What you should know about… Seasonal/Unoccupied Homes
No matter how you heat your home, maintaining your heat to a certain level is critical. Freeze-ups in an occupied/empty or unoccupied dwelling or home can cause expensive losses. Water from broken pipes can flood a house in a matter of hours causing structural damage to the house and loss of personal property.
Remember that you have a responsibility to protect your home against damage arising from a drop in or loss of heat. This scenario can result in frozen pipes and water damage.
You should arrange for supervision of your home if you plan to be away from the premises for any length of time.
It is better to be safe than sorry.
What you should know about… Fuel Delivery Lines
As our valued customer, we would like to make you aware of a potential problem that could occur with an unprotected fuel delivery line. These unprotected fuel delivery lines are made of copper and if in contact with concrete or below ground, may deteriorate, resulting in a line leak. In the event of such a leak, oil could be released, causing environmental damage that will require a costly cleanup.
To avoid this exposure, both financially and personally, we suggest that you have your fuel delivery lines inspected and replaced with a sleeved line if necessary.
Tips for maintaining your Home Heating System: Prevent Leaks and Spills
Whether it is your car, home, or heating system, regular maintenance is key to preventing problems.
Cleaning up oil leaks from home heating systems can be expensive. Here are some ways to save money, help prevent leaks and spills, and protect the environment.
- Visually inspect tank, piping, and fuel delivery line. If a leak is detected, please notify us.
Have Service to:
- Clean the furnace and repair or replace damaged parts. A well-maintained furnace means lower fuel bills and cleaner emissions.
- Each fall, inspect the vent pipe to ensure that it is free of obstructions and that an audible signal (whistle) is on the vent. Drivers listen for the whistle to help avoid overfills.
- Remove abandoned fill and vent pipes immediately.
- Clearly mark the location of the tank’s fill pipe.
- Install an oil safety valve or replace the fuel delivery line with one encased in a protective sleeve. These are inexpensive upgrades.
Remember: The older the heating system, the more vulnerability to failure. Consider upgrading to a modern, fuel-efficient system.