Posted: February 5, 2019
Most Maine oilheat consumers recognize their heating oil company as a local, family-oriented company that goes above and beyond when it comes to delivering heating oil, providing superior service and taking care of their customers—especially during the winter.
In fact, an independent survey asked Maine homeowners who heat with oil whether they trusted their heating oil company or other energy providers more. Homeowners chose local oilheat dealers by almost a four-to-one margin!
Trust is the foundation on which your Maine oil dealer operates, and they are proud to have earned the confidence of so many customers. Consider your Maine oil dealer your energy savings partner who takes pride in delivering service with a personal touch.
That personal touch comes into sharp focus every day during the winter. Consider the efforts of those on the front lines every day: the fuel delivery drivers. During cold winters, they often run deliveries for 10, 12, even 14 hours a day to make sure that all of their customers have the fuel they need.
And if there’s a no-heat situation related to equipment failure, that’s when certified oilheat service technicians step up to help. Often, they’re available 24 hours a day in the event of a customer emergency.
Being a service technician is a job that requires a high skill set, and Maine is fortunate to have the Maine Energy Marketers Technical Education Center (MTEC) in Brunswick. The nonprofit center, which opened about 10 years ago, is funded by members of the Maine Energy Marketers Association (MEMA).
Since its founding, MTEC has helped to jump start the careers of high school graduates as well as veterans transitioning to civilian life. The school has a 95% placement rate, with most students finding employment before they graduate.
If you or someone you know is interested in exploring the rewarding career opportunities in the oilheat industry, go here to learn more about the MTEC.