Winter Prep Tips from Glider Oil

- 11:17 am - November 28th, 2018

Pretty soon you’ll be turning up your heating system to keep you warm when the temperatures fall. Before you turn on your heating equipment for the first time, be sure to follow these tips to better prepare your system, and your home, for the winter.

Tend to Air Filters

You don’t want your heating system to blow dust throughout your home when it kicks on, so be sure to change or clean the air filters of your heating equipment! In addition to reducing dust in the air, it’ll improve the airflow and efficiency of the equipment.

Prevent Drafts

Sealing windows and doors with caulk or weather stripping can help remove cold drafts from your home, and prevent heated air from escaping! You can also seal up leaky ductwork with mastic or aluminum tape.

Clean the Condenser

Since the outdoor equipment is exposed to the elements, be sure to check for any debris or damage. Clear away any sticks, rocks, branches or other debris that may interfere with the equipment’s operation.

Test Alarms

Smoke, fire and carbon monoxide detectors are essential to you and your family’s safety! Replace batteries as needed and test each unit to ensure it’s working properly.

Be ready for the winter! Glider Oil will be here for you through it all with our automatic and emergency delivery services for propane and heating oil. If you have any questions, or are in need of any house-warming assistance, contact us!

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