October 5, 2017

Fall has arrived. So far in the Puget Sound area, we’ve had relatively mild temperatures, but winter is coming. And, according to The Old Farmers Almanac, it’s going to be a La Nina year, which means cold. So, in addition to raking leaves and cleaning out gutters, here is a Heating Oil and Propane Fall Furnace To-Do List that will save you money (and headaches) in the long run.

Heating Oil and Propane Fall Furnace To-Do List

  1. Test Your Furnace – Have you turned on your furnace yet? If you haven’t, it’s a good idea to do this now. Don’t wait until it’s freezing outside to find out you have a problem.
  2. Fill Your Tank – Or better yet, sign up for automatic delivery so you don’t ever have to worry about your tank. Run-outs are a real pain and can cost you more money.
  3. Replace Air Filters – Air filters collect dust all year long. Changing your filters regularly helps promote better air circulation and fuel efficiency. Clogged filters make your furnace work harder which can lead to other problems.
  4. Seal Up Cracks – Eliminate drafts with weather stripping and caulk. This easy fix will end up saving you more than a few bucks.
  5. Schedule Yearly Maintenance – Once per year for optimal performance. If you haven’t done this yet, now is the time. Don’t wait for a furnace an untimely breakdown that could cost you double. We also offer yearly contracts to help you stay on track.

It’s always better to be pro-active rather than re-active. Taking care of problems when they occur is usually more costly than taking measures to prevent the problems from happening in the first place. Taking just a little time to pay attention to the items on this Heating Oil and Propane Fall Furnace To-Do list can save you money and a lot of headaches in the future.