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Polsinello’s Excellent Customer Service Doesn’t Stop at Installations

Matt Polsinello - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

As with any other machine, after installation, sometimes your heating system will need a tune-up to ensure that it is still functioning the best that it can. While Polsinello Fuels stands behind our installation work, we also offer several unique services to maintain your systems, including:

  1. Emergency Repair Service – We know how uncomfortable it can be when your systems aren’t working properly. That’s why we keep highly-trained technicians on-call 24/7 to respond to emergencies.

  2. Annual Tune-Ups – Much like a car needs an oil change regularly, heating and air-conditioning systems require preventative maintenance to maintain their long-term efficiency. All major equipment manufacturers recommend an annual tune-up, just to ensure that the equipment is operative at full capacity. Getting your annual tune-up before the winter is perfect timing!

  3. Heating & Air-Conditioning Service Agreements – Our service agreements are designed for our customers to gain peace of mind, knowing that someone is just a phone call away at the first sign of trouble. Basic maintenance, emergency service calls, and most parts and labor are included in our service agreements.

  4. Flat-Rate Billing – Our Flat-Rate Billing system is designed to take the guess work out of how much a service repair will cost, by providing a quote before the work is performed. This way, our customer is empowered to make educated and informed decisions when they need repairs.

For more information on how Polsinello can help you, feel free to contact us.

Buderus Has the Right Boiler for You!

Matt Polsinello - Tuesday, February 21, 2017

After over 60 years in business, we’ve seen a lot of different manufacturers come and go. At Polsinello Fuels, we only carry the most efficient products that we are proud to stand by. Buderus Boilers is one of them!

No matter what your heating requirements may be, Buderus is sure to have the right boiler for you. Decades of experience has led to a modern designed boiler, using the latest combustion and manufacturing technologies. Some of the many benefits from the outstanding features of Buderus Boilers include:

  • Low operating costs
  • Higher comfort levels
  • Easy maintenance

Additionally, Buderus Boilers ensure AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) ratings up to 88% at their full-firing rate, when using recommended burners. The use of one of their modern, high-efficiency boilers also results in much lower flue temperatures.

Contact us today for more information on how our supply of Buderus Boilers can fit your needs.

The Latest HVAC Solutions for Your Home

Matt Polsinello - Tuesday, February 14, 2017

When it’s time to replace an aging system, it’s important to become well-informed. HVAC systems are one of the essential pieces of keeping your household running smoothly, and knowing about the newest systems will help you feel confident about selecting the best system for your needs.

Some of the latest solutions include:

Zoning Systems: Zoning systems are especially good for larger and multi-story homes, as they can boost efficiency and comfort. With this type of system, one central panel controls the energy use in all of the heating and cooling zones set-up during installation.

Whole-House Dehumidifiers: Ideal for humid climates, the whole-house dehumidifier keeps excess moisture under control, making your home more comfortable. With this, your heating and cooling systems won’t have to work as hard, so it uses less energy.

Fan-Only Switches: This feature uses the blower to keep air circulating throughout your home, without needing to use the cooling or heating systems unnecessarily.

For guidance determining the best system and features for you, contact the professionals at Polsinello Fuels, Inc..

Enter to Win: Navien KD Water Heater!

Matt Polsinello - Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Are you in need of a new water heater? Enter to win a Navien Water Heater, and reap the benefits that Navien has to offer with their products!

Navien Water Heaters:

  • Are Energy Star Certified: Products that have an Energy Star label are trusted for their energy efficiency, saving consumers money, and protecting the environment while doing so.

  • Have Condensing Technology: This technology allows water heaters to reuse the condensation created from the heat exchanger, making it the most efficient and economical water heater available.

  • Have Eco Burner Technology: Navien’s ECO Premixed burners burn with the shortest flame, dramatically reducing CO and NOx by using only the minimum amount of gas and air. This reduces acid rain and air pollution.

Ready to enter? This content is available to all current and new Polsinello customers. To read more, and enter, visit our contest page.

Polsinello’s Featured Brand: Rinnai

Matt Polsinello - Thursday, January 26, 2017

As a Rinnai Factory Authorized Dealer, Polsinello Fuels, Inc. has an extensive network of inventory and support for our Rinnai Tankless Heaters that you’re unlikely to find elsewhere.

Throughout nearly a century, Rinnai has become one of the world’s largest gas appliance manufacturers, specializing in tankless water heaters. Tankless heaters – also referred to as “on-demand heaters” – only heat water when the faucet is turned on, therefore reducing energy usage, as there is no need to keep 40 to 50 gallons of water hot in a storage tank for use.

We at Polsinello are proud to offer the efficiency, convenience, and comfort that Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters have to offer for both residential and commercial uses. For more information on Rinnai products and if they’re right for you, contact Polsinello today.

3 Tips to Save on Water Heating Costs

Matt Polsinello - Thursday, January 12, 2017

The most energy-efficient way to heat water is with a tankless water heater, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative and save money if you’re still holding onto a standard water heater. A standard water storage tank keeps water constantly hot and ready, but the water naturally cools down in a process called “standby heat loss,” requiring the burner to kick on to warm it up again.

To reduce your water heating costs this year, try implementing these tips:

  1. Turn Down the Tank’s Thermostat: Most water heaters come with their temperate preset at 140 degrees, which can lead to unintentional scalding. There’s no harm in lowering the tank to 120 degrees, which can save you 6 – 10% on your energy bill.

  2. Insulate the Tank: Older tanks tend to need a bit more extra care, especially if it’s located in an unheated space, such as a room in your basement or closet. An easy way to reduce costs is to wrap the heater with an insulating blanket, which can cut heat loss by 25 – 45%. If you have a newer model that is already insulated, be sure to check with the manufacturer before adding an additional layer of insulation. When insulating your electric water heater, be sure not to block the thermostat; if it’s a gas unit, be careful not to block the air inlet or exhaust.

  3. Insulate Hot-Water Pipes, Too: Insulating your exposed pipes is an easy fix that allows your water to arrive in your faucet at 2-4 degrees warmer. Since you won’t have to wait as long for it to heat up, energy, water, and money is saved because the tank doesn’t have to work as hard. One caveat to this tip is to be sure that your pipes are relatively easy to get to. If they’re in hard-to-reach spaces, it might not be worth the effort.

For more ways to save on home energy costs, consider a Home Energy Audit from Polsinello Fuels, Inc.

Polsinello’s Featured Brand: Rheem

Matt Polsinello - Tuesday, December 27, 2016

One of our favorite brands to work with is Rheem. The company reflects our family value style of business, having been started by brothers Richard and Donald Rheem back in 1925. Today, Rheem is the only manufacturer worldwide that produces heating, cooling, water heating, pool/spa heating, and commercial refrigeration products. Furthermore, Rheem is the largest manufacturer of water heating products in North America.

Rheem products can be used in both residential and commercial properties. The products Polsinelllo installs from Rheem are as follows:

  • Gas Water Heaters
  • Electric Water Heaters
  • Tankless Water Heaters
  • Point-of-Use Water Heaters
  • Solar Water Heaters
  • Commercial Water Heaters
  • Air Conditioners
  • Gas Furnaces
  • Oil Furnaces

For more information about the installation of these products from Polsinello Fuels, Inc., contact us today.

Polsinello is proud to serve HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) Customers

Matt Polsinello - Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Polsinello Fuels, Inc. prides itself on our dedication to the local communities. We are proud to serve customers who are a part of the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP).

What is HEAP?

HEAP is a program that serves eligible, low-income homeowners who quality for assistance. Different sectors of this program include:

HEAP Regular Benefits: Assists low-income New Yorkers with the cost of heating their homes.

HEAP Emergency Benefits – Assists low-income New Yorkers who are facing a heat or heat-related emergency.

Heating Equipment Repair or Replacement: This component is available to help eligible low-income homeowners repair or replace their furnaces, boilers, and other direct heating components that are necessary to keep your home’s primary heating source functional.

HEAP Cooling Assistance: Provides for the purchase and installation of air conditioners, not to exceed $800.

You can learn more about and apply for HEAP here. Please note that separate applications are required for some benefits.

Which Heating System is Right for You?

Matt Polsinello - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

With all of the different options for heating systems these days, it’s no wonder that customers sometimes get overwhelmed. Heating systems are something that you’ve relied on daily for years, so it’s important to make the right decision when choosing which system to install. Here’s a quick overview of the different types of heating systems and what they provide:

Gas Furnaces: Often referred to as the “clean choice”, these systems are versatile and improve energy efficiency.

Oil Furnaces: These furnaces work with fine droplets of oil burning efficiently, while the air flows through a filter, minimizing impurities.

Electric Furnaces: These are a two-in-one! Electric units provide reliable heating and cooling air in one efficient unit.

Ductless Heat Pumps: These systems are often recommended as a high-efficiency replacement for baseboard heat. With better zone control, they are also ideal for homes that don’t have existing ducts.

Have more questions about finding the right system for you? Contact the professionals at Polsinello Fuels, Inc. today!

How to Identify Air Leaks in Your Home

Matt Polsinello - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

We’ve all heard the saying before – “shut the door, you’re letting all of the hot/cool air out!” However, this isn’t the only way that your home is losing air, and costing you money in the process. Identifying where air leaks may be occurring in your home – and sealing them – can greatly improve your home’s overall energy efficiency.

Air leaks typically occur through gaps and cracks. To easily find leaks in your home, hold up a smoke pencil or burning stick of incense, keeping an eye on the smoke column. If the smoke wavers, there’s a leak in need of some sealing! Common areas that leaks occur include:

  • Door and window frames
  • Crown moldings and baseboards
  • Electrical outlet plates and light switches
  • Appliance ventilation and exhaust fans
  • Fireplaces
  • Areas of pipes and wiring

The most effective way of sealing a leak is oftentimes caulk. For the indoors, an all-purpose latex caulk will do, but for the outdoors, a more durable silicone product is recommended. If you’re sealing around a chimney or lighting, it’s wise to install metal flashing before applying a heat-resistant caulk. If there are moveable components in the area of your leak, weatherstripping is often used. Expandable spray foam is the likely option for larger spaces around areas such as rim joists.

If you want to take your energy efficiency one step further, consider a Home Energy Audit from Polisnello Fuels, Inc.

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