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Spring Forward with an Upgraded Oil Tank

oil tank installation Phoenixville, pa As spring arrives, your heating oil tank probably isn’t in the forefront of your mind, but believe it or not, this time of year is perfect for assessing the health of your fuel storage tank and considering whether it’s due for an upgrade. Most traditional style heating oil tanks have an expected lifespan of 25 years. That means if your home was built in the 1990s or even the early aughts, your heating oil tank could be on borrowed time. Read on to learn more about how often heating oil tanks need to be replaced, and why it makes sense to do so during a milder season.

Heating Oil Tank Inspections

How can you tell if your heating oil tank needs an upgrade, or if you can wait another year? With an annual heating oil tank inspection, problems in your tank can be spotted before they become worse. It also helps you plan for repairs or replacement of parts or your heating oil tank. If you do need to replace the heating oil tank at your eastern Pennsylvania home, you will be eligible for a 5 percent discount under our GoldStar Service Plan!

Top-Notch Installations

You can be confident that once your fuel tank is installed, you won’t need a replacement for many years. Plus, we will remove your old heating oil tank as part of the job. You deserve the time and attention it takes to have your oil tank installation job done right the first time, and that’s always our priority.

Off-Season Price Tags

There are several reasons why upgrading your heating oil tank during the off-season is a wise move. Many businesses and homeowners cite affordability as a high priority when deciding if an upgrade is right for their home. The good news for spring shoppers is that like most off-season equipment, heating oil tanks may be at their peak affordability just as the need for home heat is decreasing for the season.

Prep for Next Year, Now

When the snow and ice has melted and the debris of winter is cleared, it’s easy to forget just how quickly the colder months will come around again. The last thing you want is for your heating system to shut down in the middle of winter due to a problem with your outdated tank. Springtime affords more scheduling flexibility since technicians aren’t as busy.

Top Quality Brands and Service

When it’s time to replace your heating oil tank, Oehlert Bros. can install a new Granby aboveground tank. Why Granby? They come with double-wall construction to make them just about leak-proof, a 20-year+ warranty and more features to make them safer and of top quality.

Count on Oehlert Bros. for Safe, Secure Tank Upgrades

To learn more about heating oil tank replacement or our Tank Inspection Program, get in touch with the professionals at Oehlert Bros. today! Oehlert Brothers Inc. proudly serves Limerick, Berks County, Montgomery County, Chester County, Eagleville, Pottstown, Phoenixville, Norristown, Oaks, Royersford, Schwenksville and Trappe, PA.

Installing a high-efficiency boiler

hvac installation montgomery county, pa It can take up to a couple days to install a boiler properly, but the payoff is worth it. Why? Because once your high-efficiency boiler installation is complete, you can start saving on energy costs right away, and those savings add up quickly. Read on to learn more about the process of having your high-efficiency boiler installed, and what that can mean for your family’s budget.

So, how long is this going to take?

It’s true that a boiler isn’t the snappiest piece of equipment to install – but, like most important tasks, it’s not a job you want rushed. A typical boiler generally takes between one to three days to install from start to finish.

The boiler installation process depends on several factors

The process of installing your new or upgraded high-efficiency boiler varies, based on several factors, such as:

A quality boiler means feeling cozy, while saving money on heating costs

Regardless of how long it takes to install your new energy-efficient boiler, you’ll be happy when it’s up and running. Not only will your new boiler keep the warm comfort of steam heat coming all winter long—it could also help reduce your energy bills by as much as 20 percent!

Oehlert Brothers will help you find the right boiler for your home size and budget, with options available from trusted boiler brands, including:

Buderus, an industry leader producing energy-efficient, user-friendly, and environmentally sound oil- and gas-fired boilers. Buderus boilers feature:

EFM, one of the oldest names in heating and manufactured locally in PA. Energy Star-rated EFM boilers – known for reliability and quality – include such features as:

You can trust Oehlert Bros. for dependable boiler installation

As with all our equipment installations, our experts will get your boiler up and running quickly with no hassles or mess. We can also help protect your boiler investment with service plans that cover most repairs and include an annual tune-up – one of the best ways to avoid costly and unexpected repairs. Plus, we even offer financing options!

Since 1948, Oehlert Bros. has built a reputation of being a heating service that people in Eastern Pennsylvania can count on. For prompt and professional equipment installation, heating oil delivery and more, join the Oehlert Brothers Family by contacting us today!

Easily improve your indoor air quality

air purifiers pennsylvania Are you familiar with your home’s Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and how it can affect your family’s health and comfort? According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the damaging health effects from indoor air pollutants may be experienced soon after exposure or even years later. Fortunately, controlling common pollutants indoors can help reduce your risk of indoor air–related health concerns.

Read on to learn more about how airborne pollutants can wreak havoc in your home – and on your health – and how Oehlert can help you combat both problems.

Whole-house indoor air quality (IAQ) equipment protects your family

Indoor air pollutants are a concern all year, but during the coldest months, when families are spending more time indoors, germs and contaminants can be rampant. The good news is that you can take control of your family’s health with state-of-the-art whole-house indoor air quality (IAQ) equipment from Aprilaire, expertly installed by Oehlert Brothers.

Advantages of whole-house IAQ systems installed by Oehlert

Choosing air quality equipment can be overwhelming, but we are here for you every step of the way, including:

A range of indoor air quality options

Oehlert Brothers proudly serves our customers in Limerick, Berks County, Montgomery County, Chester County, Eagleville, Pottstown, Phoenixville, Norristown, Oaks, Royersford, Schwenksville and Trappe, PA with the highest quality air cleaners and purifiers, including:

Whole-house air cleaners

A whole-house air cleaner filters air contaminants that can cause allergies, asthma and even more serious infections. Integrated with your home heating and cooling systems, a whole-house air cleaner can:

  • Remove mold, pet dander, pollen, viruses, and other contaminants.
  • Reduce dust, cleaning your home, and protecting your appliances and electronics from damage from static electricity.
  • Increase efficiency in your home heating and cooling systems by reducing vent-blocking dust, which can lead to premature breakdowns.
  • Ultra-violet (UV) air purifier

    Air purifiers will reduce or eliminate bacteria, viruses, mold, dust mites, fungi, allergens and spores from the air in your home by “washing” the airflow with ultraviolet (UV) light.

    Whole-house humidifiers and dehumidifiers

    Humidity-regulating equipment controls moisture in the air of your home.

    Trust Oehlert to keep you breathing easy, all year long

    Our service technicians are trained and experienced, and some have been working with us for more than 20 years. We have a long, proud history of quality work and outstanding service. And we offer fair, transparent, fast, and affordable financing options. Make sure your family can breathe easy, with peace of mind in your home year-round! Contact the experts at Oehlert Bros. today to get started.

    Commercial fueling solutions that work for you

    commercial fuel provider pennsylvania Time is money, and partnering with business services you know you can trust and rely on – come what may – can make all the difference when it comes to your company’s bottom line. As operators of a business that people rely on every day, we know how important it is to have dependable suppliers who will keep your company up, running and on that road. That’s why Oehlert Brothers is committed to providing robust and reliable commercial fueling solutions that keep your drivers safe and maximize your company’s uptime.

    Read on to learn more about our fleet and commercial fueling services, and what we can do to help your business succeed.

    Makes fueling easy with 24/7 fueling access

    Did you know that you can make business easier by simplifying your fueling process? Get 24/7 access to participating filling stations with a Gascard from Oehlert Brothers. We are proud to be a part of the Gascard Fuel Management System – a national network of more than 130 fueling sites designed to take the administrative hassle out of fleet fueling for businesses and individuals.

    Sign up for a Gascard account today through Oehlert Brothers and you’ll get great benefits, including:

    Consider us your one-stop shop for all your refueling needs! With our 24/7 Gascard locations in Royersford, Spring City, and Douglassville, we are perfectly positioned to provide you with the fuel you need, and in the professional manner you deserve.

    Bulk Delivery Service: Gasoline, kerosene, diesel, biodiesel & heating oil

    Need a reliable bulk fuel supplier for your business or fleet? Oehlert Brothers delivers! We provide safe, reliable, efficient delivery service of bulk commercial fuel, when and where you need it. Enjoy our bulk deliveries for:

    The many benefits of bulk fueling

    Not all bulk fueling services are created the same. At Oehlert Brothers, we set our services apart by our commitment to being:

    Keep your fleet up and running with commercial fuel from Oehlert Brothers

    Oehlert Brothers Inc. proudly serves Limerick, Berks County, Montgomery County, Chester County, Eagleville, Pottstown, Phoenixville, Norristown, Oaks, Royersford, Schwenksville and Trappe, PA. Contact us today to learn more about our fleet or bulk fueling services, or to set up an account for your business.

    All about modern heating oil

    heating oil info pennsylvania Modern heating oil has changed a lot in recent years. In fact, this convenient, eco-friendly fuel has evolved so much, we know you may be full of questions. No worries – we’ve got you covered with answers to all your “burning” inquiries about heating oil! Where does it come from, and what’s it made from, anyways? How does it affect the environment, and what does this all mean for you, as a heating oil customer? Read on for further insight into some of our heating oil FAQs:

    Get the facts about modern heating oil

    When you use Oehlert Bros., you get much more than run-of-the-mill heating oil. Since 2007, we’ve been creating our own Bioheat Plus® heating oil blend on-site, using refined soybean oil. Bioheat Plus heating oil is a clean, green alternative to conventional No. 2 heating oil. Some of the most common questions we hear about modern heating oil, like Bioheat Plus, include:

    1. What is heating oil made from? Bioheat Plus heating oil is made with a blend of ultra-low-sulfur heating oil and biodiesel, which is a renewable, domestically produced energy resource. It is often made from the fatty acids found in soy, corn and other vegetable oils, but food is never wasted to produce it.
    2. Is Bioheat eco-friendly? To call a fuel Bioheat Plus heating oil, it has to be a B5 to B20 blend (meaning between 5% and 20% biodiesel), and ours is a B20 blend. With this level of biodiesel, our fuel burns more cleanly than natural gas. It also produces far fewer emissions. Over a 20-year period, the methane emissions produced by natural gas are nearly 82 times more destructive to the environment than carbon dioxide in that same time frame.
    3. What can Bioheat do for me? Since Bioheat Plus heating oil burns more cleanly than natural gas, it leaves fewer deposits on heat registers and subjects your equipment to far less wear and tear overall. For you, the customer, this means that you’ll see fewer breakdowns and you’ll need fewer repairs. And your system will last longer!
    4. Is Bioheat affordable? Bioheat is a renewable fuel, which means, in essence, “there’s more where that came from.” It’s also made domestically, making it less vulnerable to market factors like global strife. Plus, Bioheat’s energy-efficiency benefits heating oil customers by helping reduce energy costs.
    5. What about system compatibility? You can relax! There’s no need to call in that equipment overhaul conversion team! Using Bioheat Plus heating oil requires NO modifications to or conversions of your current heating equipment.
    6. How can you prevent running out of heating oil? Oehlert Bros. also provides peace of mind with an Automatic Delivery option for getting your heating oil. You’ll no longer have to deal with checking your oil tank gauge levels or contacting Oehlert Bros. to schedule a heating oil delivery. We use technology to monitor your heating oil usage. That allows us to schedule a delivery to your home before your tank runs low.

    Make Oehlert Bros. your dependable heating oil service

    Since Christmas Eve in 1948, Oehlert Bros. has built a reputation of being a heating oil delivery service that people in Eastern Pennsylvania can count on for prompt and professional heating oil delivery. Turn to Oehlert Bros. for cleaner-burning Bioheat Plus heating oil for your eastern Pennsylvania home. Join the Oehlert Brothers Family today!

    Say Goodbye to Summer & Hello To Fall With These AC Tips

    central air north carolinaWith summer in the rearview mirror, you may be wondering when is the right time to switch off your AC for the season. The problem is, Mother Nature doesn’t always seem to get the message that the equinox has come and gone. Fall days in eastern Pennsylvania can be brisk or downright toasty – sometimes both on the same day!

    The bottom line: it’s a good idea to prep your AC so that it’s in good condition for the next time you need it – whether that means tomorrow or not until next summer. With a dependable heating and cooling system you can trust, there’s no reason for your family to be uncomfortable in your home. You can protect your investment in your family’s comfort all year long with these helpful end-of-season tips.

    Air Conditioning End Of Season Checklist

    Trustworthy heating & cooling experts you can turn to all year

    Our service technicians are trained and experienced, and some have been working with us for more than 20 years. We have a long, proud history of quality work and outstanding service. And we offer fair, transparent, fast, and affordable financing options. Make sure your home can beat the heat year-round!

    Contact the experts at Oehlert Bros. today to get started.

    High-quality heating oil is the safe fuel choice

    heating oil safety pennsylvaniaHeating oil is one of the safest fuels to use around your family, and that’s why we’ve been serving Limerick and the surrounding areas with heating oil delivery since 1948. Today, almost 70 years later, we’re still family-owned, still local, and still proudly committed to protecting your home’s comfort and safety. Read on to learn more about why heating oil has such a stellar reputation as a safe fuel choice.

    What makes heating oil so safe?

    There are many factors that make heating oil one of the safest fuels, but these major takeaways stand out:

    Get service that protects your home

    Even if you don’t have more modern equipment, Oehlert Bros. can spot any issues with your heating oil system before it becomes a big, expensive problem. When you get a heating service plan with Oehlert Bros., you also get our Tank Inspection Program (OBI-TIP).

    Our Tank Inspection Program isn’t just a quick look-see. The trained and experienced service technicians at Oehlert Bros. perform a 25-point visual inspection that follows guidelines from the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) to make sure your family, property and investment are protected.

    Bioheat Plus® is safer for the environment

    Bioheat Plus heating oil produces fewer carbon emissions, less wear on your system, and more actual heat produced than natural gas, making it more energy-efficient. Take a look at the specifics:

    Oehlert Bros. values your safety above all else

    Turn to Oehlert Bros. for cleaner-burning Bioheat Plus heating oil for your eastern Pennsylvania home, confident in knowing it has a great safety track record. Become a customer today and request a free tank inspection. Plus, you can keep your heating equipment running at its best when you contact Oehlert Brothers today and sign up for an economical heating oil plan – for that extra peace of mind.

    Why is your AC giving you trouble?

    home cooling repair pennsylvaniaThere’s nothing like a summer day in eastern Pennsylvania, made all the more enjoyable by ultimately retreating to the crisp, coolness of your air-conditioned home. But, if your home’s air conditioning system conks out, you’ll lose your escape from the sweltering heat. Nobody wants that – least of all, the energy experts at Oehlert Bros.! The good news is that if this happens to you, we’ll make it easy to feel comfortable in your home again, no matter how hot it is outside.

    Top reasons your AC is not cooling

    If your AC is running but the air isn’t cooling, it means the blower works – always good news – but the cooling function does not. Unfortunately, there are several potential culprits, including:

    Oehlert Brothers energy experts have your back

    If your air conditioner isn’t cooling properly or has simply seen better days, we’ve got your back. Thousands of our neighbors rely on Oehlert Brothers – the Energy Experts – for reliable fuel delivery, equipment installations, outstanding service, maintenance and repairs, and much more. Choose Oehlert Brothers today and join our family of satisfied customers who know all about the Oehlert difference.

    R22 phase-out and how it can affect your A/C

    future of home cooling pennsylvaniaIt’s that time of year – people all around eastern Pennsylvania are starting to use their air conditioners to cool off and stay comfortable in their homes during the sweltering summer heat. But if your home’s air conditioning system conks out or runs out of refrigerant, you’ll lose your escape from the heat. That’s where Oehlert Bros. comes in. Read on to learn more about how we can give you peace of mind and help you bring your air conditioning system up to speed.

    What’s R22 and why’s it so expensive?

    R22, often called “freon,” is a type of refrigerant used in older A/C systems. Unfortunately, like a lot of outdated products from generations past, this type of coolant is actually toxic when leaked or released into the environment. Because R22 is not ozone-friendly and newer technologies have produced better, more eco-safe refrigerant capabilities, R22 is no longer manufactured – and that means it’s hard to find and not economical.

    Wait, so is R22 illegal?

    The answer is yes, and no. Beginning in 2020, the U.S. government prohibited R-22 by law from being produced or imported. After 2020, only recovered, recycled, or reclaimed supplies of R-22 are available, and those are slated to be phased out in the coming years as well. While you’re not going to get hauled off to the slammer for having a decades-old cooling system, this is one reason why it’s wise to consider upgrading your older model A/C system is you are still relying on R22.

    How do you know when you’re ready to breakup with R22?

    When an older system requires repairs using R22, this outdated style coolant is hard to find. Oehlert Bros. provides repairs completed with “recaptured” R22 – as permitted by law – but it is becoming more and more scarce. In fact, the cost is about three times as much as the new refrigerant! If your A/C system is older and not working well, we encourage you to consider upgrading to new equipment instead of continuing with repairs which could be very costly and will only increase over time.

    Join the Oehlert Brothers Family!

    A lot of things can go wrong when you’re still using R22 in your A/C system. Help prevent them by working with Oehlert Bros. for repairs and replacement to your outdated A/C. Oehlert Bros. is a family-owned company based right here in Royersford. When you contact us because you need an air conditioning repairman, you’re not going to get some far-away corporate office or overseas call center. You’re going to reach someone who will treat you with all the respect and courtesy a neighbor can give. And you’ll get prompt, professional service from our air conditioning repairman, whose focus is getting the job done right the first time.

    You can trust the professionals at Oehlert Bros. with repairing your home’s air conditioning system. Contact us today to find out more about our air conditioning service plans, enroll in an air conditioning service plan, or join the Oehlert Brothers Family!

    Great home heating service plans from Oehlert Brothers!

    fuel payment options pennsylvaniaThe price of heating oil can be unpredictable – but that doesn’t mean your monthly heating bills have to be. With the Prepay and SmartPay programs from Oehlert Brothers, you’ll be protected from unwanted surprises on your monthly bill – and from rising and falling oil prices. Find out more, below.

    Benefits of SmartPay include:

    How a Price Cap Program works

    Enjoy price protection with our Prepay Program

    Did you know that paying for your fuel in advance could potentially save a bundle on your heating bill – with limited risk to you? Each summer, when you purchase your oil from Oehlert Brothers in advance, you lock in a preseason rate that guarantees that your price will not go up during the winter, no matter what happens in world oil markets. Since preseason prices are usually more favorable than in-season prices (when demand is higher and supply is lower), you could save substantial money by paying for your fuel in advance. If prices go up, your price won’t!

    How the heating oil Prepay Program works

    Choose the program that works best for you

    Take control of your home heating oil bills

    Oehlert Brothers Inc. proudly serves Limerick, Berks County, Montgomery County, Chester County, Eagleville, Pottstown, Phoenixville, Norristown, Oaks, Royersford, Schwenksville and Trappe, PA.

    Contact us today to take advantage of our Prepay Program and start saving on your home heating oil bills. We can’t wait for you to join the Oehlert Brothers Family!