3 Heating Mistakes to Avoid This Winter

Here in Massachusetts, the leaves are falling, and temperatures are dropping – sure signs that winter is on its way. As you enjoy making autumn memories with your friends and family, now is the time to think about how to get and stay prepared for the cold weather ahead. When it comes to keeping your home warm this winter, there are a few mistakes you want to avoid. The good news is that our team at Alves Fuels is here to help you – you’re not alone!

MISTAKE #1: NOT SCHEDULING A TUNE-UP

Think of an annual tune-up for your heating system the same way as a doctor. You go to an annual checkup to make sure you are healthy and to catch any potential concerns before they become a bigger issue. The same is true for your furnace, boiler, and other heating systems. If you haven’t scheduled an annual maintenance checkup for your heating system, now is the time to do so. Early detection of any potential issues can prevent headaches – and cold nights! – later on. Schedule your yearly system tune-up for your furnace today.

MISTAKE #2: NOT CHECKING THERMOSTATS AND SYSTEMS

A thermostat works by sending a signal from the box to your furnace to kick in once the temperature falls below a specific threshold. It’s easy to forget about checking the thermostats in your home, but that’s a mistake. Don’t wait until you need to turn the heat on to find out there’s an issue with your thermostat! Most often, the remedy is as simple as replacing the batteries. If you need to replace and rewire a thermostat, it’s also a fairly simple fix. The earlier you know about the issue, the faster and easier it is to resolve before the cold weather sets in.

MISTAKE #3: NOT SCHEDULING AUTOMATIC DELIVERY

There’s nothing worse than realizing you’ve run out of oil in the middle of winter. This is a common mistake, especially if you do not sign up for automatic oil delivery. It’s easy to forget to call for oil delivery, especially if your tank is not in eyesight most of the time. Did you know that Alves Fuels offers an automatic oil delivery service that you can register for through our customer portal?  We make it easy for you to start, maintain and monitor your oil delivery needs right from your computer, without having to call. Automatic oil delivery gives you peace of mind throughout the winter months and keeps your home and family warm and cozy all season long. No more worrying about running out of oil!

A lot goes into maintaining your heating system throughout the Massachusetts winter. However, with a little planning and preparation, you can avoid the common mistakes many people make. Register for the customer portal and schedule your annual tune-up, automatic oil delivery, and more at alvesfuels.com.

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