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KoscoHeritage has three Swap-A-Thon events planned for this summer

Posted on May 31st, 2019

On Friday, May 24, KoscoHeritage helped kick off Memorial Day weekend with the first of three Swap-A-Thon events planned for this summer. It was a great day! Many satisfied customers swapped their old empty grill tanks for full ones, and money was raised for six great local charities. If you missed the first Swap-A-Thon, don’t […]

Why are regular maintenance and tune-ups essential?

Posted on April 30th, 2019

Regular equipment maintenance is important to ensure that your equipment keeps running at its peak efficiency all season long, saving you money, protecting our environment, and bringing you peace of mind. Most of all, it is the best way to ensure that your heating systems work when you need them, from the hottest of summer […]

Meet the KoscoHeritage Experts at the Hudson Valley Home Show in Poughkeepsie this weekend.

Posted on March 26th, 2019

Are you using Heating Oil or Propane? Stop by the KoscoHeritage booth to learn about special offers on service plans, and their all-new, high efficiency heating and air-conditioning systems.  Learn how KoscoHeritage can help you reduce the cost of heating and cooling your home. At the Home Show, our goal is simple: to inspire, motivate and excite you  about our five-star home comfort solutions.  Read online what our customers are […]

KoscoHeritage Donates 1,500 Gallons to United Way and Helping Hands Fuel Assistance Program

Posted on March 5th, 2019

Owner, Ken Davenport, and Barry Motzkin, Director of Sales and Marketing said, “This is the 21st year of this partnership, and we are just as strongly committed to helping our neighbors and giving back to our community as when this program began.” The Fuel Assistance Program has distributed over 35,000 gallons of fuel to families […]

Should You Have a Heating System Maintenance Plan?

Posted on February 21st, 2019

A Look at the Economics of This Question. All heating systems, (oil and gas fired) require regular maintenance, so the big question is should you have a maintenance plan. Industry experts agree a plan is the best way to assure your heating system is running at peak performance, meaning preventing unexpected breakdowns and burning less […]

On-Site At The Kingston Point Terminal

Posted on February 20th, 2019

The Kingston Point heating fuel oil terminal is an important part of the area’s infrastructure.  Operated by KoscoHeritage, the 3.4 million-gallon terminal provides storage of heating fuel oil that gets distributed to tens of thousands of homes throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley.  This amazing terminal is one of just a few regionally, heating fuel oil is […]

Ulster County Chamber of Commerce recognizes KoscoHeritage as a long standing member.

Posted on January 28th, 2019

Wow! 60 year anniversary as a member of the Chamber is a significant commitment to the community! Accepting the award is Barry Motzkin and Mike Berardi (Pictured L-R).  “We’re proud of the positive impact our heating and air conditioning company has had, and continues to have in the communities we serve. Providing local jobs and […]

Winter Storm Information

Posted on January 18th, 2019

The Northeast is preparing for Winter Storm Harper this weekend, and an Arctic blast with freezing temperatures on Monday. All customers should take the following steps this weekend: Keep a path to your tank clear – and remember, fuel delivery trucks are TWICE as wide as cars, so make sure your driveway is cleared to a […]

Start Living Above 63

Posted on December 31st, 2018

Baby, it’s cold inside! If your home has rooms that are difficult to keep warm, it’s time to call KoscoHeritage and get a free assessment of your heating system. Indoor temperatures that are too can harm your health. When winter comes along, the World Health Organization recommends indoor temperatures of at least 64F degrees, and […]

So You May Need A Heating System Replacement

Posted on November 29th, 2018

Should You Replace Your Old Or Inefficient Heating System in Your Home? Ensuring your home runs efficiently is a major goal for any homeowner. The boiler and furnace are some systems that should always be in working and efficient order and if they are not you should definately consider a heating system replacement. The best […]

So You May Need A Heating System Replacement

Should You Replace Your Old Or Inefficient Heating System in Your Home?

Ensuring your home runs efficiently is a major goal for any homeowner. The boiler and furnace are some systems that should always be in working and efficient order and if they are not you should definately consider a heating system replacement. The best indicator of a high-efficiency boiler or heating system is low idle loss, or how much heat is wasted when the boiler is off. Conventional boilers weigh several hundred pounds and have a lot of heat energy wasted in the boiler itself when the burner shuts off. To help reduce all these “idle” losses, some better grade conventional boiler designs add insulation and burner dampers, but this is like having a well-insulated coffee thermos bottle and leaving the top off – a terrible waste of energy. The AFUE or yellow energy guide rating is supposed to indicate average usage, but is generations behind today’s technology and virtually ignores idle loss. Our experts can assess your older systems energy efficiency and provide a free estimate for a high efficiency system that will reduce your fuel consumption by as much as 40% and last for decades.

Common reasons to Replace Heating Systems:

  1. Cut fuel costs with a high-efficiency boiler or heat and hot water system
  2. Improve comfort with quieter operation
  3. Cut greenhouse gas emissions
  4. Replace an older boiler or furnace that is no longer reliable or has failed
  5. Improve home comfort
  6. Expanded use requires more heat or hot water output; like a growing family or an addition to your home
  7. Improve comfort and efficiency with pools or spas
  8. Improve home resale value

When Looking to Upgrade or Switch Heat Systems

If you are comparing heating systems, you may be aware of some confusing claims made by Oilheat’s competitors. According to the Hudson Valley Oil & Energy Councils website – the following information is offered to assist you in obtaining the facts about the advantages of heating your home with Heating Oil.

 

* Source: Energy Communications Council