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Winter Is Coming. Is Your Home Ready?

This autumn, make sure your home is prepared for the cold weather

heating tune-up service connecticutAutumn is here! The leaves are changing, the days are getting shorter, and the temperatures are starting to drop. Folks are beginning to dig out their sweaters and enjoy spiced pumpkin lattes. Now is the time for you to make sure your home is ready for the cooler temperatures that are on their way. Winter is coming. Make sure you’re ready.

Prepare Your Home for Cooler Temps

Fall is a great time to prepare your home for the colder temps that are around the corner. By following some simple steps, you’ll reap the benefits on your heating bills. You’ll also be taking steps to prevent any unwanted (and expensive) surprises by making sure your heating equipment is in good working order. Finally, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your home is ready to keep your family safe and warm regardless of what the weather has in store for your Connecticut neighborhood.

This fall, follow the steps below to prepare your home for the cooler weather ahead:

  1. Install caulk, weather-stripping, and door sweeps to help your home keep warm air in and keep cold air out. (You’ll also reap the benefits on hot days when you want your home to hold on to cooler air.)
  2. Make sure all your vents and baseboards are clear. You don’t want your furniture, drapes, or rugs to obstruct the warm air your heating system is creating.
  3. Start using a programmable thermostat. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save up to 10% each year on your heating and cooling bills by adjusting your thermostat’s setting.
  4. Check your filters and clean or replace them as needed. Clean filters prevent your furnace from overworking. You’ll save money on heating fuel and maintenance.
  5. Check to make sure that your heating system is working. It should start up after a few minutes if you raise the thermostat five degrees above room temperature.
  6. Schedule a service visit for your heating equipment. Getting yearly maintenance for your heating equipment can save you from losing up to 5% in efficiency every year. Also, your service technician can identify minor problems and address them before they become big or costly problems.

Maintenance & Repair

The skilled technicians at Jennings Oil & Propane can make sure your oil-based heating equipment and all your propane appliances are in tip-top shape and prepared to perform for you all fall and winter. If anything needs to be fixed, we’ll get it back up and running as quickly as possible. If you need to replace your system, a Jennings Oil & Propane installation manager will help you through the process.

Contact us today to learn more about Jennings Oil & Propane heating equipment maintenance and repair services in Danbury, New Milford, Southbury, Newtown, Ridgefield, Kent and surrounding towns in Fairfield, Litchfield, and New Haven counties in Connecticut.