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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. 

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!

01 February 2019
Controlling Your Indoor Air Quality in PA | Deiter Bros.
PA residents looking for quality HVAC service, heating oil & propane delivery, or indoor air quality control can contact Deiter Bros. to book today!

 

How Clean Is the Air in Your Home?

We often hear about pollution and air toxins in our environment, but did you know that the air inside your home can be over ten times more harmful? Our homes and businesses can be a breeding ground and safe haven for airborne bacteria and chemicals, which seriously affect the health of our families. Stick around to learn how to improve the indoor air quality of your home.

Improving Air Quality

Having high-quality indoor air is significant for your family’s comfort and safety. Here are some simple and productive steps you can take to make sure the air in your home is clean and safe.

Install Radon and CO2 Detectors

Homes in 2019 are all equipped with smoke detectors—but have you tested for Radon and do you have a CO2 detector? These invisible chemicals can be toxic to anyone living in your home, and should be monitored at all times. We recommend placing these detectors in accordance with manufacturers recommendations for best results.

Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned

Most homeowners in Pennsylvania have ductwork installed in their homes for either heating, air conditioning, or both. This HVAC luxury can have an unexpected danger, though; mold, pollen, Pet dander, and other allergens can catch in the ductwork, polluting all the air that’s cycled through your home. If you want to have your ductwork inspected or cleaned, contact us right away so we can get you scheduled.

Decorate with Plants

Plants add a homey and comfortable feel to your house, but they also have air-cleaning benefits. EcoWatch.com recommends aloe vera, bamboo, and spider plants to clean the air of chemicals such as carbon monoxide, benzene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde.

Use Rugs to Keep Pollutants Out

Purchasing a thick rug for every entrance to your home can improve your indoor air quality by reducing the amount of chemicals and pollutants that are tracked inside. Traffic from shoes, paws, and bags can bring in an unprecedented amount of germs.

            Bathe Pets Regularly

Dander from pets can accumulate in air vents and ductwork in your home, which is why you should bathe your animals regularly. Dogs can be bathed about once a month, and cats one to two times a year. This will decrease the amount of dander and pet hair that cycles through the air you breathe.

Contact Deiter Bros. for an evaluation of your Pennsylvania home’s indoor air quality today!

11 January 2019
Tips for Oil & Propane Delivery in PA and NJ| Deiter Bros.
Lehigh Valley oil and propane delivery customers should know how to read their tank gauges and when to order fuel. Contact Deiter Bros. now for more info!

 

How to Avoid Running Out of Heating Oil and Propane

Winter in Pennsylvania is in full swing, and homeowners are ordering heating oil and propane deliveries to stay warm. As you settle into the routine of monitoring your oil/propane tank fuel level, read these suggestions to simplify your ordering schedule.

How to Read Your Fuel Tank Gauge

Are you familiar with your oil or propane tank and how to determine when you need a heating fuel delivery? It’s a simple task that you can easily monitor. Here are some steps to follow when keeping an eye on your oil or propane tank:

1. Visit your fuel tank. Most oil tanks are inside, while propane tanks are outside.

2. For propane tanks, lift the lid on your tank and view the percentage available. Typically, you want to reorder when you get to 30%. This gives your fuel supplier time to get you in the schedule

3. For fuel oil tanks, check the site glass on top of the tank. You typically want to reorder at 1/4 full.

Avoid a Fuel Emergency

It’s a good idea to check your fuel levels routinely so that it becomes a habit. Take weather into account when planning your deliveries, too—heavy storms and extremely cold weather can make heating systems run longer and make roads become impassable—a combination that may cause a fuel emergency. If bad weather is on the way, please be sure to place your order in enough time to get a refill. Otherwise, you risk running out.

The Secret to Simplifying Fuel Ordering

The best possible way to decrease your chance of a fuel runout is by signing up for automatic oil or propane delivery. This takes out the human error that anyone can make when monitoring their own fuel tank levels, and allows the experts at Deiter Bros. to manage your deliveries. Whether you heat your PA or NJ home with oil or propane, we will ensure that your tank always has enough fuel to keep you and your family safe and warm.

Want even more convenience? You can also have a tank monitor installed. The monitor is read each day by Deiter Bros and you can easily read your monitor’s levels via an app on your smartphone. The monitor works via cellular signal and is always current.

Contact us with any questions or to place your next oil or propane delivery! 

22 December 2018
We Appreciate Your Continued Support! PA & NJ HVAC | Deiter Bros.
PA and NJ customers: thank you for choosing Deiter Bros. for your oil and propane delivery and HVAC needs. Contact us in Lehigh Valley for fuel or service!

Thank You for Your Continued Support

Deiter Bros. Appreciates Your Patronage

Thank you for choosing Deiter Bros. for all your HVAC service and fuel delivery needs! We know you have many options for home comfort businesses, which makes us even more grateful that you chose to become part of the Deiter Bros. family. If you’re happy with our service, please consider writing a review. On the contrary, if you’d like to see improvement in a certain area, please contact us directly so we can address and fix the issue.

What We Do & Why We Do It

We work hard to provide professional HVAC installation, maintenance, and repairs, along with quality propane and heating oil delivery. This is because our top priority is to keep your PA or NJ home safe and warm, no matter what the season or weather. Along with top-notch service and fuel delivery, our customer service team strives to provide friendly and knowledgeable answers to all of your questions. We would be thrilled to help you with any questions you may have, just give us a call.

Our Services

Deiter Bros. is pleased to present all of the following services and products to you, our valued customer. If you have further questions or would like to explore services not detailed below, please visit our extensive FAQ page to find your answer or contact us any time. We are available to you 24/7 for all your home comfort needs.

·         Traditional #2 Heating Oil.

·         EnviraFuel® Biodiesel Oil

·         Premium Propane Gas

·         Heating Equipment Installation & Service

·         Air Conditioner Installation & Service

·         24/7 Emergency Service

·         Maintenance Agreements

·         Fuel Payment Plans

·         Commercial HVAC Support

·         Residential Duct Cleaning

Happy Holidays from Our Family to Yours

Thank you again for allowing Deiter Bros. to serve your family year after year. We are grateful to have the best customers in the industry to support what we love most: providing home comfort to our neighbors in Pennsylvania & New Jersey. Have a wonderful holiday; we look forward to continuing to provide you with legendary customer service as we transition to the new year!

16 July 2012
Utilities charge YOU for gas they lose!!

I read this article in the July 11 edition of the Times-Tribune and thought I would share it.

It begins : Natural gas prices have declined steadily over the last few years because of the discovery of huge new domestic sources, including the Marcellus Shale.

Consumers could save even more if the state Public Utility Commission would force gas utilities to account for the vast amounts of gas that they lose between the well and the consumer.

09 September 2011
Deiter Bros. Does Propane!
Check out our Bundled Benefits for Heating Oil & Propane Customers.