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Getting Ready for the Summer Heat

Summer means barbecues, family gatherings, evenings with friends on the patio, and a cool home to step inside to cool down. Did you know that using an evaporated cooling system will ensure your home is cooled effectively for a fraction of the cost of a refrigerated system? If you have not checked your air conditioning […]

How Does a Buderus Solar Thermal System Work?

Buderus solar is one of the largest and most reputable manufacturers in the world. They have been manufacturing and designing solar water systems for over 25 years, and continue to invest in research and development to bring innovative, high quality, solar products to the market. A Buderus solar thermal system for hot water consists of […]

Humidity Control with Aprilaire

Keeping your home’s humidity levels consistent can significantly improve the health and comfort of your home. In general, when it comes to feeling comfortable in your home nothing affects a body’s perception of comfort more than the humidity level. Industry experts report that keeping your home’s humidity between 30-60% can reduce the effects of many […]

4 Tips to Help Prepare Your Home for the Winter

You can get your home ready for the winter season by tackling easy and inexpensive projects that will save you money in heating bills in the long run. Here are a few simple winterizing suggestions to help you prepare your home and your wallet for the cold weather months. Furnace Tune-Up Contact a local HVAC […]

How to Maintain Central Heating & Cooling Systems

When your central heating and cooling system is in its best condition, it provides a great mix of efficiency and comfort. On the other hand, if it is left without proper maintenance, that efficiency crashes and so does your wallet. Most maintenance for central heating and cooling systems should be left to the professionals, but […]

The Benefits of an Air Purifier

Indoor air quality is becoming an increasing health concern, which is why quality air purifiers have never been more important for good health. Those tight seals that allow your home to feel comfortable and energy-efficient also make the indoor air in your home polluted. Pollutant levels of airborne particles, gases, chemicals, and volatile organic compounds […]

Double-Bottom Heating Oil Tanks – A Green Choice

The National Oilheat Research Alliance recommends that storage tanks be replaced after 30 years of service no matter how good they look on the outside. Tanks corrode from the inside as well by “pitting” in the steel. Starting in September 2009, Oehlert Bros. started replacing tanks exclusively with Granby GreenShield tanks which are constructed with […]

Why Choose a Heat Pump?

Heat pumps have had a poor reputation for providing optimum comfort in a home due to the low temperature air that they generate at the supply vents. Oil-fired and gas-fired furnaces provide heated are that is 15 to 20 degrees warmer at the supply vents. Often a hybrid heating system can be installed that uses […]

Heating an Old House

Heating an old house is a balancing act often met with trouble. Many early homes were built without any type of central heating system (unless you count the chimney) meanwhile others are faced with aging, and incompetent systems. Unless you are planning to remodel your house, you probably have no other choice in the matter […]

Tankless Water Heaters: Cost Effective and Efficient

Tankless water heaters are instant heaters one doesn’t have to wait for hours to heat water. It’s much better than traditional heaters and now more in demand. They are highly energy efficient and cost effective. Many people look for much more greener and efficient lifestyles should switch to tankless water heaters as they conserve a […]

Oehlert Bros. Wins HVAC Installation Award!

Oehlert Bros. Inc. won a “Design/Build” award from The BIE of Pottstown and Vicinity for excellence in designing and installing a high efficiency commercial boiler system. The Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge was in need of a new heating system to replace their 47-year-old heating oil boiler. Efficiency was a top priority to reduce energy […]

Best Natural Gas and Service Plan

There are plenty of online companies that provide either one or the other type of natural gas service plan. But do you really know that many of these programs do not turn out to be the best service program for the natural gas. There’s usually too much of advertising and web advertorials and infomercials on […]

Significance of double protection prepay program

Double protection prepay program is a smart protection program that is meant to keep the check of heating oil and make sure it is always ready to give out high performance. The efficiency of heating oil is necessary as this would help you to manage your routine home operations and all the more give you […]

Tanksure Program

Tanksure Program is a comprehensive and visual inspection of the above ground residential fuel oil storage tanks. The program involves ultrasonic testing of the tanks for finding any possibilities of leaks or any crack in the fuel tank that might turn out to be hazardous situation for the home owners. The test performed under Tanksure […]

3 On Your Side: Air Conditioning Company Ratings

Reporting, Jim Donovan PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ― Eyewitness News Welcomes Baby Steele! When temperatures begin to rise outside, the last thing you need is for your central air conditioning to break down. Getting it fixed quickly is often easier said than done. First you have to find a repairman. But how do you know which […]

Snomaggedon 2010

The record snowfalls kept us busy this February – fighting to keep our delivery trucks and service vehicles on the road! The Oehlert Bros. Team worked extra hard to keep our customers comfortable during the snow storms. Many customers dug paths to their fills and we appreciate that! Service vans and delivery trucks were doubled […]

Bioheat and Biodiesel Embraced as Oilheat’s Cleaner, Greener Future (In Chester County & Montgomery County PA)

BALTIMORE – In an atmosphere that some said felt like the original Continental Congress of 1776, Oilheat leadership from Maine to South Carolina stood one at a time to set the industry on a new cleaner, greener and more sustainable course. The historic collaboration assembled oilheat associations and stakeholders to formally adopt long-term goals, including […]

National Weather Service: PA’s summer one of coolest in 100 years

Northeastern Pennsylvania got its only taste of 90-degree weather back in April, when temperatures soared for four days breaking 90 twice, said National Weather Service meteorologist Erik Heden. The temperature hasn’t hit 90 since, making for a cold summer – record-setting cold, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Climatic Data Center. Pennsylvania […]

You Can Afford to Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency with Special Low Rate, Longer Term Financing

With the Keystone HELP® Energy Efficiency Loan & Rebate Program, most Pennsylvania homeowners who meet the program’s eligibility guidelines can get a low cost loan for ENERGY STAR® rated and high efficiency heating, air conditioning, air sealing, insulation, windows, doors, geothermal and “whole house” improvements using Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®. These lower rates can […]

Oil Speculators Under Fire

Outlet Full Name: Wall Street Journal – Online News OCR Text: U.S. Weighs More Trading Regulations as U.K., France Seek International Action Policy makers on both sides of the Atlantic launched an effort to crack down on what they called speculation in oil markets, underscoring concerns that a sharp rise in oil prices could worsen […]