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Prepare Your Home For Cooler Weather

Written on: October 18, 2021

Here’s your to-do list

home ready for winterFall is always a wonderful time here in Greater Concord. From apple-picking to fall foliage drives along the Kancamagus Highway to the fun of the New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival, there’s always something to do.

However, this is also the time to get your home ready for the heating season to come. Here are four tasks for you that will make your home more comfortable and save you some money.

Enroll in Automatic Delivery

There’s a lot going on, and things get overlooked from time to time. You might end up with a fuel runout if you don’t check your propane or heating oil tank levels on a regular basis, leaving your home without heat. Our Automatic Delivery system accurately determines when you’ll need heating oil or propane next based on your fuel usage history and current weather conditions, then schedules a delivery ahead of time so you have it before you run low.

Schedule a tune-up of your heating system

An annual professional tune-up of your home’s heating system ensures that it is operating at peak performance and efficacy. Our trained, experienced service technicians will also thoroughly examine your furnace or boiler and make any required repairs before breakdowns occur.

Program your thermostat properly

If you don’t already have a programmable or smart thermostat, now is the time to purchase one. They’re readily accessible at home improvement stores and online. Programming your thermostat correctly can save you up to 10% on your heating costs! This is what the U.S Department of Energy recommends:

Roll up your sleeves

It’s now a good time to vacuum and maintain the vents on your forced air heating system, making sure they work properly and don’t spread dust and other allergies around your home. Remove any objects that would prevent heated air from freely circulating, such as drapes or furniture. If you haven’t had your ductwork inspected in the previous five years, now is the time to call and make an appointment. Cleaning out your ductwork not only keeps the air in your house cleaner and safer, but it also allows ductwork cleaners to find and repair leaks in your ductwork, saving you money on heating expenses.

Before you turn on your heating system, make sure there’s plenty of room around it. There should be at least three feet of clear space all around your boiler or furnace. To clean the outside of the heater, vacuum it.

Caulking, weatherstripping, and expanding foam can all be used to seal off drafts around doors, windows, and outside walls. As a result, your heating system won’t have to work as hard to keep your home warm, saving you up to 10% on your energy bills.

Make sure you have the fuel you need to get through the coming heating season in comfort. Contact us today to enroll in Automatic Delivery!