Cost-cutting tips for businesses across NYC and NJ
Businesses throughout Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn, the Bronx and nearby New Jersey communities have been working hard lately to keep things running despite complications caused by extreme weather. With colder temps, stronger winds, snow and ice hampering operations, it sure doesn’t help to have a big commercial heating oil bill to boot.
From mom-and-pop shops to large corporations and everything in between, businesses depend on a sufficient amount of heating oil to carry them through the harshest of winters. Because we deliver commercial heating oil throughout the region, we know how much our customers are using. While they never have to worry about running low on fuel thanks to our automatic delivery service, they DO care about trying to keep their commercial heating oil bill lower during these tougher months.
What affects heating oil rates in the NY/NJ region?
Heating oil prices are dependent on quite a few factors that businesses really can’t control. These include:
Seasonal needs, especially when temperatures are lower than average
Global supply and demand that determines crude oil prices and is affected by the economy, weather events and geopolitical factors
Local market competition that varies based on the number of suppliers in a given area
Regional operating costs that can be very different depending on where your business is located
Where the heating oil is coming from
Tips for saving money on your commercial heating oil bill
The best ways to lower your commercial heating oil costs are to:
Stay on top of maintenance. Your commercial heating oil system needs regular maintenance in order to run with top safety and efficiency — and high-efficiency heat means lower heating oil bills. By scheduling annual tune-ups with a Rucci Oil service technician, you can make sure your equipment can do its job well without breaking down so that you can do yours.
Lower building temps during off hours. With today’s programmable and smart thermostats, it’s easy for businesses of all sizes to reduce their heating oil usage by simply setting desired temperatures lower when people aren’t in the building. Of course, depending on what line of business you’re in, you’ll want to check with industry standards to make sure you have sufficient heat to keep whatever equipment you might have running properly.
Upgrade to a more energy-efficient heating system. With proper maintenance, you should be able to get the most out of your commercial heating oil system’s normal lifespan. But at some point when things need replacing, you can realize long-term savings thanks to today’s high-efficiency options. As your equipment ages out, you can rely on us for help in choosing the right replacement system for your business, installing it safely and professionally, and providing responsive service for years to come.
Choose Bioheat® fuel for greater savings. Bioheat fuel — a combination of ultra-low-sulfur heating oil and biodiesel — burns cleaner than traditional heating oil and leaves fewer deposits in your equipment. This in turn reduces your maintenance costs. You can also get money-saving tax credits by choosing Bioheat fuel. If your business qualifies, you could get up to 20 cents per gallon back as a state tax credit (available to both residential homes in New York and businesses owned by NY residents) and possibly be eligible for a federal tax credit as well.
Expert inspections, deliveries and more
We can help check your heating system for maximum efficiency by completing a boiler inspection — a valuable service offered free of charge to our commercial customers — as well as an inspection of any commercial oil tanks that are over 1,100 gallons. Note that New York City requires annual boiler inspections for all commercial properties, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation mandates that commercial oil tank inspections be conducted every five years. Post-inspection, you can always call on us for expert repairs and assistance with choosing replacement equipment when needed.
If your NY or Jersey City-area business runs on heating oil, turn to us to provide dependable deliveries. Because we’re located just minutes away from the fuel terminal, we have quick access to an unending supply of commercial heating oil. And we make it easy with our automatic delivery service, where we track your fuel use for you and make a delivery at the right time so that you never have to check your heating oil levels or call us to schedule a delivery.
Ready to get started with commercial heating oil delivery from Rucci Oil? We’re here to help — just reach out today !