2020 Fall Archives | Pioneer Oil and Propane

Joey Grigarauskas

Dear Friends,

No one knows what’s going to happen next, but it is possible that we may face a resurgence of COVID-19 here, with all its attendant challenges. We are working hard to prepare for potential disruptions — including being ready to handle tough winter weather.

While few people could have predicted the massive changes we have faced since March, in some ways, we have been preparing our business for this for years.

In the wake of several destructive storms, our company decided we needed to invest in technology to make it possible to service customers even if our physical office was shut down. This year, that investment has really paid off for our customers and team.

Here’s how:

Stay warm this winter

Many of our customers have changed their fuel consumption patterns because they’re staying at home during the public health crisis. That means they’re using more fuel than they were using before. If you’re on automatic delivery, please let us know about your situation so we can keep our deliveries as accurate as possible. If you call for your fuel, please watch your tank carefully. Propane customers also have the option of getting a tank monitor installed.

Please contact us if you have any concerns. In the meantime, feel confident that we are better positioned to meet the current challenge than virtually any fuel company in the area.

Be well.

Warmly,
Joey Grigarauskas
General Manager

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These days, it’s more important than ever to make sure we have your correct email and cell phone number on file. This ensures that we can keep you up to date on any changes we’ve made in the way we conduct our business. It also allows us to quickly confirm or request adjustments for any appointments you’ve made.

We won’t share your contact information with anyone else. It’s just between us. To provide us with your current contact information, just call our office or go to our website and send us the information through our Contact Us page.

Home is our haven, an escape from the turbulent outside world. That’s why we’ve filled these pages with information that we hope will make you as safe and comfortable as possible — all the time.

More Dangerous Than Poppies

The wicked witch attempted to use poppies to send Dorothy into a permanent sleep. Carbon monoxide (CO) can do that for real.

CO is created when any kind of fuel is burned, but it’s vented safely to the outside. That’s why it’s important to have all fuel-burning devices serviced regularly by a professional. This will ensure that your equipment is operating properly.

Because CO is a toxic, invisible and odorless gas, you should already have CO detectors installed around your home, especially near all bedrooms. Remember to test the detectors about once a month.

A faulty burner or furnace can cause a CO leak. Other causes of CO leaks can include:

CO poisoning symptoms include fatigue, dizziness and nausea. If you suspect a CO leak, get fresh air right away by opening doors and windows and leave the house before calling for help.

Watch your pets

Signs of CO poisoning can show up in pets before they appear in humans. If a pet seems sick or is unusually slow to wake up, take it outside, check your carbon monoxide detectors and open the windows in your home. Also, get your pet to the veterinarian right away.

5 Ways to Feel Right at Home with Propane

There are many ways you can take advantage of propane’s efficiency and versatility to make your home more comfortable. Here are five ideas.

  1. Install a propane fireplace or log set. Vented propane hearths give you all the benefits of wood fireplaces without the chimney, mess or cleanup—at a fraction of the installation cost.
  2. Warm up to a propane space heater. Do you have rooms that are drafty and cold? Do you do a lot of work in your garage? Vented propane gas space heaters are easy to install, efficient and safe. They also burn cleaner than electric and oil space heaters.
  3. Upgrade to a new propane furnace. Propane gas furnaces are best in their class in terms of efficiency, with ratings from 90% to 98% efficient. A propane furnace can provide affordable warmth and comfort for any size floor plan.
  4. Go tankless. Swap out your old electric tank water heater for an innovative tankless propane unit. You’ll cut down on your water heating bills and enjoy a virtually endless supply of hot water.
  5. Upgrade your old electric stove to a propane range/cooktop. This will give you much better temperature control and heat distribution than electric models. Why not discover all the benefits of a propane cooktop for yourself?

Propane — the more appliances you have, the more you’ll love it! For more upgrade ideas, contact us and we’ll be glad to give you expert advice.

The Yellow Brick Road to Savings

Technological breakthroughs have brought in a new era of higher efficiency and big savings for anyone who uses oilheat.

The combination of increasingly efficient oil heating systems and continuous improvements with ultra‑low-sulfur Bioheat® fuel is the onetwo punch that will help homeowners in the years ahead.

Heating Season To-Do List

With many of us likely to spend so much more time than usual at home this season, the strain on overworked equipment may begin to show. Older heating systems that are running more often may hit a tipping point, and could break down.

If your heating system is showing its age, or you’ve been spending more than usual on repairs, it’s time to reach out to us to learn about your options for a replacement system.

We can make financing your heating equipment upgrades easier through our affiliation with EnerBankUSA. Home Energy Loans are also available through Mass Save.

This isn’t the only way to make equipment purchases more affordable. There are also generous rebates from Mass Save, the Propane Gas Association of New England and Rinnai. You can rest easy knowing you have our promise of service, quality and value — guaranteed.

If you need a new heating system, don’t fret about our technicians working in your home. Our installation team follows CDC-recommended safety guidelines, including wearing masks and gloves, social distancing, sanitizing their vehicles and the areas where they work in your home, and frequent hand washing. Please read more about our safety protocols on our website.

Our business is growing and we’re looking for qualified drivers and service technicians in particular to join our team.

We offer generous sign-on bonuses for technicians as well as other incentives for all new employees, including competitive pay, advancement and training opportunities, and full benefits (health insurance, 401(k), etc.)

To submit your application and resume, you can do so here. If you know a friend or relative who is qualified, please share the news!

Here’s a way to take the worry out of making your payments on time.

Switch to Auto Pay and your payments will be automatically deducted from your credit card or bank account each month. Plus, as a thank you, we’ll give you a $20 account credit when you enroll!*

Think about switching to paperless billing too. This reduces the amount of paper coming into your home. Your bill will come to you through email and you can file it away electronically.

Make your heating costs predictable by joining our Monthly Smart Pay Payment Plan. We’ll spread your annual payments out evenly throughout the year, substantially reducing your winter fuel payments.

There is no cost to join any of these programs! Contact us today to enroll.

*Valid for new enrollees only, please.

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