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Betsy and David O’Connell

Dear Friends,

Most people don’t realize that propane is the third most popular vehicle fuel in the United States, after gasoline and diesel. Today, there are hundreds of thousands of propane-autogaspowered vehicles on the road in our country. And that number keeps growing.

At Wilson Oil and Propane, we take pride in being a progressive company that embraces advanced technology while also being sensitive to the environment. With that in mind, we invested in a new Freightliner S2G fuel truck. This is an oil delivery truck that runs on propane autogas — the first of its kind in our service area. We’re really impressed by its power, performance and, of course, its fuel efficiency.

The new truck represents our movement toward powering our delivery fleet with autogas. We’ve already made big inroads with our service fleet.

We’re sharing the wealth too. We not only help businesses reduce emissions substantially and save a lot of money while going green, we also help them convert their fleets to autogas. For instance, many school districts in our area have already converted their buses. We have set up fueling stations for them and also deliver autogas.

If you think you could benefit from autogas, speak with the experts at Wilson. We’ll be glad to show you the way. You can also find more information by going to our propane page.

Warmly,
David and Betsy O’Connell

If you’ve been thinking about switching from oil heat to propane, we’re ready to help. Because we specialize in both types of fuel, we’re in a unique position to give you objective advice about which one makes sense for you and your home.

Propane is clean, efficient and versatile: you can use it to heat your home as well as for cooking, heating water, drying clothes and powering a generator. The more propane you use, the better the pricing.

Heart propane flame

If your current oil tank and heating system are due to be replaced, now is a perfect time for you to make the change.

Switching is easy and painless. Call or contact us here today to get started.

This is the time of year when you want to make wise choices to stay comfortable while you keep your energy costs under control. Here are some tips to help you.

Don’t Lose Sleep

Don't lose sleep

The last thing you want right now is to lose sleep over concerns that your old furnace or heat pump is going to conk out and leave you cold.

When you purchase a new high-efficiency heating system, you’ll immediately eliminate those worries. You’ll save a lot of money too. At a minimum, a new system should help you save up to 20% on your annual energy costs.

You’ll feel the difference in comfort as well. And you’ll also save on repairs, because you’ll minimize the potential of a breakdown, which is a common problem with older systems.

We can perform a complete comfort analysis of your home, and help you choose the right size and type of system. We’ll then install it properly to ensure your new system keeps your home more comfortable and costs less to operate. Finally, we’ll help you save even more by helping you qualify for a variety of rebates.

Raising Smart to a Higher Degree

A smart thermostat is a great addition for your home. A Wi-Fi enabled thermostat allows you to view and change temperature settings, check local weather conditions and more, all from your smartphone, computer or tablet.

Smart thermostat

Once the smart thermostat gets installed, you register it online. This enables access from any location. If you’re away from home, you can use your phone or tablet to adjust the temperature setting so your home is at the perfect temperature when you return.

Some thermostat models even allow you to adjust temperatures to your comfort and over the next few days your thermostat will “remember” the temperatures you like and build a schedule based on your patterns. Now, that’s pretty smart — and it saves you on both heating and cooling costs!

What’s Your IAQ?

Home comfort means more than temperature! Improving your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) is a big part of keeping your home comfortable, energy efficient and healthy too.

Today’s air cleaning systems use the latest technology to remove dust and other particles from your home that can trigger allergic reactions and cause other respiratory ailments.

Additionally, fan-powered humidifiers can add moisture to the air in your home directly through your duct system. Another option is a bypass humidifier, which works in tandem with your air handler to keep indoor humidity at comfortable and healthy levels.

Other IAQ solutions include air purifying systems that reduce airborne mold and bacteria while reducing household odors. Also, ventilators can bring in fresh outdoor air while expelling stale air, all without affecting indoor temperatures.

Listen up

Listen Up

The next time your heat turns on, listen for the various sounds your system makes and observe how long it generally stays on. By doing this, you’ll be more aware if something unusual starts to happen — strange noises, odd odors, short cycling, etc.

This allows you to relay critical information to our service technician if you need a repair. Based on the details you provide, they’ll have a good understanding about what’s wrong by the time they start working on your system. This can help them solve the problem faster.

It’s also helpful to know which circuit breaker controls your system, where the system’s power switches are, and where your air filter is located. If you’re unsure about any of this, our service technicians will be glad to help.

Carbon monoxide alarm

Safety Corner

We want to make sure you’re getting the m ost out of your home comfort system. Here are a few tips on how to keep everything running safely and efficiently in your home.

  • Keep the area around your heating equipment as clean and clutter free as possible. Never store anything flammable near your heating appliances.
  • Change or clean the filter in your furnace on a regular basis during the heating season. Dust and dirt are the natural enemies of your furnace; a dirty filter compromises efficiency and can even result in a shutdown.
  • Bicycle helmet

  • If you ever smell gas, leave your home right away. Report the problem from another location as quickly as possible.
  • Install carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in your home. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions about location and maintenance.

Cindy Nugent

Allow us to introduce Cindy Nugent, our newest customer-service representative. Cindy joined our team this summer, bringing with her 24 years of experience.

Cindy says she truly enjoys working at a family-owned business.

“I like how David, the owner, is very much in touch with the customers,” she says. “He knows what’s going on behind the scenes. It’s a good feeling to know that.”

From helping customers understand pricing and payment plans to scheduling deliveries and tune-ups, Cindy is there for you.

“Anything that involves the customer, I’m in the mix,” she says.

A Drexel Hill resident, Cindy is one of three customer service specialists at Wilson.

“We work as a team, and I like that,” she says.

When she’s not at work, Cindy enjoys spending time with her granddaughter, and she loves going to the beach.

Jeff Adamek

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Q: Why is an annual heating tune-up important?

A: For starters, equipment manufacturers all require regular maintenance to keep warranties valid.

But seasonal tune-ups also help you save money. By keeping your equipment running at peak efficiency, you’ll see savings of as much as 10% on your heating costs. A tune-up can prevent a wide range of problems that can lead to expensive repairs.

If your equipment is older, regular maintenance will extend its life span. If it is new, a tune-up will protect your investment and keep it running like new.

If you have a service plan, your annual tune-up is included in your coverage. If you don’t have a service plan, give us a call or contact us here.

Jeff Adamek
Lead Technician

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Did you have trouble keeping your home cool this summer? Are you concerned about your heating system as winter approaches?

Old, inefficient equipment just isn’t up to the job of keeping homes comfortable enough during extreme cold or heat. Customers with older equipment probably waste as much as 20% of their fuel because of system inefficiency.

With this in mind, we are offering some special incentives for fall.

Save up to $1,000 on a new heating and A/C system or a new boiler with an indirect water heater.

We’ll give you an immediate $500 discount, and you can double those savings by applying the Loyalty Credits you’ve built up with your service plan — up to $500.

Call or contact us for more details or to request a free estimate.


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