NYC Mayor Signs B20 Bill. Speaking of B20…
In the last issue of Hart Beats, we reported that NYC was considering raising the minimum biodiesel component of all City heating oil. Today, we are happy to announce that INT. 642-A has been signed into law. This legislation will raise the minimum biodiesel component of NYC's Bioheat® fuel from B2 (2%) to:
- B5 (5%) by October 2017
- B10 by 2025
- B15 by 2030
- B20 by 2034
This is a great accomplishment, which will help improve the lives of countless New Yorkers and should be applauded as such. We can say this with absolute confidence because we know from experience. Hart Home Comfort currently delivers our own branded version of B20 ecoBlend™ Bioheat to customers across Long Island, and the benefits have been clear:
- Improved heating system performance and efficiency
- Reduced equipment maintenance needs
- Improved indoor air quality and public health
- Reduced emissions and environmental impact
- More money back in NYS Tax Credits
This last point is especially important, because 2017 may be your last chance to take advantage of the Refundable Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit. As a Hart Home Comfort customer receiving B20 ecoBlend™ Bioheat fuel, which contains 20% biodiesel, you are entitled to get 20 cents back from the state government for each gallon of ecoBlend™ you purchase in 2016. To claim this credit, simply complete Form IT-241 and submit it with your annual income taxes next April.
If you have any questions about the IT-241, please talk to your tax professional before then. If you have any questions about ecoBlend™ Bioheat fuel, feel free to contact Hart Home Comfort at any time.
Coming Soon: Our New Website
One of the best compliments we receive at Hart Home Comfort is that our team is so responsive. Soon, our website will be following suit by upgrading to a new responsive format. In web design terms, 'responsive' means that you'll be able to view and use the site easily on any device: desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones. The new site will also feature more video content and simpler navigation for an improved user experience.
Carryovers from the current website include all of the helpful information you expect from HartHomeComfort.com, as well as all features of the "My Hart Account" online portal. We encourage you to continue using this secure online gateway to pay your heating bills, review your account history, enroll in special programs, and schedule deliveries or services as needed.
Look for more announcements about our new website in the months ahead, and check our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates on what's new at Hart Home Comfort.
Ask a Hart
Have a question for Hart Home Comfort? We'll help you get the answers you're looking for. In this section of Hart Beats, a Hart family member responds directly to a question submitted via email or social media. For this first edition, we have Hart Home Comfort's Vice President of Operations, Jacqueline Hart, responding to a question submitted via email about tank protection and equipment replacement.
Sam from Wantagh asks: Are you offering any discounts on boilers or tanks? What about tank coverage? My neighbors had a bad experience with a tank leak.
Jacqueline answers: Thanks for your questions, Sam, and great timing too! First of all, I'm happy to announce that we are now offering $200 off any new boiler or tank installation. Check out the coupons below!
As far as tank coverage goes, I do understand your concern. Let me be the first to assure you that coverage is available for your existing tank, including a generous replacement warranty. For just $60 a year, Hart Home Comfort offers enrollment in the TankSure® Program, which now provides a warranty offering $2,500 to cover replacement costs.
Along with the warranty, you'll receive an EPA-approved ultrasonic test, which checks for any weak spots in your tank walls. If we detect a problem, we notify you immediately and recommend a replacement. If everything checks out, you receive a tank inspection certificate that may help you qualify for a discount on your homeowner's insurance.
You can enroll in TankSure online through My Hart Account. For more information about boiler and tank replacements, please give us a call at 631-667-3200.
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