Have you ever had your HVAC equipment suddenly need repairs? It’s happened to a lot of us, and repairing that equipment can be costly. We know how the seasons can be in NJ and PA, so having your equipment working when it’s supposed to is important. Just keep in mind that even if you do everything you're supposed to (including yearly tune-ups) all machines have the potential to break.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could predict and prevent problems before they actually became big issues? SensIT HVAC Monitoring Technology from Deiter Bros. does just that. SensIT is a new, proactive performance monitoring machine for heating and cooling equipment. It works 24/7 and helps predict issues with your equipment long before they occur.
With SensIT, the early warning alerts let you know something isn’t right with your equipment before it turns into a full malfunction that needs an expensive repair. With this technology, you know exactly when to call your service technician to take a look at your system, saving you money down the road.
How Does It Work?
SensIT is housed in a compact unit that connects to your heating or cooling equipment. Its ten smart sensors analyze the status of your equipment and provide monthly analyses and performance checks. Even better, when SensIT detects a problem, it lets you know and also sends a message to Deiter Bros., so we can start working to repair your equipment right away.
·Custom Sensor Technology: SensIT comes with ten sensors, and the transponder units are professionally installed by our tech team.
·Proactive HVAC Analysis: Sensors regularly analyze your system’s performance and provide readings to you and us, so we can stay on top of your equipment’s health.
·Real-Time Alerts: If anything should be wrong with your heating or cooling system, SensIT sends you an alert as soon as the problem is detected, and we will send you a message with an explanation and course of action.
Contact Us Today
If you’d like to try SensIT for your heating or cooling systems, or if you have questions about it, contact us today, and we will be happy to help you!
06 July 2020
How Propane Powers Summer Fun in PA & NJ| Deiter Bros.
Pennsylvania residents can finally enjoy the warm weather of summer! Read Deiter Bros’ blog post to learn how propane delivery can fuel your summer fun.
Summer in Pennsylvania is in full swing, and it's time to break out the grill for summer fun. Families are spending more and more time at home these days, which is one reason why it's the perfect time to invest in your backyard property. When you create a backyard oasis with propane appliances and get affordable deliveries of high-quality LP gas from Deiter Bros., you can keep the party going all summer long.
Outdoor Appliances Fueled by Propane Gas
Gas Ranges, Grills, and Outdoor Kitchens
Be around your family and guests by grilling outside. In addition to spending time where your loved ones are, you won't have to trek inside and outside as frequently, so that you'll save on air conditioning by keeping doors closed, and you'll maintain a nice cool home by keeping the heat of cooking outside! Besides, who doesn't like a change of scenery from the inside of our homes nowadays?
Pool and Spa Heaters
A pool party is wonderful, but who wants to stop the fun when the sun goes down? When you have a pool or spa heater, you can extend your summer fun along with the enjoyment of your investment in your pool. Propane from Deiter Bros. efficiently powers your pool and spa heater safely when installed by a propane professional in your Pennsylvania or New Jersey town.
Gas Fire Pits and Patio Heaters
Everyone loves a s'more, hot dog, or cool beverage around a crackling fire on a warm summer evening. Propane can do just that! Bring the charm of camping home with a gas fire pit and patio heater—no wood, ash, or bugs required. You'll love the convenience that propane offers when it comes to efficiently warming your outdoor space without the hassle of buying, lugging, splitting, and stacking real wood. Plus, a patio heater can significantly improve your home comfort for when you step away from the fire to grab a refreshment!
Want to Order Propane to Fuel Your Summer Appliances?
When you have outdoor appliances, you'll want to ensure you have the propane you need to keep them running. Contact Deiter Bros. today for a Pennsylvania propane delivery at a price that will keep you smiling. And as always, stay safe and let us know if we can assist your home comfort in any way.
16 June 2020
Get Predictable PA Oil & Propane Bills | Deiter Bros.
Contact Deiter Bros. to enroll in the pricing plan of your choice! We offer Pennsylvania oil and propane customers with various pricing plans to choose from.
Now more than ever, you should want to be in complete control of your fuel oil or propane heating bills. That's why we at Deiter Bros. offer customizable fuel payment plans to help you get low, predictable, protected fuel payment plans that you can use to your complete advantage. Take a look at our options, how they work, and how your family can benefit.
·BetterWay™ Plan (Heating Oil or Propane)
This 12-month budget plan divides your estimated annual fuel oil usage into small, interest-free monthly installments. You'll benefit from low, predictable heating oil bills, rather than costly expenses that coincide with the holiday season. Contact us if you're interested in signing up for the BetterWay plan for your home heating oil bills!
·BetterWay™ with Cap (Heating Oil)
The BetterWay Plan just got even sweeter. For a nominal monthly fee, you can get price-cap insurance for your heating fuel bills. The monthly cap is decided based on current market values, and you'll never have to worry about your price per gallon exceeding that cap. If you'd like to take advantage of this pricing program and forget about rising oil cost stress, contact our team.
·Cap Plan (Heating Oil)
Prefer to pay for oil as you go? We offer a price cap option just for you! This cap lasts from June until the following April, and you'll even receive the lower price if our oil costs go down. The best part is that there's no minimum price when you go with the Cap Plan or any pricing plan.
Sign up Today
We understand and respect the fact that fuel pricing plans and protection are an important decision that you may have questions about. Get in touch with our team to find out more or enroll today in the plan of your choice. We are here to answer your questions and help you choose the right plan for you. Give us a call at (800) DEITER-1 or contact us online!
20 May 2020
Propane and Oil for Memorial Day in Pennsylvania | Deiter Bros.
Get prepared for Memorial Day in Pennsylvania with a propane delivery, oil delivery, or HVAC service appointment. Contact us today to schedule yours.
Memorial Day Propane Delivery and HVAC Services in PA
Memorial Day is right around the corner, and that means it's time to start prepping your lawn and yard for your annual summer-kickoff barbecue. Even though circumstances are different this year because of social distancing and stay-at-home recommendations, that doesn't mean you can't grill up a delicious dinner for your family. In order to help you prepare, we've come up with a list of ideas and steps you can take to get your home and yard ready for a spectacular Memorial Day celebration.
Get Your Home Ready for Memorial Day
Ordering a heating oil or propane delivery is the perfect way to prepare your home for Memorial Day. If the doors are open and closed as you go outside to use your grill and get supplies, you'll need more warmth to keep your home comfortable. Besides, if you're breaking out the barbecue, you'll need a propane cylinder to get it fired up.
Right now fuel prices are at an all-time low. We highly recommend stocking up on fuel oil or propane before the summer. Even if you don't need to turn on the heat again, you'll have plenty of fuel when you need it on the first chilly day of fall. You can order oil right here on our website! Just click "Order Oil" or "Order Propane" above.
Get Your Yard Ready for Summer
During the fall, winter, and spring, lots of debris tends to collect on Pennsylvania residents' lawns. Be sure to pick up sticks, rake stray leaves, and cut the grass so you can have a clear lawn for your family to socialize and congregate on. While you're at it, please make sure your propane tank or oil fill pipe is clear of leaves, cobwebs, and debris. This will make your heating oil or propane deliveries more efficient.
Prep Your HVAC Systems for the Season Ahead
Have you scheduled a furnace, boiler, or air conditioner tune-up this year? We are able to safely provide preventative maintenance with proper social distancing policies and sanitization procedures. Once social distancing ends, schedules will completely fill up with service appointments—schedule yours now so you get an appointment time that works for you, and your HVAC equipment is ready for the next season.
In Pennsylvania, lots of home comfort appliances are seasonal—air conditioners get their workout during the summer, while home heating equipment shines during the fall, winter, and spring. But don't forget that there's one appliance you rely on year-round to keep daily life up and running: your water heater.
Many homeowners forget that their water heater is responsible for a variety of effective and enjoyable home comfort amenities, such as showering, bathing, dishwashing, laundry, cooking, and cleaning. How much energy and fuel is your water heater using every day?
High-Efficiency Propane Water Heaters
The HVAC experts we employ have years of experience installing top-of-the-line tankless propane water heaters for our Pennsylvania customers. If you're looking for a reliable, efficient, high-quality water heater for your property, we've got the perfect system for you. Our techs can recommend, quote, size, and install your propane water heater to your complete satisfaction.
Benefits of a New Tankless Propane Water Heater from Deiter Bros.
You'll benefit from a variety of different perks when you upgrade your propane water with the Deiter Bros. HVAC department. Here are a few of our favorite benefits of a high-efficiency tankless upgrade:
·Endless hot water for your family's household needs
·Heats water only when needed, conserving propane
·Compact size saves anywhere from 9-16 square feet of space
·Possibility of qualifying for incentives and rebates
·More reliable water heating for an extended system lifespan
As a year-round appliance, hot water heaters face daily wear and tear. Today's best technology allows hot water heaters to work well for about ten years before their efficiency drops and they face bursting risks. We highly recommend that you schedule a consultation with our experts if your water heater is 10 years or older to protect your property from water damage and your family from stress and discomfort.
What are you waiting for? Contact Deiter Bros. today for a complimentary consultation regarding your high-efficiency tankless water heater installation or replacement!
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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20 May 2019
Air Conditioning Advisory in Lehigh Valley, PA | Deiter Bros.
Pennsylvania and New Jersey residents should know about this air conditioning refrigerant news. Contact Deiter Bros. with questions or for assistance!
IMPORTANT LEHIGH VALLEY AIR CONDITIONING INFORMATION
If you live in Pennsylvania or New Jersey and keep cool over the summer with an air conditioner, you need to know about R-22 refrigerant. The USA has enacted an R-22 ban that will take effect in just a few short months. Keep reading to learn more and contact Deiter Bros. if you need any help with an A/C conversion or replacement this summer.
Answers to Your Questions
Q: What is R-22 A/C refrigerant?
A: R-22 is a substance that works within an air conditioner to cool your home. Without refrigerant, air conditioning, refrigeration, and freezing technology would be impossible—and we would still be delivering ice to keep your home cool!
Q: Does my air conditioning system use R-22?
A: Chances are, yes. For decades, R-22 has been the most common refrigerant for air conditioner manufacturers. If you want to confirm, just give Deiter Bros. a call. We’ll be pleased to send out a technician who can easily check for you.
Q: Why is R-22 being banned?
A: The EPA has ruled R-22 as too damaging to the environment, and in particular, the ozone layer. Sales and importation will be prohibited beginning January 2020.
High-Efficiency Air Conditioners
Along with using a modern, clean refrigerant called R-410A, newer air conditioning models are more energy efficient. Check out some benefits of upgrading your air conditioning system this year:
·Better energy efficiency
·Savings on electricity bills
·Higher-quality indoor air
·Better for the environment
·Lower chance of needing repairs
·Whisper-quiet operation & sleek designs
Ready to Upgrade? Contact Deiter Bros.!
Some units that R-22 can be converted to a different refrigerant; however, a high-efficiency upgrade is what we recommend if you’re looking for ultimate cost savings and long-term reliability. When you’re ready to book your appointment, let us know and we will provide you with top-notch support and outstanding customer service. Give us a call or contact us online today!
08 April 2019
Energy-Saving Tips for PA Homeowners | Deiter Bros.
4 simple tips to use less energy and spend less money this spring. Visit Deiter Bros. for air conditioning upgrades, household tips, and more.
Spring has officially sprung! Things are finally starting to thaw and Lehigh Valley homeowners are tackling spring cleaning projects to prepare for warmer weather. Are you looking for simple ways to use less energy while maintaining premium home comfort? Here are some industry-approved tips to help you do just that:
1.Weatherproof your home
Caulking your windows and insulating doors are great ways to keep your home the temperature you want it. Sealing up air leaks will prevent hot air from getting in and precious A/C air from escaping out.
2.Book your tune-up
An annual air conditioning tune-up is essential to prepare your equipment for the summer season. One yearly visit from our HVAC specialists will help increase operating efficiency, lower utility bills, reduce the risk of midseason breakdowns, extend equipment lifespan, and help avoid expensive surprise repairs.
If you sign up for an A/C service plan, you’ll benefit from an included tune-up plus important service plan benefits like priority repair service, special repair discounts, and more.
3.Wash clothes in cold water
Run your washing machine on cold to spend less on water heating. Unless you have a serious stain, cold water can clean clothes just as effectively as hot water. Plus, cold-washing clothes helps prevent shrinking, fading and color bleeding.
4.Consider an upgrade
If your air conditioning system is 15 years or older, you could save up to 10% on annual energy costs by upgrading to a new high-efficiency model. Eventually, older systems will require more frequent repairs, which add up! Investing in a new high-efficiency air conditioner will provide long-term savings and better overall comfort.
Pennsylvania homeowners in the Greater Lehigh Valley area get the best of both worlds throughout the year—a nice balance of warmth and cold. To accommodate for these varying temperatures, there’s nothing better than a Mitsubishi ductless mini-split air conditioner. This versatile equipment can be used for cooling or heating, depending on the weather and your family’s preference.
Benefits of a Ductless Air Conditioner in PA
Central A/C is nice, but is it really worthwhile to pay to cool your entire home, including the rooms you don’t use very often? Instead, cool the rooms you use the most with zoned heating, a common energy-saving strategy in PA. Here are some perks to this useful equipment:
Zoned Cooling Saves You Money
Cooling every room in your house is an expensive luxury. Instead, just air condition the rooms you use the most—for example, your bedrooms, living room, and kitchen. Install them into any and all rooms you want, without wasting money and electricity on areas you don’t use.
This almost-silent appliance is perfect for families who don’t want to be disturbed by annoying sounds in their living areas. The indoor units are quiet, which allows you and your family members to enjoy listening to each other instead of your cooling equipment.
Efficient Electric Power
Electricity is well-known for its high efficiency. Since ductless mini-splits run on your home’s electricity, there’s no need to worry about keeping fuel in stock for your unit. Simply turn the A/C on at the temperature you want, kick back, and enjoy total comfort.
Sleek Design & Easy Installation
Ductless mini-splits look nice and are simple to install, because they are hooked up to the walls in the rooms you want. One outdoor unit connects to one or more indoor units, making the ductless mini-split exactly what you want it to be: nothing more, nothing less.
Mitsubishi’s “Hyper Heat” technology Makes this a Year-Round Tool
Did you know that ductless mini-splits can be used to heat as well as cool? Mitsubishi’s Hyper Heat technology provides efficient heating in temperatures as low as -13!
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
Are you the sort of person who says, “I may be indecisive, but I’m not sure.”
Making decisions is no laughing matter, and homeowners are faced with a slew of them. Some are smallish, like selecting new towels for the guest bathroom. Some are a little larger, like choosing a new bed for the guest bedroom. And believe it or not, some decisions get even more sizeable than that...
With what the Weather Wizards at The Old Farmer's Almanac are calling for during the month of January here in our Lehigh Valley... Make sure that your heating system is ready to go and running at peak efficiency this winter.
Few things are more frightening than the helpless feeling when a severe storm approaches. Most of us hope and pray it will pass without serious damage. In summertime, the biggest severe weather danger is usually from thunderstorms. A severe storm can spawn a tornado, but even if it doesn't, the damage caused by high winds, heavy rains, hail, and lightning can be devastating. The following are a few ways that you can protect your home to prevent storm damage and steps you can take after a storm to minimize damage.
Americans are paying more for essential commodities because of a "Fed Tax." This is a phantom tax that Congress never passed and the President never signed, but is being imposed by the Federal Reserve.
When it comes to keeping cool, most people immediately turn to, and turn on, their air conditioner. While we agree that air conditioning is a wonderful invention, there are other ways to stay cool this summer--whether you're indoors or out. Try some of these money-saving and sometimes fun ideas to keep yourself(and your family)comfortable.
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