Get Your Home Ready For Winter
With the cold weather and holidays coming, everyone rushes to spruce up their homes for the upcoming celebrations. Before you begin decorating, tidying up and preparing your home to have your family spend much more time indoors will make for a more comfortable winter and holiday season. Below are some tips to get your home ready for the winter season.
How to Get Your MA or CT Home Ready for Winter Season
Request a Delivery of Bioheat® Fuel
Bioheat® fuel combines biodiesel, created from renewable resources such as agricultural by-products and recycled waste, with ultra-low sulfur heating oil. Bioheat® fuel is cleaner burning with fewer emissions than traditional heating oil. Request a delivery to fill your heating oil storage tank, so you can make sure your home stays cozy all winter.
Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up
If you haven’t booked your annual tune-up yet, now is the time. The best time to book is before you turn your heating system on, but getting to it early in the season is good as well. Tune-ups come with plenty of benefits. You will enjoy lower energy bills, improved fuel economy, and improved indoor air quality.
Tackle Each Room Individually
The best way not to stress over getting your home ready for the winter season is to make a list and tackle each room separately. Creating a list before you begin will help keep you organized and on track. You can easily tackle one room per day and not overwhelm yourself.
Move Things Around
Moving things around in your high traffic rooms can help declutter your space. With the holidays coming, creating a social ambiance will help keep people together. If you’re looking to add more seating to your living room, replace the side furniture tables with foldaway tables that can be pulled out when needed. If you need extra storage for your guests, great places to use are behind sofas and under beds.
Have A Holiday Clear Out
The average family has 39 pairs of shoes, 90 DVDs, 139 toys, 212 CDs, and 438 books and magazines, so have a holiday clear out! Gather the family to sift through these belongings to begin clearing things out. Especially during the holiday season, items you no longer want can be donated to a family in need.
Clean the Fridge and Oven
Whether you plan on cooking the holiday feast or not, it’s a good idea to start by cleaning the fridge and giving the oven a deep clean. During the warmer months, people tend to eat out more, as well as grill outdoors. The oven will begin to be used more as winter approaches. Deep cleaning will help get your oven in shape for the upcoming season.
Keep Your Home Warm
Help us keep our drivers safe during the winter season. If there is snow, shovel a path to your oil fill pipe and mark the location with a stick or flag so that we can make your delivery. Winter days are shorter, and our drivers may be delivering during late afternoon or evening hours, which in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut is around 4:30 p.m. The potential accumulation of snow this winter will make it harder for our drivers to reach your fill pipe. Clearing a path will help us safely deliver heating oil to your home.
When spending more time indoors, it’s important that everything is in working order. Make sure the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working. Also, make sure preventative maintenance has been done to your heating system. The last thing you want is to have a heating system issue while you are entertaining guests. Finally, help avoid frozen pipes by opening faucets and maintaining a constant drip, or wrap pipes in insulation or layers of newspapers when temperatures drop this winter.
Prepare for Houseguests
If you are expecting houseguests this season, make your guests feel welcomed by taking the time to tidy up the home for family or friends staying the night. If you don’t have kids of your own, but your guests do, spend a little time baby–proofing the home. They will thank you for spending the time to keep their children safe. If you are looking to spruce up the guest room or sleep quarters, plants instantly brighten the room. Finally, don’t forget to clean the bathroom, so they enjoy a fresh, clean space when they are visiting. Make sure they have plenty of clean towels, toiletries, blankets, and pillows to make them feel right at home.
Get in Touch with PayLessforOil.com for HVAC Service
We hope these tips will help you have a comfortable winter and holiday season. When you want to request a delivery or annual maintenance for your heating system, simply book online to get in touch with the pros at PayLessforOil.com.