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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. 

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!

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

·         Trustworthy operation

·         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.

 

Easy Ways to Save Energy in PA this Spring

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.

Follow us on social media for more energy-saving tips! Contact Deiter Bros. to book a tune-up, request an installation quote, or to ask questions about using less energy this season.

 

01 March 2019
Ductless Air Conditioning in Lehigh Valley, PA| Deiter Bros.
With cooling and heating functionalities, ductless is an affordable way to cool your house. Contact Deiter Bros. to equip your PA home with a ductless A/C!

 

Why You Need a Ductless Mini-Split A/C

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.

 

Whisper-Quiet Operation

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!

 

Install your ductless mini-split today! Contact Deiter Bros. for details on financing or installation.

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!

03 February 2012
Cost for R-22 Refrigerant up 400%

Since early January 2012 the price of R-22 refrigerant, which is used in many air conditioning systems, has risen as much as 400%—and we don’t know how high it might go.

As a professional contractor, our goal is to provide you with the best possible products and services at the best possible value.

27 September 2011
Fall Furnace Tips

Every year some people wait until the cold weather before they turn on their furnace and many find that over the summer something has gone wrong and they have no heat, brrr!

Follow these tips and don't let this happen to you!

01 March 2011
Are you ready for more color with your comfort?
New ColorTouch Thermostats are now available

Deiter Bros. brings you the new ColorTouch Thermostats

Available in four color choices to match your home decor!