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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.

How You Can Save Big on Heating Costs This Winter

Matt Polsinello - Sunday, October 19, 2014

At Polsinello, we understand that families are dealing with limited budgets, and one of the major costs of owning a home is paying for utilities.

We are happy to offer new monthly payment programs that will keep your home warm this winter and save you money at the same time. In fact, you’ll save up to 15 cents per gallon when you sign up for our heating oil or propane programs. 

We offer:
•Senior/Military Discounts
•Prompt Payment Discounts
•Automatic Delivery 

Lock in your program now and watch your savings start to add up significantly. 

Sign up today so we can provide you with the highest quality customer service and the lowest monthly payments available. Call us so we can tell you more!

Home Show

Matt Polsinello - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Don’t miss our booth at the Capital Region Fall Home Show, taking place October 17th-19th, 2014 at the SportsPlex of Halfmoon, 6 Corporate Drive, Clifton Park, NY.

Whether you’ve just purchased your house, or have lived there for years, the Home Show is designed for homeowners in all stages of remodeling, updating or enhancing it. At the Polsinello exhibit, we’ll be ready to answer any questions you may have about home heating and cooling systems.  

We’ll show you how to increase the value of your home and save money on utility bills by updating major appliances such as new heating, air-conditioning units, boilers, hot water tanks and furnaces. You can rely on us for expert installation and professional service, even in the event of an emergency.

We offer Price Protection Programs, Updated Equipment, Annual Tune-Ups, Service Agreements, and Energy Star Comprehensive Home Assessments for a healthier, safer, and more energy efficient house. Our goal is to develop solutions for you for a total lower cost (TLC).

We look forward to seeing you at The Home Show!

Show hours are:
Friday, October 17, 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 18, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 19, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Taste of Elegance

Matt Polsinello - Saturday, October 11, 2014

All of us at Polsinello Fuels are proud to support the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Rensselaer County “Taste of Elegance”. We invite you to join us for a fun and delicious evening Saturday, November 8 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Rensselaer County. Come taste some of the best local wines, beers and sample food from the top local restaurants. Featured restaurants will include 677 Prime, Yono's, Illium Cafe and more. Other activities will feature a Chinese auction, wine pull and more.

Tickets for this fund-raiser will be $50/person. Advance ticket purchase is available; otherwise tickets will be sold at the door. 

100% of the proceeds go to support local programs at the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Rensselaer County.

Call Amanda or Rick at the Boys and Girls Club to purchase tickets, or for more information at (518) 465-3403.
On behalf of us all at Polsinello Fuels, we look forward to seeing you there! 
About the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Rensselaer County:

This non-profit has a mission: “To inspire and enable Youth from all walks of life to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens”. The Boys and Girls Club of Southern Rensselaer County provides:
•A safe place to learn and grow.
•Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals.
•Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences.
•Hope and opportunity. 

Does Your Oil Tank Need to be Replaced? How to Know!

Matt Polsinello - Monday, September 29, 2014

You may not give much thought to your oil tank, but it’s one of the most important systems in your home.

Moisture and sediment get trapped inside your tank as time goes by. These accumulations can cause the tank to start deteriorating from the inside out. Because of this, the tank can appear perfectly fine from the outside, but can actually be corroding on the inside.

When a tank fails, it usually begins as a small pin hole, and you’ll notice a drop of oil beginning to escape. However, there have also been instances of larger scale failures, where a considerable amount of oil has spilled from the tank all at once. If that oil isn’t immediately contained and sinks into the soil, you have the potential for a hazardous waste cleanup situation on your hands, which can be very expensive. Even if your basement floor is concrete and you do contain the spill, the oil can leave a lingering odor and stain that’s tough to deal with. Call Polsinello immediately if you experience this.

If you don’t see leaks and it’s not time to replace the tank, you should know that the tank will have a layer of sludge and sediment in the bottom of it. If you allow the oil level in the tank to get too low, and some of that material is drawn into the fuel lines and into the furnace, you run the risk of clogging the lines, and also potentially damaging the furnace itself.

Call us at Polsinello Fuels to inspect your oil tank and determine if it’s time for a replacement.

Buying a House? How to Know if the Water Heater Will Last

Matt Polsinello - Monday, September 15, 2014

There are many things people look for when buying a home: location, appearance, age, design, etc. But it can be easy to overlook some of the house’s basic components, such as having a fully functional water heater.

At Polsinello Fuels, we know that several things can go wrong, such as:

Pilot light on gas water heater flickers out.
Circuit breaker for an electric heater trips.
Burner or heating element fails.
Thermostat breaks.
Valve sticks.

Ask the seller if they’ve had any problems with the hot water heater, both recently and in previous years. If the tank is more than 10 years old, or if it’s leaking, a new water tank is the solution.

On the bright side, modern water heaters are far more energy-efficient than older models and will save you money in fuel costs.

Something else to remember: Whether the hot water heater will perform better and last longer if you have the tank cleaned yearly to remove sediment. A bonus: Without all that gunk inside, your water heater will operate more efficiently, also saving you money.

We recommend you learn what you can about the hot water heater before you make any offer on a house, because it could cost you money down the line.

We’re here if you need repairs or replacement of your hot water heater. Call us today for an appointment for an inspection.

What To Do Before you Put Out the For Sale Sign

Matt Polsinello - Monday, September 08, 2014
If you’re thinking about selling your home, you want it to not only look its best, you need your major systems to be updated and functioning their best.

At Polsinello Fuels, we’d like to remind you to not overlook your air conditioning system and water heater! Put these items on your checklist to ensure you’ll be getting the full value of your home when a potential buyer makes an offer.

A central air conditioning system significantly increases the value of your home. In the Northeast, we rely on central air to get us through the long, humid days of summer. If your system isn’t functioning properly, now’s the time to have it checked, repaired or updated.

You also need to think about your water heater. Conventional storage tank water heaters generally have a lifespan of 10 to 13 years. If yours is this age, it’s time to replace it. Good news: new models are up to 20% more efficient and can save the new homeowner up to $700 in energy costs over the life of the unit. That’s a great selling point.

A fully functional air conditioning system and water heater that’s working properly are major assets to your home during the selling process, so don’t overlook their importance.

At Polsinello Fuels, we’re experts at upgrading your central air and hot water heater so you can get the best price for your home. Call us today!

Polsinello Supports the Bright Futures of Students on the Course to Vocational Careers!

Matt Polsinello - Thursday, September 04, 2014

On July 11, 2014, all of us at Polsinello Fuels were pleased to host our 13th Annual Polsinello Foundation Golf Outing Fundraiser.

Under blue skies and bright sunshine, 80 golfers participated in the event, teeing off to raise an impressive $15,000.

Money raised was funneled into our scholarship program. This year, we’re proud to support 5 high school students whose achievements are already well above par. They are launching their vocational careers, with high aspirations to pursue their futures in the following programs at area campuses:

• Automotive Technology at Hudson Valley Community College

• Culinary Arts at Schenectady Community College

• HVAC Program at Hudson Valley Community College

• Mechanical Engineering at Hudson Valley Community College

• Plumbing at Worcester Vocational Technical School

Share for Cher! - Win tickets to see Cher live in concert

Matt Polsinello - Thursday, August 28, 2014

Contest Sign-up

Last month, we gave away a pair of tickets to see the iconic Paul McCartney performance in Albany, and this month, we’re keeping the momentum going with our “Share for Cher” contest to see the legendary singer September 11, 2014, at the Times Union Center.

Simply click the “Enter Contest!” Tab on our Page or the link below and share with your friends. Then, when your friends enter the contest, you’ll automatically be entered again. The more friends that enter, the more chances you have to win!

From “I Got You Babe,” to “If I Could Turn Back Time,” this is your chance to celebrate all the Cher classics with other devoted fans.

Special guest at the Cher concert is famed singer Pat Benatar! So go ahead, hit us with your best shot, enter the contest TODAY.

Repair or Replace: Do you Need a New Boiler?

Matt Polsinello - Wednesday, August 20, 2014
thermostat and a boiler

You don't realize how much you and your family rely on your boiler until it breaks down. Then, you’re left with freezing cold showers, no heat and an enormous bill for emergency repairs. If you keep paying to have your boiler repaired, it might be time to invest in a new one.

Be More Efficient

Getting a new boiler can be expensive, but if your current one is older than 10 years, you should start thinking about having it replaced. While the cost might give you the chills, boilers account for around 60% of what you spend in a year on energy bills, so getting an efficient boiler can make a big difference and actually save you money on your heating bills.

Save Energy

Look for a high-efficiency boiler carrying the Energy Star logo. These models are equipped with innovative new energy-saving technologies. In fact a new, high-efficiency boiler could cut your heating bills by up to 40%, so you'll see savings and help protect the environment at the same time.

Here’s the final word:

It's better not to wait until your boiler breaks down before looking for a new one as you'll probably end up paying more for it that way. If your boiler is old, it may become more costly for repairs. Call us now for a free estimate so that you don't make a panic buy that will cost you even more!

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