Come winter and your body has to work a whole lot harder to maintain a temperature that’s conducive for your body metabolism and all other vital processes. Come to think of it, home appliances working on heating oil too end up working just as hard, to get you and your family comfortably through the season.
At Boyle Energy, your well-being matters to us in every season and so, we’d like to share some tips on how you can raise the temperature within your home this winter, without significantly raising your heating oil bills.
1. Know if your home has energy ‘leak areas’
Among the first things to add on to your winter checklist is a home energy audit. This will let you know, if there are possible outlets for the heat inside your home to seep out when the temperature drops. The prime suspects here are mostly your doors and windows. A reliable HVAC professional will examine every part of your home to identify these leaks and offer solutions to address these issues, well before winter sets in.
2. Maximize natural light and heat
Make heat while the sun shines! Simply ensure your drapes and doors are open during the day to let in as much sunlight as possible. The natural light and heat filling up your home will take the load off your heating appliances. And make them work less harder which in turn, will burn up less of your valuable heating oil.
3. Lower your thermostat temperature
When it comes to lowering those energy bills, every small saving counts. You can chip away at your winter heating oil bill by smartly utilizing your thermostat. Lower it by a few degrees whenever you can, and simply shut it off while you’re away. If you have a programmable thermostat, it gets even easier. Set it to raise or lower temperatures at optimal times and then let technology handle the worry of saving you precious energy money.
4. Schedule an HVAC pre-winter tune up
A service in time will help save many a dime. Look up a trusted HVAC expert and then schedule a maintenance check to ensure your overall HVAC system is working at its efficient best. In case it isn’t, you’d be better placed to discover this before winter comes in full throttle.
5. Choose a smart oil delivery plan
It might make better sense to buy your fuel based on a plan rather than a random impulse. All you need to do is contact the local heating oil suppliers in your area and compare plans to find the one that’ll help you keep your costs as low as possible.
6. Stock up in the Off Season
If you’re familiar with the basics of supply and demand, you’ll easily figure out how it’ll cost you less to stock up on heating oil in the months preceding winter. Purchasing fuel during the lows could be a great way to stop your winter bills from scaling its highs.
7. Stay alert for discounts
Staying alert helped our ancestors save themselves in times of trouble. In today’s inflationary times, this instinct can help save you from unnecessary spends. Be aware of discounts available through the season in your local area and cash in, whenever you get the chance.
We hope these valuable tips will help you enjoy your winter better, with fuel bills that don’t freeze you standing still. If you’d like to know more about our heating oil delivery plans applicable to your area and other advantages, please get in touch with us. Serving customers with honesty and quality has been our motto since 1937, and we look forward to serving you with the excellence you deserve.