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Service Plans

 

R.H. Foster believes in helping customers use less fuel.
The easiest and most cost effective way to save up to 15% in heating fuel costs is to consistently maintain your heating equipment.

 
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This is by far our most comprehensive plan and we've stretched the limits of the service plans of the past. Not only does this plan give you a Periodic Cleaning and Tune Up that also includes an Efficiency Report Card and Oil Tank Test (if applicable), the Platinum Efficiency Service Plan provides you with a Home Efficiency Walkthrough, including identifying ways to reduce electricity demand, make energy efficiency improvements and resolve potential safety concerns.

After each tune up visit, our technicians will leave you with items you can readily use to further enhance the performance of your home. This plan also provides 100% labor coverage-insurance for when you need our services that are available 24/7. Those who enroll in the Platinum Efficiency Service Plan also receive the deepest retail parts discount-25% for any service work performed. Should the heating system core and/or burner need replacing, R.H. Foster will replace these parts at no cost to you.


Platinum Plans are bill at $36.99 Monthly -or- $443.88 Annually

**See Plan Agreement for Terms and Conditions**

See our Service Plan Details for a thorough look at plan options and add-ons. 

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The Gold Efficiency Service Plan is by far our most popular plan. Like the Silver Efficiency Service Plan, the Gold Efficiency Service Plan gives you a Periodic Cleaning and Tune Up that also includes an Efficiency Report Card and Oil Tank Test (if applicable).

Our Gold Plan is our most popular because it also provides 100% labor coverage-insurance for when you need our services that are available 24/7. Those who enroll in the Gold Efficiency Service Plan also receive a deeper retail parts discount-15% for any service work performed.


Gold Plans are billed at $26.99 Monthly -or- $323.88 Annually

**See Plan Agreement for Terms and Conditions**

See our Service Plan Details for a thorough look at plan options and add-ons. 

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Periodically maintaining your heating system is a simple yet effective way to use less fuel, be more energy efficient, save money and be comfortable in your home. Our Silver Efficiency Service Plan is the most economical way to achieve this goal.

This plan provides you a Periodic Cleaning and Tune Up that also includes an Efficiency Report Card and Oil Tank Test (if applicable). Those who enroll in the Silver Efficiency Service Plan also receive a $10 labor discount and a 10% retail parts discount for any service work performed.


Silver Plan is billed $159.00 Annually

**See Plan Agreement for Terms and Conditions**

See our Service Plan Details for a thorough look at plan options and add-ons. 

Service Plan Details
and Add On Options Explanations

 

 

Annual Tune Ups

Did you know that the typical New England heating system is on for up to 1,000 hours per winter? This is a lot of work for your heating system! Annual Tune Ups ensure that your system is running properly and efficiently.

 

Saves you Money!

A well cleaned machine means that it’s a well working machine. If your machine is working at it’s peak quality, you’ll be saving money.

Dependable Reliability!

Trouble-Free winters are no longer a thing of the past! Tune Ups will help detect problems that may affect your heating later on!

Improved Efficiency!

A well tuned heating system will work faster and better. This means that you’ll be using less energy!


Add On Options

Carbon Monoxide/Smoke Detector Combination Unit

The safety of your family in your home is of utmost importance to R.H. Foster. If you do not have a Carbon Monoxide detector in your home, we highly encourage you to purchase one and have it installed. For your convenience, you may purchase a Carbon Monoxide/Smoke Detector Combination Unit from us. One-time add-on cost of $39.95.

TankSure Oil Tank Insurance

Most often, oil tank leaks start from the inside and work their way out and by the time you know about an issue, it may be too late and you have a mess on your hands. TankSure Oil Tank Insurance is a proactive insurance program whereby qualified participants receive $1000 towards the replacement of their oil tank, oftentimes before a leak occurs. Annual add-on cost of $49.95.

Electricity Wattage/Amp Meter

More and more consumers are looking further than their heating system to reduce their energy costs. Electricity Wattage/Amp Meters are an effective way to determine which appliances are costing you the most money in energy. Identifying the sometimes hidden electricity culprits in your home is the first step towards reducing your overall electricity use and ultimately saving money. For Platinum Efficiency Service Plan enrollees, our technicians will provide you with a demonstration on the use of the meter, but Electricity Wattage/Amp Meters are available for anyone to purchase. One-time add-on cost of $29.95.


Efficiency Advantage

Energy Efficiency Walkthrough

During the periodic cleaning and tune up appointment, our technician will conduct an Efficiency Home Walkthrough to provide a visual inspection and feedback in the following areas: Building Envelope, Exterior, Air Flow, Basement, Heating Systems, Interior Insulation, Windows and Doors, Attic, Air Quality, Appliances, Water and Lighting

Tank Level Monitoring Device Installation and Replacement (as needed)

As a measure of added assurance, our technician will install a tank level monitoring device to your oil and/or propane tank. Once activated, tank levels are monitored by R.H. Foster dispatchers with efficient deliveries scheduled accordingly with limited risk of interrupted service, especially when you are away from your home.

Electricity Base Load Demonstration

During the periodic cleaning and tune up appointment, our technician will utilize an Electricity Wattage/Amp Meter (meter also available to purchase as an Add On) to test the electricity being produced by an appliance in your home. Identifying the sometimes hidden electricity culprits in your home is the first step towards reducing your overall electricity use and ultimately saving money.

Carbon Monoxide Test

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that, if undetected, can prove to be lethal. We at R.H. Foster care about the safety of those who live within your home. During the periodic cleaning and tune up appointment, our technician will conduct a carbon monoxide test and record the results. We highly recommend every home have a carbon monoxide detector installed. We have a carbon monoxide/smoke detector combination unit available as an Add On purchase.

Water Test Kit

After the periodic cleaning and tune up appointment, our technician will leave a water test kit. We at R.H. Foster care about the safety of those who live within your home. We recommend you take the time to complete the test and send in for your results.

Smoke Detector Testing

Having working smoke detectors in your home is the first step to getting your family out safely in the event of a house fire. We at R.H. Foster recommend you test your smoke detectors on a regular basis-at least twice a year. During the periodic cleaning and tune up appointment, our technician will visually inspect and test all accessible smoke detectors and record the results. We have a carbon monoxide/smoke detector combination unit available as an Add On purchase.

Insulated Receptacle Covers

Heat loss can occur in the smallest of spaces-taking care of those small spaces can be an easy fix that really adds up to energy savings. After the periodic cleaning and tune up appointment, our technician will leave a dozen insulated receptacle covers that you can install throughout your home. We recommend you start with outside walls first.

Radon Test Kit

After the periodic cleaning and tune up appointment, our technician will leave a radon test kit. We at R.H. Foster care about the safety of those who live within your home. We recommend you take the time to complete the test and send in for your results.


Annual Cleaning and Tune-Up

R.H. Foster will provide a annual inspection and tune-up of the covered heating system in accordance with the standards established by the manufacturer of the covered appliance/heating system which will include:

 

For Natural Gas Systems:

1. performing an efficiency test;

2. inspecting electrical connections, wiring, transformers, intake and exhaust vents, boiler limits and safety controls, pressure switches, zone valves, heat exchanger (if applicable), the igniter, thermocouple and/ or thermopile, filters and aquastats (if applicable);

3. inspecting and cleaning condensate drains and traps (if applicable) and flame sensor;

4. checking water pressure and inspecting for water leaks;

5. measuring incoming gas pressure and manifold pressure; and

6. checking burner operation, air shutter operation for adequate combustion and ventilation

 

For Propane Systems:

1. testing all safety controls;

2. checking and adjusting ignition system;

3. vacuuming heating appliance and smoke pipe to chimney, if needed;

4. lubricating motors;

5. sealing air leaks around combustion chamber and venting;

6. tuning up and adjusting propane burner for maximum efficiency and economy;

7. inspecting propane tank(s) and regulator(s)

For Oil Systems:

1. checking safety and timing of the primary control;

2. replacing fuel nozzle and fuel filter (if necessary);

3. checking and cleaning or replacing fuel oil strainers;

4. cleaning and regulating fuel pump;

5. cleaning nozzle assembly;

6. vacuuming heating appliance and smoke pipe to chimney, if needed;

7. lubricating motors;

8. checking and replacing customer-supplied air filters;

9. replacing burner gasket and pouch plate gasket;

10. sealing air leaks around combustion chamber and venting;

11. tuning up and adjusting oil burner for maximum efficiency and economy;

12. performing ultrasonic test on oil tank(s)