Is saving money one of your goals for 2021? We’re here to help! There are several small changes that you can make to your family’s daily routine to help lower your heating bills this winter. Check out this list of energy-conservation tips that can keep your heating oil costs down and your home comfort budget in check. Read on to learn more about how homeowners on the North Shore are saving energy this year.
Top 5 Tips to Use Less Energy During Winter on the North Shore:
1. Use a programmable thermostat
Having a programmable thermostat will allow you to automatically set your temperature to drop a few degrees when you’re asleep or out of the house. It’s a simple way to reduce your energy bills 10–30% annually without sacrificing daily comfort.
2. Make sure your fill pipe is accessible
If it snows, we ask that homeowners clear a path to their oil fill pipes. It is also helpful to remove debris like fallen branches that could block access. This allows our drivers to make safe and efficient deliveries of your home heating oil.
3. Make the most of your ceiling fans
We all know heat rises. If your heating system is on, run your fan clockwise to push the air back down toward your living space. This will keep your indoor temperature at a steady temperature so your heating system doesn’t have to kick on as frequently.
4. Cooking? Leave the oven cracked
Unless you have curious pets or little ones, leave your oven door open a little after you finish cooking or baking. The heat from the oven will cycle into your home, saving you money on the heating oil you’d have to use otherwise.
5. Seal pesky drafts or air leaks
Drafts and air leaks are some of the most common causes of unnecessary heat loss. Check your windows and doors and make sure there isn’t precious heat escaping outside. This is an easy step to making your home more efficient, which will come in handy in the summer when you switch to air conditioning, too.
John’s Oil Can Help You Save Money on Heating Fuel
Interested in more tips on energy savings? John’s Oil team members are the trusted fuel delivery and heating service experts on the North Shore of Massachusetts. We have more than 45 years of heating oil delivery and heating equipment service experience. Contact us online or call us at (781) 592-9505 to order fuel, request heating service, or ask for assistance with improving your home’s efficiency today. We look forward to hearing from you!