Winter Safety Tips for Homeowners in Upstate NY

Winter weather is here to stay in the Oxford, Greene, and Sherburne, NY area, and we at Blueox Energy know that homeowners just like yourself are brainstorming the best ways to keep your home and family safe during the coldest months of the year. Lucky for you, our experts have complied a list of our top tips to help you stay warm and comfortable this winter. Keep reading this blog post to learn the top 5 things we recommend doing now to have an easier, more relaxing, and safer winter season.

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Our Top 5 Winter Safety Tips for NY Homeowners

1. Keep Your Driveway Clear & Shovel a Path to Your Fill Pipe

Make sure to shovel the snow and ice off your driveway and walkway, and don’t forget to shovel a path to your fill pipe as well. This makes it easier and safer for our delivery drivers to bring you the fuel you need.

2. Watch Your Fuel Levels

Keep an eye on your fuel gauge! Be sure to order heating oil before your tank reaches ¼ full, or 30% full for propane tanks. This gives us time to bring your delivery and helps you avoid a no-heat emergency.

3. Test Your CO & Smoke Detectors

Knowing whether your CO and smoke detectors are in working order is critical to keeping your home safe throughout the winter. This is also the perfect time to replace batteries if necessary.

4. Use a Propane Generator for Backup Power

Winter storms in Upstate New York are no joke. Help make sure you’re ready for whatever the weather brings with a propane-powered generator. The team at Blueox Energy is proud to be your local propane delivery experts, and we’ll bring you the fuel you need for your generator at an affordable price.

5. Choose an Energy Company You Can Call Day or Night

One of the best ways to help your home and family stay safe this winter is to choose an energy company you can depend on, no matter the weather or the time of day. Picking Blueox Energy as your home comfort provider means you can rest easy knowing your heating system is in good hands, and signing up one of our service memberships means you get access to 24/7 emergency service if you need it.

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Count on Blueox Energy for Your Winter Heating Needs

At Blueox Energy, it’s our mission to be passionately dedicated to the well-being and satisfaction of our customers. Our experienced and friendly team of personnel have an unrivaled amount of expertise in the energy and HVAC industry, and they would love to bring you your next fuel delivery or perform needed maintenance or repairs on your heating equipment. Become a Blueox Energy customer today or get in touch with us if you’re already a customer—we’d love to hear from you.

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