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Today's Furnaces

Matt Polsinello - Monday, February 23, 2015

Furnaces can sometimes have a reputation for providing inconsistent heat. Some older furnaces relied on gravity (hot air rising) to deliver heat throughout the home and others had fans that would blow air into a room which created drafts. The newer generation of furnaces has resolved these issues. Today’s furnaces are equipped with variable speed blowers which delivery the right amount of hot air into the home. This eliminates uncomfortable drafts or waiting for the heat. A properly installed furnace by Polsinello Fuels will deliver the right amount of heat, efficiently and consistently!

Today’s furnaces are capable of efficiencies over 98%. Polsinello Fuels performs furnace installations all throughout the Greater Capital District. Our furnaces are manufactured by some of the biggest names in the business like Carrier, Bryant and Lennox. Your furnace installed by Polsinello Fuels is selected for your comfort, efficiency and ease of use. Whether gas, propane or oil Polsinello Fuels can install and service your furnace.


10% Off a Furnace or Boiler Installation

Matt Polsinello - Friday, February 20, 2015

Don’t miss out! Polsinello Fuels is offering 10% off a furnace or boiler installation!

Why should you update your furnace?
Today’s furnaces are equipped with variable speed blowers which deliver just the right amount of hot air to a home. They are capable of efficiencies over 98%! Polsinello Fuels furnaces are manufactured by some of the biggest names in the business. Brands like Carrier, Bryant and Lennox are intended to last.

Why should you update your boiler?
Polsinello Fuels has embraced today’s wall hanging boiler concept. We believe in smaller boilers with highly efficient heat exchangers that are able to quickly deliver enough hot water to keep the home warm.

We carry many of the best brand wall hung boiler like Navien, Buderus, Rinnai and Weil-McLain. These are designed to last and can have efficiencies of over 96%.

Still not sure? Click here to use our Energy Calculator to see how much energy you’re using then call us at 465-3535 to talk to someone about your options while you can save 10%!


Buying a House: Heating & Cooling Considerations

Matt Polsinello - Monday, January 19, 2015


According to some data, the months between April and July are when the most house sales take place. April is just a few months away, and if you’re in the market for a new home, consider the heating and cooling of a home when making a decision.

Energy costs can’t be predicted, but it’s probably a safe bet to think they won’t dip drastically. Now, you have to consider heating and cooling systems that play nice with energy costs, otherwise, when buying a home, you might be buying into higher than expected energy costs.

During your first couple inspection of prospective home, keep heating and cooling systems and costs in mind. And, even if the systems don’t seem to be presenting any issues in the present, it’s ideal to think long-term and how much you’re willing to spend on repairs and replacements.

What to Look For:

1. Pay attention to the layout of the home. The layout alone may have a big impact on the energy costs to run the house. Are there high ceilings? If so, how efficient are the current systems for rooms of that type?

2. How many floors/stories is the house? 2 stories? 3 stories? A multiple level home may present an issue because of the way heat rises and how the system helps circulate that air. Do the bottom floors stay too cool while the top floor is making your forehead bead with sweat?

3. Zones. How many heating/cooling zones does the house have? In other words, if you have the ability to control the temperature by zone, this would be more ideal than if you had one single point of temperature control.

As you inspect potential homes, heating issues should be foremost in your mind. While obvious issues will be apparent, there are less obvious things that need to be considered.

4. Vents. Are there vents close to or under windows? If so, this may contribute to higher energy costs. Do the larger rooms even have vents or do they rely on a single vent? If so, this large area might take longer to heat and/or cool.

With new homes, you can expect to find heating issues can be addressed in an easier manner, where older homes present different challenges. In any event, contact us so we can help make your dream home more energy efficient with any number of the heating and cooling products and maintenance we offer.




Consider Your Heating & Cooling Systems When Remodeling Your Home This Spring

Matt Polsinello - Thursday, January 15, 2015


It gets pretty chilly in the winter and blazing hot in the summer, here in the northeast. This means you need to consider installing an efficient heating and cooling system that is tailored specifically to your home. But when it comes to remodeling your home, you should consider your current heating and cooling system as well.

Take a wall down here, put a wall up there, add a window, remove a window, the sky’s the limit when it comes to remodeling. Remodeling choices and structural changes to your home can mean a different flow of air in your home. It’s important, then, to consider changing your heating and cooling system, even if it’s simply and upgrade or replacement.

Replacement heating and cooling can not only make your newly remodeled home more comfortable, have cleaner air, change the nature of the air quality for the better, but it can also stop hot and cold spots from being the new normal. Not to mention, more efficient systems can save you money over the life of a well-maintained system.

Before ‘breaking ground’ so-to-speak with your home remodeling projects, give us a call and explore the many options we have to offer – we can be a part of making your house really feel like home!

And, right now, we’re offering a 10% discount on new furnace and new boiler installations. Call us today at 518-465-3535.



Join Us at the Capital Region’s Times Union Home Expo and Enter to Win a TV!

Matt Polsinello - Monday, January 12, 2015


The Capital Region’s 35th annual Times Union Home Expo is for homeowners and residential/commercial vendors – we hope you’ll stop by our booth and say hello, while learning about the many things we can do to improve your heating and cooling efficiency.

This year we’re partnering with the Times Union and will be featuring a giveaway this year. The lucky winner will receive a 50” HD Flat Screen TV! Come down to the expo and get all the details and rules.

The Expo is the area’s largest and longest-running event of its kind. Whether you’re looking for ideas for new home/business projects, a little inspiration or just browsing home improvement options, we hope to see you there!

Join us on February 6-8, 2015

LEARN MORE:

http://timesunionhomeexpo.com



Get 10% Off a Furnace or Boiler Installation!

Matt Polsinello - Friday, January 09, 2015


Now that the holidays have passed, it’s time for many of us to focus on taking care of our homes.

Right now, Polsinello Fuels is offering 10% off a furnace or boiler installation.

Why Replace Your Furnace or Boiler?

  • Increase efficiency
  • Stop having drastic temperature differences from room to room
  • Heating costs can be a wildcard, replacing can help reduce costs over all
  • Better normalize the air quality in your home (especially if it’s too dry in the winter and/or too humid in the summer)

Need more information and want to talk to an actual person about your options? Call us at 465-3535 and stop by the Capital Region’s 35th annual Times Union Home Expo on February 6-8, 2015 to see us in person!



Heat Up the Holidays Prize Winner Announcement

Matt Polsinello - Monday, December 22, 2014


In early December we ran a contest on our Facebook page for the holidays. The prize? A 50” flat screen TV to help heat up the holidays!

We’re proud to announce the winner! Congratulations goo to Holly Pitcher! She is the lucky winner in our Heat up the Holidays Sweepstakes and gets to take home a brand new flat screen TV!




Oil Vs. Electric Heating

Matt Polsinello - Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Giving Thanks & Giving Back: Helping the Elderly Stay Warm During the Cold Winter Months

Matt Polsinello - Friday, November 21, 2014

Can you believe it? Thanksgiving is right around the corner. It seems like just yesterday that we were talking about air conditioning. And since, the spirit of Thanksgiving is all about showing gratitude for your good fortune and giving to those who need it, try out these ideas for helping the elderly stay warm during the colder months. Express your thanks this season by doing the following 3 things for those in your family or community:

Help the Elderly Cut Down on Energy Use This Winter

  1. Have you or a friend seal air leaks. One of the best ways is to use weather stripping and insulate attic hatches and doors. This will help prevent the escape of warm air. While you’re at it, see if you can help install their storm windows and put screens in storage.
  2. Furnace neglect and dirt build up can cause a heating system failure. Don’t be shy, help schedule a fall checkup and get their heating system operating at peak performance.
  3. Help insulate water pipes to ensure pipes don’t burst — this also keeps warm water pipes warm and reduces the calls to the furnace or boiler when hot water is demanded from the taps.

This Thanksgiving season, focus on family and friends, but don’t forget those who are less fortunate or those who might not be able to do for themselves.

Have yourself a very Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Polsinello Fuels!


How To Get Some TLC From Polsinello

Matt Polsinello - Friday, October 31, 2014

Everyone needs a little TLC, and for us at Polsinello, we take this seriously! For all our customers, we offer a Total Lower Cost.

Here are the 6 Advantages to our TLC Program:

  1. Money Saving Programs: We offer cash discounts, budget and prepay plans, senior and military discounts and automatic deliveries.
  2. Update Equipment: We want you to save up to 40% on your costs for natural gas, propane, oil and electric. Our environmentally friendly solutions for new offer comfort and reliability. As a bonus, you’ll earn back your investment in an average of 3 to 5 years.
  3. Annual Tune-ups: Our professional check-ups by highly trained technicians will increase the life of your equipment and maximize safety for you and your family. A tune-up can cut the overall cost of running the equipment by up to 40%.
  4. Service Agreements: Protect your investment! Our affordable preventative maintenance program will help you avoid major repair bills and be sure to get your annual tune-up each year.
  5. Energy Star: We highly recommend a comprehensive home assessment to all our customers. The whole house performance testing will diagnose problems and implement solutions. The result? A healthier, safer and more efficient home.
  6. Be Energy Smart! We recommend you have air leaks sealed and have proper insulation. We also recommend programmable thermostats to help cut heating and cooling costs.

Call us today to find out more about how Polsinello can give you some much needed TLC.



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