Moving to a new home can be an exciting time for you and your family. It can also be very stressful. While you may be making plans for decorating and improving your new residence, you also have to remember to take care of numerous details to get ready for your house closing and the move. One area that is easy to overlook is your heating system. There are steps you need to take if you’re selling a home to make sure you’re getting full value for any oil you may leave behind. If you’re buying, you also want to make sure your new system is working properly and isn’t going to be a pain in your wallet. At Tragar Home Services, we’re heating system experts. We want to give you some tips about how to protect yourself and your heating system if you’re buying or selling a home.
Getting Credit for Unused Energy
If you’re selling, you want to make sure you’re not getting charged for energy you didn’t use. You also want to make sure that the transition runs smoothly. If you have gas heat, the Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty blog recommends that you contact your gas company about a week before the closing to take a final reading. You should also provide the gas company with the name of the buyer and let them know that the buyer will make any future arrangements.
If you are a seller with oil heat, you should know that it’s a good idea to ask the buyer to pay for any unused oil left in your tank. Tragar can help with that. Let us know when the closing date is and we’ll come to the property the day before the closing and make a final reading. Then, we’ll give you the paperwork that you need when you complete the sale.
Evaluating Your New Heating System
Tragar will also be there for you when you move to your new home. If you need a quick oil delivery, we can set you up with a new account or give you a one-time delivery. If you’ve never had oil heat before, we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have and give you the information you need about equipment and delivery.
We strongly recommend getting the new heating system in your home evaluated. Tragar Home Services can give your new home’s system a complete tune-up, We’ll check all of your thermostat settings and system controls. We’ll lubricate the moving parts and make sure that all of your electrical connections are secure. We’ll measure the voltage and currents on the system’s motors. Tragar will inspect the condensate drain and check all oil and gas connections. We’ll look at gas pressure, burner combustion and the heat exchanger.
When we’re done, we’ll let you know if your equipment is aging, in need of repair or in need of replacement. We’ll try to make sure your equipment is running efficiently and will save you money.
Tragar Will Ease the Transition to Your New Home
Tragar Home Services wants the transition from your old home to your new one to be as smooth as possible. We hope you take these tips to heart and we can continue to check your heating system regularly if you choose to remain a Tragar customer. There’s a lot to worry about when you move and we’ll make sure you’ll worry less about your heating systems. Contact Tragar today.