Winters in Massachusetts and Connecticut can be brutal, and residents know the season is no joke. During the cold season, New England experiences heavy snow, icy rain, and everything else in between. If you’re not careful, winter can bring about some potentially dangerous hazards, but luckily, we have some tips to stay safe. At Bay State Fuel Oil, your safety is our priority, so read on to learn about ways to stay safe this year when it comes to your home heating and comfort.
Winter Safety for Homeowners
Clear Delivery Pathways: Getting your fuel deliveries when you need them is crucial to keeping a warm home, so make sure your driveway and pathway to your tank are clear of snow and ice, so our drivers can deliver safely and promptly.
Keep Your Tank Full: Keep your tank full by signing up for automatic delivery. Running out of fuel can create some potentially costly damages to your heating system, and not only will it create trouble for the system, but it will also leave your family cold and unsafe. With auto-delivery, Bay State will track your deliveries and fuel usage, so you never have to worry about running out.
Get Plan Coverage: The last thing anyone wants in the middle of the cold season is a heating system breakdown, and sometimes unfortunate things happen, but you can be prepared when they do! Signing up for one of Bay State’s service plans will protect your heating system and your wallet. We have several to choose from, and you can find the one that’s right for you. Our packages include an annual heating system tune-up to promote safe, efficient system operation and other perks like service discounts and 24-hour emergency service.
Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Heating oil is one of the safest home heating fuels available, and it is naturally non-explosive, but the burning process can cause CO leaks that are dangerous. Carbon monoxide is odorless, colorless, and tasteless, so having a CO detector will keep your family safe by notifying you if there is a leak.
Store Wisely: At this time of year, basements are often overcrowded with storage boxes of holiday supplies. Be sure to keep any flammable debris away from your heating system and oil tank.
We hope you have a safe and happy holiday season this year! Contact our experts today to learn more about winter safety, schedule service, or request a delivery.