Meyer & Depew Co. Announces Its 2018 Employee Of The Year

(KENILWORTH, NJ, January 21, 2019) – Meyer & Depew Co. is pleased to announce that Kenneth Melillo has been named its 2018 Employee of the Year. This announcement was made on January 12 at the company’s annual employee dinner party.

The company awards the Employee of the Year honor based upon employee nominations of their co-workers who they best believe exemplify the company’s core values. (more…)

Prevent Thunderstorms From Zapping Your Power With A Whole Home Generator

Thunder and lightning and floods, oh my!
Read on to see how you can save $1,000 on a new Honeywell Whole Home Generator!

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The past week has brought multiple aggressive storms to many New Jersey residents. Between lightning and tree damage, there were many reports of power outages throughout the state. We all know the feeling of helplessness associated with losing power. Besides waiting for power to be restored, there is not much you can do – unless you have a Honeywell whole home generator! When we experienced Hurricane Sandy in 2012, whole home backup generators have been one of the most popular upgrades for homeowners. We may see rain and thunderstorms in the next few days, so make sure you’re prepared in the event of another power outage. Below are the advantages of installing a whole home standby generator:

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When Should You Replace Your Furnace or Boiler?

When should you replace your furnace or boilerRead on for Some Signs That You Need to Replace Your Furnace or Boiler

During the winter months, many homeowners wake up or come home to find out their furnace or boiler isn’t working. This can be a very stressful time for many families, making it even harder to decide whether you should repair or replace your furnace or boiler. We know this decision is very important,so we wanted to share some general guidelines for whether you should repair or replace your furnace or boiler.

Repairing your furnace or boiler is usually the less expensive option, however, it is possible for some repairs to cost just as much as a furnace or boiler replacement. For older furnaces and boilers, the decision is whether you want to put money into a failing piece of equipment, or invest in a new system with a warranty that you don’t have to worry about.

Below are some general rules for when it’s time to replace from EnergyStar.gov:

  • Your furnace or boiler is more than 10 years old

This is the normal life expectancy for heating & air conditioning equipment. After this time, repairs generally don’t make sense when compared to the cost of a new system. In addition, upgrading to a newer, more efficient system can save significant money on your utility bills.

  • Your furnace or boiler needs frequent repairs and energy bills are going up

These are the tell-tale signs that it’s time to invest in a new heating system that can provide a higher, more stable level of comfort as well as reduced energy bills.

  • No one is home for long periods of the day and you do not have a programmable thermostat.

A modern system with a programmable thermostat can keep your energy bills low, while still ensuring you are comfortable while you are home.

  • You experience humidity issues or problems with excessive dust

Older equipment and leaky ducts can cause these problems – Meyer & Depew can install new equipment as well as offer solutions for humidity and indoor air quality issues.

Not sure if you need a replacement? 

At Meyer & Depew, we offer free, no obligation, in-home consultations. If you aren’t sure if you would benefit from a new furnace or boiler, Click Here or call us at 908-272-2100 to schedule an appointment today.

Energy Tax Credits, Energy Savings, & More

It’s that time of year in New Jersey where it’s dark and cold, snowy and rainy. However, the middle of the day can warm up your office or home pretty nicely to make you briefly turn on the air conditioning. Cracking your window open might be steady enough to avoid using heating and cooling units in these days of transition. This is a constant reminder of the energy-efficient home improvement tax credit that was in effect in 2013. If you had qualifying energy upgrades to your home in 2013, you could be eligible for a tax credit upwards of $500. If you didn’t take advantage of the home energy tax credit before 2014, you would normally be out of luck unless Congress agrees to keep them longer. There’s a chance that the tax credit could be reinstated for 2014 since the Senate Finance Committee approved a bill to renew most extenders. The Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform & Efficiency Act would continue as it did in 2013. EXPIRE would include all roof products that meet Energy Star program guidelines in the tax credit’s eligible improvements list. If you’re deciding to improve your home’s energy efficiency and haven’t claimed your credit, make sure to see what options you qualify for. If the tax credit is approved through 2014 and 2015, make sure to take advantage of this offer. For updates, tips, and additional information, follow us on Twitter: @MeyerAndDepew.

How To Help The Environment & Save Money With Solar Power Energy

 
Our recently completed solar power installation is helping the environment and helping us save money.
Our recently completed solar power installation is helping the environment and helping us save money.
My wife Pam on the roof of our building.  Approximately 50% of our panels were installed at this point.
My wife Pam on the roof of our building. Approximately 50% of our panels were installed at this point.

We recently had our new 46.83 kW photo voltaic solar power system connected to the grid and we’re now generating our own power!  Pretty cool!

The system was installed earlier this summer on the roof of our offices in Kenilworth, NJ using every available square foot of space.  Our solar vendor, Trinity Solar of Freehold, NJ, carefully layed out the 235 panels to avoid shadows created by flue pipes, exhaust fans and our roof-top heating/cooling unit.

This system will supply approximately 59% of the power we previously purchased from the utility company.  We’ve already seen on sunny days that we’re generating enough power to run our entire operation AND put power back into the grid.  The utility company buys back the excess power we’re generating and generous incentives from the state Board of Public Utilities and the federal government helped to make the system not only good for the environment but a good business decision, too.

My wife Pam was up on the roof during the installation and she, too, is as enthused as I am about making an investment that makes sense in so many ways!

Until next time – keep cool!

Regards,
 
Bobby Ring                                                                                                                                                                                               President                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Meyer & Depew Co., Inc.

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