Written on: March 8, 2021
We’ve got a lot on our mind these days – even more than usual, with COVID complications. The busier life gets, the easier it is to forget the little things, like checking the fuel gauge on your home heating system.
Besides the inconvenience and dangers of being in a cold house on a frigid day, run-outs can cause other problems. In an oil-fired system, thickened fuel from the bottom of your oil storage tank can clog filters and fuel lines – and with no heat, you could easily end up with frozen, or even bursting, water pipes that can cause thousands of dollars in damage.
If you have a propane-fired system, you’ll have other issues: if you run out of the gas, your system automatically shuts down and must be professionally restarted and pressure tested at your expense. Sudden changes in pressure caused by shutting down your system can also increase the likelihood of a propane leak.
The bottom line: a fuel run-out is something you really want to avoid.
The good news is there are some simple things you can do to avoid a heating oil or propane run-out in your Vermont home:
If you do run out of fuel:
Getting low on heating oil or propane? Don’t panic, but don’t wait: contact Ace-Robbins today for a heating oil or propane delivery in Wyoming County, PA!