Is Heating Oil Still A Good Way To Heat A Home?

Make sure your oil heat system can still get the job done

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We all know that it gets cold here in the winter in the greater Lansing, Michigan area. And that means that we know how important our home heating systems are.

Many of us probably do not like the idea of using a home heating oil system that is outdated considering how much we rely upon our heat during the winter months.

With more and more homes turning to electrically powered home heating systems you may find yourself wondering if your system that is powered with heating oil can keep up with the times.

Today’s heating oil systems

For homeowners who use heating oil to heat their Michigan homes, there is good news – oil heat systems are not outdated! In fact, the oil heat systems that are produced today use advanced technology and control capabilities, are highly efficient, provide maximum comfort to your home and help you save on fuel costs. Today’s modern heating oil equipment keeps your house comfortable by using only the amount of fuel that is necessary to heat your home. Plus they are compact and don’t take up a large footprint in your home.

How to troubleshoot your home heating system

You can of course run into heating trouble no matter what kind of home heating system you have. If you suddenly find that your heat is no longer working here is what you can do to troubleshoot before calling in a professional:

  • Check to see if you have enough heating oil or propane in your tank. If your supply is low, contact Lansing Ice & Fuel for a heating oil delivery or a propane delivery.
  • Take a look at your thermostat and make sure the system switch is set to either HEAT or AUTO. Turn the fan switch on or set it to auto if you don’t have it on already. Set the temperature to be at least five degrees above whatever the room temperature is.
  • If your system has a pilot light check to make sure it’s on.
  • Inspect all the power switches, fuses and circuit breakers in your home.
  • If your home has a heat pump or a furnace:
  • If airflow from the vent seems low, check the air filter to see if it needs to be cleaned.
  • Check to see that your home’s vents aren’t being blocked by furniture, curtains or dust. Also make sure that all vents are open.
  • Open the gas control valve if it’s not open already.
  • If you have a boiler:
  • Open the gas control valve if it’s not open already.

Lansing Ice & Fuel can help keep you warm with heating oil

Residents in the Lansing, Michigan area can count on Lansing Ice & Fuel for their heating oil needs. Whether you need a small supply of 150 gallons or a larger order for commercial needs, we can get the job done.

You can get your heating oil through our will-call service option or with our auto-fill service – the choice is yours!

Contact Lansing Ice & Fuel today and let us help you will all things heating oil!