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How to Be Ready for the Winter Chill

Ready for Winter

All of us hope that we won’t see a repeat of last year’s record cold and snowfall. But like any New Englander knows, when it comes to winter weather, you have to hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

With that in mind, here are some ways we can help you keep your heating costs down and stay warm, no matter what kind of winter we get this time in Middlesex and Norfolk counties.

  • Get your tune-up done. An annual tune-up helps to extend the life of your heating system, prevents winter breakdowns and saves you as much as 10% on your fuel bills. If you haven’t already done so, please contact us to request your tune-up.
  • Enroll in a service plan. Our plan covers the cost of your tune-up, provides great repair coverage and guarantees you priority emergency service around the clock. This is coverage that doesn’t quit! Read more about our service plan options here.
  • Start getting automatic deliveries. You won’t have to worry about running out of fuel again or paying a service fee for restarting your burner. Our automatic home heating oil delivery is a free service and most of our customers are already taking advantage.
  • Replace old heating equipment. Reduce your annual fuel costs by 30% or more after we install a new high-efficiency system. Rebates of up to $500 and loans of up to $25,000 with 0% financing are currently available from Mass Save. Learn more about your heating equipment options here.
  • Install a wireless remote smart thermostat. When you’re away from home, you can use your smartphone or tablet to adjust the energy-saving temperature setting so your home is warm and cozy when you arrive. Internet-enabled thermostats can also send you an email or text alert about a drastic temperature change—and possible equipment failure. Some models can even let you know when it’s time to change filters or schedule system maintenance.
  • Keep your oil fill pipe clear. We want you to get your fuel to you as quickly and easily as possible. Please make sure leaves or other debris does not block or obscure the fill area. After a snowfall, please clear a path (about 12 inches wide) to your tank. Thank you to everyone who did this last winter. This really helps our drivers!