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SPRING IS HERE – SCHEDULE ANNUAL SERVICE

It’s been a long, cold winter, and your heating system has worked hard to keep you and your family safe and warm. Increase the efficiency and lifespan of your system with annual service. About 75% of all emergency calls could have been prevented with regular maintenance.

Schedule Annual Service for your Ductless Air Conditioning Heat Pump

Breathe cleaner, fresher air! Ask us about adding the iWave Air Ionization System. It attaches to your current heat pump to deliver clean air to you and your family. iWave reduces certain types of bacteria and viruses as well as odors and particles in the air. Safely treat the air throughout your home, creating a cleaner environment. We provide options for both residential HVAC systems and ductless systems.

Recycling used EV batteries is cumbersome and costly.

“In the U.S. alone, the amount of lithium, cobalt and battery-grade nickel needed to electrify every light-duty vehicle on the road surpasses the total amount of these resources mined globally in 2019, according to a report on supply-chain vulnerabilities. In addition, the U.S. does not have the geologic reserves needed to meet its future demand for these minerals and metals.” Click the link below for the full article.

The batteries in EVs are far different than the small batteries in gas-powered vehicles, and the recycling or disposing of old EV batteries is a hurdle the industry will need to scale, reports Wired.

https://www.convenience.org/Media/Daily/2021/Nov/5/5-What-Happens-to-Used-EV-Batteries_Fuels?utm_content=NACS%20Daily%20110521:%20newsarticle5%20(What+Happens+to+Used+EV+Batteries?)&utm_source=NACS%20Daily&utm_campaign=NACS%20Daily%20110521&utm_medium=email&utm_term=806760

Go Paperless – Choose Convenience

Let us do the filing for you – switch to paperless statements today. When you choose paperless you no longer have to wait for the mail to arrive. You can log in to your own secure customer portal and view all your documents anytime from anywhere. This allows you to view your deliveries, request a delivery, or send us a message to schedule service.

HOW DOES IT WORK? You choose to receive notifications by email or text about your deliveries, statements, and invoices. When the document is available you’ll receive a notification. This allows you to access all of your documents and only print them when you need to.

If you already have an email on file with us and know your account # (which can be found on any previous statement or invoice) you can click here to set up your account. All you have to do is send us a message here or give us a call. We can help you make the switch to paperless today!

Small Businesses Hit Hard

No propane for you!

The city’s latest move is cold — and for struggling restaurants already battered by the fallout from the pandemic, things are about to get colder.

The mayor on Wednesday announced the ban of propane heaters for all NYC restaurants, the very lifeblood of business last winter, icing out both restaurateurs and diners.

“Small businesses can’t afford not to seat all winter long. They’re going to run haphazard wires from their restaurant with electrical and extension cords and put electrical heaters probably tied up to some kind of wood or fabric.” 

Morfogen, founder of Chinese mainstay Phillippe Chow, predicted, “When they start running extension cords and there’s water and then it’s tied to wood or canvas, you’re going to have an insane amount of fires,” he said. 

“It’s going to backfire for sure — no pun intended,” Morfogen said.  

Insiders complain that there’s another problem with electric heaters — they don’t actually keep people warm.

https://nypost.com/2021/10/21/nycs-new-ban-on-propane-casts-chill-on-outdoor-dining-scene/?utm_source=twitter_sitebuttons&utm_medium=site%20buttons&utm_campaign=site%20buttons

“They don’t do the job — the BTUs on the electric doesn’t cut it. It’s like a gas stove compared to an electric griddle,” said Mallios. 

“Every summer, every suburban home has a propane tank,” he said of the ubiquitous propane grills lining many outdoor spaces. “You hear about more drownings in swimming pools than a propane accident.”

Propane Prediction

For the full video visit WCAX

Have you thought about Trade School?

“Our crumbling infrastructure, our widening skills gap, the disappearance of vocational education, and the stratospheric rise in college tuition—these are not problems,” Rowe writes on his website. “These are symptoms of what we value. And right now, we have to reconnect the average American with the value of a skilled workforce. Only then, will the next generation aspire to do the work at hand.”

https://www.mikeroweworks.org/about/#problem

“COVID-19 hammered most professional sectors but many trade jobs saw double or triple growth. During the economic downturn, trade labor continued expanding despite a volatile world. The pandemic revealed just how much rests upon the shoulders of skilled trade workers.

Finding a trade or undertaking an apprenticeship can pay dividends when compared to the cost of a four-year degree (and 59% of students take five years to graduate anyway). Most certifications from a trade school cost a fraction of what a single semester may cost at a brand-name university, and they take far less time to acquire.

The next time you see a high school student, think twice about asking them what college they plan to attend.

Try asking them if they’ve thought about trade school.” View the full article here

Cota & Cota employee’s receive ongoing, year round training.

Breathe Cleaner, Fresher Air!


An iWave air purifier installs in your air conditioning system to help clean the air in your living space.

iWave is an air purifying device that installs in any air conditioning system.  When the air passes over the iWave, ions produced by the device reduce pathogens, allergens, particles, smoke and odors in the air, creating a healthy environment without producing any harmful byproducts.

Give us a call today at (888) COTA-OIL to learn more about your options for cleaner air in your home!

Vermont Tank Inspections

Vermont Fuel Dealers Association (VFDA) July 15, 2020

Vermonters that heat with fuel oil are encouraged to get their tank inspected this summer.

According to Vermont regulations, an un-inspected tank can not be filled after August 15, 2020. Give us a call to confirm if your fuel oil tank has been checked within the past three years.


Will my tank pass inspection?  Visit vermontfuel.com/tank to find out. Click here to watch a one minute video explaining Vermont’s Tank Regulations and the minimum safety standards.

Financial Assistance is Available Approximately half of Vermont homes rely on fuel oil for heat and hot water.  VFDA Tank Rebate Program provides $250 to any Vermonter who replaces a non-compliant tank with a new tank. Since 2018, VFDA has helped replace nearly 1000 tanks and distributed approximately a quarter of a million dollars in rebates directly to Vermont fuel oil customers.  

Details at vermontfuel.com/tankrebateresults. See terms and conditions at vermontfuel.com/tankrebate. More on financial assistance for tank replacements can be found at vermontfuel.com/tankassist

Spring into Summer!

Busy Cota bee’s everywhere we look. Tis the season for budget/pre-buy contracts, A/C cleaning, A/C install, generator installation, annual heating system tune-ups, bathroom remodels, new efficient system upgrades, technician training && much much more!

Here’s a look into the Cota & Cota beehive activity lately!

Give us a call or send us a message if we can help with your home heating, cooling, or plumbing honey-do list!

PLAN AHEAD FOR SAVINGS

We made it! We survived a tough Northern New England Winter and navigated the unknown during a pandemic. Thank you for trusting us to deliver you warmth regardless of what was happening. Our pricing programs provide you stability to help take some stress out of your life. We are pleased to offer you the following programs.

Gallons must be used between June 1 & March 31. If you had a 2020-2021 contract you will receive a 2021-2022 contract in your mail soon. Please give us a call with any questions, if you’d like to adjust the gallons or if you’d like to switch programs.

You can call our local office to discuss what option best fits you and your family, send us a message here that’d you’d like to receive more information, or email info@cotaoil.com.