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Friday 06 March, 2020

Upcoming Events for Lynchburg and Surrounding Area

Things to do in LynchburgIts almost spring time everybody. Time to thaw out and get ready for the warm months ahead. But, you don’t have to wait until summer to find fun and interesting things to do, There is plenty to do now.

We have put together this list of upcoming events for the City of Lynchburg and the area around us. We hope this helps inform you of an event you otherwise would not have known about.

Symphony of Back
The beautiful music of Bach played live for your ears. Treat yourself to some classical music.
Mar 7, 7:30 – 9:30 PM
Heritage United Methodist Church
582 Leesville Rd, Lynchburg, VA

MASH the Play
You remember MASH the great TV show right? Well tonight & tomorrow you can check out MASH the Play. That’s right, a live play with the great characters from the hit show MASH. The play is March 6&7 and starts at 8pm and is at the Renaissance Theater in Lynchburg. For more info check out renaissancetheatrelynchburg.org

Appomattox Oyster & Seafood Festival
Are you a seafood person? Do you like fresh oysters on the half-shell? Well we have an event for you. The Appomattox Oyster & Seafood Festival takes place on March 18th at
Clover Hill Village
5747 River Ridge Rd, Appomattox, VA
Sat, Apr 18, 11 AM – 6 PM

Lynchburg Wine & Music Festival
You can never go wrong with wine and music. Wouldn’t you agree? Come and enjoy the tasting from 10 Virginia wineries while you listen to some cool tunes. The event is Sat, Apr 25, 12 – 7 PM at the City Stadium Complex

 
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Thursday 21 November, 2019

Interesting Facts About Heating Oil

oil refinery

Oil refinery

Heating and cooling are our specialty. We serve Lynchburg Virginia and surrounding areas. A major part of our business is providing heating oil for those households that require this type of fuel source. In this article we would like to share some facts about heating oil which the reader may not already know.

Production

Heating oil comes from the same petroleum used for automobile oil and to make gasoline. The raw (or crude) oil is heated from between 250 to 350 degrees Celsius. The oil that condenses at this temperature is then used as heating oil.

By Any Other Name

Heating oil can be called by any other name but it is always heating oil. Some of these names are:

  • Gas Oil
  • Paraffin
  • Fuel Oil
  • Kersosene
  • 28 second heating oil

These nomenclatures aren’t always 100% accurate but they get the message across.

Best Time to Buy

Just like with any commodity, the best time to buy heating oil is when the use or demand is low. So, buying heating oil in the summer is when you are most likely to receive the best price and the service will be fast as well. Usually the price tends to be lower in summer months too.

Safety of Heating Oil

We have gone over the safety of heating oil in other articles. But, let us do so again because we cannot stress how safe heating oil actually is.

Heating oil only burns when done so in a special heating oil burning unit. Therefore, having a tank of heating oil in or around your house is very safe.

Supply and Demand

When refining a barrel of oil, a good portion of it results in heating oil. Every drop of each barrel of oil is used for a purpose. About 20% is used for gasoline and the rest is divided up between petrochemical and oil uses. There is plenty of supply to meet the demand of customers.

 
 

Friday 15 November, 2019

Tips to Help You Save Money Heating Your Home

Tips to save money during winter

Save money while heating your home this winter.

The coldest part of winter is right around the corner. The days are shorter and the heat from the sun is overtaken by the cold of empty outer space.

Our coldest days can be brutal. All people want to do (can do) is stay in doors during the extreme cold snaps. We need our indoor temperature to be comfortable. And to accomplish this we run our heating system. The heating system pushes warm air into the room or, in the case of radiators, super heats air molecules already in the room.

Heating your home during December through March can get very expensive. This is why we put together this list of tips to save money on electricity, heating oil, or fire generated heat.

  1. The first tip is the most obvious and we probably all already do it automatically. Set you thermostats to lower temp and wear more clothing.
  2. Seal your chimney when not in use – Close the flue inside the chimney to keep heat from escaping.
  3. Keep vents and radiators clear – This little step can save money over the long haul. Your pump can get air into the room more easily and has to work less hard to do so.
  4. Windows – This is where most of your heat is lost. Up to 30% in fact. Make sure you have properly sealed the windows. Open the curtains during the day and allow the sun to heat your rooms. It works like a greenhouse.
  5. Use ceiling fans – By setting your ceiling fan on low and having it blow toward the ceiling, the heat is circulated properly and this saves money.
  6. Shut doors and close vents – Do this for rooms you are not using often. The spare room, the 2nd bathroom, the storage room; keep all of these doors closed and close the vents.

We hope these tips will help you save some bucks during the coldest months of the year.

 
 

Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Three of the Most Common Air Conditioning Problems

air filter for AC

In this article we will go over some common problems people experience with their AC systems. It is important to be mindful of the system that can make or break your comfort levels this summer.

Refrigerant Leak

Does your air conditioner seem to be cycling on and off more frequently than it used to? This can be a sign of a refrigerant leak.

The refrigerant is the liquid that your system uses to cool the air by passing it through coils and compressing it. As the liquid compresses or decompresses it will either adsorb heat or disperse heat. But if there is not enough coolant in the closed system then your unit must work harder to make up for the difference.

Malfunctioning Thermostat

This is a problem many people don’t realize they have until they have already started replacing or trying to “fix” other parts of the unit. It is important to remember that a thermostat is just another piece of equipment and it can go bad at any time. This can result in everything from faulty readings to your system not running when it should, hence causing uncomfortable temperatures.

Dirty Filter

We all know that the filter needs to be clean to allow air to pass through the cooling system. But, this fact can slip our mind if we are preoccupied with other aspects of our lives. Having a relatively clean filter is very important to the function of an AC unit. And if you are worried about the cost of replacing it often, just be assured that a clean filter will pay for itself in the long run, many times over.

 

 
 

Friday 01 June, 2018

What Temperature Should I Keep my AC?

summertime thermostatThis is a question you hear quite often in the air conditioning business. In truth, there are many different opinions and people all have different personal preferences. But, in this article, we will share what the energy experts say is your ideal setting to balance comfort and cost efficiency.

The U.S. EPA program called Energy Star suggests that 78 degrees is that perfect temperature. They suggest this temperature for when you are home and awake. But they suggest you have a programmable digital thermostat that will adjust the settings when you are away from home. Continue reading ‘What Temperature Should I Keep my AC?’ »

 
 

Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Benefits of Using a Long-Standing Heating Oil Company

There are numerous benefits that come with using a long-standing heating oil company. When you’re thinking about who to work with for the heating oil that you need, make sure to look into those that have been in business for quite some time. Here are some things to consider when choosing the right heating company that is going to provide you with the quality heating oil that you need to effectively heat your home.

Choosing a Heating Oil Company

When it comes to choosing a heating oil company, there are many benefits that come with it. Additionally, you can ensure that you’re choosing the right company when you think about these other facts that come with the right one. Continue reading ‘Benefits of Using a Long-Standing Heating Oil Company’ »

 
 

Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Thank You!

The owner of Sterling Oil would like to thank customers for voting in Reader’s Choice News and Advance and the Lynchburg Living Magazine for being voted best oil company as Sterling gears up to celebrate 35 years of business.  He appreciates the hard work and dedication from all of the employees and most of all the love and support of his family. (for entire pdf click here)


 

 
 

Monday 16 October, 2017

Sterling Oil Celebrating 35 Years!

 
 

Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Sterling Oil Wins “Best of Lynchburg” Award

best-ofThe readers of Lynchburg Living have voted in their annual “Best Of Lynchburg Readers’ Choice Contest” and have voted Sterling Oil best in their category. We are proud of this award and to serve The Greater Lynchburg area and Surrounding Counties.

The award announcement can be seen in the editorial section in the January/February 2017 issue of Lynchburg Living.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Lynchburg City League Wins Championship

Local youth baseball team wins city championship with a final score 8 to 4. The team is sponsored by Sterling Oil.

Here are a few pics of the team.

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baseball

 
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