With winter almost upon us, now is as good a time as any to ensure that every component of your home’s heating system is working properly. That heating system and the oil that feeds it are incredibly important, kicking in whenever the temperature dips in your home and running nearly constantly throughout the coldest weeks of January and February. If a cold snap sets in and your heating system is not ready for it, it could mean a lot of cold, uncomfortable nights.
How to Prepare for Winter Weather
Your heating oil company works closely with homeowners throughout the region to keep everyone’s heating system running at peak efficiency year round. That means filling the oil tank early and keeping it full based on projected consumption rates in cold winter months, following up regularly to ensure that the heating system is working at peak efficiency and ensuring the system is well maintained on an annual basis and fixed fast if a problem ever develops.
A good heating oil company, especially in New Jersey, will work closely with each homeowner that hires them to keep that heating system running properly at all times. Here are some of the things that you should have done, if you have not yet, before the winter chill sets in:
* Full Tune Up of Your Boiler or Furnace
* Oil Tank Filled Up for Winter
* Full Inspection and Cleaning of Your Chimney Flue
* Inspection and Cleaning of Your Ducts or Radiators
* Testing of Thermostats throughout Your Home
You may even consider an upgrade to your heating system if you have needed frequent repairs in recent years or if you are interested in reducing how much oil you consume to heat your home. Newer systems are incredibly efficient, offering AFUE ratings of as high as 92% for both furnace and boiler heating. You can improve your heating efficiency with other upgrades as well, including new insulation, weather stripping and sealing for windows and doors and installation of digital thermostats that can be programmed to only heat your home when it is needed.
Take Action Now for a Comfortable Winter