Prepare Your PA Home for the Holiday Season

Winter is here to stay in Pennsylvania, and you’re probably focusing on holiday festivities and spending time with friends and family. But if getting your home ready before you go out of town or host a celebration wasn’t on your to-do list, Eshenaurs is here to remind you why it should be! Whether you’re traveling or staying home during the holidays, read on to learn how you can prepare your home for the holiday season.

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Your Holiday Home To-Do List

Make Sure You Have Enough Fuel

A no-heat scenario due to lack of fuel will not only leave your family cold, but it is also a serious safety hazard. Running out of heating oil or propane can cause costly damage to your heating system, and the last thing anyone wants right before the holidays is an unexpected bill. Avoid this by placing a heating oil delivery when your tank is no less than ¼ full or a or propane delivery when your tank is no less than 30% full. Remember that having guests staying over leads to higher fuel usage from things like hot water for showers and gas for cooking. Simplify your holiday and sign up for automatic delivery—we’ll handle your fueling for you!

Keep Your Driveway Clear

To bring you the fuel you need to keep your home warm and cozy, our delivery drivers need access to your driveway. Please keep your driveway clear of snow and ice and remember to shovel a path to your fill pipe so they can bring your propane or heating oil delivery!

Have a Generator? Make Sure the Tank Is Full

If you rely on a generator to keep your power on during our unpredictable Pennsylvania winters, it’s a good idea to top off its storage tank before the holidays. That way if we experience a holiday storm, you can rest easy knowing you’ll have power.

Adjust Your Thermostat

Leaving town for the holidays? Make sure your thermostat is set low to conserve energy, but not completely shut off. This will help prevent frozen pipes and costly damage to your home.

Keep Your No-Heat Checklist Handy

If you experience heat loss this winter, don’t panic. See if you can correct the issue quickly and safely with this checklist:

  • Fuel Tank: Check the gauge to see if you need a heating oil refill, and if you do, give us a call.
  • Thermostat: Make sure your setting is on HEAT, and the cooling function is not on instead.
  • Switches: Check that all furnace and emergency switches are on.
  • Reset Button: Press the RESET button on your furnace—ONCE ONLY.

If you’ve performed all the above steps and still don’t have heat, call your local HVAC experts at Eshenaurs right away for assistance.

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Call Eshenaurs for All Your Home Comfort Needs

Not sure whether your home is ready to tackle the cold Pennsylvania holiday season? Get in touch with the pros at Eshenaurs today for all your heating oil and propane delivery, heating installations and service, and plumbing needs. We’re always here to help, and we can’t wait to work with you to get your home in tip-top shape for the winter months ahead. Request service or become a customer now!