Winter Safety Tips for Homeowners on Long Island, NY
Long Island is a great place to live, and is full of beautiful homes. Protect the investment you put into your house and property while keeping your family safe and warm this winter. ParkSide Fuel is here to present you with safety precautions and steps you can take to keep your property secure year-round.
5 Ways to Stay on Top of Winter Safety This Year
- Don’t Turn Off Your Heat When Traveling
If you are going away for the holidays, keep your thermostat on a low heat temperature. It may be tempting to save on fuel oil by shutting your system off when you leave, but you’ll save more money in the long run by leaving the heat on low (around 55 degrees). This will prevent your pipes from freezing, which would cause expensive damages, and help to avoid a boiler or furnace breakdown caused by overtaxing your heating equipment when you get home.
- Keep Your Driveway and Walkways Clear of Ice and Snow
Regularly plow your driveway and shovel necessary walkways to your fuel oil tank so that your fuel delivery driver can deliver your heating oil safely and on schedule. It is important that your local heating oil provider can safely access your home and heating oil tank.
- Sign Up for Automatic Oil Delivery
Running out of heating oil isn’t just inconvenient, it can be dangerous this time of year! Enrolling in automatic heating oil delivery is a simple way to avoid unnecessary fuel run outs. Once you sign up, ParkSide Fuel will monitor your fuel oil usage and make heating oil deliveries as needed.
- Practice Pet Safety
There are many ways to keep your pets protected this winter. Clean up poisonous antifreeze spills, wipe their paws after walks to protect them from chemicals, and give them reflective collars if you walk them after dark. Finally, never leave your pets in a cold car!
- Protect Your Home Heating Equipment
Furnace, boilers, and other home heating equipment should be taken care of properly to keep them running safely for your family and home. Sign up for a heating service plan to protect your heating equipment this winter. ParkSide Fuel’s heating service plan includes a free annual tune-up, 24/7 emergency heating service, automatic oil delivery, and special HVAC parts and repairs savings.
Contact us today to sign up for automatic oil delivery or to enroll in our valuable heating service plan. We’ll be pleased to help you keep your home safe and warm this winter, and for seasons to come.