance services from Williams Energy, you, too can enjoy those benefits! Read on to learn more about the ways propane can enhance the quality of life in your home.

Save on energy costs

When you want to get the most out of your energy, propane is the way to go! Today’s high-efficiency propane furnaces and boilers are more efficient than ever before, with some models boasting an average efficiency of 98%! That means that only 2% of the propane used is lost in combustion.

Propane appliances don’t just save you energy, they also save you money. A propane water heater heats more than twice the amount of water as an electric one in the same span of time, and it cuts your water heating energy costs by 30%! Those savings skyrocket with a propane tankless water heater.

Make home life better with propane

Propane doesn’t just save you money by being energy efficient, it also offers other benefits like instant temperature control when cooking, and a clothes dryer that dries laundry 25% faster than electric dryers. A propane fireplace requires zero work while still providing comfort and warmth. Keep your home safe and comfortable during power outages with a propane whole-house standby generator.

Propane can turn your backyard into a fun and relaxing destination for you and your family and friends. If you’re looking for an outdoor grill that will make your weekend cookouts and weeknight dinners a breeze, look no further than a propane grill. Furthermore, if you have or are considering investing in a pool or spa, know that propane heaters warm water exponentially faster than electric models—not to mention they have much superior energy efficiency. Propane outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, and deck and patio heaters make your backyard a cozy place to relax with family and friends. Propane insect traps help keep your outdoor gatherings bite-free.

You can enjoy all of this with our Tanks to You home propane cylinder exchange where we bring the propane to you!

It doesn’t matter where you live. You can enjoy all of this and more with propane because you’re not dependent on having natural-gas utility service in your neighborhood.

Propane: Better for the planet

We all benefit from a low-carbon future, but the question is how do we maintain global energy needs while also making progress towards that goal?

Propane is an excellent choice as a home energy source because it is environmentally friendly. It is also remarkably energy efficient, helping homeowners shrink their environmental impact even further without sacrificing comfort. Its versatility allows you to have that efficiency both indoors and out!

Some people don’t know that propane is a listed alternative fuel in the 1990 Clean Air Act and 1992 National Energy Policy. The main reason? Propane burns clean, creating zero greenhouse gas emissions.
Propane can also be a low-carbon solution for businesses such as transportation and vehicle fleets, farms, manufacturing, warehouses and distribution centers, and hospitality businesses like restaurants, bed-and-breakfasts, and banquet facilities.

Williams Energy can’t be beat when it comes to reliable propane delivery, expert equipment work, and responsive, courteous service for South Shore homes. Become a customer today!