Be ready for whatever weather comes our way!
Have you been enjoying fall so far? There’s so much to do in the South Jersey area—what with apple-picking, pumpkin-carving, and leaf-peeping, too!
But, make sure not to neglect the things that need to be done if you use propane to heat your home prior to the colder seasons ahead. After all, we know you want your home to stay warm and comfy when the time comes to turn on the heat! Here, we’ve put together a list of some key tasks that should be on your to-do list:
Sign Up for Automatic Delivery (if you haven’t already!)
There’s a lot going on and sometimes tasks get forgotten.
If you are a traditional “will-call” customer and fail to check your propane tank levels on a regular basis, you could end up with a propane runout, leaving your home without heat—and the need for a mandatory safety check, too. Our automatic delivery service utilizes your propane history alongside the current weather conditions to determine when you’ll next require a fill-up, then schedules a delivery ahead of time so you have it before you run out.
Enroll in Wireless Propane Tank Monitoring
Our wireless propane tank monitoring is ideal for you if you want the most straightforward, convenient, and secure way to monitor your propane supply!
It utilizes both wireless and cellular technology to keep track of your propane supply 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When your propane tank reaches a quarter full (25%) we are notified and schedule a delivery. With the included app on your smartphone or tablet, YOU can also keep track of how much propane you have, too!
Get Your Heating System Tuned-Up
A professional service technician’s tune-up of your home’s heating system assures that it is running at maximum efficiency and effectiveness. Before breakdowns occur, the expert can also thoroughly examine your heating unit and make any necessary repairs. Give us a call today–we’ll be happy to help you out.
Program Your Thermostat Properly
If you don’t already have a programmable or smart thermostat, now is the best time to pick one up. They’re readily available at home improvement shops and online retailers. Programming your thermostat correctly can save you up to 10% on your heating costs! This is what the U.S. Department of Energy recommends:
- When you’re at home and awake, set the thermostat for 68°.
- Lower temperatures by 10° for the hours you’re asleep or away from home.
Maintain Your Ductwork
Now is an excellent time to vacuum and clean the vents on your forced air heating system, ensuring that they function properly and do not spread dust and other allergens throughout your house. Remove any obstacles that would prevent heated air from circulating freely, such as drapes or furniture. If you haven’t had your ductwork cleaned in the past five years, now is the time to call and schedule an appointment. Cleaning the ductwork not only keeps your home’s air cleaner and safer, but it also allows ductwork cleaners to find and repair leaks in your ductwork, saving you money on heating bills.
Seal All Leaks
Some easy do-it-yourself work and caulk, weatherstripping, and expanding foam can get rid of from drafts around doors, windows, and outside walls. This means your propane heating system won’t have to work as hard to keep your home warm, saving you up to 10% on your heating costs.
Get dependable propane delivery for your propane-powered home all season long by becoming a become a Blue Flame customer today!