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Get Your Home Heating System Ready for Fall

Date: September 5, 2023

Start the season with a full oil tank and a fully-serviced furnace or boiler.

home heating service boston, ma In the greater Boston area, we’re already seeing signs of fall’s arrival. The bright summer flowers are starting to recede. Evenings are turning a bit cooler, and we even had a sighting of the most definitive autumnal icon: the Pumpkin Spice Latte.

Nothing beats fall in New England, but along with tasty coffee drinks and spellbinding foliage, this season also means that your home’s heating system needs to come back online. Is your furnace or boiler ready for the fall? Here are some steps to take before the mercury drops.

Change your air filter.

Did you regularly check your furnace’s air filter this summer? It saw significant use during warm weather because your central air conditioning used the same ductwork. The filter prevented airborne pollutants like pollen, dust, debris or mold from cycling through your forced-air system.

Take a moment to check your filter (either on the side of your furnace or behind a return-air vent). If it’s dirty or clogged, be sure to replace it. It’s a quick, inexpensive process, but it makes a huge impact with higher heating efficiency and healthier indoor air.

Test your heating system early.

Don’t wait for the first cold snap to fire up your home heating system. A sub-freezing night is the worst possible time to realize you have no heat. In the late summer or early fall, flip on your heating system’s power switches and turn up your thermostat. If the burner does not produce a flame, you may need to contact us for a furnace or boiler repair.

Schedule a heating oil delivery.

Did you finish last winter with a nearly empty tank? We recommend households keep a full oil tank through the summer to prevent condensation, which can lead to corrosion and shorten your tank’s lifespan.

If your tank level is low today, please schedule a heating oil delivery in the late summer or early fall. We have more availability to deliver your fuel on your schedule, and you’ll be ahead of the game for winter.

Arrange a heating system tune-up from a Cubby technician.

All oil-fired furnaces and boilers benefit from regular maintenance — typically once a year in the form of a tune-up by a licensed technician.

At Cubby Oil & Energy, we provide comprehensive service that keeps your home heating equipment running safely and efficiently. This efficiency can save you up to 10 percent on your home fuel expenses. An annual tune-up also allows our team members to find and fix lingering issues that could lead to a breakdown and shorten your system’s service life. Most manufacturers’ warranties require annual maintenance, so arranging a tune-up protects you from repairs your warranty should cover.

When you enroll in an affordable Cubby Heating Oil Service Plan, we provide a FREE annual tune-up, as well as repair discounts and guaranteed priority service. It’s the best possible protection for your home comfort investment.

Reach out to us today to enroll in a service plan or schedule your home heating equipment maintenance.

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