Money Saving Energy Tips

Energy prices across the board are high and while no one knows what the future holds we recognize that this causes many of our customers hardship and concern. For many reasons, it causes severe hardship for our company as well. The fact is that everyone benefits when consumers learn how to save money on their heating oil costs. To help you out we have developed these money saving ideas and links resources that we hope you will find useful.

First the easy stuff…

The easiest way of saving money on your heating bill is to follow some basic conservation tips. It’s really quite simple: the more heat you are able to keep in your home, the less your furnace or boiler needs to produce and the less heating oil you will consume. For your convenience, we have posted some conservation tips for you to follow – Each year, you should make sure you brush up on these tips that will cost just a little and could save you big.

  • Caulk those windows. Your home loses 25% of its heat through leaking windows and doors.
  • Open blinds, drapes and curtains during a sunny day, and close them at night to keep in the heat.
  • Close fireplace dampers and kitchen exhaust vents when not in use.
  • Don’t block heating vents or heating baseboard with furniture, carpeting or drapery.
  • Repair all hot water faucet leaks. Those little drips can add up to big dollars.
  • Turn off your computer and monitor when not in use.
  • Winterize & Insulate – When it gets cold put up those storm windows and/or cover them with plastic. Make sure your windows and doors are not ‘drafty’ – if so try caulking the leak. And check your insulation each fall. Some well-placed insulation (especially in the attic) can save a bundle.
  • Unless you’ve got a newer water heater that already has built-in insulation, buy an insulated “jacket” ($17-$20) to keep costs down, especially if your heater is in an unheated place like a garage.
  • Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes.
  • Look for the ENERGY STAR label on home appliances and products. ENERGY STAR products meet strict efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency. It can also help you receive up to $1500 in tax rebates for upgrading to a high efficiency unit.

Get Aggressive…

Consider upgrading your heating system to a new energy efficient furnace or boiler. For assistance in buying and installing a new heating system please contact us and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions.

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