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February 11, 2015

FROM THE COMMUNITY

Preventing Ice Dams This Winter

BY BARBARA BRANAGAN-MITCHELL | PATCH

Wesson Prevents Ice Dams

Ice dams form when snow melts and flows down the roof, the water hits an unheated section of a roof and solidifies - causing the ice dam. They can occur whether you have gutters or not.

WATERBURY, Conn., Feb 11, 2015 – Given the frequency of the winter storms this year, Wesson Energy, is helping homeowners understand ways they can prevent ice dams on roofs and in gutters. Craig Snyder, President, explained, “Unfortunately, many area homes suffered harmful ice dams last winter. And these ice dams were unlike any we have experienced to date.”

Ice dams form when snow melts and flows down the roof, the water hits an unheated section of a roof and solidifies - causing the ice dam. They can occur whether you have gutters or not. Ice dams can lead to water damage when that trapped ice melts and leaks through the roof preventing ice dams from forming on roof edges can usually be as simple as ensuring that adequate insulation is properly installed. When that’s not the case, water can back up causing the ice dams. Properly installed insulation is critical for ice dam prevention and makes a home more comfortable and energy efficient.

Wesson Energy’s Snyder points out that currently there are significant rebates, including an insulation rebate, available through the Energize Connecticut Home Energy SolutionsSM Program. Taking advantage of these rebates begins with an energy assessment performed by an authorized contractor such as Wesson Energy. “Now is the ideal time to have an energy audit conducted,” Snyder noted. “There is still time to make improvements, add insulation, and stop potential ice dams while adding to the comfort of homes.”

Energy audits are an easy, cost-effective way to increase a home’s warmth and comfort level while saving energy and money this winter. For more information about insulation and other energy saving measures, contact Wesson Energy at 203-756-7041 or visit us at wessonenergy.com.

Family-owned and operated, Wesson Energy helps homeowners and businesses realize improved energy efficiencies by integrating smart technologies with heating and cooling solutions resulting in optimal comfort.

About Energize Connecticut
Energize Connecticut helps you save money and use clean energy. It is an initiative of the Energy Efficiency Fund, the Connecticut Green Bank, the State and your local electric and gas utilities with funding from a charge on customer energy bills.

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February 2, 2015

FROM THE COMMUNITY

Wesson Energy Helps Keep Ailing Woman Warm

BY MIKE PATRICK | REPUBLICAN AMERICAN

Wesson Keeps homeowner Camaldin Ramnath warm

The Wesson Energy team that assisted homeowner Camaldin Ramnath, seated, stands in front of the new boiler. They are Dana Forrester, program administrator for energy efficiency with Northeast Utilities; Mark Collodel, Wesson Energy lead technician and field supervisor; Jack Starr, Wesson Energy division manager for home performance contracting; Jimmy Veliu, Wesson Energy technician, and Jane Bourdeau, Wesson Energy HES-IE account manager.

WATERBURY — February 2, 2015 — Vidya Ramnath’s daughter Vaneeta has been paralyzed and silenced by cerebral palsy. But the 29-year-old Vaneeta can still tell her mother when she’s too cold — by shivering. With the poor circulation that comes with her condition, her daughter is often too chilly, she said.

“When she is cold, she will curl up shivering,” Ramnath said. “When she’s comfortable, she’ll be relaxed and her body will be not as stiff.”

Vaneeta is much more comfortable now that Wesson Energy insulated the family’s Waterbury home and installed a new boiler, switching the service from oil to gas heat.

“I used to put two and three blankets on her,” she said. “Now I just need to put one.”

Ramnath said the house’s heating system had been inefficient. One room might be warm, but the others remained chilly. That was especially a problem when bathing her daughter, she said, so an electric heater was carried from room to room.

“There was no consistency in temperature throughout the house, so I could not move my daughter to another room without changing the thermostat temperature,” she said.

They had started to insulate the house themselves, but to truly correct the situation they needed a new boiler, which they could not afford, Ramnath said.

The family applied for assistance from Energize Connecticut’s Home Energy Solutions IE-Income Eligible Program. Wesson responded with a home audit, then the necessary work and equipment.

The IE program did not cover the cost of the new boiler and its installation, so Wesson Energy donated the labor and materials. The work was completed in December.

Through the state program, residents earning at or below the state’s 60 percent income median are eligible for home energy audits to make their energy consumption more efficient and save money on their utility bills.

“The majority of our customers realize significant savings on their energy bills within a few short months after having an energy-efficiency audit conducted for their homes,” Craig Snyder, president of Wesson Energy, said in a prepared statement. “On average, audits save a homeowner 20 percent to 40 percent on annual energy bills after implementing the suggested changes to a house or apartment.”

For more information on applying for the program, contact Jane Bourdeau at Wesson Energy at 203-419-5052. Contact Mike Patrick at mpatrick@rep-am.com, on Twitter @ RA_MikePatrick or on Facebook at RA.Mike. Patrick.

“THE MAJORITY OF OUR CUSTOMERS REALIZE SIGNIFICANT SAVINGS ON THEIR ENERGY BILLS WITHIN A FEW SHORT MONTHS AFTER HAVING AN ENERGY-EFFICIENCY AUDIT CONDUCTED FOR THEIR HOMES.” Craig Snyder, Wesson Energy President

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November 17, 2014

FROM THE COMMUNITY

Wesson Energy Welcomes New Director of Marketing

BY BARBARA BRANAGAN-MITCHELL | PATCH

Janice Lea Wesson Energy Marketing Director

Wesson Energy, Inc. in Waterbury has welcomed Janice Lea of New Milford as their new director of marketing

WATERBURY, Conn., Nov. 17, 2014 – Wesson Energy, Inc. has named Janice Lea of New Milford, Conn., director of marketing. An accomplished marketing professional with more than 25 years of progressive marketing and communications experience, Lea began the newly-created position November 3, 2014.

Craig Snyder, president of Wesson Energy, Inc., stated, “We believe the notable wealth of Janice Lea’s marketing experiences will add a measurable expertise to our ongoing ambitions of providing year round safe, healthy, comfortable, energy-efficient homes to be enjoyed by the families we serve. She is a welcomed expert to our marketing ambitions.”Snyder added that as the director of marketing, Lea will be responsible for, “Establishing and executing a multi-channel marketing and communications plan to ensure growth in all market segments of our business.”

Prior to joining Wesson Energy, Inc. Lea was the marketing and communications manager with Connex Intl. in Danbury, Conn. Previous to that Lea served as vice president of marketing with the Savings Bank of Danbury. Lea continues to be an active member of the Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce Women’s Business Council Steering Committee. She served as a member of the New England Financial Marketing Association Board of Directors. An active member of her community, Lea served as a member of the Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut and United Way of Western Connecticut Marketing Committees.

Family-owned and operated, Wesson Energy helps homeowners and businesses realize improved energy efficiencies by integrating smart technologies with heating and cooling solutions resulting in optimal comfort.

To learn more about Wesson Energy, Inc., visit www.wessonenergy.com or call 203-756-7041.

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October 24, 2014

FROM THE COMMUNITY

Wesson Energy, Inc. Awards and Honors Top Safe Drivers

BY BARBARA BRANAGAN-MITCHELL | HARTFORD CURRANT

Wesson Energy, Inc. Awards and Honors Top Safe Drivers

Mark Collodel of Naugatuck (2nd from left) and Scott Stanley of Thomaston (center) were honored for driving for 10 consecutive years without involvement in a preventable accident or spill.

WATERBURY — WESSON ENERGY, INC. recognized their top Safe Drivers during the company's tenth annual Safe Drivers Award dinner October 22nd at La Bella Vista in Waterbury.

Mark Collodel of Naugatuck (2nd from left) and Scott Stanley of Thomaston (center) were honored for driving for 10 consecutive years without involvement in a preventable accident or spill. Mr. Collodel and Mr. Stanley, both employees of Wesson Energy for over 10 years, each received a $500 award for their notable accomplishments. Honoring these outstanding employees were Bob Wesson (far left) owner and CEO of Wesson Energy, Inc., and vice president, William Wesson (2nd from right), and Craig Snyder, president (far right).

Family-owned and operated since 1935, Wesson Energy helps homeowners and businesses integrate high efficiency and smart technologies without compromising on comfort by offering modern solutions and comprehensive services that include heating oil, propane, natural gas conversions, whole house generators, heating and cooling products, equipment maintenance and installation.

In 2014, Wesson Energy in Waterbury is celebrating 79 years of success and can be reached by visiting www.wessonenergy.com or calling 203-756-7041.

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October 24, 2014

FROM THE COMMUNITY

Wesson Energy, Inc. Recognizes Employees With More than 30 Years of Service

BY BARBARA BRANAGAN-MITCHELL | HARTFORD CURRANT

Wesson Energy, Inc. Recognizes Employees With More than 30 Years of Service

Employees honored for their more than 30 years of service were (l to r) Roger Raymond of Morris who has been with the company 43 years; Ms. Lucille Parsons of Waterbury who has provided 30 years of service; and Bob Wesson owner and CEO of Wesson Energy, Inc. who has provided 51 years of dedicated service.

WATERBURY — WESSON ENERGY, INC. in Waterbury recognized employees who have provided over 30 years of service to the company during their tenth annual Safe Drivers Award dinner on October 22nd at La Bella Vista in Waterbury.

Employees honored for their more than 30 years of service were (l to r) Roger Raymond of Morris who has been with the company 43 years; Ms. Lucille Parsons of Waterbury who has provided 30 years of service; and Bob Wesson owner and CEO of Wesson Energy, Inc. who has provided 51 years of dedicated service. Paying tribute to these distinguished colleagues was Craig Snyder of Winchester Center, president of Wesson Energy. Unable to attend the dinner was Jack Starr of Middlebury who was also recognized for providing over 30 years of service.

Family-owned and operated, Wesson Energy helps homeowners and businesses integrate high efficiency and smart technologies without compromising on comfort by offering modern solutions and comprehensive services that include heating oil, propane, natural gas conversions, whole house generators, heating and cooling products, equipment maintenance and installation.

Founded in 1935, Wesson Energy is celebrating 79 years of success in 2014. For information, visit www.wessonenergy.com or call 203-756-7041.

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October 12, 2014

INFORMED ABOUT ENERGY

Southbury holds second Energy Fair

BY JORDAN OTERO | REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN

Southbury holds second Energy Fair

John Kinison with Wesson Energy talks with Janet Brzezinski of Southbury during the second annual Energy Fair put on by the Town of Southbury at the Southbury Public Library on Saturday. Christopher Massa Republican-American

SOUTHBURY — Residents interested in making their homes more energy efficient were able to learn about their options Saturday at the town’s 2nd Annual Energy Fair.

Southbury Energy Task Force Chairman Paul Zagozewski said that last year the fair drew nearly 350 people in celebration of the Southbury Public Library’s installation of 24 solar panels on its roof.

Although attendance was lower this year, Zagozewski said the fair’s goal still aligned with the task force’s mission of creating interest in clean energy and helping Southbury residents learn ways to reduce their home energy costs.

“We have a good smattering of vendors who want to help people reduce the cost of their home operations,” Zagozewski said.

The task force partnered with the Town of Southbury to sponsor the event. First Selectman Ed Edelson said providing good information about energy to the community is important so residents to be able to make decisions that work for them and their families.

Cost of energy is a large component of many peoples’ budgets,” Edelson said. “Hopefully, the information they get here can help them find ways to reduce that cost.”

Visitors were able to browse 12 vendor booths dedicated to money-saving energy solutions, ranging from home solar panels, LED lights, energy efficient windows and heating and cooling.

Southbury resident Ruth Mendro, who attended the fair, said her family is very involved in promoting clean energy and efficient resources. Mendro said she believes every community should make information available so its residents can do their part.

“We need to save resources for the future generation,” Mendro said. “If everyone did a little something, it’d make a big difference.”

Contact: John Lucera | jlucera@wessonenergy.com

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September 4, 2014

FROM THE COMMUNITY

Wesson Energy Wore Orange to Fight Hunger

BY BARBARA BRANAGAN-MITCHELL | REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN

Wesson Energy Wore Orange to Fight Hunger

Wesson Energy in Waterbury wore orange T-shirts on September 4th to help ‘raise awareness, fight hunger’ in support of September being named nationwide as Hunger Action Month. The staff also collected 275 pounds of food.

WATERBURY — The entire staff of Wesson Energy in Waterbury wore orange T-shirts on September 4th to help ‘raise awareness, fight hunger’ in support of September being named nationwide as Hunger Action Month.

With the ambition of “Wearing Orange for Hunger Relief” in Connecticut, the staff also collected 275 pounds of food and personal care items for presentation to the Connecticut Food Bank. Food items collected by the Wesson Energy staff included fruit juices, soups, rice, canned vegetables and fruits, pastas and sauces. Personal care items include shampoos, conditioners, dental care items, diapers, detergent, deodorant, shaving items and hairbrushes.

For more than 80 years Wesson Energy has been dedicated to servicing homes and businesses in 34 communities throughout New Haven and Litchfield Counties. Communities they serve include Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Bethlehem, Bristol, Cheshire, Derby, Goshen, Harwinton, Litchfield, Meriden, Middlebury, Morris, Naugatuck, New Britain, New Hartford, Newtown, Oxford, Plainville, Plymouth, Prospect, Roxbury, Seymour, Southbury, Southington, Thomaston, Torrington, Washington, Waterbury, Watertown, Winchester, Wolcott, Woodbridge and Woodbury.

To learn more about Wesson Energy, visit www.wessonenergy.com or call 203-756-7041.

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July 29, 2014

WESSON ENERGY, INC. RECIPIENT OF
NATIONALLY PRESTIGIOUS CENTURY CLUB AWARD

Wesson Energy Century Club Award

WATERBURY, Conn., July 29, 2014 – Wesson Energy, Inc. of Waterbury is a recipient of the U.S. Department of Energy’s prestigious 2013 Century Club Awards. These awards recognize home improvement contractors that have used a “whole-house approach” for improving the energy performance in 100 or more homes during the past year including the Energize Connecticut program, Home Energy Solutions, of which Wesson Energy is an authorized contractor. The Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office selects Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Century Club Award winners across the nation in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

William Wesson, Wesson Energy Inc. Vice President, remarked, “We are very proud that this is the third year we are a recipient of this nationally-respected award. This is an honor we share with Wesson Energy’s thousands of customers throughout the Greater Waterbury region. It is another public recognition of our commitment to provide the most efficient, most effective and most comfortable energy-conserving and money-saving services to all of our customers.”

David Lee, residential program manager in the Building Technologies Office of the U.S. Department of Energy, stated, “This year, Wesson Energy, Inc. joined an unprecedented number of participating contractors who have earned the Century Club Award and make the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program’s goal of turning building science-solutions into real results for homeowners nationwide. Your commitment to home performance helps homeowners achieve their energy goals, whether it’s improving comfort, cutting energy costs or protecting the environment.

Wesson Energy, Inc.’s efforts have positioned it as one of the market trailblazers in a rapidly growing industry – providing important services to individual homeowners as well as meeting critical social challenges to address global climate change. Thank you for your hard work and dedication.”

William Wesson explained that, “Wesson Energy initially became a home performance contractor to assist its oil and propane customers with programs that help homeowners conserve energy through home energy assessments, heating and cooling system efficiency upgrades and home air sealing and insulation improvements. As a result of our work in the Home Energy Solutions program, we have helped over 7,500 homeowners to reduce energy usage, lower energy bills, and improve the comfort level in homes.”

By participating in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Home Performance program in Connecticut, Wesson Energy also offers third-party quality assurance, which provides homeowners with the confidence that their home improvement work will be performed properly and completed by qualified personnel.”

Wesson Energy, Inc. received the 2013 Century Club Award during the Energy Efficiency Board meeting on July 9th in New Britain. In presenting the awards, the Connecticut Energy Efficiency board announced that, “Connecticut’s Home Energy Solutions program is recognized across the United States as one of the most successful in the country.”
To learn more about Wesson Energy’s award-winning services and products, visit www.wessonenergy.com or call customer service at 203-756-7041 Mondays through Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Photo Caption: William Wesson, vice president of Wesson Energy, Inc. of Waterbury accepted the U.S. Department of Energy’s prestigious 2013 Century Club Award from Tracy Babbidge, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Bureau Chief, Energy and Technology. The nationally-respected Century Club Awards recognize home improvement contractors that have used a “whole-house approach” for improving the energy performance in 100 or more homes during the past year including Wesson’s Home Energy Solutions program.

Contact: Barbara Branagan-Mitchell 860-210-0149

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July 22, 2014

Waterbury YMCA’s 33rd Annual Golf Tournament
The tourney will be held at the Country Club of Waterbury, CT. All proceeds will benefit the YMCA Community Support Campaign to fund scholarship assistance for summer day camp, programs, and membership.

July 10, 2014 - August 28, 2014

Torrington Street Fair
We close off Main Street to fill it with the best vendors around. Shop, eat, be merry. Fun for all ages.

July 25, 2014 - July 26, 2014

New Milford Village Fair Day
2 full days of live entertainment, bingo, bouncy houses, a food court and almost two hundred vendor and community booths, Village Fair Days is a summertime destination for shopping, socializing, eating, and browsing.

August 15, 2014 - August 17, 2014

Wolcott Country Fair

September 5, 2014 - September 7, 2014

Bethlehem Country Fair

October 4 & 5, 2014

Harwinton Fair Grounds

October 14, 2013

Waterbury's Lehigh Fuels acquired by Wesson Energy
Wesson acquires Lehigh FuelsLehigh Fuel Inc., a full-service home heating oil and propane company that has served the region for more than 80 years, has been acquired by Wesson Energy Inc., officials for the two companies said Monday.

Craig Snyder (L), the President of Wesson Energy, and Domenic Rosa (R), the Vice President of Lehigh Fuels, stand in front of the companys' trucks. Wesson Energy is acquiring Lehigh Fuels. The Lehigh name will remain, but all of its staff will move into Wesson's offices. Erin Covey Republican American.

October 7, 2013

Ace Oil Customers
If you are a former Ace Oil customer in need of home oil or propane delivery and/or equipment services, Wesson can help. Call us today for assistance.

Sunday, January 13, 2013 -- 4 pm

Popularity of Natural Gas Drives Oil Dealers To Diversify
With Energy BluePrint, Governor Hopes to Accelerate Transition
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Thursday, February 7, 2013 -- 4 pm

Heartwarming Energy Plan
Oil Heat Cares Works to Find New Furnace For Family in Need
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March 23 & 24, 2013

Western New England Home Show
Western CT State University, Danbury, CT
Directions: Exit 4 off Rte 84 East/West
Right on Lake Ave/Mill Plain Rd
Right onto Western CT Campus
2nd Right into O'Neill Center

April 4, 2013

The Waterbury Regional Chamber Business Expo
CoCo-Key Water Resort Hotel & Convention Center
3580 East Main Street

Waterbury, Connecticut

5:00pm - 7:30pm

April 6 & 7, 2013

Northwestern CT Chamber of Commerce
Home & Business Expo

Torrington Armory

153 South Main Street

Torrington, Connecticut

Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

April 20, 2013

Earth Day 2013
Smart Living Center
297 Boston Post Road

Orange, Connecticut

9:30am - 3:30pm

April 22, 2013

Children's Community School
31 Wolcott Street

Waterbury, Connecticut

April 27 & 28, 2013

Fairfield County Women's Expo
Stamford Plaza Hotel

2701 Summer Street

Stamford, Connecticut

$10.00 | Children under 12 FREE

FREE Indoor Parking

Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

May 4, 2013

6th Annual Naugatuck Valley River Race
Platts Mills Road
Naugatuck, Connecticut
6.0 Mile Race Starts 11:30am
Register Now
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May 11, 2013

Waterbury Magnet School Event
10:00am - 4:00pm

May 30, 2013

Designs & Trades Conference
Gateway Community College
New Haven, Connecticut
7:00am - 3:00pm

June 1, 2013

Connecticut Tech Fest
Nonnewaug High School
5 Minortown Road
Woodbury, Connecticut
11:00am - 4:00pm

June 7 & 8, 2013

Fair On The Green
168 Broad Street
Milford, Connecticut
10:00am - 5:00pm

July 11, 2013 - August 29, 2013

Main Street Market Place
Every Thursday night
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Held on the west side of Main St. by City Hall
Torrington, Connecticut

August 16, 17, 18, 2013

Wolcott Fair
221 Nichols Road
Wolcott, Connecticut

September 6, 7, 8, 2013

Bethlehem Fair
Bethlehem Fair Grounds
Bethlehem, Connecticut

September 19 & 20, 2013

CEMA'S 63rd Annual Meeting
1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard
Uncasville, Connecticut

October 5 & 6, 2013

Harwinton Fair
80 Locust Road
Harwinton, Connecticut

October 12, 2013

Pomperaug River Festival
Flood Bridge Road
Southbury, Connecticut

November 22, 2013

Energy Efficient Lighting
The quantity and quality of light in our homes determines how well we see, work and play. Energy efficient lighting saves you money without sacrificing quality. Learn more about Wesson ways to help.

October 16 & 17, 2012

A.C.I. Conference – Springfield, MA
John Lucera, Wesson Energy
Insulation – My Home – School for Energy Efficiency
More Information

October 16, 2012

Waterbury Exchange Club - Waterbury, CT - 12 noon
Jack Starr, Wesson Energy
Home Energy Solutions Program

October 20, 2012

U.I. Smart Living Center – Orange, CT
Family Day – 9 am – 5 pm
Jack Starr, Wesson Energy
Home Energy Efficiency

November 14, 2012

East Mountain Neighborhood Association – 7 pm
Jack Starr, Wesson Energy
Home Energy Solutions Program

Friday, November 16, 2012

Wesson Energy - Platinum Sponsor
United Way of Greater Waterbury

2012 Leavenworth Society Recepton
Country Club of Waterbury

Sunday, November 18, 2012 -- 9 am

Fischang-Cicchetti Road Race
Sponsored by Wesson Energy
Start at Waterbury YMCA
136 West Main St
Waterbury, CT 06702