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heating service new yorkWith summer coming to an end, we start to see cooler temperatures in Western New York. Before you know it, you’ll have to turn your furnace or boiler on at your home.

Get your heating system ready for winter by giving it an annual maintenance tune-up from the skilled, experienced service technicians at NOCO! Now is the time to schedule it because so many people wait until the last minute for their tune-up. Our schedule is more open in early fall, so you’ll be able to get an appointment sooner and at a time that is convenient for you. Another bonus: Whenever the first cold snap comes, you’ll have peace of mind that your furnace or boiler is ready to go!

Benefits of heating system maintenance

Every year, having a skilled service technician upkeep your heating or boiler offers four distinct advantages.

Prevent breakdowns. By performing regular maintenance on your heating system, you can avoid spending large amounts of money on repairs. In fact, four out of five repair jobs we do could have been avoided by having an annual tune-up. By scheduling a tune-up for your furnace or boiler with our team, you’re ensuring that your system runs smoothly and efficiently. Plus, it’s an opportunity for us to inspect the unit thoroughly. Our skilled and experienced service staff can detect early signs of problems and repair them before they become worse, saving you money on costly repairs.

Keep your heating system energy efficient. If you conduct regular routine maintenance on your boiler or furnace, it will work at its peak energy efficiency. By making your heating system more efficient, you may save at least 10% on your heating cost. When you consider that half of the energy used in a home in winter is spent on heating, the savings can be significant!

Keep your heating system longer. Heating systems that are properly maintained tend to last longer than those that aren’t. As a result, you won’t have to replace your heating system as often, resulting in a higher return on your investment.

Maintain the warranty. Most manufacturers require you to have your heating system professionally serviced every year if you want to keep your warranty intact. If you don’t get tune-ups, your warranty could be voided and then you’d have to pay for future repairs yourself.

Service plans protect your heating system and your wallet

With inflation making everything more expensive this year, now is not the time for big repair bills. NOCO’s affordable maintenance plans help protect you from those.

You can choose between our Comfort Plan and our Total Comfort Plan. An annual maintenance tune-up is included in every one of our service plans. That’s not all! You also get:

Don’t delay your heating system tune-up! Contact NOCO today to schedule it and enroll in our Maintenance Plan!

Get Your Heating System Ready for the Cold

NOCO helps you take care of your air conditioning system

ac service new yorkSummer is giving way to fall here in Western New York. However, the weather remains warm so your home’s air conditioning system still needs to run so your home stays cool and comfortable.

By taking care of your air conditioning system today, you can help it run better tomorrow. In addition to saving money on energy bills, this will also prevent having to spend extra down the road on costly repairs.

Here are a few tips so you can keep your home comfortable until chillier weather arrives.

Cut back on your air conditioning usage

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably had your air conditioner running almost constantly this summer. That’s especially true if you work remotely. This is the time to put a stop to around-the-clock air conditioning usage and give your air conditioning system a break. Here are some ways you can do so without compromising comfort levels.

Turn up the thermostat setting. By programming your thermostat to 78 degrees instead of 74, your air conditioning will run less often, but you likely won’t feel much of a difference in comfort. 

Open the windows. With temperatures falling, you can get natural cooling by opening the windows and letting air circulate in your home.

Use your ceiling fans. By circulating the air, you may be able to keep cool without needing to turn on the air conditioning.

Take care of the outside unit

There may be obstructions on or around the A/C unit that block airflow and cause damage to the unit, such as grass clippings from mowing the lawn, branches and twigs blown about during storms, already fallen leaves, and weeds sprouting. Clear anything off the unit and create a clear space around it.

Change the air filter

If you’ve been using the same air filter all summer and haven’t changed it, now is the time to do so. Air filters should not be used for more than three months. If you have pets or someone in your home has allergies, asthma, or respiratory problems such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), they should be changed more frequently.

Schedule maintenance

The NOCO service technicians can give your air conditioning system a thorough tune-up so it will be ready to go next spring. We can also let you know if your air conditioning is going to need replacing now or soon. 

Enroll in a service plan

NOCO’s Maintenance Plans help you keep your air conditioning running in top shape and at its best possible energy efficiency. Each of our air conditioning Maintenance Plans include a complete annual maintenance tune-up. This allows us to spot and fix problems before they get worse. Also, many air conditioning parts are covered, and you get discounts on repair costs as well as priority service.

Contact NOCO today to schedule your end-of-summer air conditioning maintenance tune-up. And don’t forget to ask about our air conditioning Maintenance Plans!

A/C Tips For The End of Summer

Choose your plan!

home fuel costs new yorkNOCO has been serving Western New York for almost 90 years. During that time, we’ve evolved while remaining true to our high standards for providing outstanding service that helps our customers keep their homes warm, safe, and comfortable.

One way we provide that stellar service is by providing pricing programs that allow our customers to manage their heating oil, propane, electricity, and natural gas costs in ways that best suit their needs and their budgets. You can choose the one that works best for you!

Fixed Price

The way things are in the world at large and the economy right now, we all want some stability. You get that with Fixed Price! That’s because your price per gallon for your propane or heating oil is locked in when you enroll. And that price stays the same all heating season. You will be better able to plan your fuel budget so you can better control your household expenses. Fixed Price is available to Automatic Delivery customers and is subject to credit approval.

Pre-Buy Fixed Price

You have enough to do in the coming months, what with fall activities, the holidays, and Bills games without having to deal with managing your propane or heating oil costs. With Pre-Buy Fixed Price, that hassle is taken off your plate AND you save money!

Here’s how it works: You purchase your winter’s supply or heating oil or propane ahead of the start of heating season. You then pay for that supply ahead of time at a discounted price. If fuel prices spike this winter, which is a risk with the volatility in the markets, you could avoid some big heating bills. Enrollment in Automatic Delivery is required.

Market Price

The volatility in the fuel markets may work in your favor when it comes to your propane or heating oil costs. Have you seen how quickly gasoline prices went down over the summer? If you choose to go with Market Price, you pay the price per gallon on the day of your fuel delivery. You could save a lot of money if fuel prices fall!

Guaranteed Savings

For our electricity and natural gas customers, we offer Guaranteed Savings along with Fixed Price. With Guaranteed Savings, you get a lower price on supply services over a 12-month period than you would from your utility company. This could help you shrink your natural gas and electricity costs!

Contact NOCO to learn more about our pricing and payment options!

Control Your Energy Costs With a Pricing Program

Protect your health and comfort

air purifiers new yorkOne thing that we’ve learned over the past few years was how important the safety and quality of the air that we breathe is.

You can help keep your home’s air safe, clean, and pleasant with an iWave air purification system installed by NOCO. We offer a great price, expert installation, and a three-year warranty!

What makes iWave a superior air purification system? For starters, it’s maintenance-free and self-cleaning. It does not require replacement parts. All of this makes having clean indoor air easy!

The iWave produces ions that trap and destroy bacteria, mold, viruses, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by removing their hydrogen molecules. The iWave also traps dirt, dust, allergens, and particles your HVAC system’s air filter did not. It also neutralizes odors caused by smoke, cooking odors, and other smells.

Tips for maintaining indoor air quality

As we face cooler weather coming and spending more time indoors, there are ways you can help keep your home’s indoor air quality good.

Have ductwork professionally cleaned. Dust, dirt, pollen, and even mold can accumulate in your ductwork and be carried into your living area, lowering the quality of air inside your home.

Clean registers and vents. Vacuum, then clean with a damp cloth and then dry thoroughly. This keeps accumulated dust, dirt, and pollen from circulating.

Change your filter. Add a reminder to your calendar to check your HVAC air filter once a month and change it as needed.

Clean exhaust fans. Turn off the electricity. Remove and wash the covers. Dry them completely before replacing them.

Focus on floors. Go beyond the usual quick pass of the floors. Thoroughly vacuum and mop hard-surface floors. If you have wall-to-wall carpeting, schedule a professional cleaning. Take the time to suck away cobwebs, vacuum the crevices and between cushions of upholstered furniture, and vacuum draperies if you’re not taking them to be cleaned. 

Do a thorough fall housecleaning. Dust and wash walls, windows, trim, baseboards, and blinds.
  
Remove clutter. Those papers piled up along with all your other clutter are collecting dust as you avoid dealing with them. By doing some purging, you’ll breathe easier as well as be rid of the stress of looking at the mess!

Contact NOCO to get started on adding indoor air quality equipment to your home!

Breathe Easier With Indoor Air Quality Equipment

Stay comfortable while cutting your energy costs!

home energy tips new yorkSummer can be brutal on your energy bills. You and your family are home more, and thus using the air conditioning, electronics, and appliances more.

If you’re dreading opening your energy bills, NOCO is here with some smart solutions that can lower your energy costs without sacrificing comfort and convenience.

Get your air conditioning a tune-up

It’s not too late to do this! A thorough tune-up by NOCO’s expert service technicians can spot problems and fix them before they lead to your air conditioning breaking down and creating a potentially big repair bill. Tune-ups are included in our affordable Maintenance Plans.

Regular maintenance not only helps to avoid air conditioning system breakdowns, but it also improves the efficiency of your A/C. Since cooling your home can make up half of your energy costs this time of year, that improved energy efficiency can add up to big savings.

Turn down your water heater

Most water heaters are installed with a factory-set temperature setting of 140˚ Fahrenheit.

But by lowering your water heater thermostat to 120˚, you’ll still be able to still enjoy comfortable showers and do household tasks like laundry while saving hundreds of dollars a year on energy costs! A lower temperature is also better for your water heater since it inhibits mineral accumulation and corrosion in your water heater and pipes.

Making this adjustment can save up to 15% on your water heating energy costs. Water heating makes up about 20% of your home’s energy costs, so lowering your water heater temperature can add up to saving a tidy sum!

How else can you cut your energy expenses when it comes to water heating? A propane tankless water heater may help you save up to 40% on your water heating energy bills. We can assist you in selecting the ideal one for your home and family’s needs.

Upgrade your light bulbs

If you still use incandescent light bulbs, you are making your electric bill higher than it needs to be. There are cost-effective alternatives that can help you save money while not heating up your home as much as incandescent bulbs do. LEDs use less than one-third the energy of incandescent bulbs and last up to 25 times longer. Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) use about one-quarter the energy of traditional incandescent bulbs and can last up to 10 times longer.

Put your thermostat to work for you

For eight hours a day, turning your air conditioning setting 7 to 10 degrees higher can save you up to 10% on cooling expenses. Programmable thermostats help you get more control of your cooling costs because you set it once and your A/C temperatures will adjust every day. There are also smart thermostats you can control via your home’s WiFi and your smartphone or tablet!

NOCO offers a wide range of energy-efficient home heating, cooling, and comfort equipment. Contact us to get started!

4 Energy Saving Tips for Summer

You’ll like all the ways a Maintenance Plan benefits you!

hvac service new yorkWho would benefit from a NOCO Maintenance Plan for their home’s heating, cooling, and water heating systems? Everyone in our Western New York service area who has a home!

You can choose between our Comfort Service Plan and our Total Comfort Service Plan based on your needs and your budget. Here’s what you get with each.

Comfort Service Plan:

Total Comfort Service Plan:

Those benefits are great, but our Maintenance Plans also provide other benefits. Read on to learn more.

Your equipment is properly maintained

As we said, an annual tune-up is included with every NOCO Maintenance Plan, which ensures that your home’s HVAC and comfort equipment is in running at peak performance. Our expert and experienced repair staff thoroughly check, clean, and lubricate your equipment’s components, replacing any worn components.

The annual tune-up gives NOCO’s service technicians the opportunity to identify and repair any problems before they become worse. This can help you avoid the costs of breakdowns and expensive repairs.

Your energy costs go down

The goal of our Maintenance Plans is to help you save money on your energy costs, and not just by preventing large repair expenditures.

When your HVAC and comfort equipment are properly maintained, they operate at peak efficiency, allowing you to use the least amount of power without sacrificing a bit of comfort. This efficiency may save you 10% or more on your energy costs for that equipment. When you consider that heating and cooling account for about half of your home’s energy costs and water heating accounts for about 20%, you could end up saving some serious cash

Properly maintained HVAC and comfort equipment will have a longer lifetime than those that aren’t, so you won’t have to replace them as frequently. You’ll get a greater return on your investment.

If you do end up needing repairs, our Maintenance Plans cover a wide range of parts and labor costs, so those repairs may not be as costly.

Protect your warranty

Most manufacturers of HVAC systems and water heaters now include a provision in their warranties requiring that you have your equipment serviced by an expert service professional once a year. With our yearly tune-ups, which might help keep your warranty in force, you may avoid being saddled with a large repair payment in the future.

Ready to learn more about and sign up for a NOCO Maintenance Plan? Get in touch with us today!

Protect Your Equipment & Save Money

Get peace of mind with NOCO!

summer hvac service new yorkWith a glorious summer here in Western New York, the last thing you probably want to think about is your home’s heating system and the coming winter.

However, by promptly addressing any concerns with your home’s furnace or boiler now, you’ll have peace of mind that it will be ready when you need it again this fall.

Advantages of summertime heating service

One advantage of doing any heating system repairs or replacement during the summer is the convenience. Our service department has a more open schedule, meaning we’ll be able to promptly get to your home to perform any needed service.

NOCO’s expert team of service experts is trained and experienced. They have the knowledge to assist you in getting the most out of your heating system.

Did you discover that your heating system experienced issues or didn’t perform well this past winter? We can discuss it during the summer, addressing any lingering concerns and making any necessary repairs so your heating system is as efficient as possible next winter.

When is it better to replace rather than repair?

At NOCO, we don’t think it’s necessary to replace a heating system simply because it’s old. But if we discover that replacing your boiler or furnace is a better alternative during our tune-up or repairs, we’ll tell you right away. You’ll get an honest assessment of the situation, as well as a FREE estimate. We will be with you every step, from helping you find the right heating system for your home and budget to helping you secure financing and rebates to expert installation and service. Our affordable maintenance plans will help keep your new heating system in tip-top shape.

If it turns out that replacement is the best option for you, doing it in the summer will have your new high-efficiency boiler or furnace installed and ready to go when cold weather arrives.

There are several things to think about before replacing your home’s heating system. Here are some of the most important ones.

Repair costs. If the cost of repairing your heating system is more than 50% of what it would cost to replace it, replacement is typically the most fiscally sound choice.

Performance. If you’re having problems with your heating like if it’s ineffective or uneven, we’ll thoroughly inspect it to see what repairs can be done and/or when it’s time to start thinking about replacing it.

Heating costs. If your heating costs are rising and repairs aren’t making much of a dent, it might be time to think about replacing your furnace or boiler.

Future plans. Are you planning to retire or move in the next few years? It may make sense to upgrade your heating system if you’re looking to sell your home in the near future. A new heating system can help increase the value of your home and improve its appeal to potential buyers. If you are planning to retire, replacing your heating system now means you’ll have better efficiency and lower energy costs, and you won’t have to worry about replacing it right after moving to a fixed income.

Contact us today to schedule your home heating system’s annual maintenance tune-up!

Is Summer a Good Time for Heating System Service?

Discover the benefits of versatile propane!

outdoor appliances new yorkAfter a Western New York winter, there’s nothing like summer here. Propane outdoor appliances enhance summer outdoor living at your home in many ways, and you can enjoy them with dependable propane delivery and service from NOCO!

Here are some ways propane makes your backyard a destination.

Enjoy grilling even more

Nothing beats propane when it comes to grilling! Propane grilling is quick, convenient, and allows the flavors of your dish to come through rather than being overwhelmed by smoke. You can also connect your propane BBQ grill to your home’s propane tank to make grilling any time of year easy and fun.

Take a dip in comfort

Your pool and spa are major investments in fun, relaxation, and having good times with family and friends. Propane pool and spa heaters are far more energy-efficient and cost-effective than electric ones. Propane pool heaters have efficiency rates of 95%, according to the US Department of Energy. That means that for every dollar you spend on propane for pool and spa heating, 95 cents will go straight into keeping your pool and spa comfortable. Propane pool and spa heaters also heat water dramatically faster than comparable electric models.

Light up the night

Some outdoor lights can be harsh. But propane outdoor lights cast an old-fashioned, soft glow over your outdoor spaces. Whether it’s a wall lantern or a post light, front yard or back yard, propane gas lighting creates a welcoming atmosphere.

Make your backyard a destination

Your backyard is where you spend quality time with your pals and family. Propane allows you to create areas for socializing or relaxing alone. Even if the evening becomes chilly, propane patio heaters allow you to dine outside. A propane fire pit is an ideal location to roast marshmallows and make s’mores with the kids or socialize over wine with your friends. Propane fireplaces are ideal for relaxing with a good book and a cup of tea. 

Say goodbye to bugs

Mosquitoes can ruin your good times in the backyard. A propane insect trap simulates human breath, which lures mosquitoes into the trap and doesn’t let them out.

Get the most reliable propane delivery in Western New York! Become a NOCO customer today.

Propane Powers Your Outdoor Living

How NOCO can be your natural gas supplier

about natural gas new yorkDo you use natural gas in your Western New York home? If so, you likely know that it is remarkably energy-efficient and versatile. It can power your home heating system, range, water heater, clothes dryer, and more!

You may not know much beyond that, but that’s OK. We’re here to help! NOCO is your local natural gas supplier with outstanding rates that can help you save money on your home’s energy costs.

What you should know about natural gas

What is natural gas? The natural gas we use today originates from microscopic plant and animal life that lived in shallow marine environments millions of years ago. Since they absorbed energy from the sun, there were carbon molecules in their bodies. Over the millennia, as generations died and sank to the bottom of the sea, they were covered with multiple layers of sediment and became more compacted the deeper they went into the earth. That compaction, combined with heat, is what creates natural gas.

How is natural gas delivered? Production companies drill and extract the natural gas from the earth. From there, it is transported by pipelines to natural gas utilities, which direct the gas to their customers through their infrastructure of gas mains and lines.

What is a natural gas supplier?

You may be surprised to know that your local natural gas utility is not your only option when it comes to natural gas for your home or business.

Energy deregulation began in the 1990s and gave birth to energy suppliers. It opened up numerous states’ energy markets for customers to choose their own supplier. New York is one of those states.

Your local utility firm still distributes natural gas to your home and is in charge of the natural gas infrastructure in your area when you choose NOCO as your natural gas supplier. If you have a difficulty with your gas supply or if there is a problem with your gas pipes, you should still get help through your natural gas utility.

A natural gas supplier is someone who simply delivers the natural gas that goes into your house.

With NOCO, you get our Guaranteed Savings Program. Over a 12-month period, we guarantee that your natural gas rate will be lower than that of your default natural gas supply.

You can also enjoy these savings when it comes to your electric bill, as NOCO is also an electricity supplier!

Become a NOCO customer and get the best natural gas rates around!

Natural Gas 101

Find out about our comprehensive commercial services

commercial fuel new yorkYou may know NOCO as the local propane, heating oil, and HVAC system you and your neighbors trust for your home’s heating, cooling, and comfort needs. But there’s much more than that to NOCO!

We offer a wide range of commercial services to businesses, industrial facilities, health care facilities, farms, and more.

Here’s a look at our services.

Fuels We Provide

We’ll provide custom fuel delivery service tailored to your needs and schedule, along with competitive, transparent pricing. We deliver:

You can also count on us for customized fleet fueling services as well as generator fueling.

Natural gas

With 85 years of energy management, NOCO has the knowledge and experience to provide you with reliable, cost-effective natural gas services.

HVAC

Commercial HVAC systems are bigger and more complex than residential. The skilled and experienced commercial HVAC service technicians at NOCO provide expert equipment planning, installation, maintenance, and repairs.

Glycol blends

Our top-quality glycol and glycol blends are used in a wide range of Western New York businesses to meet their freeze suppression needs.

Electric

We’ll come up with a custom energy plan to help you maximize your electric efficiency while minimizing your expenditures. With transparent, no-surprise pricing and easy-to-understand agreements, you’ll be confident in using NOCO for your electricity needs.

Sustainability

We understand that sustainability is a large topic to try and figure out. That’s why we’re here to help, with consulting services to create a sustainability plan to help your business improve its sustainability and bottom line. We also offer energy audits, clean energy solutions with Community Solar, glycol recovery and recycling, geothermal heating and cooling, and more.

Waste management

NOCO offers safe, proper removal of a wide range of waste materials performed to the highest standards for safety and quality service. We remove, haul, and recycle a wide range of non-hazardous waste including used machine oils and coolants and used glycol. We also offer vacuum truck services to remove materials such as sludge, machine coolant, and oily water.

Composting

Our commercial composting services keep thousands of tons of organic waste out of our local landfills. The end product is environmentally friendly compost that improves soil health, fosters healthier plant growth, and more.

Technology solutions

Being up-to-date on technology is essential in business, especially now with so much remote work. That’s why our 716 Technology Group offers comprehensive technology services including:

Contact us to learn more about our commercial services.

NOCO Can Help Your Business Succeed