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About Woolley Home Solutions

Herbert and Norman W. Woolley Sr., immigrated to New Jersey from New York. They wanted to start a coal company, much like their father's. Herb was twenty-four years old and Norman only seventeen. They were looking for an area that was young and growing. What they found was Maplewood. It was a small town, and they believed it had potential. They found a spacious site on Burnett Avenue where the Woolley Coal Company opened its doors, providing coal, ice and wood to local homeowners. The boys had found their niche. Herb kept the books, while Norman worked with the customers. Their father Nephi Woolley- although busy with his own business - came out to help run the business. Soon he didn't need to, in their first year their "fleet" of delivery wagons grew to seven.

When the Depression hit, local businesses pulled together and figured out ways to keep working. Herb, and Norman used their horses to help dig out cellars for homes being built. They extended credit to families who needed it and in return their customers responded with an unfailing consumer loyalty. In the 1930's, the latest heating technology was the automatic-feed coal furnace, called a "stoker". Coal deliveries were made by horse drawn wagons. In the winter, the horses were hitched to sleds. If the cellar was out of the wagon chute's reach, the delivery man had to carry 100-pound bags of coal into the cellar. Herb and Norman's first oil truck delivered fuel by gravity; if the fill was uphill from the truck or the tank was upstairs, they hand carried the oil in 5 gallon cans.

By the end of World War II, the company had more than doubled in size, and the name was changed to the Woolley Fuel Company. The company was one of the first to fully computerize to insure faster, more accurate delivery, service and billing. Norm's son, Norman W. Woolley Jr. joined his Dad and uncle in 1954; and in the 1990's, Norman E. Woolley the fourth generation entered the family business. In 2000 Woolley Fuel installed a state of art propane refilling station to fill barbecue grill tanks and commercial propane tanks. In 2005 the company acquired A.D. Runyon located in Millington, NJ and expanded the business into Somerset and Hunterdon County. In 2008 Woolley Fuel Company became the first Diesel Station in New Jersey to carry Biodiesel. In 2010 Woolley Fuel Company became an accredited company with the The Building Performance Institute, Inc. committing to quality assurance programs that ensure there work adheres to BPI's nationwide technical standards. In 2011 Woolley Fuel acquired C.T. Williams and Son Plumbing to further expand its offerings to include top quality plumbing help which included servicing and installing natural gas. Originally specializing in coal and ice delivery, Woolley Fuel evolved into a fuel oil and heating business before adding total home comfort to its service line. Today we can offer our customers a one-stop-shop access to a whole house approach to improving energy efficiency and comfort. The oldest business in Maplewood, Woolley Fuel Co. continues to offer personal service to its customers.

HVAC 101

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As a rule of thumb, replace your existing home comfort system when repairs cost 30% of a new purchase or when utility bills have increased 50% as a result of older, less efficient systems using more, higher-priced electricity.

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Air conditioning and heating equipment consume about 44% of a home's energy bill. Today's ENERGY STAR ® qualified systems are as much as 60% more efficient than 10-year-old equipment.

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In new homes or remodels, a central home comfort system is the best solution for overall comfort and superior indoor air quality and humidity control.

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Look for a programmable thermostat for accurate, reliable, energy-saving performance. For added savings and convenience, our Residential Communicating Control with Wi-Fi support works with mobile devices to easily program your system wherever you are.

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Seek out a contractor who is associated with a recognized brand. If they are backed by the product and training resources of a major manufacturer, you will feel confident that you're getting the home comfort system that best meets your needs.

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Get solid advice from an expert. The right contractor can perform a load calculation or an energy analysis to determine your operating costs. After getting to know your needs, he can customize a system just for you.

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Every system is different. After a thorough inspection of your electrical system, ductwork and other components, your contractor will provide a rundown of what you need to replace and what you can keep.

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That depends on the house and the system. While air conditioners and gas furnaces require different components, the common denominator is ductwork, which must be properly sized and zoned for proper system performance. Your contractor can evaluate your existing setup and tell you how simple your installation will be.

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An air handler circulates conditioned air throughout your home. You can combine it with accessories to filter, humidify or dehumidify the air stream as needed.

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Indoor air can be from five to 100 times more polluted than outdoor air. Adding humidifiers, dehumidifiers, ventilation systems, UV lights and air filter technologies can dramatically improve your indoor air quality.

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