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How do I prepare my heating system for fall?
We’re into mid-September here in the Hudson Valley, and despite a late-summer surge, fall is on our doorstep. Before you know it, you’ll be relying on your propane- or oil-fired heating equipment day and night for warmth and comfort.
As we bid farewell to summer 2019, there’s still time to get a jump on some tasks that could get your heating season started on the right foot. Here are six things you can do in the coming weeks to take some of the load off your furnace or boiler – and your wallet:
Fix air leaks. In winter, air leaks let the cold air in and release the air you paid to warm into the neighborhood. The remaining few warm weekends are a good time to get out and check around your doors and windows to make sure they’re draft-free, and to install caulk or weatherstripping around the areas where you can feel drafts. Don’t forget your roof, either – leaks there could result in drafts, or even a mold problem. For more tips on air sealing, check out this post.
Schedule heating maintenance. Routine annual service is a must for your furnace, boiler and burner…make sure to schedule your tune-up before we get too late in the season! Better yet, sign up for a Bottini Heating Service Plan and get a tune-up plus 24/7 priority service, repair discounts, and more.
Replace your heating system. If you’re planning a heating system upgrade, get a FREE, no-obligation estimate now so you’ll have some time to schedule a heating system installation before the cold weather arrives in earnest. If you have a problem with your heating equipment and can’t decide whether to repair or replace it, give us a call – we’ll talk you through your options so you can make a decision that’s right for you.