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Fall Is Coming – Time for Your Annual Heating System Tune-Up!

Ready or not, Fall is coming to Westchester and Connecticut – and with it comes back-to-school busyness.

Just don’t forget, in that busyness, to do the little things that take potential stress away this fall and winter – like scheduling your annual heating system maintenance.

Our Promise to You: Pay a Fair Price on Every Heating Oil Delivery

If you’re a Westmore Fuel customer (or want to become one), you’ll never have to look at your bill and wonder, “Am I paying a fair price for my heating oil?

That’s because the answer is an emphatic yes – every time.

Get More Predictable Heating Bills In The Year Ahead With Westmore’s Even Pay Budget Plan!

Want a little more certainty in today’s unpredictable world? Try signing up for Westmore’s Even Pay budget plan.

Get More Predictable Bills All Year Long With Westmore Payment and Pricing Plans

It seems like we can all use a little more certainty in our lives these days. When it comes to paying your heating bills, Westmore can help.

Reliable Supply: A Key Part of the Westmore Advantage

Crippling storms can have a huge impact on heating oil supply and distribution – and during those times, it’s a big advantage to have ready access to an ample supply of quality heating fuel.

What are Outdoor Reset Controls?

You may never have heard of the concept of outdoor reset, but if you have a boiler-based heating system (one with baseboard heating, as opposed to a forced air system with vents), it’s an idea that can save you money on your energy bills every month.

Smart Thermostats: Convenient Tech for Cost-Cutting Home Comfort

You probably know that a programmable thermostat is, dollar for dollar, one of the best ways to save energy in your home (it can basically pay for itself in as little as one year, according to the EPA).

But what about “Smart” (wireless) thermostats – are they worth investigating?

Carbon Tax Coming to CT Unless Stopped by People

Carbon Tax Coming to CT Unless Stopped by People If you oppose this legislation, please click here to find and contact your CT State Representatives. AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CARBON PRICE FOR FOSSIL FUELS SOLD IN CONNECTICUT The Connecticut General Assembly’s Environment Committee has raised a bill that establishes a $15 fee per ton of […]

Leaking Gas Pipelines Costing State Consumers Millions

Environmental Study: Leaking Gas Pipelines Costing State Consumers Millions, Adding Air Pollution Leaky natural gas pipelines are costing Connecticut consumers millions of dollars a year, according to a new study reported recently by the Hartford Courant. In Hartford alone, natural gas pipes leak an estimated 43,000 cubic feet of gas every day. “The research, commissioned […]

Bedford 2020 Event

Bedford 2020 Event Recently, our own Sean Lytle attended a Bedford 2020 event at Fox Lane High School with 900 other local participants.  As a biofuel supplier, supporting local soybean farmers is important to us and it’s another great way to promote improved air quality throughout our region. “Westmore is actively involved with Clean Cities, […]

Congrats to Pat Tasca for winning 100 gallons of BioHeat

Congrats to Pat Tasca for winning 100 gallons of BioHeat Pat Tasca and his wife Barbara have been longtime Westmore Fuel customers.  Back in January, they sent us a wonderful letter.  The Tasca’s have been customers for so long, nobody is quite sure exactly how many years.  It certainly goes many decades.  Servicing customers for […]

Congrats to Mini iPad Winner Sheila Oliver

Congrats to Mini iPad Winner Meeting Sheila Oliver today was an honor.  Sheila and her family have been Westmore Fuel customers for many years.  Sheila entered our long term customer contest back in October and wrote, “Your staff knows me very well. I bring laughter and joy to the office every time I come to […]

One of our long term customer winners

Westmore Fuel- long term customer winners! Congratulations to longtime customers Phil and Margaret Gambino.  They are one of the three winners from out longest term customer contest.  Margaret is pictured with her 100 free gallons of Westmore’s BioHeat!  Phil and Margaret are residents of Harrison and have been lifelong Westmore customers. It is truly a […]

Consumer, Environmental Groups Say Natural Gas Pipeline Plan Has Less Demand, Higher Costs

Consumer, Environmental Groups Say Natural Gas Pipeline Plan Has Less Demand, Higher Costs A proposed pipeline project to bring more natural gas into Connecticut and New England will cost double what its developers claim and may be needed far less than energy officials believe, according to a new anti-pipeline study reported recently in the Hartford […]

B20 – Bingo!

What home energy fuel is as pure as table salt, biodegrades as fast as sugar, and can be refined in part from soybean oil?

Only today’s BioHeat.

New Canaan Residents Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

Westmore Fuel Helping New Canaan Residents Reduce Their Carbon Footprint We’re so proud that Westmore’s B20 BioHeat is helping local communities reduce their carbon footprint.  Over the weekend, The New Canaanite wrote a great story about our efforts.  The article can be viewed here.

Help! My Heat Isn’t Working!

If you lose your heat, don’t worry – our expert technicians are there for you 24/7. But sometimes there’s a simple reason you lose heat that you can fix yourself.

Before you contact us for service, take a few minutes to troubleshoot your system – it could potentially save yourself the cost of an unnecessary house call.

Use Your Boiler to Heat Your Home and Your Water – and Save Money, Too!

When it comes to saving money on monthly energy bills, not all boilers – not even boilers with the same AFUE rating – are created equal.

Here’s why: AFUE only accounts for the efficiency of the boiler itself; it doesn’t consider all the other ways energy is lost while delivering heat to your home, including:

Understanding FREE Automatic Delivery: Five Questions Answered

No one wants to hassle with managing their heating oil supply – or with the consequences of running out of fuel in the dead of winter.

Luckily, there’s a FREE service from Westmore that helps you avoid these problems and helps you avoid many of the hassles of heating your home: Automatic Delivery.

Set up an Autopay Account at Westmore and Take the Hassle out of Monthly Bill Paying!

You’ve already got enough on your plate – why should you have to worry about remembering to write a check for your energy bill every month?

AutoPay from Westmore takes the hassle of monthly bill paying by automatically deducting a payment from your bank account or credit card.

World’s Priciest Natural Gas Is Bound for New England This Winter

World’s Priciest Natural Gas Is Bound for New England This Winter The global glut of natural gas still hasn’t reached New England, according to a recent article by Bloomberg News.  The heating fuel may surge to three times the current price in New England this winter, making it the highest priced natural gas in the […]

Visit from Congressman Himes

Was a great honor to have Congressman Jim Himes visit our office with morning.  We shared the Westmore story with our Congressman, including our commitment to our environment through the delivery of biofuels and high-efficiency heating equipment.  Congressman Himes is seen in front of one of our fuel trucks with Rick and Dick Bologna.

Prepare for Winter – Check Your Heating System

While warm weather is still upon us, the last thing on your mind is heating. However, there’s nothing more frustrating than starting up your heating system when you need it most only to discover a problem! You can avoid this by testing it now to make sure you have ample time to prepare for the […]

5 Things You Can Do To Save Energy As the Weather Cools

Cooler weather is coming, and with it comes your heating bills.

Want to keep those bills as low as possible? Try these five great bang-for-the-buck energy saving tips.

Congratulations to Connor Lytle

Congratulations to 10-year old New Canaan resident, Connor Lytle, son of our oil department manager Sean, for winning CT NFL’s Pass Punt & Kick contest in 2016. Connor Lytle bested Caden Bowling last week in a tie-breaker and will now challenge competitors in the sectional tournament to be held in October, followed by regionals to […]

Westmore Fuel is Proud to Stand for The Troops

Westmore Fuel is Proud to Stand for the Troops Westmore Fuel is a proud sponsor of the Frank Robotti Golf Tournament.  The annual tournament supports STAND FOR THE TROOPS and Rescue Coalition Programs which help Veterans suffering from the effect of Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury.  To learn more about this great cause and […]

Summer: The Best Time to Plan Your Heating System Maintenance

It may be the middle of summer, but believe it or not now is the best time to get your heating system tune-up done.

7 Questions Answered about Biodiesel

If you’re looking for a greener alternative to diesel for your fleet, construction company, or other industrial business, Biodiesel might be a good fit. But how much do you know about the fuel?

AFUE and Your Boiler: Understanding Real-World Boiler Efficiency

AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) is the most widely used measure of a boiler’s (or furnace’s) heating efficiency (you’ll see AFUE indicated on the yellow stickers on your boiler).

6 Free or Nearly Free Ways to Save Energy in Your Home

If you’re like most people, you probably spend too much on your monthly energy bills –in some cases literally throwing money out the window because of inefficiencies in your home.

How Old Is the Average Heating System?

We recently created an online survey to gauge the level of our service as well as to gather important data. Our customer survey revealed that 27% of our customers still rely on oil heating systems that are more than 20 years old.

Cap Oil Price Contracts Through August 2017

Because of plunging oil prices, most people have been saving a lot of money on heating costs over the past two years, whether they chose to pay our daily posted price or enrolled in our price cap program.

Our B20 BioHeat® Makes You Feel Good—and Saves You Money

We are firmly committed to green energy solutions that not only enhance comfort and convenience for our customers, but also save money over the long term while protecting the environment.

Here Is the Sound of a Safe Delivery

Customers who live in a home with a basement oil tank have asked us why they hear a whistling noise whenever our driver makes his delivery. First, be assured this is perfectly normal and is the sign of a safe oil delivery. Here’s why your oil tank “whistles.”

Spanish Conglomerate Buys New England Gas

Spanish Conglomerate Is Buying New England Gas Utilities Local businesses contribute to the economies in their regions with jobs, community involvement and support for local charities. International conglomerates, meanwhile, come looking for profits that they can ship to overseas investors. As Connecticut residents choose their energy providers, they might soon be relying on an international […]

5 Ways to Make Winter Easier

Hopefully we won’t see a repeat of last year’s record cold and snowfall, but here are some easy ways to help keep your heating costs down and stay warm.

Pay for your Fuel in a Way that’s Fast, Easy, and Convenient

Winter can be a tough season, as many of us already know, and the last thing you need is more to worry about when you’re dealing with bad weather.

That’s why we provide programs that offer you convenience, so you don’t have to think about anything that might add to the stress of the season.

Oilheat Consumer Study Shows What Really Matters

Using renewable, domestically produced BioHeat® fuel and saving money through improved heating equipment efficiency are important factors for oilheat consumers, according to the findings of a just-released study that surveyed more than 2,300 oil heat consumers.

Control and Predictability Over Your Energy Costs

Even with fuel prices trend lower, keeping your home warm can stress your monthly expenses during the coldest months. With record-breaking temperatures last winter, our customers used a lot more heating oil than usual.

Westmore Fuel’s scheduled payment plan gives you control and predictability over your energy costs.

Emerging Reality of Gas Infrastructure

Emerging Reality of Gas Infrastructure: Destination Export There is mounting evidence that the natural gas pipelines being planned for the New England region are intended to ship natural gas overseas and not to meet any regional energy needs, according to a recent article on Huffington Post. “Over the last few weeks, we’ve gotten new evidence […]

Westmore’s Commitment to Biodiesel

Of course we’re fuel dealers at Westmore Fuel, but we want to do something good for our environment and our country’s energy security. That’s why we’re proud to offer biodiesel, because every drop of biodiesel we sell means less reliance on foreign oil.

With biodiesel, you get longer diesel engine life. Due to its greater lubricity and lower pollution, biodiesel enhances diesel engine performance and improves the longevity of diesel engines.

Beat Fall’s Tune-Up “Rush”

We know you’re not thinking about your heating system right now, but summertime is the best time for your annual preventative maintenance tune-up.

It’s much easier to schedule now. You can get an appointment that’s convenient for you because you’ll beat the fall tune-up “rush.”

How to Save Money This Spring

Spring has arrived at last, with the long-awaited warmer season finally here. While we all look forward to these days, none of us want higher energy bills.

Whether you are running your air conditioning more often, using more water to take showers, or using more electricity to run fans to get a cool breeze, energy saving tips can help your pocketbook. Here are energy saving tips for you.

Perspectives on Protecting your Fuel Price

Perspectives on Protecting your Fuel Price For about 20 years now, Westmore Fuel has offered our customers insurance against price uncertainty by giving them the option to either fix or cap their fuel price for the season. This is our way of offering stability against the unforeseen in a volatile energy market. Because the fact […]

We’re Here for You Even When the Going Gets Tough

We’re Here for You Even When the Going Gets Tough If you made it through the winter thus far without worrying about losing your heat, then we are doing our job right. Looking ahead, we’re all hoping for less drama as far as the weather goes. But these days, that’s far from a certainty. Whatever […]

Power Prices Surge on Higher Natural Gas

Power Prices Surge on Higher Natural Gas Prices Electric ratepayers in the Boston and New York City markets are paying more for electricity due to increasing natural gas prices, and some power generators are switching from natural gas to oil, because oil costs less, according to a recent report by Bloomberg News. Natural gas spiked […]

Energy Saving Tips for Cold Weather

Energy Saving Tips for Cold Weather For many people, cold weather always means high heating bills – especially if you have an older, less efficient furnace or boiler. (If your heating system is more than 15 years old, it might be time to replace it when spring arrives; a new high efficiency model will quickly […]

Natural Gas Pollution Becomes Visible

Natural Gas Pollution Becomes Visible Out of sight, out of mind. This certainly applies to emissions of methane, the primary ingredient in natural gas, according to a recent blog post by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). A highly potent greenhouse gas and the primary constituent of natural gas, methane is invisible to the naked eye, […]

Vote Opens Door for Biodiesel Innovation in Heating Oil

Vote Opens Door for Biodiesel Innovation in Heating Oil ASTM International, an organization which sets industry consensus standards for fuels and lubricants, has voted to approve performance specifications for blends up to 20 percent biodiesel with traditional heating oil. The move is a significant leap forward in the industry effort to boost the percentage of […]

Electric Rates to Rise 26% Because of Natural Gas

Electric Rates to Rise 26% Because of Natural Gas The cost of a kilowatt hour will jump 26 percent for Connecticut Light & Power’s residential customers starting next year. The unwelcome spike in electricity generation prices is a direct result of bottlenecks in natural gas pipelines. And although it’s little consolation, prices are jumping throughout […]

It’s Time to Address Natural Gas Leaks

According to a recent investigative report by USA Today, at least 135 people have died and 600 people have been injured in the past decade—either by natural gas pipeline leaks, fires or explosions.

For safety sake, federal and state regulators have been urging utilities to replace old, leaky pipelines made from cast iron and bare steel pipelines with more durable materials (plastic or corrosion-resistant steel). Unfortunately, there are thousands of miles of old pipelines throughout the Northeast that won’t be replaced for decades because of the high expense: it can cost $1 million per mile, or more, to replace aging pipe; these costs are typically passed to customers.

Fueling Up: Choosing a Westmore Heating Oil Buying Program

Despite what the mercury says, it’s time to start preparing for the coming cool of the Fall and Winter seasons.

As always, Westmore offers several options for purchasing your home heating oil – but deciding which option to choose can be confusing. Because it’s impossible to predict which direction fuel prices will trend, there’s also no way to predict which buying option will offer you the best value in a given year.

As with most buying decisions, however, it pays to be informed. To help you sort through your buying options, we’ve prepared a little “cheat sheet” to help you assess the pros and cons of each and choose the plan that’s best for you and your family.

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