Holiday 2023 Newsletter
Dear Valued Customer,
Merry Christmas from FSi Oil and Propane! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we want to thank you for allowing us to share the season with you. No matter how cold it gets here in Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut, you can rest easy knowing our hardworking team of experts is here for you if you need us.
We’re always grateful to you, our loyal customers, for allowing us to do what we love every day. But we’re also grateful for our planet and proud to be stewards of the environment. We’ve been working hard to reduce our carbon footprint since 2005, when we started delivering B-3 fuel. Since then, we’ve continued to refine and develop our range of eco-friendly fuels, which we’re proud to say includes renewable propane and Bioheat® fuel. In addition, our fleet of vehicles now runs on renewable diesel.
We invite you to keep reading this newsletter to learn about everything we’re doing to help the environment, as well as the downsides of the MA Clean Heat Standard, winter energy saving tips, the importance of service plans, and a special promotion just for you. If you need to schedule a service or request a fuel delivery, please visit our website or give us a call to get started. Our family is here to keep yours safe and comfortable this season.
Steve Chase, President
The Human Cost of the MA Clean Heat Standard
If MassDEP Gets Their Way, You’ll Pay
As the MA Clean Heat Standard inches closer to becoming a reality, residents of the Commonwealth are being faced with consequences and issues related to this radical climate policy. The energy grid in Massachusetts is not ready for the total electrification proposed in the current version of the CHS, yet people across the state are now staring down the barrel of being forced to replace their reliable propane, oil, or gas heating equipment with a heat pump that costs thousands of dollars. We’ve seen headlines recently about climate policy wreaking havoc on people’s lives in Massachusetts, such as Boston’s battle to ban fossil fuels and Cape Cod’s fight to stop their beaches from being torn up for wind power projects (source: Boston Globe).
Propane & Bioheat® Fuel Should Be Part of the Clean Energy Solution
Consumers need real choices that can help reduce carbon with immediate impact on the environment and no consequences to local towns. Propane and Bioheat® fuel are available and ready to do just that. If you feel passionate about retaining your energy choice, as well as helping the environment and community, your voice must be heard! Act now to demand that Propane and Bioheat® fuel be included in the MA Clean Heat Standard.
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Winter Energy Saving Tips
- Enroll in a Budget Plan: A fuel budget plan divides your heating costs into smaller, easier-to-manage monthly payments over the year so you can worry less about paying high heating bills during the busy holiday season.
- Let the Light In: Open curtains during daytime to let natural sunlight warm your living space.
- Enroll in Automatic Fuel Delivery Services: With our automatic delivery program, we take care of delivering fuel when you need it, so you can take placing orders off your to-do list.
- Install a Programmable Thermostat: Adding a programmable thermostat is another hands-free way to save energy. Simply program your thermostat to automatically lower the temperature during times that you are out of the house or asleep.
- Consider an Upgrade: If your current heating equipment is 15 years or older you can significantly lower your heating bills by upgrading to a high-efficiency model.
Old Heating System Acting Up? It’s Time for an Upgrade!
Is your old heating system old enough to get a driver’s license in MA & CT? If the answer to that question is YES, then you need to upgrade your heating system! Our HVAC technicians are experts at heating installations and can perform a propane heating system conversion, install a Bioheat® fuel heating system, or help you select an electric heat pump.
Save $250 on Your Heating System Installation with FSi
We know you’re the one that’s most familiar with your budget. To help alleviate your installation costs, we’re offering you $250 off your FSi installation of a propane gas system, Bioheat® fuel system, or electric heat pump for a limited time:
$250 OFF Your Heating System Installation
Mention Code: NEWHEAT2023
Expires 12/31/23. Valid on installation of propane system, Bioheat® fuel system, or electric heat pump installed by FSi. Cannot be combined with other offers. Does not apply to previous installation performed by FSi.
Why a Service Plan Is Essential for Winter
The last thing anyone wants during the coldest months of the year is to discover that they have a problem with their heating equipment—unfortunately, oftentimes homeowners find this out the hard way when their heat stops working. We take your home comfort and safety seriously, which is why we offer a variety of heating service plans. Check out some of the benefits:
- Your annual tune-up is included
- Priority service for your equipment
- Discounts on repairs
- 24/7/365 emergency service
- Reduced risk of midseason breakdowns
- Greater peace of mind
Want to sign up for a service plan? Give us a call or contact us online today!
We’re Doing Our Part to Help the Environment
At FSi Oil and Propane, we care greatly for the environment. Over the years, we have been proud to develop our range of eco-friendly fuels to help reduce our carbon footprint while still bringing our customers the premium-quality fuels they need. We’re proud to be utilizing these low carbon fuels across our service area:
Bioheat® fuel is a blend of renewable biodiesel and ultra-low sulfur heating fuel. This sustainable source of energy is delivered to every heating oil delivery customer who orders from us. It lowers emissions to protect the environment and promotes better operation of your heating system.
Renewable propane is an alternative fuel made from feedstocks such as natural fats, vegetable oils, and grease. It works the same way as conventional propane and can be used in your existing propane heating equipment or appliances with no expensive conversions. It has recently become available in Massachusetts and will begin to be distributed to our FSi customers in the future.
We now fuel our entire fleet with renewable diesel, which was created in response to a demand for cleaner-burning diesel fuel, which is used to power fleet vehicles. It’s not made from fossil fuels and is produced in a similar manner to the biodiesel used in Bioheat® fuel.
Need a Fuel Delivery?
Feel good about your fuel choice when you order from us! Get in touch with us by phone or visit our website to request a delivery.