You’re buying an oil-heated home but know nothing about heating a home using oil? Not to worry! There are only a few things you should do that are just slightly different from living in a home that uses an alternative source of energy:
1. Have Your Equipment Inspected by a Licensed Professional Before or Shortly After the Closing
Set up an HVAC inspection with a licensed, local professional to get feedback on the current state of your equipment. Knowing about your system’s age and efficiency can help you budget your expected energy consumption, service, and future replacement. This is also a great time to have questions answered about how your heating oil system works while learning what you can do to improve its performance and longevity.
2. Select a Full-Service Heating Oil Supplier and HVAC Company to Care for Your Home
Your home requires timely and safely-delivered heating oil as well as skilled technicians to keep your equipment running at its peak. Some companies only offer oil delivery, while others only offer HVAC services, and few offer both. The best option is to choose a company capable of providing service and delivery. Look for a local company that’s small enough to care for your home personally – yet large enough and equipped with the right skills to handle anything. The company that checks those boxes, who offers automatic delivery and 24/7 emergency service will keep your house warm no matter how severe the weather.
3. Schedule an Annual Tune-Up
Oil burner manufacturers recommend tuning up your heating oil system once a year to maintain efficiency. When a technician inspects your equipment, they are able to identify aging components that may pose a risk for malfunction. Once a year, it’s also good to evaluate your home’s energy consumption and expenses.
4. Look at Inexpensive Options to Upgrade Performance and Lower Energy Costs
There are a number of inexpensive upgrades to increase the performance of your heating oil system, including programmable thermostats and higher quality air filters. Your home has multiple working parts keeping you comfortable all year round. So speak with your HVAC technician about ways to lower your fuel consumption, save on expenses, and decrease your carbon footprint.
Caring for your home’s HVAC equipment can be a challenge if you don’t have the right people on your side. When you partner with a company like Levco, you don’t have to sweat the details. Levco is the premier provider of Heating & Cooling service as well as fuel and heating oil delivery in Fairfield County, CT. Since 1980, Levco has been family owned and operated, offering the highest quality service to thousands of homeowners. We have made it our mission: “To solve problems for our customers, often before they even know they have them.” You can rely on us!
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