Worried About Fuel Costs? Here are Some Tips for Heating Your Home Efficiently.

woman snuggled in warm blanketWith the costs of heating oil on the rise, you might be wondering if there are ways you can stretch your fuel dollars this fall and winter. Of course, you want to keep your family cozy and warm, but you also don’t want to break the bank on fuel oil. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take that can help keep your home more comfortable, and hopefully, save some money on heating costs.

5 Tips to Help Stretch Your Fuel Budget

  1. Make sure you have good insulation. One of the most important steps you can take toward a more energy-efficient home is by making sure you have the proper levels of insulation. Insulation helps keep the warm air inside and the cool air out, and that allows your heating system to work more effectively.
  2. Hang heavier curtains or drapes. Windows are often a spot in your home where warm air can leak out, and cool air can enter. Make sure your windows are adequately weatherproofed, and choose heavier curtains or drapes to help act as another layer against the chilly outdoor air.
  3. Free up your heating vents. If you have anything around your heating vents that could be blocking maximum airflow, be sure to move it. Obstructions not only prevent the flow of heated air throughout your home, but they can also make your furnace have to work harder – and, as a result, use more fuel.
  4. Consider zoning in larger homes. If you live in a larger or multi-story home, you may want to consider zoning. Zoning can be done for you by your HVAC contractor and provides customized temperature zones throughout your home. That way, you and your family will enjoy better comfort – and improved efficiency.
  5. Use a programmable or smart thermostat. Programmable thermostats can be set at different temperatures for when you’re awake, away from home, or sleeping. Basically, you can just set it and forget it. That way, you won’t have to worry that you left the furnace at a higher temperature while at work. A smart thermostat takes it one step further by “learning” your habits and adjusting accordingly.

Of course, Family Danz wants to help you stay as comfortable as possible.

When you choose Family Danz for your heating needs, we can make sure that your home’s heating system is operating as effectively and efficiently as possible. And, we can provide you with quality fuel oil at the best possible price. We have the current cost per gallon on our website at all times, and we can help you choose a fuel oil budget plan that’s right for your consumption needs, and your wallet.

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 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!

Just give us a call at (518) 427-8685, and we will be glad to assist you.

Heat’s Off in Saratoga, NY? It’s Family Danz to the Rescue!

Furnaces in the Saratoga, N.Y. area are back up and running now that the cold season has returned, bringing warmth and comfort to folks in homes and offices all through the Capital District of New York State. But with that extra work, there is also extra stress on all of that heating equipment.

Sometimes, that extra stress can lead to a furnace breakdown. It’s never convenient to have a furnace on the fritz during the winter season, and when it happens you need to know you have somebody who will come running in an emergency.

The rescue squad at Family Danz Heating & Cooling is just a phone call away.

Our expert technicians will come straight to you to inspect your system, quickly troubleshooting what is ailing it to make sure you are warm and toasty again in the shortest time possible. We have more than 30 years of experience maintaining and repairing all types of heating systems, with a team of highly trained HVAC specialists capable of fixing just about any kind of heating equipment. Today’s apparatus has seen considerable technological advances in recent years, and our service personnel are highly trained at repairing all makes and models of furnaces and boilers.

We’ll even give you tips on how to use less energy and save on future utility bills in your Saratoga, N.Y. location.

But if we find your system is already so far gone it wouldn’t pay — or be safe — to have it repaired, we will also help you choose an all-new heating system that is perfect for your home or office situation. Then we will install that equipment with the same expertise, and maintain it for years to come.

You’ll have the peace of mind of knowing we will be right there for you all winter long, and we’ll never leave you out in the cold.

Family Danz Heating & Cooling is a full-service heating and air conditioning contractor, offering sales and service in Saratoga, N.Y. and all through the Capital District of New York State. If you would like more information on any of our services, call us at 518-427-8685.

Heating Systems 101: Learn About the Types of Heating Equipment

Couple learning how to use a thermostatNow that the heating season has arrived, you may be thinking about the heating system in your home – especially if it’s not working properly. Unlike in the past when most people used either boilers or furnaces to heat their homes, today there are many types of heating systems available. Across the board, modern heating systems are far more efficient than their predecessors and are made to work effectively while providing up to 98 percent efficiency.

You may be considering installing a new system in your home, but might be confused about the different types on the market. What type of heating system is right for you and your family, as well as your home? Below, we’ll explore the different types of heating systems available from Family Danz, providing a brief description of each and a link to the product page on our website.

Learn about the various heating systems Family Danz has to offer.

Boilers: Gas, oil, or electric boilers heat your home by moving heated water from a central point through a radiator. In homes with boiler heating systems, there is usually little to no ductwork, but instead, pipes that run the heated water throughout the home. In some applications, the boiler can also act as a water heater for the home. Read more here…

Furnaces: Furnaces produce heat by combustion, heating the air, and then moving the heated air through the home’s duct system. Most people have a gas or oil furnace in their homes, although electric furnaces are also available. Read more here…

Heat Pumps: Heat pump systems are unique in that they don’t require gas or oil to operate; instead, they use the heat from the outdoor air or the earth to heat your home. Because of this, they are a highly efficient type of heating equipment. What’s more, they can be reversed in the summer so that they also act as an air conditioner. Read more here…

Ductless Heating Systems: Ductless heating systems use heat pump technology, but instead of operating as a central heating system and using the home’s ductwork to distribute the air, they require no ductwork. They can be used in a single application to heat a specific area of your home or can be used to heat your entire home through a series of individual units. They are generally highly efficient, providing targeted comfort. Read more here…

Family Danz can help you choose the right heating system for your home.

When you need a new heating system, you can trust Family Danz to help you choose the best system for your home and your family’s needs.

Just give us a call at (518) 427-8685, and we will be more than happy to schedule a consultation with you.

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How Family Danz Helps People Stay Warm

Young girls reading a book togetherWinters in the Capital Region are often cold and last for months, with chilly temperatures and snow arriving as early as late October and not leaving until April. As a result, most homeowners rely on their heating systems for a good portion of the year. That’s why it’s so important to have a heating contractor you can count on, for all of your home heating needs.

When you choose Family Danz to help, you’re choosing a full-service heating contractor with the experience to help you get any heating product or service you might need. We provide a full suite of services and quality heating products, as well as fuel oil delivery, so you can stay warm all winter long – no matter how long the cold weather settles in.

Learn more about heating products and services from Family Danz.

To learn more, contact us today

Call Family Danz at (518) 427-8685 or complete our online form here:

No matter what type of heating system you have installed in your home, Family Danz is able to help. Our expert technicians have been specially trained to offer you prompt, thorough heating services. Not to mention, we install quality Bryant® heating equipment, so you’ll be getting quality equipment from a trusted name in HVAC. We’re pleased to provide the following:

Heating Installation: We provide a complete range of heating products, including furnaces, boilers, heat pumps, and ductless heating systems. And, we’ll make sure you have the right product for your home, sized appropriately for your house size and lifestyle needs. Our technicians will install it to your complete satisfaction and will provide you with the services you need to keep your system running effectively and efficiently for years to come.

Heating Maintenance: One of the best things you can do for your heating system is to ensure it gets the annual maintenance it needs. Maintaining your system is important because it helps your system operate as efficiently and effectively as possible. It also helps your system last longer, all while keeping your manufacturer warranty intact. And, at Family Danz, we can provide maintenance on virtually any make or model of equipment – even if we didn’t install it.

Heating Repair: Nobody wants to think about their heating system breaking down on the coldest night of the year, but if that happens to you, you can count on Family Danz to help. Our technicians will provide expert repair services to get your equipment back up and running quickly. And, if your system is beyond repair or the repair costs will be cost-prohibitive, we can help you get a new system that fits your needs and your budget.

Fuel Oil Delivery: In addition to quality heating products and expert service, Family Danz is also pleased to offer our customers the fuel oil delivery they need to stay warm and toasty. We offer premium fuel oils at the lowest possible price, and we’re pleased to provide customers with budget plans and scheduled delivery, so you’ll be able to save money – and you won’t have to worry about running out of fuel.

Trust Family Danz to provide you with everything you need to stay warm this winter.

When you need heating products and services this winter, it’s as easy as giving Family Danz a call.

We’re ready to assist you – simply contact us at 518.427.8685, and we will be more than happy to help.

Fuel Up This Fall with Family Danz

You trust Family Danz to meet your home comfort needs, such as heating system installation, maintenance and repair. But did you know that we can also provide for your fuel oil needs as well? We deliver our customers only premium grade fuel oil at the lowest possible price. You can count on us for the fuel you need to keep your heating system running at top performance.

Family Danz fuel delivery truckThat’s because our fuel oil contains special detergents that keep your system running clean, and at its efficient best. These heating fuel additives may help reduce service calls, extend the life of your equipment, help you save money, and are less harmful to the environment. That means you can be comfortable in your home, all while feeling better about the fuel you use.

And, at Family Danz we can provide fuel commercially, too.

Do you need fuel commercially as well? In addition to delivering fuel oil, kerosene and Bioheat to homes, we’re also pleased to supply on-road and off-road diesel to farms, construction companies, excavators and many other commercial accounts. At Family Danz, we’re so confident we can provide fuel oil at the lowest available price that we publish it daily on our website.

We also offer convenient payment plans to help meet your needs.

When you choose Family Danz for your heating fuel needs, you can schedule automatic deliveries at no charge. Discounted budget and prepayment plans are available with automatic deliveries. Or, if you’d just rather call us when you need fuel oil delivery, please contact our office when you tank gauge is between half and a quarter full, in order to allow ample time for scheduling delivery. Simply reach out to us at 518.427.8685 and we’ll be happy to help.

Tips for Saving Fuel & Heating Your Home More Efficiently

Coffee mug and candle on a window sillWith cooler weather on the way, your thoughts might be turning to how you can save some money on heating your home. Most homeowners budget for heating costs, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take steps to make your home more efficient. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help save fuel – and save money on your utility bills.

Five Ways You Can Improve Your Home Heating Efficiency

  • Check your insulation. If your home’s insulation isn’t up to par, it can definitely affect your comfort level. Having adequate insulation is important, because it helps keep your home warmer in the winter – and cooler in the summer. It helps your home comfort system operate more effectively and efficiently, too, because it doesn’t have to work as hard to keep your home at a comfortable level.
  • Make sure doors and windows are sealed. Drafty doors and windows mean the outside air is making its way inside. It also means that your heated air is making its way outside! Seal up any gaps around your windows and door frame areas with caulk or foam sealant, and insulate windows and door jambs with weather stripping.
  • Consider spaces in your home that lack ductwork. If you regularly use a space in your home that lacks ductwork, you might find yourself turning up the heat to keep that space warm. Some people opt for a space heater to help, but a more effective, efficient solution could be a ductless unit for that space. Ductless requires no installation of additional air ducts, and can keep the space warm in the winter – and cool in the summer!
  • Think about installing a smart thermostat. There are many varieties of programmable and smart thermostats on the market today. Some even have the technology to “learn” your family’s habits, like when you leave home for the day or go to bed, and will adjust the temperature accordingly. Much more than a convenient, high-tech gadget, however; a smart thermostat can help your home become more energy efficient.
  • If your heating equipment is old, consider replacing. Advances are made in home heating systems all the time – ones that help make them more efficient and leave behind a smaller carbon footprint. If you’re due for a replacement, there are many choices available that can offer you 95 percent efficiency and higher. Your HVAC company can help you determine the best heating system for your needs, and can likely help you save money, too.

Family Danz Fuel Service can help you get the fuel you need.

When you choose Family Danz for your home fuel needs, you can count on us to provide you with the lowest possible price, guaranteed. We sell only premium grade fuel, and we will meet any price you may find that is lower. To learn more about our oil delivery services and how we can help you save, simply call us at 518.427.8685. We’ll be happy to help you stay warm all season long.

Family Danz Is Your Full-Service Contractor

Search bar that reads "Full Service"At Family Danz, we pride ourselves on being able to help people stay comfortable, no matter what the weather outside. We’re always willing to go the extra mile for our customers, and we offer a broad range of products and services to help ensure a wide variety of needs are met. Learn more about our offerings below:

Residential Heating & Air Conditioning

Family Danz offers complete residential heating and air conditioning throughout the Capital District. Our full suite of products and services includes:

Commercial HVAC

Commercial clients can rely on Family Danz to offer comprehensive commercial HVAC solutions. From design and build services to completion, we provide a full list of services with your budget in mind. We can help with:

Heating Oil

You’ll never have to worry about running out of heating oil when you choose Family Danz. We provide oil delivery to residents and businesses alike, with plans that can help you budget for fuel expenses.


We offer residential plumbing services, and are fully staffed with master plumbers who are experts in the field. We provide plumbing equipment and accessories from top manufacturers, so you’re guaranteed quality.

  • Bathroom Plumbing
  • Kitchen Plumbing
  • Hot Water Heaters
  • Tankless Hot Water Heaters
  • Additional Services

To learn more about Family Danz and our full suite of HVAC, oil delivery and plumbing services, just give us a call at 518.427.8685 and we’ll be happy to assist you!

Stay Warm This Winter With Family Danz Fuel Delivery

Family Danz fuel delivery truckNothing is worse than running out of heating fuel, especially during the times when winter is at its coldest. Heating oil is costly, which is why you need a fuel oil delivery company that is up-front about fuel prices and strives to provide you with the lowest possible price on the best fuel products. When you rely on Family Danz for your fuel oil delivery, you’ll quickly discover that we provide you with the best value on premium grade home heating oil. What’s more, we offer special plans that will help ensure you never run out.

Our quality fuel oil contains detergents that keep your system running clean and at maximum efficiency. These heating fuel additives help extend equipment life, reduce service calls, benefit the environment and save you money now and in the long run. And, the plans we offer help you stay on top of your fuel oil needs, so that you won’t have to worry about running out on the coldest night of the year.

Learn more about Family Danz’s fuel oil delivery options:

  • Automatic Delivery: We’ll work with you to schedule automatic delivery at no additional charge, and give you options that will allow you to take advantage of our discounted budget and prepayment plans.
  • Will Call Delivery: If you prefer to call when you need fuel, we kindly asks that you contact our office when your tank gauge is between half and a quarter full, to allow ample time to schedule your delivery.
  • Budget Plans: Our budget plan is a 10-month plan that averages your usage and provides a discount off the market price of oil.
  • Prepayment Plans: With this plan, you prepay for your fuel based on the current price. You’re charged for the actual price of heating oil at the time of delivery, minus a prefixed discount.

We can help with your furnace service and maintenance needs, too.

Not to mention, when you work with Family Danz on your oil delivery needs, you can also count on us to help keep your oil-burning furnace running smoothly. As a full-service heating contractor, we can help you with any maintenance or repair need you may have for your furnace. And, should you need a replacement, Family Danz provides quality Bryant® heating products to help meet your needs, along with expert installation.

Don’t get left out in the cold this winter – count on Family Danz to help you get the heating oil you need to keep your family comfortable when those freezing temperatures hit! To learn more or to schedule a fuel delivery, please give us a call at 518.427.8685 and we will be more than happy to assist you.

Family Danz Will Keep You Warm This Winter

Woman sitting on couch with a coffee mugWinters in the Albany area mean lots of snow and freezing cold temperatures. You rely on your home’s heating system to keep you warm no matter how frightful the weather outside gets. That’s why you need a heating contractor who can help with any heating need you might have. At Family Danz, we’re pleased to offer our customers in Albany and beyond complete heating services.

When you work with Family Danz, you’ll get a wide range of heating services for your home. We offer our customers heating repair, heating maintenance and heating system installation. We offer a range of heating products to choose from, including gas and oil furnaces, gas and oil boilers, oil to gas conversions and ductless heating. What’s more, we offer 24/7 emergency repairs, even on holidays.

Plus, you can count on Family Danz for quality home heating oil, too.

At Family Danz, when we say we’re full-service, we mean it! We’re pleased to offer our customers premium quality fuel oils in addition to our array of heating services. We strive to maintain competitive fuel oil prices. Our daily heating oil price is prominently displayed at the top of our website, so you’ll always know the cost. For customers looking for a greener alternative, we also provide Bioheat®, a renewable, clean-burning diesel replacement made from a diverse mix of resources, such as agricultural oils, recycled cooking oil and animal fats. And, discounted budget and prepayment plans are available with automatic deliveries.

Family Danz Heating & Cooling offers premium heating products and service, all while keeping your comfort and safety top-of-mind. We strive to provide for your heating needs unlike any other home comfort company, and we promise that you will be 100 percent satisfied after purchasing our products or services. Family Danz can help you stay cozy all winter long. Simply call us at (518) 427-8685, and we’ll be happy to assist with your winter heating needs.

You Can Get Anything You Want from Family Danz!

Sign that reads Heating Ventilation Air ConditioningAt Family Danz, Thanksgiving is always a time when we step back and think about how thankful we are for our customers. That’s why we work so hard to make sure we can meet a wide range of your needs. We’re much more than just a heating and cooling company, and nothing pleases us more than being able to keep you and your family comfortable on many different levels.

But maybe you don’t know all the products and services you can get from Family Danz. When you choose us, you’ll get the very best HVAC services and much more.

Learn about what Family Danz has to offer:

Heating: Family Danz is pleased to provide you with complete heating products and services. We are a proud Bryant® Factory Authorized Dealer, so you can rely on us for equipment built for energy efficiency and durability. We offer heating installation, maintenance and repair, offering boiler systems, furnaces and ductless heating made to provide you and your family with optimal comfort.

Air Conditioning: You can rely on Family Danz to keep you cool all summer long, with air conditioning products and services for your home. We offer top-quality air conditioning equipment. What’s more, we’re full-service contractors offering you professional installation, maintenance and repair services. We can help you get central air as well as ductless cooling for your home.

Plumbing: At Family Danz, you can count on us for complete plumbing services and products for your home. We offer hot water heaters, water filters, and water softeners. Plus, we provide the kitchen and bathroom plumbing you need to keep the water flowing properly throughout your home.

Home Heating Oil: For the best home heating oil, trust Family Danz. We provide the best prices available on fuel oil, as well as automatic delivery and budget plans. Our heating oil contains detergents to keep your heating system running clean and at maximum efficiency, too. Additionally, you can choose Bioheat®, a renewable, clean-burning diesel replacement. And, we always list our price at the top of our website.

Commercial Services: Aside from the comprehensive residential services we provide, you can count on Family Danz to provide your business with the commercial HVAC necessary to keep it running smoothly. We’re pleased to offer commercial heating and cooling, as well as refrigeration and chiller installation.

Want to learn more about how we can keep you, your family and your business comfortable?

Just give us a call at (518) 427-8685. We will be more than happy to assist you.