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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.

Home Comfort & Savings

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!

Call (888) COTA-OIL OR VISIT YOUR LOCAL OFFICE – We can help!

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!

Simple Savings

Does your thermostat look like one of these?

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.

Between work, travel, & sleep you likely have 16 hours out of your 24 hour day that you could be saving!

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!

Years may come and go but they always start and end with family.

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!

5th Generation

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.

Home Sweet Home

Our Manchester team has a new home & it’s a beautiful location with room to grow! Stop by to visit Daphne and Dave.

Growth and Success

Great teamwork within our apprenticeship programs! Our Master Plumbers and Service Technicians are teaching the next generation skills and techniques for a great career!

New in Spring 2020

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

5th generation family with christmas truck
Evelyn learning about white and yellow trucks!
new office building and sign in Manchester Vermont
2332 Depot St. Manchester VT – Home Sweet Home
Apprentice Jared with master plumber Chris
Jared & Chris – a great plumbing team!
family accepting scholarship dedication
Casey, Chris, Kelley, Hugh, and Sean Cota

Give the Gift of Warmth

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.

Check out photos from our Split the Ticket delivery with Peter Welch.

Tis the Season – Family Tradition

“If everyone could “pay it forward” at least once, it would help unite & strengthen our community.” – Ken Cota

We traditionally take part in several gifts of warmth during the cold winter season. This year we started with a mixer at our new Manchester office in partnership with the Manchester Rotary Club.

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