Pick 5 Challenge 2015 - First Responders

When you have roots in the area as deep as ours, it always makes you think about giving back to the community. While we have supported many different organizations and charities over the years we have been in business, we have always longed to do even more. That’s how the Fueled Up & Fired Up Pick 5 Challenge came about.

As many of you may or may not know, five years ago we approached the Nether Providence Township supervisors wanting to sponsor a race/event to celebrate Wilson’s 85 years in business. They suggested that we team up with an existing event that had been raising money for the First Responders in our township. We renamed and branded the event to the Fueled Up & Fired Up Pick 5 Challenge to incorporate our chosen beneficiary, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Philadelphia Chapter.

Fast forward four years later, I would like to thank all of our sponsors who donated money and/or raffle prizes, along with the more than 100 participants who came out to support our event this past fall. As a result, I can proudly announce that we were able to raise over $20,000, which was an increase over 2013, and that the Fueled Up & Fired Up Pick 5 Challenge, combined with our Susan G. Komen for the Cure pink truck campaign, has allowed us to donate more than $60,000 to these worthy local organizations.

Once again, you have my sincere thanks for helping us make small yet positive differences in the lives of many.

David O’Connell,

Ugliest System contest winner, Loretta Quinn. Before and after shots of her boiler.

We removed this old heating system dating back to the 1920s and installed a new high-efficiency Buderus boiler.

Congratulations to Loretta Quinn of Lansdowne, Pa., a long-time customer and winner of our “Ugliest Heating System Contest.” Because her boiler was judged the “ugliest of the ugly,” Loretta won a new Buderus oil boiler. Last November, we installed her new boiler and removed the ugly old system—all for FREE.

“This is the best thing I ever won,” says Loretta, who has been our customer since the 1970s. “When I got the call telling me I had won the contest, it was hard to believe. I was completely amazed.”

Loretta says she has really noticed an increase in her home comfort level. “When the new boiler turns on, I get heat very quickly,” she says. “The old boiler always ran for such a long time before I felt any heat coming up. But that’s because it was so old I guess. I believe it’s as old as the house, which was built in the 1920s. It originally burned coal, but by the time I purchased the home in 1970, it had been converted to oil.”

Loretta says she hasn’t received enough oil deliveries yet to judge how much she will be saving on fuel, but she expects her savings to really pile up now that she is using a modern, clean-burning, high-efficiency oil heating system.

How about you? Is your old heating system an ugly one too? If so, you’re probably spending more than necessary to keep your home comfortable. Talk to us. We can show you how a new efficient system can reduce your heating by as much as 30%–and keep you comfortable like Loretta.

You may not have won this contest, but you could be winning every month of the year with lower heating bills. Call or email us today to learn more. If you would like to research your options in new equipment, click here.


Congratulations to Bill Curran of Media, Pa., who won a $25 gift card to the Iron Hill Brewery, located right in his hometown! We drew his name at random from everyone who liked our Facebook page and shared their email. Bill has been a Wilson Oil and Propane customer since 1979. Be sure to enter our new Facebook contest for your chance to win an iPad mini!

iPad mini

Do you have a Facebook page? We do too! Join us for a chance to win an iPad mini. Entering is so easy:

  1. Go to our Facebook page.
  2. “Like” our page.
  3. Post a comment on our page about an experience as a Wilson Oil and Propane customer (emergency repair, i.e.)

A winner will be randomly selected from your posts once we reach the milestone of 750 page “likes.” See you there!

full service home comfort

We’ve grown a great deal over the decades since Marvel Wilson Sr. founded Wilson Oil way back in 1926, when we started out with just three employees and one delivery truck.

Today, Wilson Oil and Propane is a full-service home comfort company. Besides providing you with reliable oil and propane deliveries, we can help you with a full range of maintenance and repair services to ensure that your equipment runs at peak efficiency. We offer money-saving service plans that include tune-ups and protect you from unexpected repair costs.

When it’s time to replace your heating or cooling equipment, our home comfort specialists can show you how the newest high-efficiency systems can keep your home more comfortable while reducing your energy costs over the long term. From furnaces and boilers to heat pumps and water heaters, as well as air conditioning, generators and indoor-air-quality systems, we can answer your questions and help you choose the best system for your needs.

Everything we do is undertaken with an eye toward taking the best care of you. None of it happens without a great team of committed employees. They are the heart of our company, and the reason you can always feel confident that the people you can trust are looking out for you.

We look forward to seeing you around the neighborhood and serving you in 2015.

Dry Air

Indoor humidity levels drop when your heating system runs more frequently to keep you warm in the winter. Low humidity inside your home means dry air, which is not only uncomfortable, but can cause other problems as well.

For example, air that’s too dry can make you more susceptible to colds and other illnesses. (Research has shown that certain bacteria and viruses grow better in dry environments.)

Dry air is also bad for your home, especially if you have wooden floors or a lot of wood trim.

We have a solution for you—installing a whole-house humidifier, which will create a healthier and more comfortable environment in your home. As a bonus, when the humidity level goes up, you’ll feel warmer at a lower thermostat setting, and that means you’ll save money on your heating bill.

Call or email us to learn more.

Solving humidity problems is just one of the ways we can make you more comfortable ion your home. For complete comfort (and lower energy bills), consider a home energy audit.

Is WilsonOilandPropane.com one of your bookmarks? You’ll find lots of great information on our site. In addition to your account information, you can also discover the many services we offer, including repairs and installations, energy audits and service plans. You’ll see there’s a lot more to Wilson than just delivering oil and propane!

And don’t miss our blog. We post informative articles every week to keep you up to date on many home comfort issues, including safety tips, how to save money on your heating bills, what to do if you lose your heat, and so much more.

Storm Ready Home

Even brief power outages can cost hundreds of dollars in food spoilage, not to mention loss of heat. (Remember, thermostats, circulator pumps and blower fans all require electricity to run.)

This only underscores the importance of having a standby generator. Wilson Oil and Propane can help you choose the right size and type of generator for your needs, whether you want to keep your whole house running or just maintain the essentials, such as heating systems to avoid frozen pipes and sump pumps to prevent flooded basements.

Call or visit our generator page to learn more.