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Now Hiring: Accounts Receivable Specialist

We are seeking an experienced accounts receivable professional.

Duties include:
-Analyze and resolve A/R issues and maintain customer records
-Receive and post customer and third party payments from mail, credit card, or electronic sources
-Prepare customer invoices and statements
-Communicate with customers and collect outstanding accounts
-Perform customer service tasks as needed
-Administer fuel assistance programs

This position requires strong communication skills with both customers and team members. General computer skills are essential. Credit or A/R/ experience is required. This is a full time position.

Top 5 Reasons to Go Ductless This Summer

5. Energy Efficiency. Ductless air conditioners can be more efficient than central air conditioning and
are far more efficient than window units. Plus, they can function as heat pumps during the fall and
winter, so your furnace or boiler won’t have to work as hard. As a result, you’ll enjoy lower energy costs
all year-round.
4. Easy Installation. Installing a new ducted system can take weeks and totally throw off your routine.
On the other hand, Holden Oil can install your ductless air conditioners in less than a day, so you’ll be
enjoying the cool comfort in no time.
3. Multiple Applications. Ductless air conditioners are ideal for home additions, master bedrooms, attics,
home offices, garages, sunrooms, kitchens and just about any other area of your home you’d like to keep
cozier for less money.
2. Improved Indoor Air Quality. No ducts means no duct cleaning required and no pesky dust particles left behind. Ductless air
conditioners also reduce the presence of bacteria, pollen and other allergens, so you can breathe easy in any season.
1. YOU’LL SAVE MONEY. Ductless air conditioners can reduce your annual cooling costs by as much as 40 percent. Plus, for
a limited time only, you can save $300 off a single-head unit, or $500 off a multihead
unit, sold and installed by the experts at Holden Oil. And that’s in addition to
any federal tax credits that may be available for your new air conditioner.

Call Holden Oil at 800-698-8888 to take advantage of our ductless
air conditioning offer before it expires September 30, 2016.

Peabody Centennial Celebration

 

Holden Oil is proud to sponsor Peabody’s Centennial Celebration.

From the Peabody Centennial Celebration facebook page: “The Peabody Centennial Committee would like to thank Chuck Holden from Holden Oil for becoming a Grand Marshall for the Centennial events and his generous donation of $10,000. Chuck’s donation will be going directly to the Centennial Celebrations as we continue to celebrate the city of Peabody’s 100th anniversary.”

Are Your Grill Tanks Out of Date?

By law, when a propane tank reaches 12 years of age, it can no longer be filled. We see this frequently at our propane platform here in Peabody, and with the Fourth of July weekend coming up, we figured we’d share with you how to tell whether your grill tank is out of date.

Along the top of the collar, you’ll notice serial numbers, WC (Water Content, or how much the water would weigh, if it were full of water to capacity), TW (Tare Weight, or the weight of the tank completely empty) and the manufacturing date (see photo above). The only thing you’ll need is the manufacturing date. As of the day of this post, any tank with a manufacture date before 07-01 we would not be able to fill. If a tank is more then 12 years old, it cannot be filled. Also, if the tank does not have an OPD valve we cannot fill it. The OPD (Overfill Prevention Device) stops the tank from being overfilled automatically by shutting the valve when the propane level reaches a certain point. It also prevents propane from leaving the tank when the nozzle is opened and its not hooked up to anything.

On the left is the pinwheel valve, which it is now illegal to fill 20lb grill tanks with this valve on it. On the right is the OPD valve, which is now the standard for 20lb grill tanks.

Their is one exception for a tank that’s over 12 years old. Requalified tanks are tanks that have been inspected by someone who is trained to do so, who has deemed that the tank and its valves are satisfactory, and the tank is ok to be continued to be used for the near future. Requalified tanks usually have a sticker placed on, or have an additional date stamped on the collar that ends with an E.  If a tank has been requalified, it is good for 5 years from the requalification date.It’s a lot to remember, so feel free to ask next time your in with any questions on your propane tank. Be aware when going to tank swap locations, that people often turn in their junk tanks for a nicer one, and that junk tank is often just refilled and replaced and picked up by an unsuspecting person. Sometimes, its better just to buy a new tank as opposed to trade in your tank for a tank that’s nearing the end of its 12 years. At Holden’s we have both new and requalified tanks for very reasonable prices. Swing by today and get ready for some Fourth of July Grilling!

 

Happy Fourth!

-Your Friends at Holden’s

Summer Services

During the summer months, don’t forget about us! We are now installing ductless air conditioner systems into homes. Call our office to learn more!

 
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Not All Fuel is Created Equal.

The brutal cold this past weekend caused problems of all kinds- from frost bite to burst pipes. One typical woe of the cold weather was avoided by customers who purchase diesel fuel from Holden Oil.IMG_1356

Diesel fuel is known to gel in cold temperatures. In order to prevent cold weather operating issues, the diesel fuel must be treated and blended to lower the point at which wax crystals form and cause filter plugging while preserving the lubricity needed in today’s engines.

Holden Oil supplies only diesel fuel with a premium additive package and with specs that reflect the predicted temperatures.

Preventing and Dealing with Frozen Pipes

 

A press release from the State Fire Marshal, Febuary 13th 2016.

 

Acting State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey said, “This bitter cold weather brings the risk of frozen pipes. As difficult as that situation is, it is important not to make a bad situation worse; many people cause fires trying to thaw frozen pipes.”

 

Protect Sprinklers Systems

In order to protect sprinkler systems, check on your building during to the cold snap, especially if you don’t have a low temperature alarm. Make sure that all portions of the building remain heated to at least 40°F and not exposed to freezing conditions. Setting the thermostat higher -50-60 °F during this cold snap will help make sure pipes in concealed areas stay warm.

 

Tips for Preventing Frozen Pipes

When the weather is very cold outside, let the water drip from the faucet served by exposed pipes. Running water through the pipe – even at a trickle – helps prevent pipes from freezing because the temperature of the water running through it is above freezing.
Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of the reach of children.
Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night. By temporarily suspending the use of lower nighttime temperatures, you may incur a higher heating bill, but you can prevent a much more costly repair job if pipes freeze and burst.
If you will be going away during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home or business set to a temperature no lower than 55ºF.

To Thaw Frozen Pipes

If you turn on a faucet and only a trickle comes out, suspect a frozen pipe. Locate the area of the water pipe that might be frozen. Likely places include pipes running against exterior walls or where your water service enters your home through the foundation.
Keep the faucet open. As you treat the frozen pipe and the frozen area begins to melt, water will begin to flow through the frozen area. Running water through the pipe will help melt more ice in the pipe.
Apply heat to the section of pipe using an electric heating pad wrapped around the pipe, an electric hair dryer, or wrapping pipes with towels soaked in hot water. Do not use a blowtorch, kerosene or propane heater, charcoal stove, or other open flame devices. A blowtorch can make water in a frozen pipe boil and cause the pipe to explode. All open flames in homes present a serious fire danger, as well as a severe risk of exposure to lethal carbon monoxide.
Apply heat until full water pressure is restored. If you are unable to locate the frozen area, if the frozen area is not accessible, or if you cannot thaw the pipe, call a licensed plumber.
Check all other faucets in your home to find out if you have additional frozen pipes. If one pipe freezes, others may freeze, too.
Be careful using space heaters to warm up areas near pipes. Don’t overload circuits. Try not to use extension cords but if you must, make sure they are rated for the appliance. Heat producing appliances need stronger extension cords than lamps.
Remember not to leave the door of a gas oven open; it will produce large amounts of carbon monoxide.
Be sure there are working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms on every level of the home.

This weekends going to get COLD!

From today throughout the weekend, and into early next week, we won’t be seeing any above freezing temperatures.

With this erratic winter, sometimes thinking about heating your home can fall on your list of priorities. Usage can actually increase when your heat’s going on and off (60 degrees one week, single digits the next). Also, over the last few days we’ve seen the price of oil going down. With the volatile heating oil market, you can never guarantee what tomorrow will bring, but now may be an opportune time to order. If you think you may need a delivery, order online or give the office a call today.

E-Mail Billing is now available!

In todays world, we often want things instantly. Now with email billing, you can get your invoices and statements straight to your email! Imagine all the trees we can save!

Sign up today, either by sending us an email (info@holdenoil.com) or by clicking on the popup on our home page.

Happy Fourth of July

Happy 4th of July Everyone! Today our office will be open until noon, but the gas station will be open all day, along with the propane platform. 20 lb grill tank refills are only 13 dollars, and we’ll be filling tanks until 7 tonight. Tomorrow, we’ll be back open at normal Sunday hours.