It’s frustrating that government officials in our state have virtually ignored the fact that both clean-burning propane and renewable Bioheat® fuel represent a low-carbon fuel alternative, producing far fewer emissions right now than an equivalent amount of electricity generated from the U.S. grid.
But instead of embracing these practical, proven and popular heating fuel options, those in government have primarily focused on supporting conversions to electric heat pumps. However, studies have shown that installing an electric heat pump can cost anywhere from $20,000 to $40,000!
Plus, these rapid, mass-scale conversions to heat pumps will put a tremendous new strain on our fragile electric grid, which isn’t close to ready to handle such a heavy load. There is a well-justified fear that there will be rolling blackouts during extreme cold or oppressive heat — not to mention sky-high electric bills!
We encourage you to tell your elected officials in Hartford to slow down and come up with a smarter, more balanced energy plan for Connecticut.
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We’re committed to doing our part to lower emissions and mitigate the harmful effects of climate change. One of the most important things we have done is to embrace Bioheat fuel. This is a big step forward in immediately reducing our country’s greenhouse gas emissions without the huge costs associated with converting homes and businesses to electric heat pumps.
Not only do heating systems burn fuel more efficiently with our Bioheat fuel, they also last longer and require fewer repairs. No system modifications are necessary.
The end game is to transition to B100 Bioheat fuel (100% biofuel, 0% petroleum).
We’re seeing important progress in this direction. Shortly after the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) updated its standards to include burners that use B100 Bioheat fuel, the R.W. Beckett Corporation announced that it had begun production of fully warranted burners with B100-compliant components. Beckett is the country’s largest producer of heating oil burners.
Additionally, the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) has demonstrated that a home heated with 100% biofuel and using solar panels to produce electricity can reach net-zero carbon emissions quickly — and at an economically viable cost.
All of this is exciting news for everyone who appreciates the many benefits of using heating oil to stay safe and warm, but wants to do their part to preserve our environment.
We have a proven way to make heating your home less stressful—and it won’t cost you a penny! We call it the Monthly Budget Pay plan.
After we estimate your total bill for the coming year, we’ll split that total into even monthly payments throughout the year. Instead of facing huge bills during the coldest part of winter, you’ll pay much lower, more predictable bills throughout the year. There is no cost to enroll!
For more convenience, choose our paperless billing option. Rather than our driver giving you a printed delivery invoice, we’ll send you a statement by email. No more misplaced invoices and less paper clutter!
Many of our customers have also signed up for Auto Pay. This option allows you to make automatic payments through your bank or credit card. You’ll save on checks and stamps, and you’ll get peace of mind knowing that your payment will always arrive on time.
Please call us or contact us today about our payment programs so we can get you set up before the cold weather arrives.
Here are some ways to make this heating season a little easier—while saving you money along the way.
Here’s what you can do to help make sure that your heating fuel delivery can be made as efficiently as possible during the winter months.
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“I have been very satisfied over many years with all the HVAC and Oil services that Marandola provides. They’re a true professional and friendly company.”
“Without question some of the BEST customer service I’ve ever had! I haven’t met a single person at Marandola Fuel that wasn’t knowledgeable, friendly, and honest. Since moving into my house in 2008, they’ve always been there with reliability, integrity, and punctuality. I would HIGHLY recommend using Marandola Fuel for your home heating needs.”
Why are so many customers happy with the service they get from us? For starters, Marandola Fuel Service—in partnership with Casey Energy of Ridgefield—offers competitive, transparent heating oil prices. At the same time, we provide dependable and personal service that is often lacking in both the small discount companies and big national heating fuel companies.
Because we are locally based and focused largely on heating oil delivery and equipment services, we can also offer customers specially designed pricing and payment plans designed to save money and remove worry.
Plus, our team of trained, knowledgeable, and friendly service technicians expertly install and service furnaces, boilers, water heaters, and heating fuel tanks. We also offer a service plan program designed to save money on repairs and guarantee vital annual maintenance service on your heating system.
The last thing you want to do during a cold, snowy winter season in Connecticut is risking a fuel run-out. If that happens, you could add extra stress, a cold home, and emergency safety check fees to your bill.
That’s why we strongly recommend signing up for our FREE automatic delivery service. Once you enroll, you’ll no longer have to:
Automatic delivery is a win-win for everyone, and it’s designed to vastly lower the risk of a run-out. As we mentioned, when a run-out occurs, we must disrupt our delivery routes to make emergency fuel deliveries. This causes delivery delays for all of our customers and those disruptions can really wreak havoc during cold weather.
We use our sophisticated computer software to track your heating oil usage alongside real-time weather conditions. From there, we use this data to predict when you will next need delivery, and schedule it to get to your home before you run low. You will not use more fuel or pay extra for this service!
If you’re still calling for your fuel, you can contact us and make the switch to automatic delivery at no extra cost.
In fact, we’ll give you a one-time $25 account credit when you enroll in automatic delivery for the first time. You must enroll by 11/1/2022 to be eligible for this credit. Please contact us today to get started.
The expert technicians at Marandola Fuel Service can inspect your current water heater and tell you if it’s on its last legs. And if you upgrade to a new model, you will immediately see energy savings and more reliable hot water!
On average, water heaters last about eight and 12 years. However, as they age, they lose efficiency and often require more repairs. If your hot water isn’t as dependable as it used to be — especially if your water heater is older — it’s a good idea to check for these telltale signs that it’s nearing retirement:
If you notice any of these warning signs, contact us as soon as possible to look at your equipment.
If you’re ready to replace your current water heater with a new, more efficient model, Marandola Fuel is ready to help you find the perfect replacement. We sell, install and service top-of-the-line products from industry lead Rinnai.
Rinnai’s tankless water heaters provide the most energy-efficient and robust water heating available. Instead of keeping a storage tank of hot water, these units heat water on-demand when you open the tap. With a Rinnai tankless model, you don’t need to choose between bathing and running the dishwasher. Plus, these super-efficient products will slash your energy expenses!
Still not convinced? You can also save money on installation! Rinnai offers a manufacturer’s discount of up to $100 — plus, you may qualify for a tax credit for installing a high-efficiency water heater!
The sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we can secure your equipment and schedule an installation. Contact us for a FREE estimate!
Are you sick of dealing with a mountain of paperwork just to keep track of your home heating records? We understand, so we provide a complete history of your deliveries, service orders and payment transactions. You can view all of these on our online portal. There’s no need to hoard piles of bills and delivery slips — your entire history is viewable in one place!
When you take advantage of Marandola Fuel’s online portal, you can stop mailing checks to pay for oil and equipment maintenance. Just call our office to add your credit card to your account, and you’re all set! And if you want one less thing to keep track of, you can sign up for AutoPay and never worry about being late on a payment again!
The easiest way to request a fuel delivery or service for your heating system is the online portal. You don’t need to make a phone call or even get off the sofa! Just access your account on our website and request service.
Of course, our team is always available to speak if you still prefer to call!
Signing up for Marandola Fuel’s online portal is quick and easy — just find your customer account number on your bill or by contacting us. Then, you can register here.
Let’s be honest: heating equipment loses efficiency as it ages, often as much as 5 percent efficiency each year. But you can help your system’s performance quite a bit by having a tune-up annually. In fact, four out of five heating system repairs could be prevented with routine maintenance. The pros at Marandola Fuel will give your system a thorough inspection that will:
Spring and summer are the best seasons to arrange service for your heating equipment. We always face a rush of appointments right before the cold weather begins. But right now, you’ll have a wide choice of time slots. Contact us today to set up an appointment.
There’s no better way to protect your oil-fired heating equipment than with Marandola Fuel’s comprehensive service plans. Our affordable plans cover your boiler, furnace or water heater. They guarantee a yearly top-to-bottom tune-up, plus coverage for replacement parts and labor that can save you serious money!
Don’t delay — now is the perfect time to tune up your heating system in advance of next year’s cold season.
Get in touch with us today to arrange service and begin coverage with one of our service plans.