3 Things to do to Prepare Your Heating Oil Furnace for Fall

With the changing of the seasons, we can look forward to enjoying the turning of the leaves, adventures through corn mazes, and Momma’s homemade apple pie. The best part about chilly weather? Coming home to that comfy warm home of yours… Now, let’s talk about how to prepare your Heating Oil furnace for Fall with a few quick tips so your home can actually stay comfy and warm. 


  1. Change Those Air Filters – 
    1. The changing of the seasons is a great time to swap out old air filters for new ones. The US Department of Energy states, “the most important maintenance task that will ensure the efficiency of your heating / cooling unit is to routinely replace or clean its filters because clogged, dirty filters block normal airflow and reduce a system’s efficiency significantly.” Replacing a dirty, clogged filter with a clean one can lower your furnace’s energy consumption by 5% to 15%.  
  2.  Stop and Listen to Your Furnace –
    1. Test your furnace before it’s crunch time – When you turn your heating unit on, listen for abnormal sounds, such as banging or rattling which may require some attention from your local HVAC experts.
    2. Bonus Tip: If you have a high-efficiency furnace, look for the intake and exhaust pipes on the exterior of your home. Make sure they’re free of ice, snow, bird nests, or insects. If you cannot easily check your pipe’s status, the friendly experts at Shipley Energy can do it for you.
  3. Get Your Ducts in a Row 
    1. Our licensed energy experts can perform the major maintenance your system needs to continue operating at peak performance. The air quality inside your home has a big impact on your family’s health & well-being. Air ducts can become breeding grounds for allergens, mold spores, germs, and other contaminants. Avoid any health problems caused by dirty ducts – have them properly cleaned by our team of experts.


These helpful tips have been compiled by your friendly neighborhood heating experts at Shipley Energy. We offer two ways to order Heating Oil – online or by phone! With our prompt & efficient local heating oil delivery service, you can be sure you’ll always have fuel when you need it.

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