Climate change should be a big concern for everyone who calls the earth home. Total electrification, though, is not the best solution. A hasty move to complete electrification can be a mistake that ends up costing a homeowner more in the end.
Reach out to Swezey Fuel to learn about how you can reduce greenhouse gas emissions in your Suffolk County, NY home, while steering clear of the pitfalls that come with a misguided rush to total electrification.
Many governments at the state and local level commit to electrification without fully considering what it really means to rely completely on electricity. Firstly, burdensome electric conversion regulations can end up costing landlords, businesses and homeowners a great deal of money, with no guarantee that the power won’t go out again and again.
The electrical infrastructure in the country isn’t truly reliable, and when you lose power, it can threaten the safety and security of your home. Changing to total electricity means you become entirely reliant on the power grid and the electric company for all of your heating, hot water, comfort, refrigeration and more.
When it comes to combating climate change, there can be more than one solution. Swezey Fuel, and others in the liquid fuels industry, continue to offer solutions that immediately reduce every customer’s carbon footprint dramatically without levying regressive taxes and additional equipment costs on consumers, or overloading the electric grid.
Fortunately, there’s a great alternative to electricity, and it’s good for the environment, too. Bioheat heating oil offers between 50% to 86% reduction in greenhouse-gas emissions, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the California Air Resources Board. It doesn’t worsen climate change, since it consists of a blend of ultra-low-sulfur heating oil and biodiesel, which includes animal fats, recycled restaurant cooking grease, algae, and plant oils like soybean, rapeseed and sunflower.
Swezey Fuel is committed to working towards establishing net-zero carbon dioxide emissions, and Bioheat fuel is an important step in heating oil’s evolution toward achieving carbon neutrality by the year 2050. Fortunately, switching to Bioheat heating oil is simple, and will not require modification of your existing heating equipment, or significantly raise fuel expenses. In fact, you’ll save because New York State provides a 20¢-per-gallon credit on your state income taxes for using clean-burning Bioheat fuel.
By joining the Swezey Fuel family, you can work towards carbon neutrality too, just by increasing your fuel efficiency and cutting back on energy consumption with Bioheat fuel. Our heating oil experts will be by your side along your journey to greener fuel, keeping your family warm and comfortable throughout our frigid New York winters. We offer hassle-free payment options like EasyPay Plans for predictable pricing, Paperless Billing and AutoPay options – choose what works best for you.
You’re probably not thinking much about your home heating equipment as we head into the dog days of August here in Suffolk County…but maybe you should be (just a little).
Summer is actually a great time to think about your furnace or boiler – more specifically, it’s a great time to get some nagging maintenance tasks out of the way so you can enjoy a more comfortable home and lower bills all fall and winter.
Here are three things you can do for your heating system in the weeks to come – before the post-Labor Day rush for heating service calls makes it difficult to get that great appointment time you always want:
Summer is a great time to get a jump on your heating system maintenance, repair, or installation. Contact Swezey today for expert heating system service – or for a FREE, no obligation estimate on a new heating system for your Suffolk County home!
This year’s blazing heat may not have reached Suffolk County yet, but it’s coming. The question is, will your window air conditioners be up to the task – and at what cost to you?
Just because your home doesn’t have ductwork, it doesn’t mean you have to settle for loud, electricity-sucking window air conditioners. Instead, you could install a ductless mini-split system.
Ductless systems are quieter, more efficient, and less obtrusive than window A/Cs. In fact, they even have some advantages compared to central air conditioners.
Here are just some of the benefits that a mini-split system brings to the table:
You can even use mini-split air conditioners for supplemental cooling in a home that has central air – contact us to learn more about that option.
Curious about ductless system installations in Suffolk County, NY? Contact Swezey Fuel today for a FREE estimate and learn how affordable one of these great Fujitsu ductless air conditioning systems can be!
A little predictability can go a long way these days, especially when it comes to monthly bill-paying. The good news is you can get some of that predictability for FREE an EasyPay Budget Plan from Swezey.
If you buy your heating oil as you go, you have probably seen some ups and downs in your billing – especially in the dead of winter. That’s because you’re paying for more than half a year’s worth of heating during a four-month period, when temperatures here in Suffolk County can drop to dangerous lows at a moment’s notice. If you were an EasyPay customer, you would spread your payments for your fuel out over a longer period, allowing you to absorb most of winter’s bill-paying shocks.
With EasyPay, we’ll make an estimate of your heating oil use based on your past bills, then divide that total into 11 equal payments (we can make small adjustments – up or down – as needed). That means fewer surprises in your mailbox. There are no finance charges or fees for EasyPay – just think of it as FREE peace of mind from our family to yours.
EasyPay will take the stress out of paying for your heating oil, helping you with your budget planning all year round. Imagine how much easier planning will be if you know how much you’ll pay for your energy bills every month! It’s possible when you enroll in EasyPay from Swezey – delivering value, convenience and personal service for our Suffolk County neighbors for more than 100 years!
Enrollment for EasyPay is underway for the 2020/2021 heating season! The program runs for 11 months starting in July – enrollment is open until July 31.
Contact us today to learn more about EasyPay and other convenient Swezey services, including reliable heating oil deliveries in Suffolk County, NY!
An HVAC system is a big expense for a homeowner – one that you’ll want to protect so it can continue to provide returns on your investment for years to come.
The best way to maximize your HVAC ROI is to have your heating and cooling systems professionally maintained every year – and the most cost-effective way to do that is with a comprehensive Service Plan.
The most important feature of a Service Plan, of course, is an annual tune-up. Routine preventive maintenance has wide-ranging benefits for you and your equipment, many of which will help you save money in the long run.
Consider these benefits of routine heating and cooling maintenance:
Of course, routine maintenance does more than help you save money – professional HVAC service helps your systems heat and cool evenly, preserves proper airflow and humidity, increases the reliability of your equipment under peak season stress, and generally keeps your home more comfortable.
It’s pretty clear that routine maintenance is the key to saving money and improving comfort in your Suffolk County home. But why go to the next level by investing in a Service Plan?
Mostly, it’s because quality heating or cooling Service Plans (like ours) offer additional benefits you won’t get with a simple tune-up. For example, with Swezey Service Plans for your heating and cooling systems, you’ll get:
Simply put, Swezey Service Plans are the best in our Long Island service area – and a great way to save you money in the long run.
Want to save money on heating and cooling repairs and enjoy year-round peace of mind? We can help! Contact the pros at Swezey Fuel today to learn more about our complete line of Service Plans and get the lowdown on HVAC maintenance in Suffolk County, LI!
Spring 2021 has officially begun – but that doesn’t mean your heating equipment is finished for the season – after all, temperatures in Suffolk County can dip into the 50s well into June).
But with a little planning and some simple changes around the house, you can keep those bills as low as possible. Here are some cost-effective ways to help you save energy in the weeks ahead.
Stay warm and save money this heating season with these cost-effective tips and tricks. Want another smart tip? Replace your old, inefficient boiler or furnace with a new, high-efficiency heating system from Swezey.
An oil furnace or boiler upgrade could save you as much as 30-40 percent on your heating bills every month – enough to pay for the replacement in just a few years.
Contact us today for a FREE, no-obligation estimate on heating installations in Suffolk County, NY!
Flooding can happen any time of year here in Suffolk County, and no matter when it happens, it can be a big hassle to clean up.
Not to mention dangerous.
If your basement has flooded, here are three things you should do:
One significant item that could suffer damage during a flood is your furnace. More often than not, these appliances sit unprotected on your basement floor.
While restoring your furnace to working order could simply be a matter of giving it a thorough cleaning, you won’t know for sure without a professional heating system inspection. If your equipment has been exposed to water,do not use it before calling a heating inspector!
In the meantime, you can examine your outdoor condensing units, which are durable and can often withstand some exposure to water (although this is not always the case). Look for a line to see how high the water rose; if that line extends only a few inches, the unit may be salvageable after inspection. If the water rose higher than halfway up the unit, the damage will likely be too expensive to repair.
The bottom line: if your basement has flooded, DO NOT use your furnace without having your equipment inspected by a qualified professional first – even if it seems to be working! Bacteria and mold could easily grow and spread within our home if your equipment is not properly inspected and cleaned, and safety measures that protect you from fire or carbon monoxide hazards could be damaged. It’s simply not worth the risk to run your furnace without a clean bill of health from a heating expert!
If you’ve experienced a flood in your home and need your furnace inspected, contact the pros at Swezey right away. We’ll get it looked at quickly and either fix or replace your furnace correctly so you can get back to enjoying your warm home again.
If the time has come to replace your heating oil tank – whether because it’s outdated, showing signs of wear, or simply because your heating needs have changed – you’ll need to ask some simple questions when shopping for a replacement. One of the most basic of these questions is what size oil tank you will need.
How do you choose the right-sized oil tank for your home? Here are some considerations.
Once you’ve thought about these sizing factors, you can move on to other heating oil selection considerations, including tank construction, warranties, cost, tank orientation, and more.
Our oil heating specialists can help you pick just the right tank for your home and family, then install it quickly, safely, and neatly in your Suffolk County home. We’ll even remove your old tank using a hassle-free, safe and clean process that meets all federal, state and local regulations.
When it comes time to upgrade your heating oil tank, Swezey’s got you covered! We feature top-quality, double wall construction heating oil tanks that are virtually leak-proof. We’ll even take care of removing your old tank in accordance with all environmental laws and codes. Contact us today to learn more and get a FREE, no obligation estimate on a heating tank upgrade for your Suffolk County home!
Our heating oil delivery crews work hard to keep fuel coming throughout the Long Island winter. But some days, that work is harder than others; on those days, we can use your help.
Please help us keep our heating oil delivery teams safe and working as efficiently as possible by pitching in on delivery day – particularly during or in the aftermath of severe winter weather.
Here are five things you can do to make life easier for our crews so they can get much-needed fuel to as many of our neighbors as possible.
Thanks for helping the experts at Swezey Oil keep our customers safe, warm, and satisfied with reliable, on-time heating oil delivery in Suffolk County, NY. Our drivers appreciate your consideration!
A new oil-fired furnace can be a great investment for your home –especially if it’s replacing an older unit that may have lost 20 to 30 percent or more of its efficiency over the years.
But when it comes time to replacing your old oil furnace, you’re going to need to do some research – as you will see, estimates on furnace installations will vary widely.
To make an educated choice about your next furnace, it’s good to have an idea of what factors will affect the cost of installing an oil furnace in Suffolk county. Here are six of the biggest ones:
As you can see, there are a lot of factors that influence the cost of a heating oil furnace – be sure you understand everything that’s included, and not included, in your estimate so you can make an apples-to-apples comparison.
Perhaps the most important consideration when it comes to choosing an oil furnace installer is the heating contractor you choose. You’ll want seasoned pro who offers certified technicians, 24/7/365 support, and a warranty for their work.
Swezey offers all of this and more.
Our experts can help you find an oil-fired furnace that will keep you more comfortable while dropping your monthly heating oil bills by 25 percent or more – which could be enough to offset the cost of your new system in just a few years.
Ready to install a new heating oil furnace? Swezey can help. Contact us today to get a FREE, no obligation estimate a high efficiency oil furnace installation in Suffolk County, NY!