Informational Blog

Learn more about oil, Bioheat, home comfort, and more in our informational blog. Check back often, as we’ll post updates about the Pennsylvania oil and Bioheat® industry regularly!

Introducing the Eastern Pennsylvania Energy Association

May 8, 2023

Strength in numbers has brought together the Delaware Valley Energy Marketers Association (DVEMA), the Better Home Heat Council of Lehigh Valley (BHHCLV), and the Chester Country Fuel Dealers Association (CCFDA) to form a brand-new organization—we’re pleased to announce the Eastern Pennsylvania Energy Association (EPEA). By joining together these associations, our new collective membership serves more than 1/3 of the oil-heated homes in Pennsylvania. Our members are proud to provide reliable delivery and service to heating oil customers in Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County, Delaware County, Chester County, Berks County, Lehigh County, Northampton County, and Carbon County in Eastern PA. […]

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Associate Member Spotlight – Tom Antonelli, Inc.

February 2, 2021

  Gina Antonelli-King & Christie Farinella, Tom Antonelli, Inc. In an industry dominated by men, two Bucks County women are following in their father’s footsteps to the top of their profession. Gina Antonelli–King and Christie Farinella are the second generation of family members leading  Tom Antonelli, Inc. The family-owned heating and air conditioning supply company has been providing “winter warmth and summer cooling” supplies to service companies in Pennsylvania and throughout surrounding areas for more than 50 years. Raised in the business before stepping in to lead it after the death of their father, Tom, Christie and Gina have been […]

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Ultra-Low Sulfur Heating Oil

September 4, 2020

As of September 1, 2020, all heating oil sold in our state will be ultra-low sulfur heating oil. ULSHO produces significantly fewer emissions, it burns cleaner in heating systems, and best of all, it requires no modifications.

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Low Sulfur Heating Oil in Eastern Pennsylvania

November 12, 2019

When purchasing fuel from EPEA fuel dealer members, you should feel good about your choice because you’re saving on home heating costs and using an alternative home heating fuel that’s cleaner than ever before! Low sulfur heating oil is the latest iteration of traditional home heating fuels, and it makes staying warm, reducing heating costs, and preserving our environment easy. Here’s what you should know! Low sulfur heating oil reduces the sulfur content in heating oil all the way down to 500 ppm. Sulfur buildup is a common cause of equipment malfunction and breakdowns. Using low sulfur heating oil helps your heating equipment […]

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It’s Not Too Late to Upgrade & Save!

October 28, 2019

The Upgrade & Save Pennsylvania Energy Efficiency and Safety Rebate Program is still going strong – and we urge our readers to take advantage of this program so they can enjoy optimal heating comfort and maximum savings! As of October, the Upgrade & Save Rebate Program has… Processed over 1,000 rebates Upgraded over 400 furnaces and boilers Replaced over 600 oil storage tanks Rewarded over $300,000 in rebates There’s still time to join the thousands of Pennsylvania households in boosting their home’s energy efficiency and earning money back! Ask your local EPEA dealer member about the rebates available to you, including… Up to $500 for the […]

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Heating Oil Industry Commits To Net-Zero Emissions By 2050

September 20, 2019

Historic resolution passed unanimously at Northeast Industry Summit PROVIDENCE, RI — The Northeast’s heating oil industry has resolved to achieve net-zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2050. This ambitious goal was set at the Northeast Industry Summit held during the 2019 Heating & Energizing America Trade Show (the HEAT Show) at the Rhode Island Convention Center. The industry’s resolution calls for a 15% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2023, a 40% reduction by 2030, and net-zero-carbon emissions by 2050. The resolution also directs industry associations and other groups assembled at the meeting to work with each other to achieve these emissions […]

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Protect Your Heating System With EPEA Dealer Members

August 19, 2019

Not to put a damper on your summer fun, but it’s EPEA dealer members’ priority to ensure your home comfort system is ready for what awaits. In this case, we’re talking about your heating equipment! That’s why we’d like to take a moment to discuss service plans and what they can do for you. When you sign up for a service plan with a EPEA Bioheat® fuel dealer who offers one, you ensure your comfort during the heating season. Although service plans vary from dealer to dealer, here are a few things that are typically offered under the protection of a service plan: Coverage […]

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Don’t Forget to Schedule Your Heating System Tune-Up!

July 16, 2019

Although we’re all still enjoying the summer weather, the approaching heating season is in the back of our minds – and with that come the thoughts of heating equipment and the condition it’s in! The good news is that many of Delaware Valley Fuel Dealers’ Association members are highly skilled in the maintenance and upkeep of today’s modern heating systems. It is common knowledge that regular maintenance, performed at least once a year, can improve a heating system’s… Efficiency Lifespan Fuel consumption Comfort coverage What you may not realize is that many EPEA dealer members bundle this annual tune-up into […]

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