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Preventing Fuel Run-outs In Your Home

prevent run outs vermontLife is busy these days – even here in Vermont. And the busier life gets, the easier it is to forget the little things – like checking the fuel gauge on your home heating system.

The problem is that running out of heating oil or propane isn’t a “little” problem.

Besides the inconvenience and dangers of being in a cold house on a frigid day, run-outs can cause other problems. In an oil-fired system, the sludgy dregs of sediment in your heating oil tank can clog filters and fuel lines – and with no heat, you could easily end up with frozen, or even bursting, water pipes – a problem that could end up costing thousands of dollars in damage.

The same goes for propane: if you run out of the gas, your system automatically shuts down and must be professionally restarted and pressure tested at your expense. There are also risks associated with propane leaks.

The bottom line: a fuel run-out is something you really want to avoid!

How to avoid running out of fuel

The good news is there are some simple things you can do to avoid a heating oil or propane run-out in your Vermont home:

If you do run out of fuel:

Getting low on heating oil or propane? Don’t panic – Jack F. Corse has your back.

Our experts will take care of any problems that arise and refill your tank to keep your family safe and warm in your Lamoille County-area home!