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3 Home Heating Oil Safety Tips Everyone Can Use  October 12, 2016

West Haven, New Haven County
3 Home Heating Oil Safety Tips Everyone Can Use , West Haven, Connecticut

It’s getting cooler outside, and before you know it, it’ll be time to crank up the heat. For over 30 years, residents in West Haven, CT, have relied on Apple Oil to stay warm. They know their customers depend on them for high-quality heating oil, and without their delivery services, many people in the region wouldn’t be able to stay warm during the winter months. 

Part of what makes Apple Oil different from other heating oil companies is their commitment to customer care and safety. If your home uses heating oil, here are a few safety tips to keep in mind: 

  • heating oilDo Not Attempt Leak Repairs: If you see oil spilling out of your pipes or storage tank area, do not attempt to fix the leak yourself. You can try to contain the oil and stop it from going down any floor drains using towels, but you should call a professional immediately to fix the leak. Fixing oil leaks can be extremely dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing, so it’s best to call in the professionals. 
  • Don’t Restart Burners Multiple Times:  If you have gas appliances and gas heating, you should be aware that most modern stoves and ovens have auto shut-offs built into them. If your appliance detects a potential surge or leak, it will shut off your burners automatically. You can restart them using the reset button, but if it doesn’t work, you shouldn’t continue to attempt a restart. Instead, you should call your heating oil company immediately for assistance. 
  • heating oilMake Annual Maintenance A Priority: You wouldn’t go years without visiting a doctor or without getting an oil change in your car, and you shouldn’t go years without getting your heating oil tank inspected. Annual inspections go a long way toward making sure your home is heated safely and efficiently. 

Apple Oil is dedicated to keeping their customers safe; they inspect their customer’s tanks before refilling them and offer emergency repair services in case leaking occurs. Their technicians have the experience and know-how to service your oil heat system, so you can focus on other things.

To schedule heating oil delivery or repair services today, call Apple Oil at (203) 934-3835 or visit them online for more information.

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