New York Propane Gas Association (NYPGA) has continued the conversion-replacement rebate program for 2019, using PERC funds to support retention and growth of safe, efficient propane appliances in New York.
The current available rebates for New York State residents are:
- Water Heater
$300 for converting from another fuel
$150 for replacing an existing propane unit
$400 for converting from another fuel
$250 for replacing an existing propane unit
In order to access these funds, the propane customer must submit their documentation through a propane marketer (CES). The rebate form is available here. This form needs to be completed and returned to Combined Energy Services for processing. All required documentation must accompany the form. Customers of Combined Energy Services receive a copy of all of the required paperwork including a copy of their leak test (typically a yellow copy) along with their equipment bill. The safety inspection is provided free of charge if you’re a customer of Combined Energy Services and purchase their propane through CES. Rebate checks are issued directly from the New York Propane Gas Association to the customer.
Changing your furnace or water heater to clean, high efficiency propane gas with Combined Energy Services before 12/31/19 and you will get…
- Free oil tank removal
- Free propane tank install
- Free underground gas line up to 50 ft with pressure regulators
- Free leak / safety check**
EnergySaver® Direct Vent Wall Furnaces A cost-effective propane gas heating solution for nearly any living space or even the whole home.
- 7-stage modulation technology to ensure an even, consistent temperature.
- Connect to a wi-fi enabled thermostat for additional flexibility or comfort.
- Programmable thermostat.
- Quick, flexible installation – no need for ductwork.
Customized for Heating
Easy-to-use programmable thermostat lets you automatically operate the unit at optimum temperature, even when you’re away. Wi-Fi enable thermostat allows for additional flexibility and comfort.
Make your life easier by purchasing from a 50 year old family owned local business.
Everyone loves a day of grilling outside with family and friends in the summertime. Although this may be a refresher for some, CES wants to give out some important information a s Labor Day approaches – here are some propane safety tips to keep in mind when firing up your gas grill:
First off, what is propane? Propane does not occur naturally, but is refined from raw crude oil and raw natural gas. Propane is then stored under pressure as a liquid; therefore, the name Liquid Propane (LP). LP gas is the ONLY gas that should ever be put into this cylinder
Propane has some properties that are important for safe consumer use. Water boils at 212°F, at which point it turns to a gas. Propane boils at -44°F, so the liquid propane in your cylinder is below -44°F to maintain a liquid state. For consumers, this means that exposure to LP gas can freeze your skin and the tissue underneath resulting in severe damage. This is also why LP gas is released from the cylinder as a gas, not a liquid, known in the industry as “vapor service.”
Propane is also heavier than air and will seek the lowest space available. This is why consumers should never store a LP cylinder in an enclosed space, such as a garage, shed or basement. If the cylinder leaks or if propane is expelled through the pressure relief valve, an ignition source could spark a fire or explosion. Also, the cylinder should always be stored in an upright position so the pressure release valve can function properly (it is at the top of the tank). As propane is odorless, the manufacturer adds an odorant for obvious safety reasons.
With all that in mind – here are some additional safety tips since we’re half-way through “Grillin’ Season” —
Storing Propane Tanks During Winter
Some of us continue to grill all year long, but if you’re planning to winterize your grill, there are several things you should do to prevent injuries and accidents. Start by coating the grill plates, burners and other internal metal parts with cooking oil to prevent moisture build up over the winter. This will reduce the possibility of rust forming.
If you’re storing your grill outside during the winter months, it’s ok to keep the propane tank connected, just shut it off. Cover the grill with a tarp, and keep it away from your home. This will prevent an accident if the tank explodes, and will protect the grill from icicles that may fall.
If you’re storing the grill indoors, never bring the tank inside! – not even into a detached garage or a storage shed. A small gas leak can cause a huge explosion if the tank is stored in an enclosed space. Starting a vehicle or snow blower can provide enough of a spark to spell disaster. Instead, do the following:
- Disconnect the tank and store it outside in an upright position away from dryer and furnace vents, and children’s play areas.
- Tape a plastic bag over the grill’s gas line opening to prevent insects from nesting.
- If you live in a snowy area, mark the location of the tank to avoid accidents.
So before Summer is over…
Come to Combined Energy Services for all your residential propane needs. From tank installations, deliveries, back-up generator service, or BBQ cylinder refills- we are your one stop shop for all your gas needs!
The hot weather is back and its finally time to make the most out of our backyards!
By using Propane Gas, you can save money on all those outdoor appliances while cutting down on your carbon footprint.
Not only is Propane Gas a more Eco-friendly alternative to conventional gas and electric energy systems, it’s also safer and cheaper. Factoring in both the installation and maintenance costs of your equipment, propane can save around 30 per cent compared to electricity and 25 per cent compared to conventional oil energy.
At Combined Energy Services we offer propane gas services for many uses including: Cooking, Water Heating, Clothes Drying, Central Heating, Back-up Electric Generator, Space Heating, Garage Heating, Pool & Spa Heaters, Gas Fireplaces, and BBQ Grilling!
Learn more about cost effective and environmentally friendly Propane Gas HERE
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.