(It's Something You Won't Get from a Discount Company)
The local newspapers and shoppers' guides are full of ads from discount fuel companies offering "low, low oil prices" that might make you wonder, "Hmmm ... should I switch dealers?" Though it may look tempting, our firm answer is "DON'T!" - and here's why:
Skaggs-Walsh's FULL SERVICE commitment to you - whether it's around-the-clock emergency service, budget plans or expert installations and repairs - means greater value for your money.
Plus, there's another reason not to switch to a discount company: Skaggs-Walsh knows you best. As our valued customer, we already know your heating system and fuel usage. In addition, you can depend on our dedication to helping you at any time.
Some differences between a discount oil dealer and Skaggs-Walsh:
|May contract with outsiders for equipment maintenance and repairs||We do all our work using our own expert technicians|
|May run out of fuel||We will NOT run out of fuel|
|May not offer 24-hour emergency service||We offer 24-hour emergency service|
|You may talk to an answering machine||We always have a live operator standing by|
|May not be insured||We are fully licensed and insured|
|May only offer oil deliveries||We offer FULL SERVICE|
Conservation saves you money and protects the environment, so it makes sense to run your equipment at peak efficiency to get the most heat from every fuel oil gallon.
Just like your car, your boiler or furnace needs periodic tuning and maintenance to perform at its best. Skaggs-Walsh's expert technicians know all makes and models, and they can restore your system to peak operating condition with an annual tune-up. Annual tuning yields many benefits, including the following.
You can save money on tune-ups and protect yourself against out-of-pocket repair costs with a Skaggs-Walsh Service Plan. Click here to read more.
Automatic Delivery means peace of mind. When you trust Skaggs-Walsh with your fuel oil delivery schedule, you never have to worry about checking the fuel gauge. We use state-of-the art software incorporating degree-day information to calculate your usage rate and schedule your oil heat deliveries.
Important Note to Automatic Delivery Customers: We calculate your usage based on your purchase history. If you have made any changes in your home that could increase your usage, please let us know right away. These could include putting an addition on your house or adding a new family member.
Round-the-clock service, 365 days a year is a point of pride at Skaggs-Walsh.
For starters, we guarantee response in four hours or less for our regular service customers. No one wants to be without heat on a New York winter night, and we promise to arrive promptly and get your problem resolved. Once our technician arrives, you'll get friendly, attentive, professional service. Our technicians are experienced and highly trained, and you can count on them to fix any problem. In fact, we have as many as 34 service vans on the road at any time.
Skaggs-Walsh is an experienced fuel oil dealer serving NYC, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, The Bronx and Long Island. We understand the heating oil business, and we know how to deliver top-grade fuel oil on time, every time. With our automatic oil heat delivery service, you can relax and enjoy your comfortable home, knowing that we have your fuel oil needs covered. Our experienced drivers, many of whom are longtime employees, respect your property and keep everything neat when they make a delivery. Our fueling fleet has 27 trucks, so we can always get to you on time.
Supply: A Skaggs-Walsh Advantage
Dependability is critical when it comes to fuel oil delivery. You need a provider that you can count on for every delivery so that you stay warm and safe all winter. Unlike many of our competitors, Skaggs-Walsh maintains 400,000 gallons of independent storage. So you can be sure we'll have a constant supply of top-grade fuel oil to meet your needs ... no matter how cold and long the winter is. In fact, in our 75 years of business we've never run out of oil and we've always been able to make deliveries to our customers.
As a full-service oil heat dealer, Skaggs-Walsh is prepared to handle all your equipment needs. We install new heating systems and components from the best manufacturers in the industry - and we do the job right.
We are fortunate to employ a team of expert installers who have spent countless hours training on the latest and best in oil heat equipment. They understand all the nuances, and they install equipment in accordance with the manufacturers' specifications — which is critical to achieve optimal efficiency.
Upgrade and Save
Upgrading your heating system saves energy and money! If you can reduce your consumption by one-third - which is possible for many owners of older boilers and furnaces - that's like knocking $1.50 off the price of every gallon. And some upgrades are even more effective - saving 40% or more!
If you upgrade before the next heating season, you'll recoup your investment in just a few years. After that, the savings will continue year after year - and your home's value will be higher. That's sound economic policy!
Small Steps Can Also Yield Big Savings
A full system upgrade is the best choice for many properties, but in some instances great savings can be achieved with small steps. One inexpensive move that can save you hundreds of dollars a year is installing a new digital programmable thermostat. This modern control allows you to put your heating system on a schedule so that it warms the house when you or your family are up and about and lowers the temperature when you're asleep or the house is empty. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) says that reducing a home's temperature by 5 to 15 degrees for eight hours a day can reduce fuel consumption by 5 to 10 percent a year. A programmable thermostat can also manage a central air conditioning system.
You can also put your boiler or furnace on a conservation plan with an advanced burner control. The right control can reduce fuel consumption by 10 percent or more by improving the performance match between your heating system and your home. These controls use microprocessor technology to reduce fuel consumption, electricity usage and emissions — all while reducing wear and tear on the system!
Do you know how sound your heating system is? Skaggs-Walsh offers a FREE annual safety inspection for our customers.
During the inspection, our expert technicians will check for the tell-tale signs of possible damage, such as:
Skaggs-Walsh performs licensed NYC boiler inspections for residential buildings with 6 or more families, as well as mixed-use buildings and commercial facilities throughout the five boroughs. Our licensed inspectors conduct external inspections to ensure that your low-pressure boilers are operating safely and are in compliance with the Building Code and all related regulations. In addition to helping you get your equipment up to code, we can provide assistance in filing all necessary paperwork with the Department of Buildings' Boiler Division.