With winter just a few weeks away, it's time to start getting ready for the cold weather. Inspecting your roof, insulating your water pipes, and having your heater serviced are all important steps when it comes to preparing your home from winter. However, there are still a few other steps that you need to take to make sure you're properly prepared for the cold weather ahead. Take a look at the list below. These three items should be taken care of before winter arrives.
Take Care of Your Propane Needs
If you use propane to heat your home, or cook your food, now's the time to make sure that your winter propane needs are taken care of.
Clear the Area
When it comes to your propane tank, the first thing you need to do for winter preparation is clear the area. Your propane service will need a clear path to your tank during the winter.
Inspect the Tank
Once winter arrives, it's going to be difficult to get a clear view of your propane tank, especially if you're expecting snow. To make sure your propane provider can identify problems before they leave you without fuel this winter, have your tank inspected for damage.
Fill the Tank
If you usually wait until winter arrives to have your tank filled, you should rethink that habit. Waiting until winter to fill your propane tank can leave you without the fuel you need. This is particularly true if the weather gets too bad for your delivery person to get through to your home. Avoid the worry by having your propane tank filled before the foul weather arrives.
Schedule a Firewood Delivery
If you use your fireplace or wood burning stove to supplement your winter heating, it's time to schedule the firewood delivery. Your firewood provider is going to get busy once winter arrives. You want to make sure that you have a full supply of firewood before things get really cold this winter. Not only that but demand for firewood may leave you out in the cold if the supply runs low.
Have Your Fireplace Cleaned
If you haven't had your fireplace cleaned in a while, don't start your first fire until you've scheduled a service call. Soot and dirt can build up in your chimney, creating unsafe conditions for the use of your fireplace. To ensure your safety, have your fireplace cleaned and inspected once a year.
Contact a company, like Taylor Gas Company Inc, for more help.