Flood Prep – Fuel Tanks

Flood Prep – Fuel Tanks

Keep these points in mind when you anchor a fuel tank:a) If you prefer not to do this work yourself, you can have a handyman or contractor anchor your tank.b) Extend all filling and ventilation tubes above the 100-year flood level so that flood waters cannot enter the...
Flood Prep – Fuel Tanks

Choosing a Fuel Source

When your’re choosing a fuel source for your home heating system, start with available fuels in your region, because not all fuels are available everywhere and some are cleaner and more efficient than others. Based on your chosen fuel—natural gas, fuel oil,...
Flood Prep – Fuel Tanks

Flood Prep – HVAC

Keep these points in mind when you have your HVAC equipment raised or floodproofed:a) Changes to the plumbing, electrical system, and ventilating ductwork in your house must be done by a licensed contractor, who will ensure that the work is done correctly and...
Flood Prep – Fuel Tanks

Anchor Your Fuel Tank

A fuel tank can tip over or float in a flood, causing fuel to spill or catch fire. Cleaning up a house that has been inundated with flood waters containing fuel oil can be extremely difficult and costly. Fuel tanks should be securely anchored to the floor. Make sure...
Flood Prep – Fuel Tanks

Furnace Maintenance

Keep your furnace tuned and in top condition. Proper maintenance of your furnace can save 6 to 10 percent of your heating bill. Have a certified technician look at your furnace and make the necessary adjustments before the heating season starts.