Snider Petroleum and Puyallup Fuel Company, two of Pierce County's oldest and largest independent petroleum suppliers, have merged their heating fuel businesses.
Established in 1927 by the Harmes Family, Puyallup Fuel is one of Pierce County's oldest heating fuel suppliers.
The new business deal expands Snider Petroleum's distribution operations while allowing Puyallup Fuel to focus on its core heating oil business. "Snider Petroleum and Puyallup Fuel collectively have more than 140 years of experience in serving the heating oil needs of Pierce County," Snider Vice-President, Steve Snider said. "This agreement not only strengthens our companies, but also brings added value, products and services to our customers throughout Pierce County."
Family owned and operated since 1947 in Sumner, Snider Petroleum is a leading petroleum products distributor and lubricants wholesaler. Through its strong supply relationships with major refiners, the company distributes diesel fuel, bio-fuels, gasoline, and home-heating oil throughout Western Washington.
Serving Pierce County Since 1927
CONSERVATION TIPS TO STAY WARM & SAVE MONEY THIS WINTER
Whether you heat your home with heating oil, natural gas or electricity, energy costs remain high—which means you can expect heating bills to exceed those of last winter. According to the Energy Information Administration, the average American household will pay 20% more than they did last year.
“It’s going to be a tough winter,” acknowledged Lea Wilson, executive director of the Washington Oil Marketers Association. “But when it comes to energy savings, there are many ways to conserve heat that are fast and easy to implement.”
Tips to stay warm and save money this winter:
Have your heating system inspected annually to ensure that is safe and operating at maximum efficiency.
Check your air filter every month and replace it if it shows any buildup of dust and dirt. Dirty filters are the biggest causes of inefficient heating systems since they reduce airflow through your furnace.
Seal your ductwork. Leaky ductwork can result in heat loss of up to 50% into your attic and/or crawl space.
Install a programmable thermostat. When properly used, it could save as much as $100 off your annual heating bills.
Add insulation to keep heat from leaking out through exterior walls, ceilings with cold spaces above, and floors with cold spaces below.
Open shades and drapes during the daytime to let in the sun's warmth. Close when the sun goes down.
Install storm windows, drapes and weather-stripping to seal out drafts and block heat loss.
Close kitchen vents, fireplace dampers and closet doors when not in use.
Remove air conditioning window units, or cover them well.
Keep radiators free of dust for maximum efficiency.
Wrap your pipes to guard against heat loss and prevent them from freezing.
Avoid using space heaters. Unless you are willing to keep the rest of the house chilly, they are expensive to operate and can be dangerous.
“Energy prices will continue to fluctuate for months,” stated Wilson. “Homeowners should take time now to prepare their homes for the upcoming winter, to stay warm without getting fleeced.”