Getting Your Home Heater Fall Ready? 5 Tips

Make sure your home will be warm!

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Fall arrives this week, and we’ll soon be turning off the air conditioner and turning on the heat in our Southern Maryland homes.

Now is the time to make sure that your home’s heating system is ready for the job! Do these five things to have peace of mind.

Get your heating system a inspection

Schedule the annual inspection for your furnace or boiler now, so you can beat the rush of everyone else trying to schedule theirs later on. Our knowledgeable service technicians will expertly perform maintenance and spot and repair problems so you know that when you have to turn on the heat, your furnace or boiler is ready.

Make sure you have propane

If an early cold snap comes, will you have enough propane in your tank to keep your home warm? Schedule a propane delivery and you’ll have peace of mind. And this is also an ideal time to enroll in Automatic Delivery!

Deal with drafts

Drafts can increase your winter energy costs by up to 20%! While the weather is still warm, take some time to seal up drafts with weatherstripping, caulk, expanding foam and door sweeps.

Add insulation

Insulation is one of the best, and most cost-effective ways to help your heating system keep your home warm more efficiently. Find out what R-Value your home should have, and insulate to reach that level. The U.S. Department of Energy has more tips for effective home insulation.

Program your thermostat properly

First, make sure that your thermostat is in good working order. If not, take the time now to replace it. And if you don’t have one, upgrade to a programmable thermostat. It will pay for itself in short order with energy savings!

Programming your thermostat correctly can save you up to 10% on your heating costs! Here’s how to do it:

Now is the time to schedule your home heating system inspection!