When choosing a propane or fuel oil, it’s important to go with a company you can trust! You want to put your home or business in the hands of a company you can feel comfortable with. Large companies view their customers as a number, a dollar sign at the end of the month.
Family owned companies, like Combined Energy Services treats people like, well…. people!
CES started as a one truck business and has grown to be one of the largest propane gas & fuel oil suppliers in the region, while remaining independently owned and run by the Taylor Family.
In 1968, Walter Taylor started working nights delivering fuel oil from their office in the family’s home while still working days for a local fuel oil distributor.
CES never lost focus on Walt’s steadfast commitment to giving excellent service and attention to every customer, regardless of how small.
Throughout the years, Combined Energy Services acquired several companies in the energy industry, diversifying their products and services!
Wechsler Pool Supply Co. – Our commercial pool service and chemical supply division has been servicing customers throughout the Tri-state region since 1932. Bulk liquid chlorine deliveries for commercial pools & water treatment facilities.
Tri-State Carbonation Service – A full service bulk CO2 distributor that supplies restaurants, bars, breweries and commercial eateries for the carbonation in fountain drinks, nitrogen generators and specialty gas blends and support for busy bars and micro-breweries all over New York State, Long Island, Northern NJ, Easter PA and Western CT and MA. In addition, TCS installs and services pH control systems for commercial swimming pools, eliminating the need for dangerous chemicals like muriatic acid in pools.
All Gas & Welding Supply Co. – Proudly serves the downstate New York, Eastern PA and Northern New Jersey marketplace since 1980. All Gas serves the highest quality industrial and specialty gases, bulk propane, welding equipment and supplies, filler metals and safety equipment.
Think about the process involved with paying bills! First, you need to open the bills and sort through them. Second, you have to write a check, fill out the payment forms, and write your address on the return envelope. Third, you need to dispose of the actual bill safely and securely, which requires a shredder or scissors and time. And finally, you need to drive to the post office or to a secure public mailbox, purchase a stamp and drop the bill in the mail.
Wouldn’t it be nice to avoid this all together? We know your time is valuable and by enrolling in Paperless Billing with Combined Energy Services we help you take your life back!!
Let’s take a look at why it makes the most sense to use paperless invoice systems:
1. More Secure
According to Bureau of Justice Statistics, in 2014 identity theft affected 17.6 million Americans, or about 7% of U.S residents age 16 or older. Majority of victims did not know how the offender obtained their information.
Every bill that is mailed to your home is an opportunity for someone to steal your identity. The danger isn’t just inside the mailbox, but also can occur in the trash can. Dumpster diving is a common technique for thieves to get your personal information.
Paper bills leave you vulnerable in many ways!
Did you know? Deforestation is the source of 25% of human caused greenhouse gas emissions. Over 40% of the global industrial wood harvest is used to make paper.
Paper and pulp industries rank #4 for greenhouse gas output as well as contributes 9% of total carbon dioxide emissions from manufacturing. Paper makes up 26% of landfills. Degradation produces methane, a greenhouse gas that has 23 times the heat trapping capacity of carbon dioxide. Land fields are the source of 34% of methane release – the single largest source in the U.S.
According to PayitGreen.org, if just 20% of American households switched to paperless billing, each year we would reduce gasoline consumption by 102,945,600 gallons, avoid 1,960,402 tons of greenhouse gases, and save 1,811,275 trees.
If just 20% of American households switched to paperless billing, each year we would reduce gasoline consumption, greenhouse gases and save trees!
3. Avoid Late Fees
Late fees can occur for a number of reasons. But many occur due to misplacing or losing paper bills. Late fees can be avoided by enrolling in paperless billing and automatic billing! Paying bills late has many ramifications: late fees, affected credit and more!
With paperless & automatic billing, you will never be incur another late fee or have to write a check again.
4. Saves Money
Paperless billing will help your pocket as well! One stamp now cost $0.49. The average number of monthly bills a household can receive is 7 to 9. That means the average household is spending approximately $4.41 each month / $52.92 each year on stamps alone!
The savings doesn’t stop with postage stamps. Some companies regularly run promotions where customers are given cash incentives to enroll in paperless billing.
Paperless billing saves you money!!
Time is money!! The less time you have to spend hassling with bills, the more time you have to work, relax or do whatever else you would like!
Take your life back with paperless billing!
If you are a Combined Energy Services Customer and would like to enroll in Paperless Billing, click the link below.
*Customers must register their Customer Account Portal in order to enroll. Once registered, simply click on the “Switch to Paperless Billing” link to begin your paperless journey!
March 3, 2017 – Combined Energy Services is expanding their signature products, services and exceptional customer service to fuel oil customers in Central and Western Orange County, NY!
The family owned and locally operated propane & fuel oil company that serves the Hudson Valley and Catskills, is excited to announce their new fuel oil distribution center at their Goshen, NY location!
What does this mean for you?
If you’re a fuel oil user and live in Central and Western Orange County, NY – you can now get your fuel oil from a long standing, reputable company who treats their customers like people… and not a number!!
Having a local fuel storage will ensure CES provides better service to their growing customer base in Central and Western Orange County NY vs. the method where many other “fuel oil companies” simply drive to the terminals on the Hudson River to refill – CES eliminates that and can focue their energy on better serving their local customer base instead of driving long distances.
This helps CES’ efficiencies and allows them to deliver fuel oil to local consumers at a savings, since they’re buying bulk via their own tractor trailers then refilling their smaller delivery trucks in Goshen.
That savings is passed along to the consumers!!
Over time, a tankless water heater may accumulate mineral build up which can erode the walls inside your tank’s heating chamber. To properly maintain and clean your tankless water heater, it’s important to flush those mineral deposits at least once a year. Follow this simple 12-step process to ensure optimal tankless water heater performance and efficiency. Please read all of the instructions before beginning, as you’ll want to have all of the necessary supplies ready for the process. If you’re not comfortable doing this process yourself, please contact us and schedule an appointment with one of our professionally trained service technicians.
1. Turn off the power source for your tankless water heater.
- Shut off the main gas or turn off the circuit breaker for electrical devices.
2. Close (turn off) the three water valves attached to your tankless water heater.
- This prevents cold water from flowing into the water heater and hot water from coming out during the cleaning process.
- The water valves consist of a cold water valve (colored blue), a hot water valve (colored red) and a main valve that runs the water into your home.
3. Remove the purge port valve caps slowly from the purge valves located on each of the cold and hot water valves.
- The purge valves have small handles that resemble the letter “T.”
- This procedure is done to relieve any pressure that has built inside the valves and will prevent excess hot water from shooting out during the cleaning process.
- There may be pressure when removing the purge port valve caps, so it’s vital to confirm the hot water valve is completely shut off for your safety.
- Handle each cap carefully so the rubber sealing discs stay in place. These are needed for your valves to function properly.
4. Attach hosing lines to each of the three valves.
- If the manufacturer of your tankless water heater did not provide hosing lines, they are available at any home repair store that sells water heaters. The hosing lines must be long enough to reach between the water heater and a bucket.
- Consult the manual provided by the tankless water heater manufacturer or contact the manufacturer directly for exact instructions regarding this procedure.
- In some cases, this procedure may require you to use a sump pump and connect hoses to discharge and flush water from the tankless water heater cold and hot water valves.
5. Open the purge port valves by twisting them perpendicular to the position of the cold and hot valves.
6. Use 2.5 gallons (9.46 liters) of undiluted white vinegar to clean your tankless water heater. Never use chemical solutions of any kind.
- Since your home’s drinking and bathing water mostly likely flows through your tankless water heater, using chemical cleaning solutions could be extremely harmful to your health.
7. Follow the instructions included in your manufacturer’s manual to perform the flushing and draining procedure.
- This procedure may take up to 45 minutes.
8. Once the flushing process is complete, close the purge port valves by twisting the T-shaped handles.
9. Disconnect and remove the hosing lines from each valve.
10. Replace the purge port valve caps onto the purge valves.
- Tighten the caps completely and firmly. However, take care not to over-tighten or break the rubber sealing discs inside the caps.
11. Refer to the manufacturer’s manual for exact instructions on how to safely restart your water heater.
- This may require you to rotate and open the cold and hot water valves so they are parallel to the position of the main valve.
12. Choose a sink tap inside and turn on the hot water slowly to allow the air to pass through the pipe.
- Continue to run the water until it runs steadily without air escaping (you may recognize this by a slight sputtering sound). .
- It may take to 2 or 3 minutes for all of the air pockets to escape.
Contact CES at 800-874-1975 or complete the form below.
Did you know that Combined Energy Services sells more than just propane gas & fuel oil?
CES is part of a diverse family of energy-related companies – making us your one-stop shop for fuel products, services & more!
Combined Energy Services, a locally owned & operated propane gas and fuel oil company that proudly serves the Catskills, Lower Hudson Valley, Eastern Pennsylvania and Northern New Jersey with propane, fuel oil service and more!
- Propane Gas & Fuel Oil
- Unleaded & Ethanol Free Gasoline
- On-Road & Off-Road Diesel
- Builder’s Program
- Meter Systems for Builders & Developments
- Propane Autogas
All Gas & Welding Supply Co. proudly serves Catskills, Lower Hudson Valley, Eastern Pennsylvania and Northern New Jersey marketplaces since 1980 with welding supplies & equipment as well as high quality industrial and specialty gases.
- Highest quality industrial & special gases
- Welding equipment & supplies
- Industrial supplies
- Filler metals
- Safety equipment
- Helium Tanks & Balloon fillers
Tri-State Carbonation Service offers complete, quality-driven carbonation solutions for the restaurant and beverage-dispensing industries supplying & servicing compressed gas customers for over 35 years.
- Bulk CO2 Systems
- Mixed Gas Generators / Nitrogen Generators
Wechsler Pool & Supply Co. services commercial swimming pool owners in the Catskills & Lower Hudson Valley since 1934. Proudly serving resorts, religious camps, summer camps, water parks, college & universities, municipalities & more!
- Liquid chlorine
- pH control
- Commercial pool service
- Pool heat