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

Jeffrey Jennings

Dear Friends,

As I write this, the coronavirus outbreak has still not abated. Like you, all of us here at Jennings Oil & Propane hope that things go back to normal soon.

Our business is your comfort, and at this difficult time, we know a big part of comfort is having fewer worries. That’s why we’ve taken steps to ensure your safety.

All Jennings employees who visit your home are carefully screened, and anyone even suspected of being ill is not allowed in our facility, much less your home. Further, we follow CDC recommendations to prevent the spread of any illness. Please visit JenningsOil.com to read more about how we have responded to this crisis.

We want to thank our valued customers for all the precautions you’ve taken when interacting with our people. You have made it easier to take care of the work you need us to do in your home. We really appreciate it.

We fervently wish that this experience somehow brings out the best in all of us, and leads our community, state and country to reset how we behave with each other.

We hope you and family stay well, and look forward to the time when this is all a bad memory. Please feel free to contact us if you have any concerns.

Warmly,
Jeffrey Jennings, Co-owner

Scheduling your annual heating and cooling tune-ups early gives you plenty of options for an appointment. Plus, we’ll have enough time to address any issues with your system before the weather gets too hot or too cold.

You can also save money by getting this important maintenance service done now.

So why not 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 or contact us through our website to schedule your tune-ups.

We take pride in delivering two safe, reliable, highly efficient and environmentally friendly fuels to our customers. You can feel good about propane and heating oil — here’s why.

3 reasons propane is eco-friendly

Propane helps fuel your lifestyle, saves you money, keeps your home comfortable and adds convenience to your daily life. But did you know that it is also considered one of the greenest fuels?

  1. Fewer emissions: Propane has a lower carbon content than many other fuels — a big part of the reason that it was added to the Clean Air Act as a clean fuel in 1990. Propane furnaces offer best-in-class efficiency, with AFUE ratings from 90% to 98%, and provide comfortable, even and consistent heat.
  2. Higher efficiency: Propane-powered appliances are typically much more efficient than electric models of similar size and output. A tankless propane water heater, for example, can save more than $150 per year in energy costs compared with typical electric storage water heaters. Less energy used equals less of an environmental impact.
  3. Nontoxic: Propane is not toxic and does not spill, pool or leave a residue. If a tank leak occurs, propane is harmless to soil and water, so there are no risks for long-term damage to your home or property.

Please contact us if you would like to help the environment by expanding your use of propane.

hot water and propane

Did you know that propane water heaters cost 30% to 60% less to operate than electric water heaters? A propane water heater has a lower cost of maintenance and lasts years longer than its electric counterparts. If you want an easy way to raise the value of your home, switch to a propane water heater! A tankless model especially is highly desirable to home buyers, as it will improve your LEED and home energy rating scores (HERS).

healthy grilling with propane

Did you know that propane grills are a much healthier and more environmentally friendly way to cook your food? Research shows that cooking on a charcoal grill can lead to as much as 105 times more carbon monoxide being produced than with a propane grill.

A typical charcoal grill also produces an astonishing 11 pounds of carbon dioxide per hour, or twice as much as a propane grill. (An electric grill does even worse, producing 15 pounds of carbon dioxide per hour).*

Besides producing much lower emissions levels, propane grills greatly reduce your exposure to carcinogens that end up in your food when grilling. Charcoal grills create more smoke and burn hotter, leading to the formation of toxins that have been linked to some cancers.

* When tested at 35,000 BTUs per hour, based on a study by Tristram West, a researcher with the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

school buses get greener

Many states, including ours, have been adopting alternative-energy incentive programs, resulting in more school districts purchasing propane autogas buses.

According to a recent study by West Virginia University’s Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions, propane autogas is a proven way to dramatically decrease oxides of nitrogen emissions in communities.* The positive effects become especially powerful when propane-powered school buses replace old diesel-powered buses.

School districts have gained enormous fuel savings by using propane autogas instead of more expensive diesel fuel. Kids are also benefitting from a healthier ride to and from school, because buses fueled by propane autogas emit far fewer emissions.

In terms of fuel and maintenance costs, schools can save an average of $3,000 to $5,000 per bus.

The Propane Education and Research Council estimates that if all diesel school buses across the United States were switched over to propane-fueled buses, the savings would be enough to cover the cost of hiring 23,000 teachers.

* Source: https://cdn.propane.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/WVU-School-Bus-Emissions-Final-Report-June-2019.pdf

net-zero CO2 emissions for oil heat

Forward-thinking industry leaders have embraced an impressive vision for oil heat. They are driving the engines of progress and creating a brighter future for the industry — and for oil heat customers too. Stay with oil heat and enjoy the ride!

Here’s a great example. More than 300 leaders from the heating oil industry unanimously passed a resolution to achieve net-zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2050. This ambitious goal was established at the Northeast Industry Summit last September.

The resolution calls for:

Net-zero emissions will make heating oil a carbon-neutral energy source, with a carbon footprint of zero. The recently passed resolution means that is the expectation for the entire heating oil industry within 30 years.

Bioheat® holds the key

To achieve the targets adopted by the Northeast Industry Summit resolution, every heating oil retailer in the region must do its part to provide adequate blends of Bioheat with clean, ultra-low-sulfur fuel.

Bioheat is a gallon-for-gallon substitute for petroleum-based fuels, including the heating oil you use to keep your home warm. It’s a nontoxic, biodegradable, renewable fuel, produced from agricultural byproducts, including used cooking oil, animal fats, inedible corn oil, soybean oil and canola oil. Bioheat reduces greenhouse gas emissions significantly — by 52% to 86% — and no modifications to your existing heating system are necessary.

Congratulations to Matt Silk Jr., who was chosen by the propane industry as one of the 30 Gassers Under 30 this year — a tribute to his many talents.

Matt started as an oil delivery driver with us after graduating from the University of Connecticut five years ago. He now works on the propane side, as both a driver and a technician.

“I have always enjoyed working with my hands,” says Matt. “I love learning how things work and being in the field doing installations. This is better than working in an office.”

Matt is the grandson of Bill and Joan Silk, who were the owners of Silk Oil. His father, Matt Silk Sr., is a seasonal driver with Jennings. Matt Jr. was raised in Sherman, Connecticut, where he currently lives. Away from work, he enjoys running and hiking with his dog, Bella.

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Q: What are the benefits of enrolling in your E-Z Pay plan?

A: The E-Z 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 electronic funds transfers.

Q: How much is E-Z Pay?

A: It’s free to join! In fact, we’ll give you a 3% rebate (calculated annually) on any monthly credit balance. The E-Z Pay plan year begins August 1. Give us a call or contact us through our website to start handling your fuel payments the “E-Z” way!

One of our core principles is to be a supportive and positive member of each of the communities we serve. That’s why we take pride in supporting several charitable groups and other local organizations. Here are some of them:

Are you happy with us? If so, we really appreciate it if you’d take a few minutes to post an online review on ReviewBuzz or our Facebook page. Here is a recent comment from a new customer:

“You rolled out the red carpet for us and saved us from running out by hooking up gas to our newly purchased home the day after we called. It is so nice to do business with a local company that cares about their customers.” — Ralph W., New Milford, CT.