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Don’t Miss Our Amazing Summer AC Offer!

Matt Polsinello - Tuesday, August 04, 2015


For the coolest summer, the best time to buy is NOW!

Install an Energy Star Air Conditioner and get FREE 0% APR for 12 months! Plus, rebates worth up to $1,450!

Hurry – offer is only good until August 31st, 2015.

Call Polsinello Fuels at (518)465-3535 or submit an online form for a FREE ESTIMATE today!


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

Matt Polsinello - Thursday, July 30, 2015

On July 10th, 2015, all of us at Polsinello Fuels were pleased to host our 14th Annual Polsinello Foundation Golf Outing Fundraiser at Burden Lake County Club.

Under blue skies and bright sunshine,104 golfers participated in the event, teeing off to raise an impressive $21,000 for the foundation, making this our best year ever! We can’t thank everyone enough for their continuing and growing support.

The money raised was funneled into our scholarship program.  This year, we’re proud to support four 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 in the area:

-          Automotive Mechanics at Hudson Valley Community College 

-          Culinary Arts at Schenectady Community College

-          Plumbing at Worcester Vocational Technical School

-          Hairdressing at ORLO School of Hair Design & Cosmetology

For more information, kindly contact Beth Polsinello at 465-3535 ext. 133.


BPI Certification

Matt Polsinello - Tuesday, July 28, 2015



One of the many reasons why Polsinello Fuels is continually trusted by their customers is because all of our technicians are highly trained and BPI certified. You might be wondering if a BPI certification is really imperative. Well, we can assure you that having a BPI certified technician working on your home ensures the quality of the work done is up to or beyond standard. In order to become certified, one must pass both a field and an online exam. There are many types of BPI certifications, including:

  • Building Analyst
  • Envelope Professional
  • Advanced Home Energy Professional (HEP)
  • Air Leakage Control Installer
  • Infiltration & Duct Leakage (IDL)
  • Heating
  • Air Conditioning and Heat Pump
  • Multifamily
  • Manufactured Housing

At Polsinello Fuel’s our highly trained technicians are all BPI certified, so you can trust that your installations and services will be done properly, and in a timely manner. Contact Polsinello Fuels to schedule an appointment today!


Check Out These AMAZING Summer Deals for your Next Furnace/Boiler!

Matt Polsinello - Thursday, July 23, 2015


Now is the time to take advantage of our summer deals! Rebates, FREE energy audits, low interest financing, and more! Here is what Polsinello Fuels has to offer this summer:

  1. Up to $1,445 in National Grid and Manufacturer (Carrier) Rebates and 0% interest financing for qualifying heating system installation.
    • Installation MUST be completed by Polsinello Fuels by 8/31/15.
    • Must purchase qualifying equipment in order to receive both National Grid and Carrier Manufacturer rebate.
    • National Grid rebate MUST be reserved prior to installation to ensure availability of funds.
    • Carrier rebates are redeemed by sending Carrier Cool Cash submission form to manufacturer.

  2. FREE Home Performance Energy Audit
    • Most homes will qualify!

  3. Brand new High Efficiency heating system for just $32/month!*
    • Low interest financing for up to 15 years through Home Performance with Energy Star.
    • Here’s how it works:

      • Polsinello Fuels performs a FREE energy audit on your home.
      • You (the homeowner) and the high efficiency system being purchased both qualify for financing and EITHER National Grid OR NYSERDA HEMI rebates.
      • You (the homeowner) receive a low interest loan for 15 years and pay the loan directly in your National Grid bill each month.
      • The Home Performance with Energy Star program pays Polsinello Fuels for the installation on all qualifying heating and air conditioning installations.

*Limited time offer, while program and funding are available through Home Performance with Energy Star. Must qualify for financing. Must purchase qualifying high efficiency equipment through Polsinello Fuels.

Don’t miss out! Call Polsinello Fuels at (518)465-3535 or submit an online form for a FREE ESTIMATE today!



Carrier Brand History and Features

Matt Polsinello - Tuesday, July 21, 2015



At Polsinello Fuels, we only carry the most trusted brands to ensure you get the best product for your needs, every time. Since the invention of the first modern air conditioning system by Dr. Willis Carrier in 1902, Carrier brand products have been second to none when it comes to providing impeccable results.


We provide our customers with a variety of Carrier brand products that are environmentally friendly for their home or business, including:

  • Air Cleaners
  • Air Conditioners
  • Boilers
  • Evaporator Coils
  • Fan Coils
  • Gas Furnaces
  • Heat Pumps
  • Humidifiers
  • Oil Furnaces
  • Power Generators
  • Packaged Products
  • Thermostats
  • Ventilators

Some of the benefits that come from choosing a Carrier brand product from Polsinello Fuels include:

  • Energy Efficiency – Carrier products are known for saving customers money on their energy bills
  • Easily Operated – Most Carrier systems are operated with the simple push of a button
  • Customizable – Carrier products can be customized to adhere to any size home or building
  • Cleaner Air – Enhancements can be added to filter the air you breathe in your home

Contact Polsinello Fuels to learn more about how we can benefit your home with Carrier brand products.


The Benefits of Central AC

Matt Polsinello - Tuesday, July 14, 2015


Summer is in full swing, and it’s a hot one! Having the right cooling system ensures that you and your family can enjoy relief from those scorching, summer days in the comfort of your own home. Central air conditioning systems are among the most beneficial cooling systems in existence. Some of the benefits include:

  • Larger cooling range – Central air conditioning systems provide the ability to cool an entire house at the same time, whereas window and wall units can typically only cool one room at a time.
  • Lower utility/energy costs – Window units tend to use more energy, as they are constantly running. Since it only takes one system to efficiently cool your whole house, you will not have to have multiple units running at once, resulting in lower utility bills.
  • Better air quality – Today’s central air filters are able to remove most pollutants and allergens from the air. This can also result in better respiratory health.
  • Less noise – Central air conditioning systems are much quieter than window units, which are known for being loud when running.
  • Takes up less space – Central AC requires no inside space to be used for installation, reducing clutter.
  • Easy to operate – most central AC controls are very simple to use.
  • Can also provide heat – Some central AC systems can also conveniently provide heat in the winter with the flip of a switch.

Want to learn more about air conditioning installations? Click here! If you would like to discuss the possibility of installing a central air conditioning system in your home or if you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us for FREE estimates!


What to do if You Smell Propane in Your Home

Matt Polsinello - Tuesday, July 07, 2015


Propane is a fuel that comes from oil refining and natural gas processing. It is used by over 60 million Americans for heat, hot water, cooking, fireplaces, dryers, vehicles, swimming pool heaters and more, making it one of the most versatile fuels in existence. Since propane is naturally colorless and odorless, odorant is added so it can be more easily detected. It is very serious if you smell propane in your home, so you need to be sure to take the appropriate measures.

If you smell propane in your home, here is what you should do to ensure the safety of yourself and others:

  • Leave the building immediately
  • Do not turn light switches on or off
  • Do not do anything that can cause a spark (using a lighter, smoking, using hairspray,etc.)
  • Leave doors open
  • If it is safe, turn off the gas supply at the tank
  • Do not re-enter the building if you are outside
  • Once you are safe, call your gas supplier and emergency personnel
  • Keep yourself and others out of the building until help arrives

Click here for more information on propane and frequently asked questions.

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) – What You Need to Know

Matt Polsinello - Thursday, June 25, 2015


At Polsinello Fuels, we proudly serve those who are part of the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP).

HEAP PROGRAMS

The HEAP Regular Benefit Component provides assistance with heating costs to New Yorkers with low-incomes.

HEAP EMERGENCY BENEFIT


The HEAP Emergency Benefit Component provides assistance with heat or heat-related emergencies for New Yorkers in low-income households.

HEATING EQUIPMENT REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT

The Heating Equipment Repair and Replacement Component of the HEAP Program provides assistance with repairing and/or replacing heating components necessary to heat your home, including furnaces, boilers, and other direct heating components.

HEAP COOLING ASSISTANCE

The HEAP Cooling Assistance Component assists with the purchase and installation of air conditioners (valued up to $800) or a fan to households that are found to be eligible.

Want to see if you may be eligible? Complete a HEAP pre-screening on www.mybenefits.ny.gov. By answering a few basic questions about your household, your money, and your bills, you can find out if you may be able to get help! Also, you can always contact us if you have any questions.


Tankless Water Heater Benefits – Plus, Your Chance to WIN!

Matt Polsinello - Thursday, June 18, 2015


Ever thought about switching to a tankless water heater? Not sure what the difference is between conventional water heaters and tankless? A tankless water heater is as simple as it sounds – a water heater that does not store water in a tank. Instead, these types of water heaters produce hot water only when it is needed which makes them very efficient. They have been popular in Europe and other countries, but are beginning to grow in popularity in the US because of the benefits they offer.

Some of the benefits of having a tankless water heater include:

  • Space Saving: Aside from being small and compact, tankless water heaters are usually installed on a wall, where they hang nicely out of the way.
  • Built to Last: Unlike conventional water heaters, tankless water heaters are not made to be “disposable.” Once installed, they will supply your home with hot water for years to come.
  • Unlimited Hot Water: Tankless water heaters supply steady hot water by using highly efficient heat exchangers to instantly heat the water.
  • Energy Efficient: Since tankless water heaters do not heat and store hot water, they usually only run when you need them to. This can result in lower energy costs.

Contact us today to find out how a tankless water heater from Polsinello Fuels can benefit you and your home! Plus, ENTER TO WIN a brand new Rinnai tankless water heater with full installation by Polsinello Fuels!



No Hidden Fees with Budget Friendly Options

Matt Polsinello - Thursday, June 11, 2015


At Polsinello Fuels we pride ourselves in offering our customers peace of mind when it comes to heating oil and propane pricing and services. There are many ways our family owned and operated business achieves this. At the top of the list, we have “No Hidden Fees!” And the lowest monthly payments available!!

Unexpected fees on any bill can be daunting to someone who is trying to stick to a budget. Therefore, at Polsinello Fuels we provide our customers with clear expectations on their total bill. Our “No Hidden Fees” policy along with our budget friendly options has allowed us to become the trusted heating supplier in the Albany, Schenectady and Saratoga areas and beyond.

In addition to our “No Hidden Fees” policy, we offer our customers multiple budget friendly programs to help them manage the fluctuating heating oil and propane pricing. They include two types:


Prepay Programs – Up Front Payment

  • Capped: A capped prepay program dictates how high the price will be throughout the year, if the price is lower, the customer will receive the reduced rate. (Oil only)
  • Flex: A flex prepay program does not lock or cap the price; it offers an overall discount of $0.15 per gallon upon enrollment. (Oil & Propane)

Budget Programs - Monthly Payments

  • Fixed: A fixed prepay program locks the price of propane and is typically a discounted price for an entire year if it is paid up front.
  • Capped: A capped budget program limits how high the price will go from month to month, if the price is lower, the customer will receive the reduced rate.
  • Flex: A flex budget program does not lock or cap the price, it offers an overall monthly discount of $0.10 per gallon.


“No Hidden Fees” and budget friendly programs allow our customers to take control of their heating oil and propane bill. Contact Polsinello Fuels to discuss our “No Hidden Fees” policy and which budget friendly programs works best for you.


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