Most people call us immediately when they discover their heat is off.
Some companies might just put you in the service queue. But “good service” doesn’t always involve a service call; sometimes there’s a simple fix you can do yourself that will get your heat going quickly and save you the expense of a service visit.
The holidays are traditionally a time for friends and family to gather and celebrate. What we don’t always think of is that the holidays are also a time for increased safety risks.
Homeowners who live in locations that experience harsh winters are starting to prepare themselves and their homes for a cold winter season. With the Farmer’s Almanac predicting another colder-than-normal winter here in the northeast, this means we will be spending more time indoors with the windows closed, the heat on and no real opportunities to let nature improve indoor air quality. This can make a home uncomfortable as winter drags on and also increase the health risks presented by poor indoor air quality.
As a new heating season arrives, take a few minutes to make sure the path to your oil fill pipe is free of debris and other clutter.
Please make sure that branches or debris are not blocking the pipe, and be sure to clear a path to the pipe if it snows. If there’s a big amount of snow, make sure you don’t cover your fill pipe with snow that you remove from your driveway.
If your furnace or boiler is more than 10 years old, you could see savings of as much as 30 percent on annual costs just by upgrading your equipment.
You’ll also enjoy improved comfort throughout your home, and you can stop worrying about your old system breaking down.
Unfortunately, the Farmer’s Almanac is again predicting another colder-than-normal winter, but together we can get through it. You would never leave your car sitting for six months without maintenance, would you? Complicated machines need maintenance to make sure they work when you need them.