Discover answers to your questions about our services, the fuels we deliver, and much more!

General FAQ

Our service area map will let you know exactly what locations we serve.

Yes! We absolutely offer emergency services if your heating system isn’t starting or if your tank is out of fuel. Reach out to us immediately at (717) 393-5868. We’re available 24/7 for any emergency need.

Heating Oil Delivery FAQs

Heating oil, also known as home heating oil (HHO), fuel oil, or simply just as oil, is a low-viscosity liquid petroleum fuel that is first refined and then used as an energy source to power your home heating equipment.

Yes! Heating oil is an incredibly safe and nonexplosive source of fuel. It’s fire-resistant because of its high flashpoint of 140 degrees Fahrenheit. It also will show visible warning signs like smoke if a heating system malfunction happens, meaning that you will benefit from the added home protection

Reading an oil tank gauge is nearly the same as reading your car’s gas gauge: Full, ¾, ½, ¼, and Empty. There’s typically a small circular glass or plastic gauge on the top, or on the side of your oil tank. Make an effort to check the gauge frequently, and always place a fuel order before the bottom of your fuel gauge reads ¼ full.

If you’re not already enrolled in our automatic fuel delivery service, then you’re going to have to keep a watchful eye on your heating oil levels. Make sure to schedule a delivery when your tank is no lower than ¼ full. Of course, if you’d like your friends here at Schwanger Bros to handle your oil tank monitoring, sign up for our automatic fuel delivery service so you don’t have to deal with constantly keeping track of your fuel consumption. We’ll monitor your tank and automatically schedule deliveries when you need them!

It’s a fair rule of thumb to reason that the colder the weather gets, the more heating oil a furnace or boiler will use. In the height of the winter season, this means you’ll go through oil quicker than you would in warmer months. There are other factors that can affect the amount of heating oil you use as well, such as your preference for personal heating, the size of your house, and the efficiency of your furnace or boiler.

The most typical oil-fired appliances are boilers, furnaces, and water heaters.

The main advantage of heating oil is that it has been recognized as a safe heating fuel for a long time due to its nonexplosive nature. It’s also very affordable, abundant in supply, burns incredibly efficiently, and is eco-friendly.

Propane Delivery FAQs

Propane, also known as liquefied petroleum gas, LP gas, or LPG, is produced from natural gas processing or the refining of crude oil. It’s nontoxic, colorless, and nearly odorless; however, for your protection an odor is added so it can be very easily detected when needed.

Propane is an incredibly safe, reliable, nontoxic, nonpoisonous and eco-friendly energy source that poses no threat at all to soil or groundwater. Knowing how to properly use and store propane, as well as knowing how to detect the warning signs of a propane gas leak, can dramatically reduce the risk of a propane related hazard.

Your propane tank gauge can typically be found on the top of the tank, usually underneath a liftable hood. (Please note: Be very careful when you lift the tank hood; insects can sometimes nest in it.)

If you’re not enrolled in our automatic propane delivery service, and you’re monitoring your own propane tank levels, make sure to request a propane delivery when your tank reaches no lower than 30% of its capacity. As mentioned, we can handle your propane tank monitoring for you! If you live in the Lancaster, PA area, sign up for our automatic propane delivery service and ditch the headache and the hassle of monitoring your tank.

Propane is delivered and stored in liquid form. Propane expands incredibly rapidly as a gas; therefore, it needs a bit of space to expand in your tank. As a result of this rapid expansion, propane tanks and cylinders are typically filled to about 80 or 85 percent of their capacity to account for this.

Propane is incredibly versatile and has multiple applications both inside and outside your home. Propane is commonly used to power appliances like boilers, furnaces, water heaters, cooking stoves, fireplaces, gas grills, space heaters, pool heaters, generators, clothes dryers, and more!

Propane meets all of the clean air energy standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), making it a very safe and environmentally friendly energy source. Plus, an added advantage of using propane is that most propane is made domestically here in the United States. This means you’re not only helping the US economy by using propane, but because it’s produced domestically, you know that it’s abundant and reliable.

Heating Service FAQs

Here at Schwanger Bros, we are proud to offer heating oil and propane heating equipment installations, as well as maintenance plans for your heating system, quality heating service plans, and an emergency heating service.

We install boilers, furnaces, water heaters, oil tanks, and propane tanks. You can contact us today to learn more about all of our heating equipment installation services!

If your heating equipment is 15 years old or older and is starting to show signs of aging, it might be time to upgrade your equipment. Installing a high-efficiency heating system can save you up to 30% per year on your fuel costs, plus all the money you could potentially save on service calls and breakdowns.

Yes, we absolutely do offer annual tune-ups for heating equipment. Please visit our website to learn more about the heating equipment maintenance services we offer.

Scheduling an annual heating system tune-up, as well as a safety check each year, can save you up to 10% on fuel costs alone. It also has the potential to greatly reduce your risk of a mid-season breakdown and could potentially help you avoid costly repairs and subsequent service calls.

Schwanger Bros offers service plans for both heating oil and propane customers. Check out the details of what our service plans entail and feel free to contact us today if you have any questions about the service plans we offer.

Absolutely! Schwanger Bros is proud to offer pricing plans for your home heating oil and propane needs. If you live in the Lancaster, PA area, and are tired of high heating bills during winter, this is the perfect solution! By offering 10- and 12-month
budgeting plans, you can manage how much you spend every month on heating costs by spreading it out in monthly payments. Check out our website to learn more about our pricing plans.

A/C Service FAQs

We offer high-quality installations of central air conditioning and ductless mini-split A/C systems, as well as service, maintenance and A/C service plans, as well as A/C emergency services.

We proudly offer central air conditioning and ductless mini-split A/C system installation in Lancaster County.

A/C systems are being constantly improved, and newer systems are often far more efficient than older ones. If your A/C unit is aging, or is showing signs of slowing down (such as uneven or insufficient cooling), you should consider upgrading your A/C system.

We absolutely do. We service, repair, and perform maintenance on ductless mini-split A/C systems, as well as central A/C units. Take a look at our website to learn more about our A/C services.

Scheduling your annual A/C tune-up, this allows us to perform a safety check on your equipment where we can then identify any issues in your system that could become serious. Scheduling an annual A/C tune-up can also help substantially decrease your risk of a mid-season breakdown, helping you avoid what could be costly repairs.

Our premium maintenance and tune-up services for A/C systems in Lancaster County, PA and the surrounding towns includes everything you could possibly need to keep your A/C cold all summer long. Take a look at our website to learn more about our A/C service plans.

We’re glad you asked! Not only does Schwanger Bros offer heating and A/C equipment installation and maintenance, as well as fuel delivery, but we also offer expert plumbing services to fix all types of plumbing issues in your home. On top of that, we also offer on-site commercial fueling services for your commercial fleets and construction operations.

Still Have Questions about Our Service Offerings in Lancaster County, PA?

If you have any questions at all about the services we provide here at Schwanger Bros, feel free to contact us today! We’re happy to answer any question we can, and look forward to hearing from you.