How to Make Sure Your Home Is Ready for Thanksgiving This Year

With the holiday season right around the corner, many Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut homeowners like yourself are spending increased amounts of time at home, staying warm and enjoying time together as the year begins to wind down. If you’re expecting to spend your Thanksgiving holiday hosting a gathering at your own home, there’s a few preparations you can make now to protect your home and ensure your guests are warm and comfortable when the day arrives. Our energy experts at FSi Oil and Propane are your number-one resource when it comes to your home comfort and energy needs. With fast and reliable fuel delivery, expert HVAC services, and more, we’re here to protect you throughout the holidays. Keep reading to learn what you should do now to make sure that your home is ready for the Thanksgiving holiday and prepared for the chilly winter heating season ahead.

Reasons Your Fuel Usage Fluctuates During the Holidays

Colder weather is officially here which means that you are likely spending more time inside your home and even looking forward to hosting various holiday events including Thanksgiving! What you might not realize is that having more people inside your home for longer periods of time can significantly impact how quickly you are using up your heating oil or propane fuel. It’s essential to remember that your heating system will be working overtime to keep your home warm and comfortable throughout this season, causing you to use more fuel than you might expect. Luckily, there are a few measures you can take right now to help prepare your home for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and keep on top of monitoring your fuel levels, without risking a heat-loss emergency.

How to Prepare Your Home for the Holidays

To make sure your home is prepped and ready for the upcoming holiday celebrations, you will want to take a few extra steps to conserve energy and maximize your fuel supply, so your guests this season stay warm and comfortable. By making a few quick adjustments to your winter heating routine, you’ll set up your home for success this season. Check out our top eight recommendations for getting your home Thanksgiving-ready below!

1. Seal air leaks and drafts

The last thing we want to worry about on Thanksgiving Day is a drafty home. Be sure to check windows and doors for any air leaks or drafts. If you find any, seal them with weather stripping or caulk to prevent precious heat from escaping. Your family and friends will appreciate it!

2. Schedule your heating system tune-up

Having a fuel provider that you trust is essential for getting through the holiday season. Choosing a company like FSi Oil and Propane that values your overall home comfort makes all the difference. As an FSi customer, you can take advantage of our annual heating system tune-up and maintenance services  to keep your furnace or boiler running in peak condition for years to come. Scheduling this critical yearly maintenance not only helps to extend the lifespan of your heating system; it also can help you save money on fuel costs by enabling your equipment to run more efficiently, keeping you and your guests comfortable this season. Don’t miss out on this cost-saving service by reaching out to our team today to schedule your heating tune-up before the holidays begin.

3. Enroll in automatic delivery for heating oil or propane

You have enough on your plate this upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, so leave scheduling your fuel deliveries and monitoring your tank levels to us this season. By enrolling in automatic heating oil or propane delivery with FSi Oil and Propane, you can forget about manually placing orders. Our technology-based software program tracks your fuel usage and accurately predicts your heating oil or propane needs based on weather patterns. This allows us to schedule a fuel delivery based solely on when you need it. Automatic delivery can be set up over the phone and there is no extra charge for this convenient service.

Added benefits of automatic delivery:

  • Receive discounted service rates
  • Qualify for valuable upgraded service protection
  • Spread heating costs into equal payments with SmartPay

If for any reason you run out of fuel as an automatic delivery customer, we will promptly fill your tank, restart your burner at no charge and give you a $25 gift card toward dinner FREE.* Hurry and enroll in this convenient and time-saving service before the holiday season starts by contacting us online or giving us a call at (413) 532-3500 today.

*Restrictions may apply

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4. Don’t forget about window treatments!

Sunny day? Keep curtains on south-facing windows of your home open during the day so that the sunlight can naturally raise your home’s indoor temperature. Just make sure you close them at night for an extra barrier against the evening chill. This added step will help you and your guests stay even more comfortable, without needing to crank up your heat.

5. Upgrade your oil or propane heating equipment with FSi Oil and Propane

Heating technology is constantly improving. A new heating system installation performed by our heating experts at FSi Oil and Propane will use your fuel more efficiently, help reduce your carbon footprint, and make you less likely to experience a breakdown which are all benefits you’ll want to take advantage of before the holidays.

Are you ready to schedule your new installation? Reach out to our installation experts online to get a free estimate today.

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6. Install a programmable thermostat

Wi-Fi thermostats are little devices that can deliver big energy savings. Program your thermostat to automatically lower while you are asleep or out of the house, so you are only using heating fuel when you need it. By helping you save fuel and energy during these times, you can more reliably heat your home to your desired comfort level while you’re hosting your next Thanksgiving celebration or holiday get-together.

7. Enroll in a fuel payment plan

We’re here to help you make sure your Thanksgiving and the remainder of your winter heating season go off without a hitch, and that means helping you to extend your budget during the busiest time of year. At FSi Oil and Propane, we’re pleased to offer our customers several convenient fuel payment options, including a monthly budget plan to help you make budgeting for your fall and winter heating oil deliveries easier than ever before. This convenient service means more efficient, reliable fuel-ups for you, predictable payments, and greater savings during the heating season when you spread out your fuel costs over the course of the year. To learn more, be sure to visit our SmartPay Budget Plan page here.

8. Don’t forget about the fireplace

If you have a wood-burning fireplace, your chimney can be a culprit for unseen drafts. Always keep your fireplace damper closed unless you are burning a fire.

Count on FSi to Help Create Your Perfect Home for the Holidays

Is your home prepared for the holiday season? At FSi Oil and Propane, we’re pros at helping you maximize your home comfort year-round with reliable heating oil and propane delivery, expert HVAC service and upgrades, affordable pricing plans, plumbing services, and more! Be sure to get in contact with us today online to learn more about how we can help your home become more energy efficient or become a customer today by filling out our online registration form here! We look forward to serving you.