What is Oil to Gas Conversion?

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If it’s time to replace your old heating system, you might be considering converting from oil to gas heat. There are many good reasons why you should, but you might be a little bit unsure about the process. Every home has its own unique needs when it comes to oil to gas conversion, but the steps followed are usually pretty similar. Family Danz knows that switching from oil to gas heating can be confusing, so we work with you and the utility company to get the job done right.

What is the process involved with an oil to gas conversion?

When you contact us to discuss your oil to gas conversion, we’ll make an appointment to visit your home. We’ll determine the type of equipment you’ll need, and we’ll contact your utility company to let them know how much gas your home will be using. The utility company will them provide an estimate for the installation of gas service to your home. We’ll then work with the utility company to get your new gas equipment installed, as well as any needed extensions, service connections and metering equipment. Finally, your utility company will turn on your gas service, and you’ll soon be enjoying gas heating in your home.

What are some benefits of gas heat?

From an environmental standpoint, natural gas is a cleaner fuel source, and that makes it better for the world around us. It offers an efficient, safe and reliable source of fuel, is economically sound and clean burning. It burns almost 100 percent of its fuel and there is no leftover residue, odor or soot. By converting to natural gas, you’ll help reduce greenhouse has emissions of sulfur, carbon and nitrogen. Not to mention, choosing natural gas to heat your home can improve the outdoor air quality of your entire community, by reducing smog, acid rain and gas emissions.

Why choose Family Danz for your oil to gas conversion?

Family Danz Heating & Cooling is committed to helping customers take advantage of the best home comfort products on the market today. We also work hard to help you achieve higher efficiency from the heating and cooling products you use in your home, so that you can save on your energy bills. We are here to help you, which is why we facilitate your oil to gas conversion so the process goes as smoothly as possible, so you’ll quickly enjoy greater home comfort and energy efficiency.

If you’d like to learn more about oil to gas conversion, and if it’s a good choice for your home, please don’t hesitate to give Family Danz a call. We provide heating services including oil to gas conversions throughout the Albany, NY area, and we are happy to discuss the benefits of a conversion with you. To find out more from our experts, just give us a call at 518-427-8685, and we will be more than happy to help you with your needs.

We Can Help You Heat Your Business

Commercial-HeatingWhen you’re trying to run a business, you know that having a controlled climate is important so that your employees are productive and your clients are happy. Maybe you already rely on Family Danz for your personal home comfort needs, but did you know we can help you keep your business warm all winter long as well? We provide the same professional HVAC services to businesses as we do for residential clients, including heating system installation, maintenance and repair, as well as fuel oil delivery.

In a survey conducted by Software Advice, employees of various companies were asked about their preferences regarding office temperatures. Half of the employees surveyed were unhappy several times a month with the temperature of their office, and 56 percent said they were too cold in the winter. Most surveyed felt that the temperature of their office made a difference when it came to productivity levels, and most preferred the temperature to hover around 71 degrees (72 for women, 70 for men.) It could be assumed, then, that your employees will benefit from better climate control – and you’ll benefit from choosing a company that helps meet those needs and helps your employees stay productive and satisfied.

No matter whether you have a boiler or furnace heating system at your business, our commercial heating service team is ready to help you keep your employees and clients warm, no matter how cold the winter gets. We take pride in offering our commercial customers the best, most efficient heating systems available for their businesses or organizations. And, our highly trained technicians can maintain and service most commercial systems, so you’ll never have to worry about not getting the help you need when you call Family Danz.

And, as business owners ourselves, we understand that downtime is costly for businesses or organizations. That’s why we strive to ensure that your commercial heating service – whether it’s repairs, maintenance or installation – is completed in a timely fashion, to your complete satisfaction. That way, you can get back to your business with as little downtime as possible – surely something your employees and customers will appreciate!

Family Danz is pleased to offer commercial heating services throughout the Albany, NY area. If you’re in need of commercial services for your business or organization, and you’d like a Family Danz representative to contact you, please visit our commercial heating page and fill out our convenient contact form, or feel free to give us a call at 518-427-8685. Your employees and clients will be toasty warm all winter long, when you choose us to help keep your business comfortable.

The Benefits of Planned Fuel Delivery

oiltruckAs you know, living in the Albany, NY area means that winters can be pretty harsh and cold. And, because of that, the cost of heating your home can be expensive. It isn’t always easy to budget for fuel costs, since heating oil prices can fluctuate. But, there is one way you can stay on top of your winter fuel expenses. By choosing an oil budget plan, you don’t have to gamble with fluctuating fuel costs. A budget plan allows you to get automatic delivery and guaranteed pricing that helps you plan for your home heating expenses.

Family Danz is pleased to offer our customers oil budget plans that make heating their homes in the winter a simpler task. We’ll work with you to help you choose a budget plan that fits your home heating needs. For many customers, the biggest benefit of having planned fuel delivery is the fixed price. This allows customers to know what they’ll be spending on fuel each month, so there are no surprises when the bill arrives.

You’ll benefit from automatic fuel delivery from Family Danz.

Another advantage is automatic delivery – you won’t have to worry about running out of fuel, even on the coldest night of the year. You can rest assured that Family Danz will keep your fuel tank fully supplied and ready, no matter what home heating demands your household will face during the chilly Albany, NY winter. Our drivers deliver the fuel you need to your home, whether you’re there or not, so you don’t need to worry about scheduling a time to bet there for your delivery.

For many people, another benefit of an oil budget plan is that it helps during the holidays. Family Danz knows how tough it can be for a household to have to pay a large utility bill around holiday time. But when you choose a budget plan, you won’t have to struggle during peak season for fuel consumption – an oil budget plan allows you the peace of mind that comes with regular, affordable monthly payments, no matter what the oil prices might be.

And, at Family Danz, we take great pride in providing our customers with premium-grade fuel oil. Our heating oil is specially formulated to not only keep your home warm and comfortable all throughout the winter months, but to also keep your equipment running great, too. Our home heating oil contains special additives that keep your system running clean and at maximum efficiency. That reduces service calls, extends the life of your heating system, benefits the environment and helps you save on your energy bills.

Keeping your family safe and warm all winter long is easier than ever, when you choose Family Danz to help with your fuel plan needs. You’ll get automatic delivery – and a monthly price that works for you and your home heating needs. Just give us a call at 518-427-8685, and we will be more than happy to tell you about our budget plan options.

Naval History in Albany – the USS Slater

USS_Slater_AlbanyWhen you live in Albany, NY or the surrounding area, you know our city is rich in history. Our museums and buildings house some of the world’s most comprehensive collections of historical artifacts, and you can easily spend a day simply touring the Capital here. But did you know Albany is also home to the last destroyer escort afloat in America?

The USS Slater was a Cannon Class destroyer escort that was served in the United States Navy during World War II. Like many ships of that time, the USS Slater was named for a sailor who lost his life in service – Frank O. Slater, who perished aboard the USS San Francisco during the 1942 Battle of Guadalcanal. The USS Slater served in both the Atlantic and the Pacific theaters both during and immediately following the war, and in 1951 was transferred to Greece. It served for 40 years, and was deactivated in 1991.

While it was awaiting disposal, the Destroyer Escort Sailors Association saved it. Raising $290,000 to rescue the USS Slater and return it to the United States, the not-for-profit educational corporation was brought to New York City, and four years later it made its way up the Hudson River to Albany, NY. Over the last 20 years, volunteer crews have worked to restore the USS Slater to her 1945 condition. The USS Slater now serves as a living memorial to destroyer escorts and the sailors who served on them.

If you’d like to visit the USS Slater, she is open early April through late November, Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. During months of operation, she is open most major holidays except Easter and Thanksgiving Day. Admission prices vary, please visit the USS Slater website to learn more.

Ted Danz, the founder of Family Danz, served his country in the U.S. Navy and finished his military career with a strong sense of duty and commitment to his community. Once back in the Capital District, he settled into the town of Bethlehem. It was always a dream of Ted’s to start a family business and at the same time, give back to the community. From that vision, Family Danz was born. Instinctively, the fitting motto for Ted’s company was: “We Treat Our Customers Like Family.” Let us show you the Family Danz difference – call us at (518) 427-8685 and we will be more than happy to help with your HVAC, plumbing and heating oil needs.

What Does a Better Business Bureau A+ Rating Mean for You?

A-Plus-BBB-Rating-1At Family Danz Heating & Air Conditioning, we have proudly been a Better Business Bureau (BBB) accredited business since 2011. As such, we’re required to meet the BBB accreditation standards that include: establishing trust; advertising honestly; telling the truth about products and services; being transparent; honoring promises; being responsive; safeguarding privacy; and, embodying integrity. This may seem like a high standard to follow for any business – and it is. The reason we choose to do so is because it is always our priority to serve our customers to their complete satisfaction. But we’re not only a BBB accredited company – we also have an A+ rating with them. What does that mean for you as a Family Danz customer?

According to the BBB, their ratings are representative of how they feel the business interacts with customers. Ratings are based on several factors, which include the businesses complaint history with the BBB, the type of business, the time in business, transparent business practices, honoring commitments to the BBB, licensing and ethical advertising. Taking these factors into account, the BBB rates businesses on a 100-point scale. Businesses with an A+ rating, like Family Danz, meet or exceed all ratings standards, and must earn between 97 and 100 points to achieve this rating.

For you as our customer, Family Danz’s A+ rating with the BBB means many things. First, you can trust us to always be truthful with you in the way we do business. From our commercials you see on television, to print ads, to offers on our website, you can count on us to provide you with exactly what we’ve advertised. And, when we come to your home to provide you with maintenance, repairs or installation, you should know that we’ll always be honest and up front with you – when we tell our customers we treat them like family, we take that promise very seriously.

Our rating also means that we are fully licensed and insured, and we provide customers with the best products on the market. We never will sell you equipment that does not meet our exacting standards as an HVAC contractor. We are a Bryant® Factory Authorized Dealer. That means we offer you expert performance and attention to detail, as well as reliable service and technical proficiency. The Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer symbol means we’ve met Bryant’s highest standards for superior skills, service and a promise of 100 percent satisfaction guaranteed.

You don’t have to second-guess whether choosing Family Danz is the right decision for your home and family – our A+ rating with the BBB speaks for our commitment to you. We are a dependable, reliable home comfort company, and we’re dedicated to our customers. Call us today at (518) 427-8685 to discover what it means to receive an exceptional level of service.

Today’s Oil Prices in Albany, NY

Todays Oil Prices Albany NYLiving in the Albany, NY area means that come winter, you’re going to have to heat your home. There’s no way around it. Winters in this area can be harsh, and people rely on their furnaces to keep them warm when the weather is freezing outside. Finding the best prices on oil can be a challenge – you want to make sure you’re making the most of your utility budget, and you want fuel oil that’s high quality and will keep your heating equipment running efficiently. You also want to get the best price possible on your oil prices so that you and your family can stay comfortable affordably. At Family Danz, we’re committed to providing you with the best fuel oil at the best prices. That’s why we post today’s oil prices right on the top of every page of our website, so that you’ll always know our current price.

You already know Family Danz is a name you can trust for your home comfort needs. You might not realize, though, that we also take great pride in providing businesses and residences in Albany, NY with premium fuels as well. We work hard to make sure the fuels we offer are competitive with today’s oil prices, so that you always are getting the best possible price for your budget. We provide our customers with an oil delivery price guarantee – our premium grade fuel is provided at the lowest possible price, and while we’re confident that our fuel is priced the best, we will meet any price you may find that is lower.

We post today’s oil prices right on our website, so you can trust us to have the best prices in Albany, NY.

We all know today’s oil prices are unpredictable, and unfortunately higher than we’d all like. That’s why at Family Danz; we’re very transparent about the cost of our fuels. We’re up front with you because, like you, we know how expensive it can be to get the oil you need to keep your home comfortable in the winter months. You can trust us to offer the best fuel prices in the Albany, NY area, and to help you get the fuel you need for your home or business. For your convenience, we can set up prepayment on scheduled deliveries with you, or we can help you choose a fuel oil budget plan that’s right for your consumption needs – and your wallet.

When you choose Family Danz to meet the fuel oil needs of your Albany, NY home or business, you’re choosing a company that wants to provide you with the best fuels at oil prices that save you money. We deliver fuel oil, kerosene and Bioheat, and are also happy to supply on-road and off-road diesel to farms, construction companies, excavators and many other commercial accounts. We’ll be happy to provide with automatic delivery at no additional charge, or if you prefer to call us when you need a fuel oil delivery, we will also be happy to accommodate you. We recommend that you kindly contact our office when your tank gauge is between a half and a quarter full, so that we can schedule delivery without the risk of you running out of fuel.

With today’s oil prices, you need a company that can meet the fuel needs of your Albany, NY home or business.

Family Danz Heating Areas We ServeWhen you count on Family Danz to provide you with the best price available on fuel oil, you’ll have access to the many other home heating oil services we offer, which include:

Don’t let the cost of today’s oil prices keep you from getting the fuel you need – choose a trustworthy, reliable fuel oil delivery company conveniently located the Albany, NY area to help you with your home and business heating oil needs. Give Family Danz Heating & Cooling a call today at (518) 427-8685 to find out more about how choosing us for your fuel needs can help you stay warm all winter long – without breaking the bank!

Oil Budget Plan in Albany, NY

Oil Budget Plan Albany NYYou probably know Family Danz is a name you can trust for all of your home comfort needs. You might not realize, though, that we provide our Albany, NY customers with the oil they need to keep their furnaces running and their homes warm and toasty all winter long. At Family Danz, we provide our customers with premium grade fuel at the lowest prices, guaranteed. We post our current fuel price on our website, and we will meet any price you may find that’s lower. If you don’t want to gamble on day-to-day pricing, though, you may want to consider an oil budget plan from Family Danz. When you choose an oil budget plan from us for your home fuel needs, you’ll receive automatic delivery and guaranteed pricing, so that you can better plan your utility budgeting.

With today’s oil prices, we know the cost of heating your Albany, NY area home can be expensive, and that it’s important for you and your family to have an oil budget plan that you can rely on. That’s why Family Danz works hard to ensure that all customers can choose an oil budget plan that meets their home heating needs. You’ll have the benefit of a fixed price for your fuel, so you’ll know what you’ll be spending each month, as well as the advantage of automatic delivery, so you can rest assured that you won’t run out of fuel, even on the coldest night of winter. Family Danz knows it can be hard for a household to pay a large utility bill around holiday time. You won’t have to struggle during peak season for fuel consumption – with an oil budget plan; you’ll have the peace of mind of regular, affordable monthly payments.

Family Danz offers oil budget plans and more to Albany, NY customers.

Family Danz is proud to provide our oil budget plan customers with automatic delivery at no additional charge. The biggest advantage to choosing an oil budget plan for your Albany, NY home is the convenience and security of knowing that you won’t run out of home heating oil. Our drivers will deliver fuel oil to your home whether you’re at home or not, so you don’t even have to worry about scheduling a time to be there for your delivery. We offer the best quality fuel oil, kerosene and Bioheat, and we’re also happy to supply on-road and off-road diesel to farms, construction companies, excavators and many other commercial accounts. Of course, if you would prefer to call when you need a fuel oil delivery rather than choose an oil budget plan, we recommend that you kindly contact our office when you tank gauge is between half and a quarter full, in order to allow ample time to schedule a delivery.

Choose a Family Danz oil budget plan for your Albany, NY home or one of our other home heating oil services.

When you choose Family Danz for your oil budget plan, you’ll receive home heating oil that not only keeps your home warm and comfortable, but helps your equipment run optimally as well. Our home heating oil contains detergents to keep your heating system running clean and at maximum efficiency. These fuel oil additives reduce service calls, extend equipment life, benefit the environment and help you save money.

Family Danz Heating Areas We ServeAnd, in addition to offering you oil budget plans, Family Danz is pleased to provide our Albany, NY customers with:

Don’t be left out in the cold this winter – choose a trustworthy, reliable fuel oil delivery company conveniently located the Albany, NY area to help you with your oil budget plan needs. Give Family Danz Heating & Cooling a call today at (518) 427-8685 to find out more about how our oil budget plans can help you stay warm all winter long – without breaking the bank!

Mini-Split Air Conditioning in Albany, NY

mini-split-air-conditioning-albany-nyDo you have a space in your Albany, NY home or business that you’d like to be more comfortable, but lacks the needed ductwork? Then you should know that there is a cooling option that can make those spaces more comfortable – mini-split air conditioning. For areas of your home or office where ductwork is either impossible or impractical, mini-split air conditioning can deliver the cooling you need to make those areas more comfortable. Mini-split AC provides high-efficiency cooling that allows you to keep spaces in your home or office without ductwork as comfortable as the ducted areas.

Typically, mini-split air conditioning systems are usually used in a single space, but there are other multi-unit options available as well. Mini-split systems can be used not only in spaces that have no available ductwork, but can also be used to balance out hot and cold spots in your Albany, NY home or office, increase the energy efficiency of surrounding spaces, or provide temperature control in areas where storage or data needs protection.

Count on Family Danz for the mini-split air conditioning you need for your Albany, NY home or office.

Unlike a noisy, obtrusive window AC unit, mini-split air conditioning systems provide sleek, modern, quiet comfort in any room of your home or office, without the noise. Mounting directly on the wall or ceiling of your Albany, NY home or business, mini-split air conditioning systems blend in perfectly with just about any decor. Our expert technicians will install your mini-split air conditioning unit within a few hours, without the need for patching, painting or ductwork.

Plus, you’ll be glad to know that Family Danz is a full-service air conditioning contractor. In addition to mini-split air conditioning, we proudly provide:Family Danz AC Areas We Serve

Any living or working space that is without ductwork is probably a good space for mini-split air conditioning. Some examples include converted attics, additions, finished basements, sunrooms, older homes, data or storage rooms, kiosks, and off-hours offices. Give Family Danz Heating & Cooling a call at . We’ll tell you about the different options for mini-split cooling, and help you find the solution that best suits the needs of your Albany, NY home or business.

Ductless Air Conditioning in Albany, NY

ductless-air-conditioning-albany-nyDo you have a room in your Albany, NY home or commercial space that you wish was more climate controlled, but doesn’t have the necessary ductwork? For areas of your home where ductwork is either impractical or impossible, there is a cooling option that can help make those spaces more comfortable – ductless air conditioning. Ductless AC systems offer high-efficiency cooling that allows you to keep spaces in your home or office without ductwork as comfortable as areas with ducts.

Frequently, ductless air conditioning is used to cool one specific space, but there are also multi-unit options available that can allow cooling in several rooms in your Albany, NY home or office. And, they’re not just for areas with no ductwork – count on your ductless system to balance out cold or hot spots, increase the energy efficiency of the surrounding spaces, or provide precision temperature control in areas where storage or data needs protection from heat.

If you need ductless AC for your Albany, NY home or business, trust Family Danz.

Unlike a window unit, which blocks your view and is noisy, ductless air conditioning systems are non-obtrusive and quiet, so you can enjoy improved comfort in any room, without the noise. Ductless air conditioning mounts directly on the wall or ceiling of your Albany, NY home or business, and blends seamlessly with just about any décor. Because Family Danz Heating & Cooling offers expert ductless air conditioning installation, we’re able to install your ductless unit in just a few hours – no ductwork, patching or painting required.

For your convenience, Family Danz is a full-service air conditioning contractor. In addition to ductless air conditioning, we’re pleased to offer:Family Danz AC Areas We Serve

Any living or working space that is without ductwork is probably a good space for ductless air conditioning. Some examples include converted attics, additions, finished basements, sunrooms, older homes, data or storage rooms, kiosks, and off-hours offices. Give Family Danz Heating & Cooling a call at . We’ll tell you about the different options for ductless cooling, and help you find the solution that best suits the needs of your Albany, NY home or business.

Air Conditioning Repair in Albany, NY

ac repairThe mercury is rising outside, and you’re looking forward to returning home and turn on the air conditioning – but when you do… nothing. When you’re faced with a cooling emergency in your Albany, NY home, you should know that Family Danz Heating & Cooling can help. For more than 30 years, we have been offering air conditioning repair, and we’re committed to offering you excellent customer service and quality repair work on your air conditioning system.

Family Danz’s factory trained and certified technicians will completely evaluate your Albany, NY home’s air conditioning repair needs and find the optimal solution that ensures that your home is both comfortable and energy efficient. They take great pride in arriving at your home promptly and addressing any questions you might have. We equip them with the most advanced diagnostic equipment, instruments and tools so that they’re able to offer you quick resolution and help you save money.

Choose Family Danz for the air conditioning repair needs of your Albany, NY home.

Family Danz can help you with your air conditioning repair needs, regardless of the make or model of AC is installed in your home. Even if your air conditioning unit wasn’t installed by us, or isn’t a brand we carry, we can help. What’s more, we never make repairs that you don’t need – we’ll make the best recommendations to get the air conditioning system in your Albany, NY home up and running quickly. For your convenience, Family Danz provides a full lineup of AC services, so in addition to air conditioning repair choose us for:

For emergency repairs in your Albany, NY home, we are available 24 hours a day including weekends and holidays, because we know that emergencies often occur at the most inconvenient times. At Family Danz, we pride ourselves in providing prompt service, especially to those in most need without air conditioning.

When you need air conditioning repair in your Albany, NY home from an AC contractor who will treat you like family, count on the professionals at Family Danz Heating & Cooling. No matter whether you need air conditioning repair or other services, we’re happy to assist you. Simply call us at .