How to Prepare Your Home for the Heating Season

Fall is officially here, which means the cold weather will be coming our way before we know it! Don’t wait until the temperatures drop—plan ahead this fall and make sure your home is prepared to keep you and your family warm throughout the heating season.

Schedule a Heating System Tune-Up

Scheduling annual preventative maintenance for your heating system is so important for the system’s safety, reliability, and efficiency. A tune-up can also extend the life of your system, reducing the need for emergency service calls throughout the season. As an added bonus, equipment that is properly maintained uses your Bioheat® fuel more efficiently which can help save up to 10% on annual costs while maximizing your home comfort.

Enroll in a Heating System Service Plan

Enrollment in a heating system service plan will allow you go to into the heating season with the comfort of knowing that your system is not only running safely and efficiently, but that it’s also protected in case of any unexpected issues. Contact your local provider to learn about the details of the service plan(s) they offer to determine the level of coverage that’s right for you.

Sign Up for Automatic Fuel Delivery

This heating season, don’t worry about your fuel delivery. Say goodbye to checking your tank, calling for a delivery, and worrying about running out of Bioheat® fuel. Enroll in an automatic delivery program and you’ll also be signing up for a heating season of convenience and peace of mind. Just contact your Bioheat® fuel oil provider and they’ll do the rest!

Upgrade Equipment If Necessary

There are a few telltale signs to watch for that may indicate that it’s time for a system replacement. If your equipment is 15 years old or older and you notice more noise, inconsistent temperatures, or unusually high utility bills, you may want to start shopping. Plan ahead and upgrade to a high-efficiency system before the heating season hits to be stress-free, maximize home comfort, and save some money in the long run.

Don’t wait until it’s too late! Early fall is the perfect time to prep your home for the cold months ahead. Contact your local heating company to start getting your home ready for the upcoming heating season!

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