Why Annual Heating System Maintenance Is Important

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Two things look certain right now: many of us will still be spending most of our time at home this fall, and it’s going to get cold.

One thing you can do to ensure your home remains a comfortable and safe haven during the cold weather is to contact your heating oil company and schedule an annual maintenance on your boiler or furnace.

The last thing you want is to get stuck in a cold house because your heating system broke down. Four out of five heating system breakdowns are preventable if you follow the manufacturer’s maintenance recommendations.

Regular maintenance (also known as a tune-up or a cleaning) is a vital money-saving investment for heating systems. This can keep your equipment running safely and at peak efficiency.

A tune-up also allows your technician to spot minor issues before they become big problems (worn parts, a burner that needs adjustment, etc.) Problems tend to pop up during the worst times such as when your furnace conks out during single-digit temperatures in the winter.

Contact your heating oil service company today and rest a little easier this winter.

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Safety Protocols During Your Tune-up

Rest assured your heating oil company is prepared to perform equipment service in the safest possible manner.

  • Technicians will do their best to keep social distancing (at least 6 feet) from any others when at a customer’s home.
  • Before entering a home, service technicians will ask if anyone in the household is sick.
  • Whenever possible, they will enter customers’ homes through a basement or side door.
  • They will do their best to use electronic communication (phone, text, email, etc.) instead of having in-person conversations.
  • All employees will wear masks
  • Technicians have been instructed to stay home if they feel sick or if anyone in their household has any other signs of illness.

If you have any questions about your tune-up or other services, please contact your local heating oil provider.