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Five Tips to Help You Stay Safe and Warm

Posted: December 29, 2016

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Posted: December 29, 2016

There are many ways we can help you stay safe and warm, no matter how cold and stormy it gets this winter. If you’ve already had your heating system checked and serviced this year, you’re off to a good start. But as winter winds its way through our area, please remember these important tips to ensure timely deliveries and to keep your heating system operating safely and efficiently.

  1. After a storm, clear any snow or ice from your propane tank and its components. Inspect the outside air vents for appliances also to ensure there is no blockage. Use a broom (not a shovel) so you don’t cause any damage.
  2. Keep a path to your oil fill pipe and clear your driveway after a storm so our driver can reach your tank.
  3. If you ever smell gas, leave your home right away. Report the problem from another location as soon as possible.
  4. Keep the area around your system as clean and clutter-free as possible. Never store anything flammable near your system.
  5. If you have an oil or gas furnace, change or clean the filters about once a month; a dirty filter compromises efficiency and can even result in a shutdown. If you have a steam boiler, check the water gauge periodically. Low water levels are a leading cause for boiler shutdowns. Steam boilers should also be “flushed” when the water in the gauge looks rusty. Talk with us if you’re not familiar with this procedure.

Lastly, always feel free to contact us if you have any concerns or questions about staying safe and warm this winter.