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A look at the fuel’s shelf life

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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?

When do certain gases and fuels go bad?

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’s expiration date

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.

Proper propane storage & tank maintenance

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:

Choose Jennings Oil & Propane for your propane

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!

Here’s what sets them apart

heating oil Danbury, CT 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.

The origin of heating oil and fuel oil

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.

Differences Between Heating Oil and Fuel Oil

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:

Jennings Oil & Propane’s Heating 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.

Jennings Oil & Propane’s Fuel 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!

Take a look at the benefits of cooking with propane

gas stove Brookfield, ct 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.

The Different Kinds of Stoves

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.

The Benefits of Propane Stoves

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:

The Ban On Gas Stoves

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.

Propane Is Safe

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.

Jennings Oil & Propane Has Propane For Your Stove

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!

oil delivery Danbury, ct 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.

Why You Should Schedule A Heating Oil Delivery In October

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:

Why Turn to Jennings Oil & Propane For Heating Oil

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!

grill tank service Litchfield county, ctDo 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.

Grill Tank 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.

Count On Jennings Oil & Propane For Your Propane

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.

propane monitor Fairfield county, ct 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.

Propane Tank Monitors Explained

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.

How Propane Tank Monitors Can Help

Propane tank monitors allow you to be worry free when it comes to your propane supply. They also:

How Jennings Oil & Propane Can Help

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!

diesel delivery 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.

On-Road Vs. Off-Road Diesel

Two types of diesel fuel that are currently available are on-road diesel and off-road diesel. So what exactly is the difference?

Jennings Oil & Propane and Diesel Fuel

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.

Off-Road Diesel Fuel

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.

On-Road Diesel Fuel

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.

central air repair danbury, ct 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.

Home Cooling Checklist

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.

water heater replacement Brookfield, ct 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.

Oil Boilers & Hot Water

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%.

Replacing Your Water Heater

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:

Water Heaters From Jennings Oil & Propane

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.

Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

air purifier installation New Milford, ct We all know about the daily and routine cleaning that there is to do around our homes – taking out the trash, cleaning off the kitchen counters after cooking, vacuuming. But did you know that keeping your home’s air clean should be added to that list?

When we think of air that’s polluted we generally think of the air we breathe when we’re outside. However, it turns out that indoor air can actually contain ten times more bacteria, mold, viruses, toxins and pollutants than the air outside. In addition to all the pollution that we breathe in while inside, a home’s heating system tends to make the air really dry, which, in turn, causes bloody noses, dry eyes and scratchy throats.

The good news is that there are ways to improve and clean your home’s indoor air quality and Jennings Oil & Propane can help. We offer a wide variety of products that improve a home’s indoor air quality, including whole-house air filters whole-house humidifiers, and whole-house UV light air purifiers.

UV Light Air Purifiers

Whole-house UV light air purifiers are considered a strong solution when trying to kill off mold, bacteria, allergens, toxins and viruses in your home. They are efficient and effective, killing almost 87% of airborne bacteria and up to 99.9% of airborne mold. These kinds of purifiers are what commercial kitchens, hospitals and laboratories turn to to help keep their air clean and healthy. The more modern and updated versions of UV light air purifiers even transform foul smelling molecules into cleaner water vapor, therefore eliminating any unpleasant scents from the air.

Jennings Oil & Propane is proud to sell and install a selection of whole-house UV light air purifiers (link to https://www.jenningsoil.com/equipment/indoor-air-quality/uv-lights/), including:

Fresh-Aire Advanced Photocatalytic Oxidation (APCO)

This device is considered a leader when it comes to improving indoor air quality and disinfecting. Even though it is highly effective at decreasing germs, odors and toxic chemicals, it works without emitting any harmful fumes. Its UV lamp infuses biological and chemical contaminants and it features self-cleaning surfaces that require very little maintenance.

Honeywell 24V UV Air Purifier with AirBRIGHT Odor Absorption

Honeywell is an internationally known company whose devices are used worldwide. It is estimated that the brand’s equipment is used in more than 100 million homes and 5 million buildings across the globe. Not only does the Honeywell 24V UV Air Purifier offer odor absorption and mold reduction, but it also is reliable when it comes to safety, energy conservation and temperature control.

Field Controls UV-Aire UV-18X Dual Lamp

Fields Controls has been creating machinery that improves indoor air quality since 1927. The UV-Aire UX-18X Dual Lamp is perfect for larger homes – up to about 4,000 square feet – as it features a double UV lamp that makes it more efficient and effective. These models also have a hinged cover, making them easily accessible as well as duct board mounting kit for seamless installation.

If you’re in Kent, Danbury, Southbury, Newtown, New Milford, Ridgefield or in surrounding Connecticut towns in parts of New Haven, Fairfield and Litchfield counties, Jennings Oil & Propane looks forward to helping you better your home’s indoor air quality. To learn more about the products and services we can provide, contact us today.