4 Tips to Prepare Your Massachusetts Home for Winter

In Southeastern Massachusetts and on Cape Cod, those of us who live here year-round are starting to unpack coats, hats, mittens, and snow shovels from the basement or attic. After all, preparing for winters on the East Coast is easier if you start early. Readying your home for winter doesn’t have to be a complicated process—in fact, just a few simple steps can be taken well in advance of winter to ensure you and your loved ones remain safe and comfortable all season long. Here are some steps Falmouth Energy recommends to prep your property for an enjoyable winter season:

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Top Steps to Get Your Home Ready for Winter on Cape Cod:

  • Refill your home’s Bioheat® fuel storage tank
    Protect your family and prepare your oil-heated home to endure winter safely and comfortably. If you’re ready to place your order, you can do so easily online at your convenience! Just click here to refill your heating oil storage tank in a jiffy.
  • Sign up for a budget plan
    If you haven’t already, enroll in Falmouth’s 12-month budget plan. We’ll split your payments for your estimated fuel consumption into small, manageable increments, giving you just one small heating fuel bill per month. You can learn more about our budget plans right here, or contact us to sign up.
  • Schedule a heating system tune-up
    Double-check that the heating system and appliances are running efficiently. Before the start of each heating season, have a qualified service technician from Falmouth inspect and service your home’s appliances and Bioheat® fuel heating system. When appliances are running as efficiently as possible, your home will conserve fuel, save money, and avoid unexpected midseason repairs. If you’d like to join the majority of your neighbors and bundle your heating tune-up into a comprehensive service plan with various discounts and perks, view your options on our website.
  • Install and set a programmable thermostat
    Homes save an average of 10 percent each year on heating costs by using a programmable thermostat. Setting the temperature a few degrees lower it when the family is asleep or away from home saves money without sacrificing comfort—after all, you won’t notice the difference if you’re snuggled up under a blanket at night or out sledding during the day!

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