The winter months are when you need your oil heating system to be performing at its best. The harsh Massachusetts weather can pose a number of problems for your heating system however, and if you do not adequately prepare for winter, your oil heating system may provide you more pain than comfort. Here are just a few tips on getting your oil heating system ready for winter.
- Have Plenty of Fuel: Having an adequate heating fuel supply may seem like a no-brainer, but unforeseen circumstances can make getting additional fuel quite difficult. In the winter especially, sudden storms or road closures can make fuel distribution literally impossible for fueling companies. It is best to make sure you have enough fuel to last throughout the winter. Consider using an oil fuel company with computerized delivery systems. This is the best way for your supplier to know when your tank is in need of more oil, and can help ensure you’re never out of fuel when you need it.
- Monitor Your Tank: When oil tanks run out of oil, it can spell disaster for your home. Having a monitoring system in place to prevent your tank from running out of oil. Find an oil heating company that can provide freeze tank monitoring protection for your home with an around-the-clock monitoring system.
- Protect Your Heating System: Keep outdoor heating equipment safe from snow or ice that may fall from your roof. Consider investing in a weatherproof enclosure for your outdoor tank or any exposed fuel lines. Always be sure to check your heating system for any damage after a severe storm, and call a professional repair service to correct any issues you may encounter.
To learn more about what you can do to prepare your oil heating system for winter, contact South Shore Fuel at (855) 529-9635. South Shore Fuel can provide fuel, freeze protection, and maintenance services to help your heating system last through Massachusetts’ coldest months.