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.
If you have a propane heating system in your home, you already know how effective and efficient it can be (if you don’t, contact us – we’ll tell you all about it). Propane is also a remarkably safe fuel, due in large part to strict codes and regulations developed by the propane industry and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
The cold nights of fall and winter are just around the corner – which means it will soon be time to fire up your heating system for the season.
For many people, that means higher energy bills – especially if you have an older, less efficient furnace or boiler (in fact, if your heating system is more than 15 years old, it might be time to replace it: a new high efficiency model would quickly pay for itself by saving you 30 percent or more on your energy bills).