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!
Another winter has come and gone. The world and market volatility have created many uncertainties for the upcoming year/heating season. At Cota & Cota we want to help take this worry away. We have great news, our program pricing this year is significantly less than last year. We know your family will be able to put these savings to good use. Thank you for putting your trust in our Family.
Gallons must be used between June 1 & March 31. If you had a 2019-2020 contract you will receive a 2020-2021 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.
Flexible settings, automatic – set it & forget it, easy to learn & use, connect it to your smart device while home or on the road, personalize your app. to each room in your home and most of all SAVE ON YOUR HEATING/COOLING BILL!
Our team of heating and cooling experts will help you match the correct thermostat for your home and lifestyle. Updating your home doesn’t have to be confusing – the Honeywell Thermostat is focused on HOME COMFORT. We provide installation and introduction to your new thermostat. Give your local Cota & Cota office a call to learn more about it, schedule, and save!
Make a small affordable change this winter to save on your heating budget.
New does not need to be confusing or complicated.
We will help you find the best solution for you & your home.
Features vary depending on the model but many thermostats offer:
• Programmable to your daily routine – set it & forget it!
• Monitor your temperature from your smart device while you’re away.
• Touch screen for simple adjustments.
• Easy to read display screen.
Cota & Cota technicians will help you find the best fit for you and your home, make installation smooth and easy, and explain the in’s and out’s of how to use your new thermostat! Simple – SAVE TODAY – call 888-COTA-OIL or click here to message us about updating your thermostat.
What a year 2019 was! Here’s a few exciting milestones. Thank you for joining our family and putting your trust in our team of hard-working drivers, technicians, customer service reps, and many more behind the scenes folks who help make every day happen!
Grandpa Sean Cota welcomes Evelyn! She’s already learning her favorite color is yellow but it’ll be awhile before she’s pulling a hose to deliver.
Our Manchester team has a new home & it’s a beautiful location with room to grow! Stop by to visit Daphne and Dave.
Great teamwork within our apprenticeship programs! Our Master Plumbers and Service Technicians are teaching the next generation skills and techniques for a great career!
A scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior in our service area who is pursuing an education in a technical field. Our employees recently honored our 3 generations by establishing an annual vocational scholarship in the Cota name. It is a lasting way to honor the commitment to the people in the communities that we serve!
From our family to yours, we wish you a joyful, safe, and warm start to the new year!
Casey Cota & Kelley Cota Tully
Not sure what to get family members or looking for a way to ” Pay it Forward” this year? We offer Gift Certificates to keep your loved ones warm through the unpredictable winter season. This gift truly keeps on giving and may put their mind at ease knowing they’ll be warm this winter. We can help you take the worry out of heating a home this holiday season!
You can call or visit your local office OR fill out our online form here.
Other ways to help others in the community are by making a donation to your local warming shelter, local community organizations like SEVCA or one of our favorite annual traditions is called Split The Ticket.
We enjoyed meeting so many positive people focused on building and supporting their communities! (Rotarian member, Paul, looks forward to gifting heating fuel to someone in his community. A group of Rotarians and local high school teachers take a photo with an exchange student. Casey Cota shares the origins of the Ken Cota Gift of Warmth tradition.)
“It takes each of us to make a difference for all of us.” — Jackie Mutcheson
Home Sweet Home is 2332 Depot Street, Manchester Vermont! That’s where you can find us now for all your heating, cooling, or plumbing needs. No worries we’ve only moved across town with a little more room to grow. Maybe you’re familiar with our wonderful neighbors, the Eagles Club & Bob’s Diner.
We don’t know where the time went but we’re excited to welcome in another winter season. We’re committed to providing the Manchester area community with quality customer service, 24/7 emergency heating service, clean propane gas and bio-blend heating oil.
A great addition to your home if you’ll be away visiting family or on the slopes for an extended period of time is the 24/7 low temperature smart alarm system. Give us a call and ask about the Guardian system – 802-362-1941. While you’re away we can help keep your home safe and warm!
Dipping Temps Mean Deadly Carbon Monoxide Looms, as Residents Burn Fuel to Heat Homes
As New Hampshire residents start turning on the heat to combat colder daytime and evening temperatures, fire departments and emergency responders expect an uptick in calls for help related to carbon monoxide exposure. To educate citizens about the elevated risks associated with carbon monoxide in colder weather, State Fire Marshal Paul J. Parisi and The New Hampshire/Vermont CO Alliance are committed to putting this issue at the forefront throughout November, which has been recognized as Carbon Monoxide Awareness month in our state since 2010.
Marshal Parisi wants to remind residents that, as people spend more time indoors and the heating season begins, it is important to realize carbon monoxide poisoning is a deadly threat within your home and is particularly dangerous because we cannot see, smell or taste it.
“Carbon monoxide (CO) gas is created whenever a fossil fuel such as oil, wood, gas, charcoal or kerosene is burned. These are all commonly used within heating systems in our region and as winter approaches, our use of them increases. These factors raise potential for dangerous levels of carbon monoxide to build up in our homes. Basically, when people breathe in the carbon monoxide gas it replaces oxygen in the body and can suffocate you before you realize what is happening,” says Marshal Parisi.
TO COMBAT THIS RISK, HERE ARE SOME TIPS:
Nationwide, hundreds of people die accidentally every year from CO poisoning, often caused by malfunctioning or improperly used fuel-burning furnaces or appliances. Marshal Parisi advises, “Install a battery-operated or battery-backup carbon monoxide detector (CMD) in your home, whether you live in a single-family home, multi-unit dwelling, or a rental unit. You want to make sure they are installed outside each bedroom, and on each floor including the basement because over a third of CO-related fatalities happen when victims are asleep.”
Last year, emergency services personnel responded to 1,100 incidents in New Hampshire where carbon monoxide was a threat. With temperatures falling around the state, earlier this week at least two fire departments were called to properties due to carbon monoxide, including Keene and Rindge. In neighboring Massachusetts, there was a carbon monoxide fatality less than two weeks ago (Oct. 18, 2018), which may be related to a home heating system.
These incidents underscore the importance of CO alarms. Symptoms of CO poisoning can mimic viruses such as cold or flu and may include headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, and confusion.
“Do not ignore symptoms, particularly if more than one person is feeling them. Marshal Parisi warns, “If you suspect CO poisoning, get outside to fresh air immediately, and then call 9-1-1.”
July 2, 2018: Press Release
It is hard to think about heating fuel on one of the hottest days of the year, but this Sunday marked an important milestone.
On July 1, Vermont and the rest of the Northeast switched to ultra-low sulfur heating oil.
As part of the 2011 Energy Act signed into law by then Governor Shumlin, the “Clean and Green Oilheat Initiative” mandated Ultra-Low Sulfur Heating Oil with an implementation date of July 1, 2018. The rest of New England, New York and New Jersey also adopted the same 15 parts-per-million (ppm) standard.
Why this matters. Ultra Low Sulfur Heating Oil (ULSHO) will reduce particulate emissions, including sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide. ULSHO cuts 99 percent of sulfur dioxide emissions, 97 percent of airborne emissions, and 30 percent of NOx emissions compared to regular heating oil. Emissions from this cleaner heating oil are the equivalent of natural gas, according to research conducted at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Heating clean also save money. Boilers and furnaces operate more efficiently when running ULSHO, because the fuel produces 90 percent less ash and 40 times less soot than regular heating oil. This means more heat stays in your house and less goes up your chimney. Cleaner fuel also result in fewer deposits on the heat exchanger, which prolongs the life of oilheat equipment with fewer costly repairs. This clean fuel can also be blended with renewable biodiesel and used with existing equipment and fuel storage tanks. And when blended with renewable biodiesel, ULSHO has fewer greenhouse gas emissions than most other heating fuels, including natural gas.
More than half of Vermont homes and businesses choose oilheat to keep them safe and warm. Vermont’s new clean fuel standards will help save money and protect the environment.
More about ULSHO can be found at heatcleanvt.com.