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08 March 2020
Ductless Mini-Splits: What You Need to Know | Deiter Bros.
Do you have questions about ductless mini-splits? Read Deiter Bros.' blog post to learn about frequently asked questions relating to ductless mini-split A/C.

 

The One Thing Your Home Needs for All-Season Comfort

If you live in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania, you know how unpredictable the weather can be! One day it might feel like spring has finally arrived, and the next there could be below-freezing temperatures. Wondering how you can keep your family comfortable and maximize your energy budget? There is a simple solution: the ductless mini-split.

Ductless mini-split air conditioning systems are unique HVAC systems that offer energy-efficient cooling without the need for ductwork. Some ductless mini-split air conditioners come with an electric heat pump feature to provide supplementary heating. These A/C systems are perfect for homes in four-season climates like Pennsylvania. Read on to get the answers to commonly asked questions about the do-it-all ductless mini-split.

Ductless Mini-Split A/C and Heat Pump FAQs

Q: How does a ductless mini-split air conditioning system work?

A: Ductless mini-split systems are made up of one outdoor unit and one or more indoor units that work together to efficiently cool your home. They provide room-by-room cooling, and can be used to cool your entire home by placing multiple indoor units throughout your living space. Models with a heat pump feature use the system to provide supplementary heating.

Q: Are ductless mini-split systems hard to install?

A: Not at all! Our team of trained HVAC technicians is available to professionally install your ductless mini-split system. As far as the installation job goes, you don’t have to worry about living in a major construction zone! Ductless mini-split systems do not require ductwork to function and interior units can be affixed to any wall. These indoor units are sleek and unobtrusive.

Q: Are ductless mini-splits easy to use?

A: Absolutely. When you have a ductless mini-split air conditioning system, you can easily use the remote controls to switch from cooling to heating and control the temperature in each room.

Q: Are ductless mini-split A/C systems expensive?

A: Are mini-splits worth the cost? While ductless mini-splits do require an expense for installation, they provide a serious return on investment through major energy savings. Ductless mini-splits operate by zone so that you use less energy to enjoy more efficient comfort. Deiter Bros. installs high-efficiency ductless mini-split A/C systems from Mitsubishi, which is a top name brand known for advanced energy-saving technologies.

Q: Why should I add a ductless mini-split air conditioning system to my home in PA?

A: A ductless mini-split will transform your home comfort! When summer brings the heat, you won’t have to worry about lugging clunky window units from the basement. When it starts to get chilly, but not cold enough to switch on your central heating system, you can use your ductless mini-split to warm things up. Here’s a quick wrap-up of the benefits of using a ductless mini-split system:

·         Zoned cooling saves you energy and money

·         Since no ductwork is required, installation is quick and easy

·         Benefit from improved indoor air quality with newer equipment

·         Some systems can double as a supplemental heating source in winter to help offset fuel bills!

So, are you ready to add a ductless mini-split installation to your home this spring? Contact Deiter Bros. to get a free installation estimate today! We’re happy to assist you; call our offices at (610) 868-8566 or contact us online.

 

12 February 2020
HVAC Service Offerings in Lehigh Valley, PA | Deiter Bros.
Stay safe and warm in Lehigh Valley, PA & NJ with expert fuel oil and propane delivery and heating services. Learn about Deiter Bros. in Bethlehem, PA!

 

Heating Service & Fuel Delivery to Keep Your Lehigh Valley Home Safe

For more than 90 years, Deiter Bros. has been providing expert home comfort services to the residents of the Lehigh Valley. When it comes to fuel oil delivery, propane delivery, and HVAC service, we’re the team you want to work with. Contact us today, or keep reading to learn more about the expert HVAC service we perform and the quality fuel delivery we provide.

Our HVAC, Propane & Oil Service Offerings

Though we started out by delivering ice blocks to PA residents, we’ve grown for nearly a century and now represent a team of expert HVAC technicians and fuel delivery drivers who can fulfill your energy needs at a price you’ll love. Here are just some of the services we provide our valued PA & NJ customers:

Home Comfort Products & Services:


·         Reliable Fuel Oil & Propane Delivery

·         Fuel Oil & Propane Payment Plans

·         Pacific Pride, Onsite, and Fleet Fueling

·         Air Conditioner Installs & Repairs

·         Furnace & Boiler Installs & Repairs

·         Annual HVAC Efficiency Tune-Ups

·         Water Heaters, Generators & More

·         FAQs, Blogs & Refer-a-Friend Discounts

·         Expansive Service Area & Customer Service

·         User Testimonials & Online Community

·         Various Equipment Maintenance Plans

·         Commercial Services & Much More!


Our Fuel Oil and Propane Delivery Area

Deiter Bros. provides consistent, reasonable, cost-effective rates for fuel oil delivery and propane delivery in the Lehigh Valley area. Our range spans more than 150 towns including Allentown, Northampton, Danielsville, Lehighton, Stroudsburg, Tannersville, Wooddale, Andover, Jefferson, Long Valley, Far Hills, East Amwell Township, Alexandria, Allentown, Bethlehem, and New Smithville. To view our entire PA & NJ fuel delivery service area, check out the map on this page.

PA & NJ HVAC Service Area

Customers in and around Allentown and Bethlehem, PA can take advantage of our expansive HVAC service area. We provide quality air conditioning, heating, generator, and water heater services to customers in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Check out our entire HVAC service area on this web page and see if you live or work within our delivery range.

Join the Deiter Bros. Family Today!

We would love to consider you a valued member of the Deiter Bros. family of satisfied customers. If you’d like to become a NJ or PA customer, please register here in seconds. A representative will reach out and introduce you to all our features and services!

09 January 2020
Why You Need Home Backup Generators in PA | Deiter Bros.
Be aware of Bethlehem, PA’s upcoming winter weather, and protect your home with an emergency backup generator. Read Deiter Bros’ blog post to learn more!

 

How Emergency Backup Generators Protect Your Pennsylvania Home

Winter Weather Advisory for January 2020

Every resident and homeowner in Pennsylvania knows that January is COLD—that means bundling up before going outside, making sure to have plenty of home heating oil or propane, and stocking the house with blankets and hot chocolate. But exactly how cold does it get, and how can you protect your family from the wind chill, freezing rain, and frigid temperatures?

According to climate data from the United States Weather Atlas, January is the coldest month of the year in Pennsylvania. Temperatures in the state often plummet below 0°F during January, with average temperatures ranging between 12°F and 30°F. Heavy snowfall, regular cloud cover, and short sunlight hours contribute to the below-freezing temperatures that cover the state throughout January and the winter as a whole. Be sure to take proactive steps to protect your home, your family, and your property during the state’s coldest month of the year.

Protect Your Home with a Standby Backup Generator

We always recommend that our customers have a whole-house standby backup generator installed to protect their homes and families during emergencies. This proactive safety step is crucial during January, the coldest month of the year. Pennsylvania homes that lose power will suffer from a lack of home heating, no hot water, and permanent damage like frozen and bursting pipes.

You can protect your home and family with a reliable emergency generator installation from the HVAC experts at Deiter Bros. Our qualified, trained, and insured technicians can often hook up a generator to your existing power supply so it turns on automatically in the case of an outage. Along with uninterrupted power, seamless home heating, and continual hot water, you’ll get the unmatched peace of mind that comes with having a reliable backup generator.

Request a Home Standby Generator Installation in the Lehigh Valley Today

Deiter Bros. has the dependable equipment and 24/7 emergency heating service you and your family deserve. Contact us today to request an installation, a quote, or a consultation for your standby backup generator. We’ll provide you with quality home protection services at a price you’ll be sure to love.

01 December 2019
Home Heating & Comfort Upgrades in PA | Deiter Bros.
Is your home ready for winter in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania? Find out if you need a new boiler, furnace, or other HVAC products.

 

5 Things Your Home Might Need this Winter

The holidays are almost here! And with them comes winter weather like snow, ice, and below-freezing temperatures. Is your home equipped with everything you need to keep your family safe and warm through the coldest months of the year? Use this checklist to evaluate if it’s time to upgrade your heating system or add a new energy-saving product to your home in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania.

 

Energy-Efficient Heating and Home Comfort Products

1.      Home Heating System

How old is your boiler or furnace? If it is 15 years or older, you should seriously consider investing in a new high-efficiency model. You could save up to 30% per year on annual oil or propane heating bills! Plus, new high-efficiency boilers and furnaces require less frequent service calls.

 

2.      Hot Water Heater

You rely on your hot water heater all year long, but especially during the winter. It is essential for daily household chores like laundry, showering, and dishwashing. If your oil or propane hot water heater is outdated, it likely costs a chunk of change to operate. New high-efficiency hot water heating systems deliver more readily available hot water and are much more cost effective than older models.

 

3.      Humidifier

Indoor air quality is a major component of your family’s comfort and health. If the air in your home is too humid, you might notice musty smells and condensation on the inside of your windows. If your home is too dry, you might notice shrinking hardwood floors and chronic health issues like sore throats and dry itchy skin. Either issue can be remedied by humidifier systems.

 

4.      Radiant Heat

Working on a new home building project or an addition to your current living space? Consider radiant floor heating! Radiant floor heating is one of the most popular heating methods for new construction and remodeling. It delivers efficient, event heating throughout your home.

 

5.      Programmable Thermostat

Adding a programmable thermostat to your home is an easy way to manage your energy use. You can set the thermostat to automatically lower the heat while you are out of the house or asleep. This is a great tool to keep energy use and costs low.

 

Contact Deiter Bros. to learn more about heating system and water heater installations, and to ask questions about additional HVAC products that can help improve your home comfort this winter. 

28 October 2019
Bad Habits for Hot Water Heaters in PA & NJ | Deiter Bros.
How is your Lehigh Valley hot water heater holding up? If it’s less than perfect, click here to see Deiter Bros.’s top tips to keep it running safely.

 

Bad Habits That Harm Your Pennsylvania Home’s Water Heater

Unlike your furnace, boiler, or air conditioner, your hot water heater is a home comfort appliance you rely on throughout the year. Now think about the appliances and fixtures you use every day in your home. How many of them rely on your water heater, and how quickly does it produce the hot water you need? Without an efficient water heater, household activities like dishwashing, showers, and laundry can cause daily frustration. Read these helpful hints to make sure you’re not unintentionally harming your Greater Bethlehem, PA home’s water heater.

Bad Habits to Avoid

1.      Running out of Oil or Propane

Experiencing a fuel runout isn’t ideal for any home comfort appliance. An empty oil tank or propane tank will result in a forced shutdown of your water heater (and furnace or boiler, for that matter) which will put you in a stressful and inconvenient no-heat situation. At Deiter Bros., our experts recommend signing up for automatic fuel delivery or placing fuel orders before your oil or propane tank starts to run low.

2.      Skipping Annual Maintenance

Foregoing your annual water heater tune-up is a surefire way to overlook any small issues before they become large problems. Be sure to contact us to schedule an annual preventative maintenance tune-up, or simply enroll in our water heater maintenance agreement.

3.      Allowing Your Water Heater to Be Inaccessible

PA hot water heaters (both direct and indirect) need space to breathe. Along with being a fire hazard, things piled on and around your water heater will prevent it from getting the air it needs to function properly. Besides, having easy access to your water heater makes it easier to inspect for safety and efficiency.

4.      Letting Your Water Heater Age Significantly

Water heaters last around 10-12 years. After that, their efficiency is significantly compromised and repairs are more frequent, costing you more in fuel bills to get the same amount of hot water you’re used to. If your water heater is starting to get old, consider a high-efficiency upgrade to maximize your home’s safety, comfort, and oil or propane budget.

Want to Protect Your Hot Water Heater?

Contact the expert HVAC service techs at Deiter Bros. today to order propane or oil, schedule a water heater tune-up, enroll in a maintenance agreement, or book an equipment replacement. We’re here for you with the best service in Lehigh Valley.

01 October 2019
Get an Emergency Generator for Your Home in PA | Deiter Bros.
Protect your family and your property from storm season with a backup, emergency generator. Click to get protected when the power goes out.

Why Your PA Home Needs and Emergency Generator Now

Homeowners across the country are wondering how the rest of 2019 hurricane season is going to shake out. Storms aren’t expected to cease anytime soon, and after that Pennsylvania residents can expect the staples of winter in the Northeast: below-freezing temperatures, heavy snowfall, and Nor’easters.

Are you wondering what you can do to help protect your family and your property? Feel more secure at home this fall – and every season – with an emergency, backup generator. An emergency backup generator can be powered by the same fuel that heats your home. If you use propane to stay warm, adding an emergency generator is simple.

Worry Less Each Storm

Downed power lines, high winds, and flash floods. It can happen at any moment! When the power goes out, there are endless things to worry about: food going to waste, preparing family meals, keeping rooms safe and comfortable, charging electronics, and so on. When you have an emergency generator, your power restores in seconds so that you can enjoy nearly uninterrupted power access.

Winter Will Be Here Soon

Hurricane season may be from June 1st to November 30th, but we all know all too well that winter storms in Pennsylvania can be some of the worst. Add freezing temperatures and snow to the list of power failure concerns, and it becomes even more essential to have the extra support of backup power.

Be Prepared, Save More Money

Don’t wait until the next big storm. Contact your local full-service energy professional to install your standby generator now. That way, when the power goes out you will take advantage of the benefits of standby, emergency power immediately. Deiter Bros. is pleased to be your local energy experts. We are available to install emergency backup generators for customers across our service area. After installation, you can also count on us for professional generator maintenance and repairs. By scheduling your installation in advance, you’ll be better prepared for unexpected blackouts and you’ll actually save money on your service!

 

Why wait? Contact Deiter Bros. to request a free estimate for your new backup emergency generator. Be on your way to greater security this fall and winter!

01 September 2019
5 Reasons to Book a Fall Heating Tune-Up | Deiter Bros.
Homeowners in Bethlehem, PA and beyond are booking annual heating tune-ups for their boilers and furnaces now. Schedule yours today before the autumn rush!

 

Make Sure Your Heating System Is Ready for This Winter

Your heating system worked hard last winter! Scheduling preventative boiler or furnace maintenance is critical to ensure that it is up to the challenge of the upcoming season. Did you know that just one annual heating tune-up from your local HVAC experts can significantly improve the operating efficiency of your boiler or furnace? Learn more about the benefits of booking a fall heating system tune-up and why you shouldn’t wait until the leaves turn to schedule yours.

How Will an Annual Boiler or Furnace Tune-Up Help My Heating System?

        Lower Energy Bills
Regular maintenance from Deiter Bros. will help your heating system burn heating oil or propane fuel as efficiently as possible. A properly maintained boiler or furnace will deliver a greater heat output with less fuel used, helping you save money on fuel even during the coldest months.

        Safer, More Efficient Operation
During your annual heating tune-up, our highly trained service technicians will conduct a thorough safety inspection and cleaning of your equipment. This boiler or furnace inspection will ensure that your system is operating safely and at peak performance.

        Longer Equipment Life
Our company has been providing home comfort services to Pennsylvania for decades—at this point, we’ve seen it all! Our experience has shown that an annual heating tune-up helps extend the life of boilers and furnaces.

        Reduced Risk of Breakdowns

An annual heating tune-up can significantly reduce the likelihood of expensive surprise breakdowns. Deiter Bros. technicians are trained to accurately diagnose, repair, and perform preventative maintenance to help avoid service calls in the future.

        Better Indoor Air Quality
Did you know that an annual heating system tune-up can improve the well-being of your family? Filter replacement and cleaning included in your tune-up will reduce the amount of common airborne allergens and pollutants that can cause asthma and allergies.

Book Your Annual Heating Tune-Up Today!

Don’t wait until the first frost to schedule your annual heating tune-up for your boiler or furnace. Call Deiter Bros. now to book your tune-up so you can beat the rush and reserve a service visit at a time that is most convenient for you. Contact us online or call (610) 868-8566 to book your fall HVAC tune-up. 

07 August 2019
Easy Ways to Save Energy in the Summer | Deiter Bros.
Spend less on energy use in Pennsylvania with these simple life hacks. Click to read more about how homeowners in Pennsylvania are saving energy all year.

 

Energy-Saving Tips for Now and Later

August has just begun, which means there’s at least one more month left of warm, sunny weather here in Pennsylvania. We know that homeowners in PA are spending most of their time outside, but when a heatwave hits you’ll want to seek relief in your air conditioned home. Did you know you could be spending less on energy for the same level of comfort? Check out these quick life hacks that will help your energy use go the distance this summer and well into fall. 

Top 5 Summer and Fall Energy-Saving Tips

1.       1.  Use Your Curtains

Keep window treatments closed during the day to prevent the sun’s rays from raising the temperature inside your home. This will help keep things cool, without having to kick your A/C into overdrive. When fall rolls around, you can take advantage of the sun’s warmth during the daytime and keep curtains closed at night.

 

2.       2. Book Your Tune-Up


Preventative maintenance is critical to keep your home’s air conditioning and heating systems running safely and efficiently. Make your tune-up appointment for your boiler or furnace now to beat the autumn rush. You’ll be able to schedule service when its most convenient for you. Plus, just one yearly tune-up can help significantly lower your energy use all year long.

3.       3. Seal Air Leaks


Check your doors and windows for any drafts. Seal them up with caulking to improve the energy efficiency of your home. During the summer, this will keep precious air conditioned air from escaping outside. In the fall, this will keep cold outside air from creeping in.

4.       4. Cook Creatively


Barbecuing is one of the best parts of summer! Save on utility costs and prepare your family meals on the grill during the warmer months. You can extend grilling season into the fall, or opt for cold dishes like salads and sandwiches to skip using the oven every once in a while.

5.       5. Upgrade to High-Efficiency


Did you know that you can save up to 10% on annual energy costs if you upgrade to high-efficiency HVAC equipment? If your boiler or furnace is 10 years or older, now could be the perfect time to invest in a new model. This upfront cost will pay for itself in long-term energy savings for years to come. Especially during the coldest months of the year.

Have questions? Contact Deiter Bros. to learn more about equipment upgrades, energy-efficiency services, and more ways to use less energy in your PA home or business. 

02 July 2019
Payment Plans for Oil and Propane | Deiter Bros.
Make your Pennsylvania heating bills easy to manage! Sign up for a heating oil or propane payment plan now. Come fall, you’ll be happy you did!

 

Benefits of Heating Oil and Propane Payment Plans

Summer in Pennsylvania is one of the best times of year. As you get ready for backyard barbecues and trips to the beach, your heating fuel is probably the very last thing on your mind. But did you know that now is the wisest time to start thinking about your winter heating bills? A payment plan is the best way to keep your energy bills manageable all year long.

Find the Right Plan for You

-          BetterWay™ Plan
Spread your annual heating oil or propane costs into 12 equal installments. We estimate your monthly payment based on previous usage history and projected fuel prices. If you have a credit balance on your account at the end of the month, we will pay you a rebate!

 

-          BetterWay™ with CAP
Enjoy the convenience and predictability of the BetterWay™ Plan with the added protection of a capped price. This puts a limit on your price per gallon for the year. If market prices drop below your capped price, you pay the lower price. It’s a win-win! Price protection costs just $13.00 per month, the total amount for the year is factored into your monthly payment. This plan is available for oil customers only.

 

-          CAP Plan Only
Looking for price protection on its own? The CAP Plan puts a limit on the price per gallon you pay for the year. If the daily market price drops below your CAP price, you pay the lower price! Protection is available for just $156.00 for the year, due upon purchase. This plan is available for oil customers only.

 

-          Prepayment Plan
Lock in your heating fuel price by making one simple payment! You’ll receive your fixed-rate prepaid heating fuel delivered by automatic delivery. 

-          Prepayment Extended Plan
Secure a fixed price per gallon for the whole year and pay for your fuel in three easy installments. You’ll receive your prepaid gallons by automatic delivery.

 

-          Paygo
This is a deferred payment plan where you pay for your heating oil or propane after you use it, not when its delivered. You have 30 days to pay after you use the fuel! There is optional price cap protection for added peace of mind.

We at Deiter Bros. are pleased to offer a wide variety of payment plans for heating oil and propane to suit your unique budgeting needs. You can easily sign up online or contact us with any questions. 

13 June 2019
Propane Gas Summer Versatility in Pennsylvania | Deiter Bros.
Contact Deiter Bros. for a Pennsylvania propane delivery this summer! Get ultimate home comfort from a highly efficient, versatile and affordable fuel choice.

 

 

Increase Home Comfort This Summer with Propane

In the Lehigh Valley, we enjoy spending summer outside and taking full advantage of the beautiful weather. Summer is the time for barbecues, pool parties, cookouts, and more. In order to get the most out of your summer plans, be sure to place a propane delivery request from Deiter Bros.! We’ll be sure to deliver your propane order promptly so you can enjoy seamless comfort all year round.

®    Throw a Pool Party

Summer isn’t complete without a floatie and a bathing suit. Propane has the power and versatility to heat your outdoor pool and hot tub to a temperature that will cool you off without numbing your toes. Just don’t forget your sunscreen and a towel!

®    Host a Summer Barbecue

Many people’s summer highlights include graduation parties, holiday cookouts, family reunions, and more. All of these can be elevated when you break out the propane gas grill! One way to save money on propane is to always get your propane cylinders refilled, rather than purchasing new ones. As a bonus, refilling your propane cylinders instead of replacing them will also reduce your carbon footprint.

®    Stay Toasty Warm with a Gas Heater

Whether you prefer outdoor space heaters, fire pits, or indoor fireplaces, propane gas can do it all. No matter what space needs and preferences you have, we can help you find a propane space heater that’s perfect for you. Simply contact Deiter Bros. at your convenience to speak to a propane specialist.

®    Show Off Your Green Thumb

Did you know propane (also known as LPG) can make your gardens flourish? Propane gas powers all types of landscaping equipment such as lawnmowers, leaf blowers, hedge trimmers, and more. You might be surprised at how stunning your property can look and how easy lawn maintenance can be with tools that don’t require charging.

®    For Cooking, Hot Water, and Cloths Drying

Propane does it all! Next time you have to replace your hot water heater, dryer or when you remodel your kitchen, think about Propane!

Schedule a Propane Delivery on Your Time

We know your schedule is busy, so for your convenience, we offer an online ordering resource that is available 24/7. No more waiting for business hours or being stuck on hold waiting your turn to order. Order propane now so you can enjoy your summer to the fullest. Party on!