Serving parts of Fairfield, Litchfield & New Haven Counties since 1982

Jeffrey Jennings

Dear Friends,

We are approaching the one year anniversary of the grand opening of our propane office in Gaylordsville! We are pleased to offer both heating oil and propane as a better way of serving our customers.

This spring, we will be implementing a new phone system designed for your convenience. When you call, you will be greeted by our automated attendant. Once you make your selection, you will be connected to one of our experienced customer-service representatives within that department. The whole idea is to route your calls more efficiently and accurately, and, in the process, save you time.

Another great development this year has been our partnership with a leading solar company. As a Jennings customer, you will not only be able to get a free quote from them, but you may also be qualified to “go solar” with no down payment required.

Lastly, our family of propane customers keeps growing, and I hope you will think about us for all of your propane needs. Stop by Gaylordsville to fill your BBQ tanks or just to say hello!

Please let us know how we can help you this season. Enjoy your spring and summer.

Jeffrey Jennings, Co-owner

EZ Pay plan

We’ve made some changes to our popular monthly payment plan.

The program year now begins on August 1, and if you’re already an EZ Pay customer, we will automatically renew your membership for the next 12 months. That will give you one less thing to worry about. Contact us now if you want to join for the first time, and your EZ Pay plan will start in August.

The EZ Pay plan allows you to spread your fuel payments out over the year, which is a great option compared with paying for your deliveries all at once. You can even make automatic monthly payments with your credit card or your checking account through ACH.

There is no cost to join, and we’ll give you a 3% rebate (calculated annually) on any monthly credit balance.

Call us so that you can start handling your fuel payments the “EZ” way.

Tune-up appointment

Requesting your annual maintenance service today helps everyone. You’ll have plenty of options for an appointment, and we’ll have enough time to address any potential issues you may be experiencing with your system before the heating season starts.

Check out our early-bird specials:

Have your air conditioning tune-up done by June 30 and receive a $20 discount!

Have your heating tune-up done by August 31 and we’ll enter you into a drawing to win a $100 gift card! Three winners will be picked at random.

Save time, stress and money by scheduling your tune-up appointments as soon as possible. We might even be able to do both tune-ups on the same day!

Please call us to schedule your tune-ups!

Magic of cool air

You rely on your home air conditioning system all summer to stay cool — but do you know how it performs its magic act?

Air Conditioning Secrets Revealed

Most people think that their air conditioner just delivers cool air into the home, but it actually does double duty. To keep your home comfortable, the system also needs to pull the heat out of a home. Here’s how it all happens.

These are just the basic principles. A professional cooling technician should service your home A/C unit every year to make sure it is working properly.

Ready to Make It Disappear?

As the availability of outdated R-22 refrigerant has become more limited, its price has gotten higher. In 2020, R-22 will no longer be manufactured at all!

That’s a big — and costly — problem if your old A/C system leaks R-22 refrigerant and you need to add more.

If you’re not sure what type of refrigerant your air conditioning system has, please contact us. All the A/C systems we install operate on economical and environmentally friendly R-410 refrigerant.

Besides the refrigerant issue, keep in mind that all new air conditioning systems are many times more efficient than models available even a decade ago. Upgrading to a higher-efficiency cooling system can save you a lot of money over the long run — on utility bills and repair costs.

Tricks for Mowing

Every time you mow your lawn, there is a chance you could be affecting the operation of your central air conditioning unit. That’s because grass clippings, dust, pollen and dirt are all stirred up during lawn maintenance. This debris then settles either on or inside your outdoor air conditioning unit, and that can compromise its performance.

Take these steps to protect your outdoor A/C unit, which will minimize inefficient operation and help you avoid potential breakdowns:

  1. When mowing the lawn, position the mower in a way that minimizes the amount of debris blown toward the unit.
  2. Shutting off the A/C unit while mowing can help make sure debris is not being drawn to the outdoor condenser.
  3. When you’re finished, rinse the outdoor unit by spraying with a garden hose for just a minute. Dirt, dust, pollen and grass clippings easily rinse away.
  4. Don’t block off your outside air conditioning unit with plants, shrubs or other objects. Make sure there is between 18 and 30 inches of clear space around the unit to allow it to “breathe.” This helps it run more efficiently.
  5. Don’t stack anything on top of the unit either, like garden hoses or landscaping tools and products.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Pulling Back the Curtain on Common A/C Problems

If you detect an air conditioning problem early enough and call us in, you may be able to avoid more costly repairs later on. Stay alert for these problems:

  1. Restricted airflow — Hold your hand up to the vent — do you feel a steady flow of air? If you don’t, you’ll most likely need service (try other vents too — knowing if the problem is in one area or several can help narrow down the cause).
  2. Frequent cycling — If your home cooling system cycles (turns on and off) too often, it can wear out prematurely (frequent cycling is often a sign that the system is too large for the home, but the problem could also be mechanical).
  3. A too-warm house — There can be a number of reasons that your air conditioner is constantly running but the house isn’t cooling, and our technician has to do a fair amount of detective work to determine the real cause.
  4. Noticeably higher bills — If you see your bills creeping higher year after year despite the fact that you use your cooling system about the same amount, the system could be straining to cool the house — and that can eventually lead to a breakdown in the summer heat. A simple tune-up may solve the problem!

Start saving

Upgrading heating and air conditioning equipment is an investment — and the return can be great. You’ll improve the comfort of your home while saving energy and significantly reducing expenses.

Our home comfort experts can help you choose the best equipment for your needs and your budget — and we can also help you take advantage of great rebates and financing programs so that you can save even more.

Whether you are updating your air conditioning system or replacing your boiler or furnace, we can assist you in making choices you’ll feel good about. You’ll save money up front and lower your heating and cooling costs in the future.

Please give us a call today or contact us through our website.

Tory Prizio

Last September, we welcomed Victoria (Tory) Prizio, propane office manager, to the Jennings family, and we couldn’t be happier to have her on board.

While she’s new to Jennings, Tory is an industry pro, having been in the home comfort business on and off since 1988. At our office in Gaylordsville, Tory educates prospective customers about propane and how it can be used in a great many ways. Tory enjoys starting up new customers with their propane service.

“I get to talk with all of the new customers and people who are interested in what we’re all about, and how propane works,” Tory says. “Propane is new to a lot of our callers — they’re often converting from another fuel source — so I take them through that process and how it all works with the tank installation and installing the gas lines.”

And while she works out of the propane office, she says, “Any customer, no matter what fuel they have, can contact me. We have a beautiful office and we love to see our customers stop by, whether they’re getting their barbecue tanks refilled or just want to chat.”

Tory and her husband, who also works in the industry, live in New Milford. Their daughter attends college and their son is in the Marine Corps. Semper Fi!