Jun 20, 2023
For more than 25 years, Hart & Iliff has offered a winter price protection program for our heating oil customers. Initially, we offered a fixed and capped price program.
In recent years, we transitioned away from fixed price, because it offers no downside protection for our customers. Even though it was clearly disclosed, each time the price dropped during the winter, customers were very unhappy about being locked in at a higher price. For example, during the 2014/2015 heating season, prices dropped $1.40 per gallon during the winter. With increased price volatility in the energy markets, we don’t believe it makes sense to lock in a price for the entire winter.
The other program is a capped price. This program allows you to pay our regular posted price, but never above a preset price cap.
Jan 04, 2023
Rising energy costs have been a painful, unfortunate fact of life in 2022. The factors leading to higher energy rates are global and complex. We’re as eager as you are to see heating oil prices return to normal.
Some people think that local fuel companies, like ours, make more money when prices go up. The opposite is true. Our margins suffer, customers cut back on usage and are late paying bills. Meanwhile, we need to pay our suppliers in 10 days. It’s an awful mess for everyone.
We want to keep you in the loop during the heating season and help you navigate this winter.
Jun 13, 2022
Unsurprisingly, we’ve received calls about two connected issues—the surge in fuel prices and supply concerns. Russia is the world’s third largest oil producer, generating approximately 11% of total world production. The Russian invasion of Ukraine shocked the energy markets, sending crude oil to record territory and spiking all energy prices. We saw increases from our heating oil suppliers of more than $1.50 per gallon in less than a week! People are also concerned that there will be interruptions in supply that will cause them to run out of fuel. You can count on the fact that Hart & Iliff will not let you run out of oil. We have been in business for more than 130 years and have very strong relationships with suppliers and financial institutions.
Jan 08, 2022
Hart & Iliff has been keeping
the residents of Sussex County
comfortable in their homes
since 1889. We install and service all types
of oil, gas, propane and electric heating
and air conditioning systems. These
systems keep you warm in the winter and
cool in the summer.
However, you should be aware that the
Energy Master Plan (EMP), promulgated
by the Murphy administration, is planning
to change the way you heat your home and
business by mandating the electrification
of your heating system.
Jun 15, 2021
Most central air conditioning systems run on AC. However, many of the more advanced and efficient air conditioning systems on the market today use inverter technology. An inverter system converts the AC current into DC. With an AC system, the compressor is either on or off, causing the unit to repeatedly start and stop to maintain the desired room temperature. Compressors which run on DC power are smaller, quieter, and can be modulated up or down to run at different speeds, like a dimmer switch on a light fixture.
Feb 03, 2021
Hart & Iliff is a distributor and
dealer for a revolutionary new
water treatment system called
HydroFlow. HydroFlow was developed in
Europe and is now available in the United
States. It’s patented technology represents
a breakthrough in the treatment of hard
water. This technology could possibly
make other water treatment systems