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An Introduction

diesel supplier connecticut You’ll find diesel fuel at work in a variety of industrial and commercial contexts. Diesel fuel powers freight and delivery trucks, buses, boats, farm equipment, construction equipment, and military vehicles. Some cars and light trucks also use diesel fuel.

Generators can run on diesel fuel and be used for anything from powering a remote village to ensuring that facilities like hospitals, schools, and buildings with important resources to preserve or protect have a backup or emergency power supply when there’s an electrical outage.

Whatever you need diesel for—whether it’s to fuel delivery vans, construction vehicles, or farm equipment, Jennings Oil & Propane offers bulk fuel deliveries and fleet fueling that will keep your fleet on the road or on the job. We’re here for all your commercial fueling needs.

Where Diesel Comes From

Diesel fuel is made from refined crude oil and biomass materials. It gets its name from the type of engine it’s used in. Diesel fuel is the distillate fuel oil made for compression ignition engines which were originally invented by a man named Rudolf Diesel. So diesel fuel is the fuel that’s appropriate for use in a diesel engine.

Diesel Delivery in Connecticut

Jennings Oil & Propane offers convenient and dependable on-road and off-road fleet fueling. Whether you’re fueling trucking, construction, or farming equipment, we offer on-site fueling and bulk diesel delivery that will save you time and money. And our friendly staff is here to help take the stress and guesswork out of your commercial fuel delivery. We offer fuel management expertise that will save you money and keep your business running efficiently.

On-Road Diesel Fuel

When you trust your on-road diesel needs to Jennings Oil & Propane, you get dependable delivery, competitive prices, and quality on-road diesel fuel. You’ll save time and money with us. There’s no need to send your trucks to an off-site gas station to fill up. We offer on-site fueling and bulk delivery services. In addition, you’ll get improved engine performance thanks to the 9000HE fuel additive we treat our diesel fuel with. That improved engine performance will also save you money.

Off-Road Diesel

Jennings Oil & Propane has been offering dependable delivery and competitive prices for off-road diesel fuel for more than twenty years. Let us put our expertise to work for you. Construction companies, farmers, manufacturers, and anyone looking to fuel their diesel-powered generators can depend on us. If you’re using off-road diesel for a generator or need to be able to store it for extended periods of time before it’s used, we can also include (and recommend) a fuel stabilizer for a nominal fee at the time of delivery.

There’s no need to use on-road diesel for off-road equipment. You’re wasting money paying unnecessary taxes. We deliver an ultra-low sulfur dyed diesel that’s not subject to federal excise taxes. Additionally, you may be eligible for state excise tax refunds.

Trust Jennings

Jennings Oil & Propane is a top-rated company with over 80 years of experience providing excellent service to our customers in parts of Fairfield, Litchfield, and New Haven counties in Connecticut.

Contact Jennings Oil & Propane today to learn more about our commercial diesel fueling services in Connecticut.

What Affects the Price?

cost of propane connecticut If your household is like most, you’ve noticed an increase in the price of just about everything you buy on a regular basis. From gas to groceries, much of what keeps your Connecticut home running costs more today than it did a year or two ago. That means households everywhere are paying even closer attention to how much things cost and looking to economize wherever possible. The Christmas season can be a particularly challenging time financially as families spend more on travel, gifts, and meals.

If your Connecticut home is one of the many that uses propane, then you probably already know what a versatile fuel it is. But perhaps you’re not as up to date on how much propane costs and the various factors that influence the price of propane. So let’s take a closer look at the price of propane.

The Per Gallon Price of Propane

Typically speaking, the per gallon price of propane falls in the $3.00 to $5.00 range across America. However, which region or state you live in has a great deal to do with what you can expect to pay. In Connecticut, for example, the residential per gallon price for propane has fluctuated between $3.67 and $3.76 over the past few months.

What Affects the Price of Propane?

Although the price of propane can fluctuate, you should know that propane remains one of the most cost-effective ways to heat your home and power your appliances. And propane cost price swings tend to be more moderate compared to those for heating oil, gasoline, and other fuels derived from a barrel of crude oil.

In addition to where you live, there are a number of other factors that affect the price of propane. Let’s take a closer look at some of them.

Generally speaking, here are some of the things that affect the per gallon price of propane at any given time:

Value and Service

When it comes to propane delivery, Jennings Oil & Propane is committed to providing our western Connecticut customers with competitive prices and stellar service.

Contact Jennings Oil & Propane today to make us your source for propane.

Everything You Need to Know

heating oil connecticut Fall is here, and we have already felt some crisp and chilly temperatures in Connecticut. This is the season when you’ll start turning up the thermostat to get comfortable. As winter approaches and the temperatures continue trending down, your home’s consumption of heating oil is going to increase. Fortunately, Jennings Oil & Propane has a well-maintained fleet of trucks and onsite storage, so we can ensure that you always have enough fuel. So trust us whenever you need a heating oil delivery.

Given what an important role heating oil will play in your family’s safety and comfort during the upcoming months, let’s take a look at some heating oil basics and answer some frequently asked questions about heating oil.

What Is Heating Oil?

Heating oil is a product of crude oil that has been put through a refining process called distillation. During the process of distillation, hydrocarbons are removed from the crude oil and become a substance that can be further purified and blended to make the heating oil that works in your furnace or boiler.

Is Heating Oil Safe?

Heating oil is a safe option for heating your Connecticut home. Heating oil won’t explode. You can’t even ignite it with a lit match. Heating oil is only combustible when it’s been vaporized by an oil burner at a temperature of at least 140° Fahrenheit. Additionally, if there is a malfunction, safety devices within your furnace or boiler are designed to shut the unit off before carbon monoxide poisoning poses a risk.

Is Heating Oil Clean?

Heating oil has been reformulated and is now greener and cleaner than it used to be. Today’s heating oil is better for the environment. Jennings Oil & Propane is proud to deliver BioHeat, a cleaner-burning fuel than the heating oil of old. BioHeat has dramatically lower sulfur levels and every gallon includes biofuel, a renewable blend of oil from materials like sunflowers, soybeans, and vegetables. BioHeat reduces emissions and when paired with high-efficiency heating equipment, it burns cleaner than natural gas.

Is Heating Oil Efficient?

BioHeat heating oil is significantly more energy efficient than conventional heating oil. Modern heating oil systems are also more efficient than their predecessors. They can have an efficiency rating as high as 95%. The more efficient your heating system is, the less fuel it needs to keep you and your family warm and comfortable. An increase in efficiency can save you as much as 30% on your fuel and energy costs. Today’s heating oil is also more efficient than other methods for heating your home. Heating oil burns up to 20% more efficiently than gas, and it’s 30% more efficient at home heating than electricity.

Is Heating Oil Good for Your Heating System?

Today’s heating oil is good for your heating system. Because of the premium low-sulfur heating oil Jennings Oil & Propane delivers, your boiler or furnace will benefit. Your heating system will run more cleanly. That means your furnace or boiler will require fewer repairs and last longer. You’ll save money on repairs and delay the cost of a replacement.

Is Heating Oil a Good Choice for your Connecticut Home?

Heating oil is a very good choice for your home. When it comes to warmth, safety, value, and efficiency, today’s oil heat really delivers.

So why not get comfortable with Jennings Oil & Propane? We are a top-rated company with over 80 years of experience providing excellent service to our customers in parts of Fairfield, Litchfield, and New Haven counties in Connecticut.

Contact us today to request a heating oil delivery or to learn more about the benefits of being a Jennings Oil & Propane customer.

Here’s What You Need to Know

propane tanks connecticutOne of the reasons so many households choose to use propane is because of how versatile a fuel it is. There’s so much it can do in and around your Connecticut home. It can keep your pool, home, and running water warm. It can cook your food and dry your clothes. Another benefit of using propane is the efficiency it offers.

If you have a home that uses propane, then you also have a propane tank. It’s important to have the right propane tank for your needs. In order to pick the best propane tank for your home, there are a few things you should know. Let’s take a look at some factors to consider.

Quality Matters

Jennings Oil & Propane installs propane tanks that are built to last by trusted manufacturers like Manchester, Trinity, and Worthington. We also provide propane tank repairs and offer propane tank monitoring to make being a Jennings propane customer worry-free.

What Size Propane Tank Do I Need?

Propane tanks come in a variety of sizes. Which size propane tank is right for your Connecticut home depends on a few factors. You need to know how big your home is and what types of propane appliances you’re going to be using in your home. If you feel like you’re calling for refills too often, chances are your home needs a bigger tank. The propane experts at Jennings Oil & Propane can help you determine which propane tank size is best for your household’s needs.

Because of how versatile propane is, people use it in many different ways. So propane tanks come in a range of sizes. Here’s an overview.

Should I Lease or Own My Propane Tank?

There are benefits to propane tank leasing from a company you trust. When you own your own propane tank, you’re free to purchase your tank from any company you like. But switching suppliers can be a hassle. Most of our customers choose to lease their tanks from us because it costs less and makes being a propane customer much easier. Buying and installing your own propane tank can cost as much as $3,000. And you’re on the hook for all maintenance and repairs. When you lease your propane tank from Jennings & Propane, we take responsibility for the maintenance and safety of your tank.

Get Comfortable

You can get comfortable with Jennings Oil & Propane. We are a top-rated company with over 80 years of experience providing excellent service to our customers in parts of Fairfield, Litchfield, and New Haven counties in Connecticut. And if you’re looking to switch propane companies, we make it easy

Contact us today to make Jennings your source for propane delivery and propane tank care in Western Connecticut.

What To Do Before Autumn Hits

home cooling tips connecticutThere are just weeks left to the summer season. And it’s been a scorcher. We’ve seen some of the hottest days on record in Connecticut! That means your AC has had to work really hard to keep your family cool and comfortable. And all that hard work may have taken a toll. How you treat your AC now will help determine what kind of shape it’s in when you need it again next summer.

Your End of Summer AC Checklist

Hot and humid summers like the one we’ve had in Connecticut this year put a big strain on cooling systems (especially if they’re older). Now is a good time to check for wear and tear and make sure your AC will be primed and ready to go when next summer rolls around.

Here are five things to do before the summer ends to care for your central air conditioning system:

  1. Replace the air filter. Hopefully this is something you’ve been doing regularly throughout the summer. Changing your air filters on a consistent basis is an easy and cost-effective way to help your air conditioner perform better. Change them again now before the start of heating season. This is especially important if you have a combined heating/cooling HVAC system.
  2. Clean around the outdoor unit. Make sure nothing is blocking the airflow. Clear away bushes, grass, nests, leaves etc.
  3. Clean and clear the coils and condensate line. This is best done by a professional as part of a maintenance visit. Jennings Oil & Propane provides expert AC maintenance and repairs. We’ll make sure that your AC is in good working order so that there are no unpleasant surprises in the future. Regular professional maintenance is the best way to prevent breakdowns and keep your AC running as efficiently as possible. And having an efficient cooling system will lower your energy costs.
  4. Check for problems. Look for any obvious frayed wires or rust. Listen for unusual sounds. If you see or hear anything out of the ordinary, contact Jennings Oil & Propane to request a service visit. Other things to look out for at the end of the summer season are refrigerant leaks and frozen coils.
  5. Schedule a tune-up. Especially if you didn’t get maintenance for your AC during the spring or early summer, you should do it now. End of summer or early autumn is an ideal time to schedule maintenance for your AC. Getting a tune-up now puts you in great shape for next summer. There’s no advantage to doing it now, as tune-ups don’t expire. And if there is an issue with your AC, it’s best to discover and address it now versus next spring or summer. If your AC needs significant repairs or replacement, better to start the process now and have plenty of time to order parts even if supply chain issues slow things down.

Maintenance Matters

The best thing to do before autumn is to schedule a maintenance visit for your AC. Regular maintenance will extend the life of your home’s cooling system. It could also save you up to 10% on your energy bills. When you schedule a maintenance visit with Jennings Oil & Propane, one of our experts will test, assess, clean, and lubricate your central air conditioning system so that you won’t have to wonder if it will work for you next summer.

If your central air conditioning system is past a certain age and just isn’t able to efficiently cool your home anymore, one of our technicians will let you know it’s time for an upgrade. Don’t worry, you’re still in good hands. Jennings Oil & Propane also handles sales and installations. We can even help you find discounts and a financing solution that meets your needs.

So whether you’re AC needs to be replaced, repaired, or just maintained, Jennings Oil & Propane can handle it.

Get Comfortable with Jennings Oil & Propane

Jennings Oil & Propane has more than 80 years of experience providing excellent service to our customers in parts of Fairfield, Litchfield, and New Haven counties in Connecticut.

Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a maintenance visit for your central air conditioning system

Important Reminders

storm safety connecticutAt Jennings Oil & Propane, we care about the safety of our customers. Severe thunderstorms are an unfortunate part of the summer season. When extreme weather threatens, you want to do everything you can to prioritize the safety of everyone in your Connecticut household. Here are some important things you should know about thunderstorms and propane safety.

Once there’s a storm in the forecast, you don’t need to panic, but it is time to act. Here’s what to do before, during, and after a thunderstorm:

  1. Look for leaks. This is a good habit to have even when there’s no storm in the forecast. But especially before a storm hits, check for propane leaks. Even a small leak can lead to big problems. Now is also a good time to make sure everyone in your household knows how to identify a leak and what to do in the event of a leak.
  2. Find your gas main. Every homeowner should know where their gas main is and know how to turn it off. If you need to evacuate your home because of a storm, you should turn off the gas main before leaving. A tank that’s damaged during a storm and begins to leak could cause a fire if the gas main is left on.
  3. Stay away. Whenever there’s a storm, be mindful of and keep your distance from power lines and anything that is a conductor. That includes your propane tank!
  4. Stay alert. Remain informed and follow all instructions from local emergency personnel and community leaders providing safety updates.
  5. Remain observant. After the storm has passed and it’s safe to go outside, look for fallen trees and downed power lines that might affect your property. Make sure your propane tank and gas line are intact.
  6. Inspect your appliances. Examine your appliances. Look for visible damage and run each appliance to make sure it’s working properly. If any of your propane appliances need to be repaired or replaced, the pros at Jennings Oil & Propane can help.
  7. No candles! Even if the electricity is out, do not burn candles when you’re inspecting your propane appliances or your propane tank. You could start a fire!

For additional propane safety tips, click here.

Stay Safe & Comfortable

You can stay safe and get comfortable with Jennings Oil & Propane. We are a top-rated company with over 80 years of experience providing excellent service to our customers in parts of Fairfield, Litchfield, and New Haven counties in Connecticut.

If you’re looking to switch propane companies, we make it easy to become a Jennings Oil & Propane customer. Contact us today!

Tips for Lowering Your Energy Costs

energy cost savings connecticutIf you’re planning a trip this summer, almost every part of it is going to cost you more. Everything from gas to airline tickets to car rentals has gotten more expensive. At Jennings Oil & Propane, your comfort matters to us. But we don’t just want you to be comfortable in your Connecticut home, we want you to be comfortable with your energy bills as well.

Here are five tips for saving energy (and money on your energy bills) while you’re away on vacation this summer.

5 Money-Saving Tips

Before you take off on your next trip, add the following five items to your pre-vacation checklist and you could save a significant amount of money on energy costs while you’re away. That’s money you can put to enjoying your trip even more or save for your next getaway.

  1. Raise the temp on your AC. If your Connecticut home will be empty while you’re away, then you don’t need to spend money keeping it as cool as you would when you’re there. You can set the temperature on your AC as high at 85 degrees Fahrenheit for the time you’re away. If you have a programmable thermostat with a calendar feature, you can change the settings for the dates you’ll be away and set your regular settings to resume a few hours before your return, so everything is just right temperature-wise when you get home. Don’t have a thermostat or want to upgrade to a programmable model? Jennings Oil & Propane sells and installs high-quality thermostats.
  2. Lower the temp on your water heater. You don’t need to keep your home cool while you’re away, and you don’t need to keep your water as hot either. Consider this: heating water accounts for approximately 20% of your home’s energy costs. A lot of water heaters have a vacation setting. If yours doesn’t, you can set the temperature to 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Unplug appliances. We call certain appliances “energy vampires,” because even when they’re not in use, they suck up energy. Unplug anything with a display or indicator light or that is usually on standby mode. Unplug your coffee maker, toaster, and other kitchen appliances. Unplug your electronic chargers. Unplug your TV, washer & dryer, computers, printers, and gaming consoles. Unless you’re planning to record shows on your DVR, you can unplug your modems, routers, and cable boxes too.
  4. Install timers and motion sensors. Although you want to unplug as many appliances as possible to save on your energy bill, it’s best to utilize some of the lights in and around your house so that it isn’t completely dark every night you’re away. A home that stays dark day and night can attract burglars. Adding motion sensors to you outdoor lighting and putting a few indoor lights on timers are two cost-effective security measures you can take.
  5. Close your blinds and/or curtains. This habit will save you money when you’re home and when you’re away. Close your home’s blinds and curtains to the sun to help it stay cooler without demanding as much of your AC system. It’s also a safety measure while you’re away because outsiders won’t be able to see into your home.

As a heating oil customer, you can also save money all year long by signing up for price protection.

Get Comfortable with Jennings Oil & Propane

Jennings Oil & Propane has more than 40 years of experience providing excellent service to our customers in parts of Fairfield, Litchfield, and New Haven counties in Connecticut. We also care about helping our customers save money and budget their energy costs.

Contact us today to learn more.

Get More Out of Your Backyard

backyard propane connecticutPropane is a tremendously versatile fuel. It can do so much more than heat your home, heat your home’s water, or run indoor appliances like the clothes dryer. Propane can help you get even more out of your great outdoors—your backyard. You can upgrade your outdoor space with any number of amazing propane products that will add function and fun to your summer.

Using Propane Outdoors

Here are four products that can make your backyard the best place to be this summer and beyond:

  1. Propane Grills: Cook like a pro with the precision temperature control of a propane gas grill. Depending on whether you’re more burgers and hot dogs or short ribs and steaks, you can keep it simple or add fun features like rotisseries, side burners, smoker boxes, and more.
  2. Propane Fire Pits: Sit around the fire telling stories, singing songs, or making smores. A propane firepit is a great alternative to a traditional wood firepit. They’re easy to use (you can have fire at the flip of a switch), and you won’t have to worry about ash, smoke, or soot—or keeping enough wood on hand.
  3. Propane Pool Heaters: A propane pool heater can keep your pool’s temperature comfortable all summer long and well into the fall.
  4. Propane Outdoor Lighting: Add function and ambiance to your outdoor space with propane lighting.

Whichever propane product(s) you choose to add to your backyard, Jennings Oil & Propane is here to make sure you always have the propane you need to keep everything running. We provide propane at a competitive price and with stellar service.

Choose Jennings Oil & Propane

Get comfortable with Jennings Oil & Propane. Make the most out of your great outdoors with any of the above propane products, and then leave the propane delivery to us.

Jennings Oil & Propane is a top-rated company with over 80 years of experience providing excellent service to our customers in parts of Fairfield, Litchfield, and New Haven counties in Connecticut.

Contact us today to request a propane delivery, sign up for automatic delivery, or to learn more about what Jennings Oil & Propane can do for you.

Important Prep Steps to Take This Spring

spring ac tune up connecticutSpring has sprung in Connecticut! As the temperatures warm-up, it’s a good time to make sure your AC will be able to keep you and your family cool no matter how hot it gets this summer.

Age Matters

The first thing you need to do is determine how old your AC system is. If it’s 15 years or older, it’s time to think about upgrading—even if you’re confident your AC system is still doing the job. Consider this: Older ACs can have a SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) rating as low as 6. Current models have a SEER rating of 15 or higher. Having an AC with a high SEER rating could save your money on your cooling bills in just one season. So, if your unit is on the older side, consider upgrading now to save money in the long run.

If you need to upgrade your central AC system, the sales and technical staff at Jennings Oil & Propane can help you choose the best central AC system for your family’s needs. They are knowledgeable about the equipment options available as well as any discounts you can take advantage of. The installation will be scheduled at your convenience. And we’ll remove your old unit!

Before You Turn Your A/C On…

Here are some things you should check and do before you run your AC for the first time:

  1. Check the thermostat. If it’s not working well, neither will your HVAC system. Now is a good time to replace your thermostat’s batteries. And if you don’t already have a programmable thermostat, you should consider investing in one. Programmable thermostats are a simple and cost-effective ways to gain control over energy bills all year long.
  2. Check your vents. Makes sure nothing will block the cool air coming out of your vents (e.g., drapes, curtains, furniture, etc.).
  3. Check your ductwork. If you have a duct leak, you could lose up to 15% of the air your unit has cooled. Seal up any obvious leaks and fix out-of-place duct joints in exposed ductwork areas.
  4. Clear the drain line. This will ensure that water won’t get diverted back into your home or toward your foundation and cause problems.
  5. Check your AC filter. Blockages will reduce your system’s efficiency, and a chronically blocked AC filter could cause your cooling system to fail. Make a habit of checking your air filter monthly. Replace it (or clean it if you have a model that can be cleaned) as needed.
  6. Check your electrical lines. Wiring problems could cause you to lose power to your AC. Check all electrical connections and circuit breakers.
  7. Clean the outdoor condenser unit. Check for and remove any debris like leaves, twigs, and nests to make sure there’s adequate airflow throughout the entire home cooling system chain.

Once you start using your AC, check for signs of a refrigerant leak. To do this, keep an eye out for poor cooling, ice on the evaporator coils, and fluid spots near your AC condenser.

Professional A/C Maintenance

The best thing to do before you turn your AC on is to schedule a maintenance visit. Regular maintenance will extend the life of your home’s cooling system. It could also save you up to 10% on your energy bills this summer. When you schedule a maintenance visit with Jennings Oil & Propane, one of our experts will test, assess, clean, and lubricate your central air conditioning system.

Get Comfortable with Jennings Oil & Propane

Jennings Oil & Propane has more than 40 years of experience providing excellent service to our customers in parts of Fairfield, Litchfield, and New Haven counties in Connecticut. We also care about helping our customers save money and budget their energy costs.

Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a maintenance visit for your central air conditioning system

Find Out How to Make Your Fuel Payments More Manageable

fuel bill options connecticutThanks to current events around the world, there is a lot of anxiety about heating costs right. You’ve probably already experienced some price increases that have affected the budget for your Connecticut home. Here at Jennings Oil & Propane, we know only too well that this is causing hardship and concern for many of our customers.

One option we hope our heating oil and propane customers will take advantage of, is our EZ Pay monthly payment plan. As an EZ Pay customer, you’ll see the total of your annual fuel bills spread out throughout the year into 12 even installments. That way, you won’t get hit with three or four giant bills during the winter months, and you won’t need to worry that a much-needed delivery is due to arrive when prices are at their highest or your budget is particularly strapped. Our EZ Pay plan starts in August and runs thru to July.

Perhaps best of all, you don’t pay any more to be participate in this program. Enrollment costs you absolutely nothing.

EZ Pay Plan Benefits

With our EZ Pay Plan:

  1. You don’t use more fuel than you normally would.
  2. We only charge you for the fuel you receive, and we charge you the market price on the day of your delivery.
  3. You can make your bills more predictable and manageable at a time when heating fuel prices are fluctuating like crazy.
  4. You’ll have more cash on hand during the winter months.
  5. Even if you need two deliveries during a particularly cold month, your monthly payment won’t change.
  6. If you have a growing balance, you’ll never pay any finance charges.

How We Calculate Monthly Payments

We start by estimating your annual payments based on your past fuel use. Then:

So instead of paying hundreds and hundreds of dollars for each delivery, you cut your winter bills by more than half.

If your actual bills are a little higher or lower than we estimated, we will make the necessary adjustments during the winter.

Thousands of customers have already enrolled in our EZ Pay plan because they have found this program to be an effective way to make a tough situation a little bit easier.

Many people pay for 80% of their fuel in just four or five months. This naturally results in big winter fuel payments. By signing up for the EZ Pay plan, you’ll eliminate that seasonal spike in your heating fuel costs.

We’re on Your Side

Jennings Oil & Propane wants to offer you the most competitive price we can while providing you with the dependable service and quality fuel that keeps your family safe and warm.

Many of you have been our customers for years. We appreciate your loyalty to Jennings and rest assured; we are doing our best to help you navigate through these difficult times.

We greatly appreciate your understanding and remain committed to taking the best care of your family, no matter what happens with the price of heating fuel.

Get comfortable

So why not get comfortable with Jennings Oil & Propane? We are a top-rated company with over 80 years of experience providing excellent service to our customers in parts of Fairfield, Litchfield, and New Haven counties in Connecticut. We also care about helping our customers save money and budget their energy costs.

Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of being a Jennings Oil & Propane EZ Pay customer.