With inflation rates eating away at our savings and energy prices at record highs, many people are looking for ways to lower expenses around the house. We get it — JW Pierson Co. is always looking for ways to save money for our northern New Jersey neighbors.
Some home heating solutions seem like they might save money in the long run but are actually quite risky. For example, converting a heating oil home to natural gas may not help you save money. However, investing in efficient heating equipment is always a smart way to lower your energy costs without sacrificing home comfort!
And the Pierson team can help you save up to $700 on installation with state association rebates!
The Pierson team has experience converting homes to natural gas. We understand the costs and benefits of doing a conversion, and we’ve found that they aren’t a good way to save money right now.
Switching from heating oil to natural gas isn’t cheap. A conversion will cost around $6,000 to $13,000 in this region. And replacing heating oil with natural gas is not always a money saver. Energy costs have risen dramatically across the board. This year, on a percentage basis, natural gas prices have increased faster than crude oil, gasoline, or diesel. So, it’s impossible to predict how long it will take to recoup your conversion expenses, much less see net savings.
We strongly suggest investing in efficiency rather than betting on unknowable future fuel prices.
Heating systems usually begin to lose their fuel efficiency after 15 years. If your furnace or boiler is around this age, it might only have an efficiency of 60 percent. In other words, 40 cents of every dollar you spend on heating oil goes right out the chimney!
The high-efficiency boilers and furnaces we sell have efficiencies in the 90s. You will see immediate savings on your energy bills — just by adding add 30-or-more percentage points to your heating efficiency!
Pierson’s experts are experienced and trained in installing heating systems — they can upgrade your system in as little as a day. You’ll benefit from better comfort, not to mention lower heating oil costs, during the winter months.
But you don’t need to wait to see savings from your system upgrade. We’ll help you save cash on your installation with Oilheat New Jersey rebates put in place to encourage more energy-efficient heating. With our help, you will be able to take advantage of all available rebates and save up to $700. We will file for you during your purchase, so you don’t have to lift a finger.
Oilheat New Jersey’s rebates are subject to change and availability. Don’t wait to take advantage of these deals!
Contact us today for a no-fee consultation.
There is quite a lot of conversation today about how best to fight the harmful effects of climate change. Certainly, families in northern New Jersey want to know that they’re heating their homes in a way that helps rather than hurts the planet.
At JW Pierson Co., we’re as concerned as you are about protecting the environment and ensuring a clean, sustainable future for future generations. That’s why we deliver Bioheat fuel to our customers. You might not have heard that term before, but this innovative, eco-friendly heating oil is a vital tool in decarbonization.
Here’s a quick primer on what Bioheat fuel is and how it’s leading the way in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the Garden State and beyond!
If you are one of JW Pierson’s heating oil delivery customers, you can feel good about the way you’re heating your living space and water. Our heating oil is light years beyond the old product your grandparents burned. There’s no more soot or smoke — just efficient heating with minimal carbon impact.
Bioheat fuel is a blend of ultra-low-sulfur heating oil and sustainable biofuel made with organic and recycled feedstocks. These feedstocks include animal fats, inedible corn oil, soybean oil, tallow, used cooking oils and even algae.
Biofuel is a gallon-for-gallon replacement for petroleum fuel.
By incorporating organic biofuel into our heating oil, we offer a product that has fantastic benefits for your home, your family, and the planet. For example:
And there are even bigger picture advantages to Bioheat fuel.
A recent study sought to quantify the widespread benefits of biofuel. It focused on 13 sites and communities across the country with high air pollution rates because of petroleum diesel emissions. The research showed that shifting from petroleum to biofuel in these areas would result in:
As you can see, Bioheat fuel is a crucial tool in achieving a net-zero carbon future. Unlike many other pathways to reducing carbon emissions, this product is available today and has proven to provide superior, clean comfort. We are proud to deliver it to our valued customers.
If you’re ready to experience the efficient, sustainable warmth of Bioheat fuel, we can help you do so. Contact us today to begin receiving heating oil deliveries.
Even though you’re still enjoying cookouts with the family and long weekends at the Shore, fall is not that far away. And the late summer is the ideal time to bring in a service technician to perform annual maintenance on your heating equipment.
Don’t worry — you can get your tune-up out of the way, and the service won’t “wear off” between now and when temperatures drop.
Candidly, the moderate investment you make in getting a tune-up for your furnace or boiler will pay dividends in the fall and winter. Here are some of the benefits of annual maintenance:
At JW Pierson Co., we currently have plenty of available appointment times for heating system tune-ups. Once the fall rolls around, many more people will start scheduling their maintenance. By winter, it will be hard to get your preferred time slot since most of our technicians will be handling no-heat calls that need immediate attention.
So, don’t delay. If you get your service out of the way now, your heating system will be ready for the cold weather.
Do you have a Pierson service plan? If so, your annual tune-up is already paid for, and you just need to schedule it!
We’re ready to help you prepare for the cold weather that’s just around the corner. Arrange service today.
Any business can discount heating oil.
Slashing prices to undercut everyone else in the market is an easy way to attract customers. Still, after more than a century of serving families in Essex, Passaic, and Bergen Counties, we’ve seen what happens with cash-on-demand discounters. As soon as things get tough, they disappear. Maybe they run low on supply or can’t keep up with the crush of calls from the customers they’re attracted to with too-good-to-be-true offers — invariably, they stop answering the phone.
At JW Pierson Co., we never leave our customers hanging. We offer home heating fuel at fair, transparent prices, but the other major product we deliver is dependable, responsive service — every day, no matter the challenges.
We believe the reason for our enduring success is the trust we’ve built with our customers. This is our guarantee to you and your family:
When a customer leaves a favorable review of our business, it makes our day and warms our hearts. Here are some recent reviews that we loved:
“The technician who provided yearly maintenance was friendly, professional and thorough. He did a great job!” —Tami H.
“Pierson Oil has been one of the best companies we’ve dealt with. They have always responded to us, the customer, and our needs as a priority. One New Year’s Eve, our furnace went out, and a Pierson technician was at our house within what seemed like minutes of the call. Unheard of, but that’s the kind of service we’ve had in our 30+ years relationship.” —Zainab A.
“I am a loyal fan of JW Pierson. We have been customers since buying our house in 1994. Just the other day, we had our annual oil burner tune-up, which is always thorough and reliable.” — Alice G.
We believe serving customers means being there 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you’re dissatisfied with your current heating oil provider, become a JW Pierson customer today!
As we approach the end of the summer, we can’t help but reflect on the exceptional job our team of drivers, technicians, office staff, and other employees have done so far in 2022.
On the iciest mornings in January and the most sweltering July afternoon, our team remained committed to our northern New Jersey customers’ comfort and safety. Whether delivering heating oil or servicing HVAC equipment, they didn’t let anything stand in their way.
Beyond the typical seasonal challenges our workforce faces, they contended with the additional challenges presented by COVID-19. They did a great job covering shifts for colleagues who missed work.
This commitment to reliable, professional service kept our customers happy all winter, spring and into summer.
We’ve been delivering heating oil to families in Essex, Passaic and Bergen counties for around 100 years. A lot has changed in that time — but not our team’s commitment to superb delivery.
Our delivery drivers always show up when we promise. And when you sign up for automatic delivery, you don’t even need to contact us for fuel. We’ll track your tank levels based on your home’s size, past heating oil use, and the current weather conditions, then deliver fuel when you need it.
We also offer a slate of convenient programs to make your life easier and your budget more manageable, including:
From receiving your fuel to paying your bill, your customer experience will always be positive. Our team guarantees it!
When a customer’s boiler or furnace breaks down in the middle of a snowy February night, we know that’s more than a comfort issue. It’s about having a home that’s safe to sleep in. The same is true when your A/C stops working during a heat wave.
Our fantastic technicians and customer service reps are always available to handle your no-heat or no-A/C call whenever you need us. It doesn’t matter the weather or how busy we are — the JW Pierson team is there for you.
We also want to thank our loyal, valued customers. Your continued trust and kind words get us through the tough times and warm our hearts. If you need service in advance of the cooler months, drop us a line.
As we’ve mentioned before, the shocking rise in energy prices is caused by many global issues, including decreased supply, stock market speculation, and fallout from the conflict in Ukraine. This price surge is bad for consumers and local fuel retailers like us. We all hope prices go down soon.
Through these volatile economic times, our primary concern is how we can make this easier for our northern New Jersey customers. You’re our neighbors, and while we can’t control world energy prices (though we wish we could), we want to recommend these pricing and payment programs to help you manage your heating oil expenses.
We feel that every customer should take advantage of our E-Z Pay budget plan. When you enroll, you can lower your winter payments and make your home fuel budget more manageable. You won’t get hit with several huge heating oil bills in the fall and winter. Instead, we’ll spread out your year’s fuel expenses over as many as 12 months. The sooner you sign up, the lower your monthly payments will be.
Even better — you’ll get an automatic discount of 3¢ per gallon!
We also recommend that you try our price cap option too. JW Pierson customers saved a lot of money when they protected their price last year before energy rates began to surge. With a price cap, you can set a maximum amount per gallon while still if the market goes lower.
Both are possibilities this year. Adding a price cap to our E-Z Pay plan gives you the most predictability possible. Bear in mind, however, that this year’s cap will be higher than last year’s to reflect higher fuel prices.
JW Pierson Co. also offers a no-fee pre-purchase fixed price plan that allows you to buy your entire season’s heating oil in advance and lock in your rate. There’s no guarantee you will save money with this option, but it will make your costs totally predictable.
When you enroll in Autopay, you can skip the check and stamp and have your payments deducted automatically via credit card. Plus, you can save 5¢ per gallon!
With paperless billing, we send invoices and receipts by email, reducing paper clutter and offering a digital record of your JW Pierson activity.
Get in touch with us to enroll in any of these programs or discuss ways to reduce your energy usage and save money!
Let’s be honest: With all energy prices on the rise, everyone needs to find ways to save money on their home heating.
We know that some customers are considering switching from heating oil to natural gas. This isn’t the magic solution some think it is. To start, natural gas prices are rising too. They’ve more than doubled this year. More importantly, no one knows where energy prices are headed, so a conversion may not provide appreciable savings in the years to come.
History tells us that investing in system efficiency is almost always a better idea than switching fuels. Energy prices fluctuate; efficiency is always a benefit.
And for a limited time, you can take advantage of huge rebates and discounts on new energy-efficient equipment. You may be eligible for two different waves of New Jersey rebates, which could save you as much as $1,400 on qualifying high-efficiency systems.
Right now, Oilheat New Jersey is offering the following rebates on heating equipment:
But the savings don’t end there! Thanks to funding available through the New Jersey Clean Energy Program, you can double your rebate.
JW Pierson Co. can help finance your system upgrade. Reach out to us to request a free estimate and ask about affordable financing for up to 10 years through the National Energy Improvement Fund (NEIF).
This is a great time to shop for a new high-efficiency heating oil system. We have more availability during the summer to install heating equipment since our technician won’t be answering emergency no-heat calls.
Upgrade your system now, and you’ll be ready when winter rolls in. Not only will you be adding value to your home when you upgrade your system; you could also be cutting your annual heating bills by 25 percent or more. And think of all the money you can put back in your pocket when you get your rebate checks!
Don’t delay — these rebates are only around for a limited time and are subject to availability. Contact JW Pierson today to schedule an appointment.
We don’t need to tell you that there’s a lot of uncertainty in the world. Like you, we’ve had the experience — many times over the last couple of years — of finding food products suddenly missing from the grocery shelves or an empty rental car lot.
At JW Pierson Co., we never want our customers to worry about our ability to keep their homes safe and comfortable. With that commitment in our hearts, we’ve been working on upgrading our technology to ensure the most seamless and satisfying customer experience possible.
Recently, we invested in a new suite of software to serve our customers better. This new system integrates all the parts of our back-office operations to operate smoothly together, including delivery and dispatching.
While our new system may be invisible to you as a customer, you will undoubtedly benefit from the higher level of service it allows us to provide. With this technology, we can quickly verify that all our deliveries — including the number of gallons — were made to the proper addresses.
Also, if you suddenly need an emergency delivery, our software tells us right away which driver is closest to your home. This gets you your fuel faster when you need it.
JW Pierson’s customers can also use these electronic offerings to simplify billing and payment.
With Autopay, you can forget about mailing checks and hoping the postal service isn’t delayed. In fact, you don’t have to remember to pay your bill at all! We’ll automatically deduct your payment from your credit card.
We can also reduce the clutter and waste around your home with paperless billing. You can receive your invoices and statements electronically, directly to your email. You’ll have a complete digital record of your activity with JW Pierson.
As the warmer months continue, we look forward to taking care of you and your family with reliable fuel delivery and expert HVAC maintenance. Don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here for you!
Are you leaving town sometime soon? Summer vacations can be pricy, but there are many ways to save money on your energy bills by making some simple home adjustments before you leave. With those savings, you can probably pay for an extra souvenir or a nicer dinner on the last night of your trip!
So, while you’re away from your New Jersey home, try these easy money-saving tips.
Even though you’re away, your water heater will continue heating and reheating the water in its tank —and hot water can account for nearly one-fifth of your home’s energy costs. You can reduce your expenses by putting your water heater on vacation mode. If it doesn’t have a vacation setting, set the temperature to between 50 and 70 degrees.
The cooling temperature of your refrigerator is also adjustable, and you don’t need to run it at full power if you’re away on vacation. While you shouldn’t unplug your fridge, your food will still be safe if you set it to 42 degrees. You can set your freezer to 5 degrees.
It’s easy to forget about your air conditioning when you’re rushing out the door to catch a flight. Even so, you can save serious money by turning your thermostat up to 85 degrees while the house is empty. To help with your frugal A/C habits, JW Pierson Co. can install a smart thermostat for your home. These thermostats let you set your temperatures remotely from a smartphone app. They even make energy-saving adjustments themselves when they detect that no one’s home.
You don’t want your empty house to be appealing to criminals. However, if you plan to leave some lights on around your home, there are ways to do so in a cost-effective way. Put some lamps on a timer and replace any old lightbulbs with energy-saving LEDs or halogen incandescent bulbs.
If you’ve never heard of a vampire electronic, it’s a device that sucks electricity just by being plugged in. The Department of Energy estimates that vampire electronics can add 10 percent to a home’s monthly electric bill. So, be sure to unplug these devices:
At JW Pierson, we’re here to help you keep your home energy efficient and comfortable. Join our family of customers today!
We don’t need to tell you that energy prices have gone up. From electric bills to the gas pump to home heating, all energy is more expensive.
Some people mistakenly think we make more money at times like this. On the contrary, we make less. Customers reduce usage and fall behind in paying. We have to pay our suppliers promptly, so we borrow more from the bank. It’s an awful mess for everyone.
There’s no denying that heating oil prices are up, but natural gas is too. Its price has more than doubled this year and will likely climb another 25 percent this summer. So, we encourage you to weigh all the factors when considering a natural gas conversion.
JW Pierson Co. has helped many customers switch to natural gas. If you conclude that it’s the best option for your northern New Jersey home, we can help you through the process.
Still, we encourage you to bear in mind that switching your home to natural gas will likely cost between $6,000 and $13,000. You will hopefully recoup these costs over time, but it’s impossible to know where energy prices are headed.
And there are other considerations:
Hopefully, fuel prices will go down soon. In the meantime, JW Pierson Co. can help you take control of your heating oil costs with an E-Z Pay budget plan.
E-Z Pay shields you from fluctuations in fuel billing. Rather than getting hit with several large delivery bills during the holidays and at tax time, you can spread out your expenses across 11 equal monthly installments. This will cut your winter expenses in half.
It also makes planning your energy budget much easier and less stressful.
And if the actual cost of your heating oil is higher or lower than we anticipated, we can adjust your plan. You will only pay the cost of the fuel you received at the market price on the days it was delivered — not a dime more.
Need another reason to take advantage of E-Z Pay? We’ll give you a discount of 3 cents per gallon on your heating oil!
JW Pierson Co. is here to help you keep your home comfortable and your expenses manageable. Join our family of customers today!