2019-2020 Winter Weather Outlook in Pennsylvania and Delaware
Homeowners living in Chester, Delaware, and New Castle Counties are no strangers to extreme winter weather. Winter in the Northeast throws plenty of curve balls like below-zero cold snaps and heavy snowfall. Are you wondering what the 2019-2020 season has in store? According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the Northeast will experience a “polar coaster” winter. What does that mean? You should prepare for frigid, frosty weather and many ups and downs on the thermometer.
Wondering how you can prepare for the unexpected? Use this checklist to keep your home, and family, safe and warm through an unpredictable winter.
Your Winter Weather Checklist
1. Keep Your Heating Fuel Tank Full
Whether you use heating oil or propane gas to heat your home in Pennsylvania or Delaware, it is important to regularly schedule heating fuel deliveries to avoid running out of fuel. We recommend that you order heating oil or propane delivery when your fuel tank gauge reads ¼ full. This is a best practice to ensure that you have enough fuel to hold you over while your heating oil or propane delivery is scheduled and dispatched by your fuel delivery provider.
2. Install a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat is an easy upgrade that delivers significant benefits. You can save big on energy bills by setting your thermostat to automatically lower when you are out of the house or asleep. This will conserve precious heat.
3. Protect Your Heating Equipment
Nothing is worse than going to switch on your heat in the winter and have it not work! Sign up for a heating service plan to protect your propane or heating oil heating system. There are varying levels of protection that offer significant benefits, like a free annual heating tune-up and parts and labor coverage.
4. Consider a Heating System Upgrade
Are you worried about the reliability of your heating system? If you have a boiler or furnace that is 15 years or older, your equipment is more prone to breakdowns and uses fuel less efficiently than it did when it was brand new. Investing in a new high-efficiency heating system will reduce the risk of mid-season breakdowns and help you to use heating fuel more efficiently.
Stay Safe and Warm this Winter
Ferro Fuel Oil is pleased to be the top choice for heating oil and propane delivery for customers living in Southeastern PA and Northern Delaware. Contact us to learn more about fuel delivery, heating equipment installations, and heating service plan coverage. We’re happy to help your family stay safe and warm through another Northeast winter.