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Can anyone recommend a reliable oil boiler tech?

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Leonc
Leonc Member Posts: 30
Hello all,
I tried the find a contractor link, and called the two names that came up. One doesn't work on oil, and the other is not taking any new customers.
Based on the guidance read here, I would like to find someone to regularly to my boiler who is not the same company delivering my oil. Seems that's rare in these parts, two local companies already turned me down because the don't deliver to me. Had a bad experience with another who tried to up-charge me 500% on a single part replacement.
I live in the Philadelphia PA area suburbs.
Thank you all for any guidance here.

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  • random12345
    random12345 Member Posts: 469
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    I'm a non-pro in the Boston area. We have an oil steam boiler. The big heating oil companies charge more and can afford to treat their techs better is my experience, so the techs generally are better, but it's hit or miss. Try the bigger players. What kind of service are you looking for?
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,950
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    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    mattmia2
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,505
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    Same boat. Only service people who buy oil from me, and just can't take on any new customers.
    There's really no company that just does oil burner service around here. It simply doesn't pay.
    Don't know why you wouldn't go with a small/mid size oil company to provide heating oil and service the equipment.
    In my area, 5 companies are gone since last spring. 2 mid sized sold to very large companies, 1 small sold to large, and 2 small companies basically sold off the assets and tried to get some money for their customer list and disappeared. The oil only discounters are no longer a discount, and because of their business model, don't really have the cash or the credit to survive this current market.

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  • MikeAmann
    MikeAmann Member Posts: 998
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    So sad. Capitalism at its finest.
    SuperTech
  • Leonc
    Leonc Member Posts: 30
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    Thanks for the comments. I guess I'll keep trying to find the right company. All a matter of finding one I trust. I've been through a few companies since moving in.
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,505
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    MikeAmann said:

    So sad. Capitalism at its finest.

    Which part?

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  • captainco
    captainco Member Posts: 796
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    What is your zip code? I will check with students I have in the area and see if they work on oil.
    DJD775mattmia2CLamb
  • Leonc
    Leonc Member Posts: 30
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    Sorry for the delay, I'm in 19083
  • captainco
    captainco Member Posts: 796
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    You might try Brandywine Valley Heating. They are in West Chester and they have been trained in Combustion Diagnostics
    Leonc