Written on: December 27, 2021
Have you been worried about the price of heating oil this winter? You’re not alone.
You don’t need to do anything extreme to keep your heating oil costs down this winter. These easy tips can help you do that without sacrificing comfort.
If you haven’t tuned up your home’s furnace or boiler yet, don’t wait any longer! A comprehensive, professional tune-up ensures that your heating system is operating at peak efficiency, so you use the least amount of energy to heat your house. It also enables your service technician to detect and repair any issues that may reduce the efficacy of your heating system during the winter.
When the polar vortex comes to town, will you have enough heating oil in your tank to keep your home warm and comfortable? This is an ideal time to enroll in Automatic Delivery! We’ll track your heating oil usage and fill your tank before you run low.
By preventing drafts, you can save a lot of money on your energy bill each winter. Drafts may raise your heating expenses by up to 20%! Block drafts with weatherstripping, caulk, expanding foam, and door sweeps. If you have forced-air heating, vacuum the registers and vents. Check to see whether any furniture, drapes, or other objects are in the way of the heated air circulation.
Programmable and smart thermostats are excellent tools for increasing the comfort and energy efficiency of your house. If you don’t already have one, now is a fantastic time to purchase one since they might help you save money on your heating costs by 10%.
When the weather is chilly, follow these directions from the Department of Energy for efficient thermostat settings while maintaining your house warm.
Insulation is one of the most cost-effective and efficient ways to improve the efficiency of your heating system. Determine what R-Value your house needs and add insulation to reach that. The Department of Energy has additional suggestions for achieving optimal home insulating efficiency. Insulation not only keeps your house warm in the winter, but it also helps to keep it cool throughout the summer for year-round energy savings!
If you find yourself struggling to pay your Mazzolla Oil bill, get in touch with us before you fall behind and we’ll work with you to find a solution. You can also reach out to New York’s LIHEAP for assistance.