We deliver a host of full-service capabilities with every drop of oilFull service certainly seems like the way to go, especially in these times of higher energy prices. You get the options you desire ... the flexibility you want ... and the personal service you deserve.
Here are the many value-added services that UNYEA member dealers provide to help maximize your comfort and minimize your costs. Please call your individual dealer to find out which services are available. Don't have a dealer yet? Just click here.
Comprehensive Service PlansAlso called maintenance plans or contracts, service plans are a convenient way to cover the annual costs of preventive maintenance, repairs and replacement parts for your heating system with one low payment. During the life of this agreement, at no extra charge to you, your UNYEA Oilheat provider will repair or replace specified parts of your system that may become defective due to normal wear and tear. The labor associated with these repairs is included at no cost to you. Providing valuable protection of your home comfort system and peace of mind for you and your family, service plans include prompt, around-the-clock emergency service.
We offer different levels of coverage to suit your budget and needs. Service plan coverage ranges from basic parts service and annual tune-up to all-inclusive, top-of-the-line plans that can cover the repair and/or replacement of over 100 parts and include replacement allowances for oil tanks, boilers, heat exchangers or furnaces.
Most customers feel that the cost of a service plan is worthwhile just for the annual tune-up. Annual cleaning, tuning and testing can help to increase your heating system's performance and longevity. In fact, a tune-up can lower a homeowner's annual heating bill by as much as 5 percent.
A service contract also shields you from unexpected repair costs and can provide "priority response" over other customers not enrolled in the program. And most service contracts come with free Automatic Delivery. Some dealers even reward service contract customers with Loyalty Credits. These valuable credits are earned each year and can be used toward the purchase of a variety of heating equipment repairs and upgrades. Just call your local OHI-ENY Oilheat dealer today and find out how a service plan can help you to save money and give you peace of mind!
Payment PlansAlong with conserving energy, customers can save on heating bills by taking advantage of the different payment plans available through our member dealers. This section covers the various Oilheat payment plans to help you make an informed choice about how you want to pay for your fuel for easier budgeting.
Since most homeowners pay for 75% of their annual heating costs over a short three-month period, many Oilheat dealers offer convenient payment plans that can ease the financial burden over the winter months. Some dealers have their own storage tanks, allowing them to purchase bulk quantities of oil at times when wholesale prices are lowest and then pass the savings onto you. To provide price protection, dealers contract for fuel oil and price insurance almost a year in advance, lock in a price and pass the savings on to their customers. Price protection plans include Pre-Buy Plans and Price Caps.
Automatic DeliveryMost of our member dealers offer Automatic Delivery service free of charge for their price protection, budget and service plan customers. They use "degree day" technology and estimates based on a customer's tank size and past consumption to schedule regular refills. They even take the weather into account when severe winter weather is forecast to make sure you will not run out. In the rare event that you do run out of oil, on-call drivers will guarantee a fast fuel delivery and re-start your system on the spot.
Think of automatic delivery as a time-saver, which can ultimately save you money. There's no need to monitor your tank or notify your dealer when you are low on oil. Your Oilheat dealer is responsible for making timely deliveries based on the size of your home, the size of your oil tank, and your estimated consumption based on past usage and day-to-day weather conditions. There's no wondering whether your fuel gauge is "empty" ... no worrying about your family's comfort ... and no waiting for the fuel truck to arrive.
Heating Equipment UpgradesHow Can You Tell When It's Time for New Equipment?
If your Oilheat system is even 15 years "young", it's probably operating at only 60% efficiency. Modern Oilheat equipment, on the other hand, boasts efficiency ratings exceeding 90%. Older equipment also tends to be oversized, sometimes capable of heating twice the area of your home. Use the clues below to discover whether your current system may be wasting money and energy.
Warning Signs That Your System May Need Upgrading ...
The Benefits of Upgrading
Your UNYEA dealer can help you select a model that's right for your needs and your budget. Just click here for a member dealer near you.
Water Heater UpgradesDoes it seem like you're always running out of water? The culprit is probably a hot water heater that can't keep up with the heavy demand. When you invest in a new hot water heater, you'll enjoy long, HOT showers ... even when the dishwasher and washing machine are running!
Today's advanced technology means that your new equipment will last longer than yesterday's model, operate more quietly, and even help you save on fuel. In fact, a new energy-efficient model can save you up to 10% on water-heating costs.
It's no wonder that oil-fired hot water heaters are especially popular - they provide a virtually unlimited supply of hot water! That's right - in the fall, winter and spring, your hot water is virtually free because it runs off your current heating boiler.
If you're ready to select a new hot water heater, just give one of our members a call. Our technicians can review the size of your home and calculate your typical usage to determine the size and type of heater that would be most appropriate. Let an Oilheat pro install a model that gets rid of the goose bumps and guarantees you and your family hot water satisfaction!
Water Heater Facts