We Deliver the Best Customer Experience

MacFarlane Energy's goal is to build long-term relationships with customers who want outstanding customer service and fair treatment. Our prices are always competitive, regardless of how long you have been with us.

MacFarlane Energy:

  • Is staffed with experts who work hard to earn your trust.
  • Has the resources to meet your needs promptly and deliver great service every time.
  • Is well equipped, with properly maintained vehicles, up-to-date software, and the best tools for diagnosing your equipment.
  • Is fully insured.
  • Offers free, expert advice, upon request, on energy-saving home comfort equipment, available financing and rebates, energy conservation, and more.

MacFarlane Energy customers enjoy the ultimate peace of mind and annual energy savings through our:

  • Expert conservation advice.
  • Durable, high-efficiency replacement equipment.
  • Precision tuning of your heating and cooling equipment that promotes efficiency, prevents breakdowns and extends the life of equipment.
  • Safe operation.

We Are Family-Owned and Operated Since 1946

MacFarlane Energy has been proudly serving the Eastern Massachusetts area with reliable fuel deliveries and home comfort services for over 75 years. We are a local and family-owned full-service heating and cooling company with a history as rich and storied as the cities we service. Read about our company’s timeline below:


MacFarlane Energy Founder, Peter MacFarlane, was born in Boston's South End in 1919. Son to a widowed mother of three, Peter began working in the oil business at the age of 12. He worked part time, after school, delivering oil in five-gallon cans.

Following his service in the Pacific Theatre of World War II, Peter returned to the oil business he had worked for before the war. In 1946, he purchased the business and established Peter MacFarlane Oil Inc.

Peter MacFarlane passes away and his son Scott takes over operations. A Needham resident, Scott continues this tradition of self-improvement in order to pass the benefits on to our loyal customers.

Today, Scott is the President and CEO of MacFarlane Energy where he works alongside his wife of 50 years, Cathy, and son Scott E. When his father died in 1987, Scott took over the family business and eventually purchased it from his siblings in 1992.

As an industry leader, Scott served as a Board Member for Massachusetts Energy Marketers (Chairman 2009-2011) and NEFI for over 26 years where he helped lobby legislators in Washington D.C. on issues including LIHEAP, tax legislation, energy efficiency, and more. He is a founding member of the American Energy Coalition and a 50+ year member of OESP.

Scott’s dedication to philanthropy includes giving back to the communities his company serves by supporting local non-profit organizations including the Light Foundation, South Shore YMCA, The Home for Little Wanderers, The Salvation Army, The Charles River Center, CCALS (Compassionate Care ALS), Dana Farber, Boston Centers for Youth & Families, and others.