All sorts of things that we use in our daily lives go bad and expire. The fruit, vegetables and milk that we buy at the grocery store have a shelf life. Medications eventually expire. Certain electronics have a shelf life and will eventually stop working. The same goes for many gases and fuels. But what about propane?
Regular gasoline that you fill up your gas tank with stops burning properly once it’s been sitting in your tank for six months. The diesel fuel that certain types of vehicles use typically lasts about a year.
Fuels that are ethanol and bio-based actually degrade and evaporate after as little as a few months. Heating oil only lasts approximately 18 months and if it’s not stored properly this time frame is even less.
Propane, on the other hand, is a fuel that never actually goes bad and does not have an expiration date. This is just another benefit that the fuel offers on top of it being incredibly versatile, reliable throughout a power outage, cost effective, efficient and environmentally friendly.
Part of what keeps propane “healthy”, working well and powering appliances efficiently is proper storage and proper propane tank maintenance. Here are some suggestions for properly storing and caring for your propane and propane tanks throughout all sorts of weather:
Residents of western Connecticut can turn to Jennings Oil & Propane to be their full-service propane provider. On top of reliable deliveries of propane you can count on us for:
Contact Jennings Oil & Propane today to learn more about our propane services and products!
The term ‘oil’ is sometimes thrown around interchangeably. For example, some people say fuel oil when, in fact, they are really referring to heating oil. But the fact of the matter is that fuel oil and heating oil are different and they do different things.
Both heating oil and fuel oil are by products of crude oil. They are each made from crude oil once crude oil has gone through a refining process referred to as distillation. Both kinds of oils are made out of hydrocarbons that are removed from crude oil during distillation, purified and then blended.
While they are made the same way and while they are both a by-product of crude oil, their differences can be found in how they are used and what they are used for.
Here is one way to think about the difference between heating oil and fuel oil: heating oil falls under the umbrella of fuel oil. All heating oil is considered fuel oil, but not all fuel oil is considered heating oil.
As you may be able to detect from the name, heating oil is specifically for heating homes and commercial spaces.
Fuel oil, on the other hand, can go beyond home and commercial heating. It is any petroleum product that can power either a home heating system or vehicle engine. Fuel oil is typically a heavier fuel than both heating oil and gas.
In addition to heating oil there are two other categories of fuel oil:
Heating oil from Jennings Oil & Propane is known to be green and clean, which makes it beneficial to both the environment and your home’s heating system. This is part of why we have become the go-to choice for heating oil within Fairfield County and the surrounding communities.
Not only can you count on the deliveries of heating oil that you get from Jennings Oil & Propane to show up on time, but we also offer competitive prices and offer a price protection plan that allows you to cap your price, purchase your heating oil at a fixed price or pay the daily rate of heating oil.
If diesel fuel oil is what you’re looking for, Jennings Oil & Propane has that too. If you need fuel for your farm equipment, fleet of vehicles or construction vehicles, Jennings Oil & Propane can help keep your business up and running. We offer commercial diesel fueling in Danbury and throughout parts of Fairfield, Litchfield and New Haven counties in Connecticut.
If you’re looking for heating oil or fuel oil and are in the Fairfield County area, contact Jennings Oil & Propane today!
Anyone who has ever taken on a kitchen renovation or remodel has probably been faced with a big decision when it comes to selecting, deciding on and installing a stove. And that decision is about whether or not they should install a propane stove.
Before you can decide if a propane stove is the best choice for you and your family it’s important to understand the difference between the various types of stoves that are out there on the market.
Clearly there are options when it comes to the type of stove you can get for your kitchen. So why would one purchase and use a propane stove? Because propane itself and propane stoves have a long list of benefits and advantages. Here are a few:
You may be aware of the fact that some cities started banning gas stoves after studies indicated a possible correlation between gas stoves and indoor air pollution hazards, which raised health and environmental concerns.
The fact is that gas stoves are not solely to blame. All stoves (not just gas stoves) release a certain amount of particulate matter into the air when they are used.
But what sets propane stoves apart is the fact that, unlike natural gas, propane doesn’t contain any methane gas and it has a low carbon content. By cooking on a propane stove, you avoid the risk of inhaling methane gas, which can be considered another win for the appliances.
Here is another win for propane and propane appliances – propane is thought of as a very safe alternative fuel. It is non-toxic and has the lowest flammability range out of all the alternative gases. Additionally, propane leaks are very easy to detect since they give off a very strong rotten egg-like smell.
If you’re in western Connecticut and need propane for your home’s stove, know that you can count on Jennings Oil & Propane for reliable propane deliveries. We even offer automatic delivery services and wireless tank monitoring in addition to competitive prices for our very high quality fuel.
So let Jennings Oil & Propane help keep your stoves fired up – contact us today to learn more about our propane services!
If you are a business owner, there is a good chance that you are constantly looking for ways to help your business improve and operate more efficiently.
The good news is that for businesses that use fleets of freight trucks, delivery trucks, buses, or military vehicles that run on diesel fuel there is a list of things that you can do to increase the efficiency of these vehicles. And Jennings Oil & Propane is here to tell you what they are.
Helping fleets that use diesel fuel run more efficiently involves a combination of increasing the miles your vehicle gets per gallon, decreasing expenses and increasing a vehicle’s sustainability.
Here are some specific diesel fuel efficiency tips for your fleet:
You can count on Jennings Oil & Propane for all your commercial fuel needs. Whether you need diesel fuel for delivery vans, construction vehicles or farm equipment, we can help keep your vehicle fleets up and running.
Jennings Oil & Propane’s diesel fuel inventory includes both on-road and off-road diesel fuel. We also provide on-site fueling in addition to bulk diesel delivery . The fuel management expertise that the professionals at Jennings Oil & Propane have will help your commercial business operate with top notch efficiency and will help save you money.
We have been providing outstanding customer service to business owners in parts of Fairfield, Litchfield and New Haven counties in Connecticut for more than 80 years and we are always ready to tell new potential customers what we are able to offer in regards to commercial diesel fuel.
So contact Jennings Oil & Propane today so we can tell you more about our commercial diesel fuel services throughout Connecticut.
The month of October is oftentimes filled with raking leaves, picking out pumpkins, apple picking and gearing up for Halloween. But there is one other thing that should be added to your October to do list and that is scheduling a heating oil delivery.
Even though you may not be using your heat to warm your Connecticut home on a regular basis come October (or even at all for that matter if temperatures are still relatively warm), October is actually an ideal month to get a heating oil delivery since temperatures haven’t dropped too much and the need for heat and heating oil isn’t in such high demand just yet.
We also recommend October for heating oil deliveries because:
Those in Danbury, Ridgefield, New Milford, Newtown, Southbury, Kent and surrounding areas in New Haven, Fairfield and Litchfield counties can count on Jennings Oil & Propane for their heating oil products and services. In fact, we are often the go-to choice for the local community. Here are a few reasons why:
We would love to tell you more about our heating oil deliveries and services. Contact Jennings Oil & Propane to become a customer today!
Do you use propane to fuel appliances and machinery around your home? There could be a good chance you do considering everything that propane can be used for, including heating, cooking, drying clothes, outdoor lighting and grilling.
If you spend a lot of time grilling with propane during the warm Connecticut spring and summer months you may very well know all about refilling your grill’s propane tank. This is something Jennings Oil & Propane can do right at our very own propane supply terminal, located at 10 Allen Drive in Gaylordsville.
In addition to needing to refill your grill’s supply of propane on a regular basis, your tank may also need recertification.
Knowing if your grill tank needs to be recertified is important. If a tank is not recertified, Jennings Oil & Propane cannot refill it.
So how do you know if your grill tank needs recertification?
Your propane grill tank needs to be recertified if:
We have good news – Jennings Oil & Propane makes recertifying your grill tank easy. We perform a simple test that determines whether or not the tank complies with certain safety standards set in place by the Department of Transportation (DOT).
The recertification process sometimes requires upgrading your tank with a new overfill protection device. This is a valve that protects a propane tank from getting too full.
Whether you are looking for an on-site propane refill, a grill tank recertification or a propane delivery, Jennings Oil & Propane is here to make your life easy when it comes to all your propane needs.
In addition to over 80 years of servicing happy customers throughout Fairfield, Litchfield and New Haven counties in Connecticut we also provide our customers with:
Additionally, new customers receive a free tank swap and, if leasing a tank, a complimentary system leak test.
So contact Jennings Oil & Propane, a full-service propane provider, today and let us know how we can help with whatever your propane needs may be.
We all have a lot to keep track of in our day-to-day lives. From jobs to families and friends to homes to taking care of ourselves, it often feels like there is constantly a lot going on that needs to be managed. Fortunately, keeping track of how much propane you are using doesn’t need to be one of them.
If you are a homeowner, you probably know that propane can be used to fuel a long list of home appliances. This includes pool and space heaters, grills, outdoor lighting, fire pits, furnaces, ovens and clothes dryers. What you may not know is how much propane is in your propane tank at any given time. Luckily, you don’t have to thanks to a propane tank monitor.
Propane tank monitoring is a sure fire way to guarantee that you’ll never find yourself without enough propane. Here’s how it works: a radio transmitter is installed on your propane tank. This transmitter allows the Jennings Oil & Propane professionals to remotely track your propane usage and therefore your remaining supply of propane. We get an alert when it’s time for your tank to be filled so that your propane can then be delivered straight to you whenever you’re in need of a refill. Installation is quick, easy and convenient – in fact, you don’t even need to be home when the transmitter is being installed. Once it’s installed, the job is done and no additional maintenance is required. Thanks to tank monitoring, you’ll never run out of propane again and you’ll avoid all the headaches that would arise if you did run out.
Propane tank monitors allow you to be worry free when it comes to your propane supply. They also:
Jennings Oil & Propane can easily install a propane tank monitor in your Connecticut home. If you are in Danbury, New Milford, Southbury, Newtown, Ridgefield, Kent and the surrounding towns in certain areas of Fairfield, Litchfield and New Haven counties we would love to have you as a customer.
Here’s what we can offer you as a valued Jennings Oil & Propane customer:
Contact us today and let the experts at Jennings Oil & Propane assist with your tank monitoring and all your propane needs!
In this day and age, diesel is a commonly used fuel. The fuel itself is created from refined crude oil and biomass materials and it is named after the type of engine it is made for – diesel engines. Diesel fuel is currently used to power all sorts of machinery and equipment that can be found throughout a variety of different industries. It is a fuel source for freight trucks, delivery trucks, buses, boats, farm equipment, construction equipment, military vehicles, certain cars and generators.
Two types of diesel fuel that are currently available are on-road diesel and off-road diesel. So what exactly is the difference?
If you are in Danbury or certain parts of Fairfield, Litchfield and New Haven counties in Connecticut and are looking for either on-road or off-road diesel Jennings Oil & Propane can help. We are available for bulk fuel deliveries for your vans, construction vehicles and farm equipment. Our reliable and cost efficient diesel services can help keep your fleet up and running.
Seeing as Jennings Oil & Propane has been reliably delivering off-road diesel for more than twenty years, our staff has a high level of experience when it comes to the fuel. If you are a construction company, farmer or manufacturer powering off-road equipment, using off-road diesel over on-road diesel can save you money in taxes since there is no federal excise tax. Jennings Oil & Propane can save you any hassle with our convenient fuel deliveries. We are also able to offer low-cost fuel stabilizers for off-road fueled generators at the time of delivery. Plus, our off-road fuel is ultra-low sulfur dyed diesel.
When you get your on-road diesel fuel from Jennings Oil & Propane, you can forget all about making inconvenient stops at gas stations to fill up your tank thanks to our bulk delivery and on-site fueling services. We don’t only make the process of getting on-road diesel fuel easy – the fuel we deliver is both high quality and cost effective. In fact, the quality of the on-road diesel fuel from Jennings Oil & Propane is so high that it increases a vehicle’s engine performance due to the fact that we treat it with a 9000HE fuel additive.
If you are in our Connecticut service area, contact Jennings Oil & Propane today to learn about all we can offer when it comes to commercial diesel fuel.
When the weather final warms up here in Connecticut and we need an instant way to cool down we, of course, automatically turn to our air conditioning. Whether your home uses a central air conditioning system or relies on a mini-slit (otherwise known as ductless) unit you will undoubtedly be running your air conditioning for a majority of the hot summer months.
As anyone in the tri-state area knows, you definitely don’t want to suddenly find yourself with air conditioning issues on a hot and humid day. However, if you do find yourself coming head to head with an AC unit that doesn’t seem to be doing its job, there are some ways you can troubleshoot.
Annual routine air conditioning maintenance on your home’s system is important. This type of service helps your AC run more efficiently for a longer period of time and avoids major issues that end up costing an exorbitant amount of money. In addition to professional maintenance, here are some things you can do to troubleshoot your AC and keep it working at peak performance level:
Jennings Oil & Propane is here for members of the Connecticut community when it comes to installing a new air conditioning system in your home and for routine maintenance and repair services. Our professionals are ready and able to assist you in picking out a system that fits the needs of your unique home and family. Our trained professionals will order all the equipment you need, work diligently to get all installations and maintenance done in a timely fashion and will even remove your old AC system when necessary.
We are also happy to offer financing support through a local Connecticut initiative called Energize ConnecticutSM (also called EnergizeCT).
If you are in Danbury, New Milford, Southbury, Newtown, Ridgefield, Kent and nearby areas in Fairfield, Litchfield and New Haven Counties contact us today about our air conditioning services.
You probably don’t need to be reminded about how much hot water you use on a regular basis. It’s part of our routine everyday lives. We use it when we wash our hands, shower, wash dishes and do laundry. In fact, it is estimated that the average American household uses about 60 gallons of hot water everyday! Because we use hot water so often we, of course, want to make sure our home’s water heaters are in tiptop shape and never get to the point of not working, which could leave us high and dry without a drop of hot water to be found.
It’s common for homeowners to use oil boilers as a way to heat their homes throughout the cold winter months. Oftentimes, homes also rely on oil boilers for hot water as well. A home’s hot water is often produced through indirect-fired water heaters, which connect to a house’s boiler system and uses the heat that’s produced to warm your house to also heat your home’s water. This is turning into common practice and four out of every five boilers that Jennings Oil & Propane Company installs includes an indirect-fired water heater. Even though indirect-fired water heaters are connected to boilers, they operate through a separate thermostat and within their own zone so the boiler is able to heat just the water heater (instead of both the water heater and boiler together), which eliminates the use of unnecessary heat. Additionally, they cut your energy bills by about 30%.
Like most appliances that we find around our homes, hot water heaters don’t last forever. It may be time to replace your water heater if:
Jennings Oil & Propane is proud to offer a wide selection of water heater brand and models including:
If you are in Danbury, Kent, New Milford, Ridgefield, Southbury or Newtown Jennings Oil & Propane Company is here for all your water heater needs. We sell and install oil-fired water heaters as well as indirect water heaters. Contact us today so we can tell you more.