Protect Your Home and Family this Winter
The heating season is officially in full swing, and winter storms will be here any day now. While you fire up your heating system, there are a few best practices you should consider for your home or business. Southside Fuel provides delivery of high-quality discount heating oil to homes and businesses in the greater Richmond Virginia area.
Winter Safety Tips for Your Home
- Check your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. Be sure to replace the batteries in your detectors so they are able to properly function and keep you safe.
- Replace your air filters and have your vents cleaned. Air filters should be checked monthly and replaced if necessary. Changing your air filters and cleaning your vents can allow you and your family to breathe healthier, cleaner air.
- Clear your driveway and paths of snow or other debris. Keeping a clear driveway in the winter will protect people like our postal workers and first responders. It also ensures that our delivery and service technicians can safely keep your heating system filled and working properly.
- Have a plan for emergencies. In the event of a fire, be sure to have an evacuation plan in place. Know the number of your local fire department or simply dial 911 to alert them of the situation and send help right away.
We hope these safety tips can help you and your family to stay safe and comfortable this winter. If you are in need of home heating oil, or interested in becoming a Southside Fuel customer, contact us today by giving us a call at (804) 231-5798.