Winter is here, and as your trusted heating oil provider, Sheller Energy is here to help you stay warm while keeping your heating costs in check. We understand that everyone wants to save a little extra during the winter months, and that’s why we’ve put together a list of our top money-saving tips. Follow these recommendations, and you’ll not only stay cozy but also have more dollars in your pocket. Let’s dive in!
1. Regular Maintenance:
The first and most crucial step to saving money on heating this winter is regular maintenance of your heating system. Schedule a professional inspection and tune-up to ensure that your system is running efficiently. A well-maintained system consumes less fuel, which means more savings for you.
2. Adjust Thermostat Settings:
Consider lowering your thermostat settings when you’re away from home or at night when you’re snugly tucked into bed. Programmable thermostats are a great investment as they allow you to automate temperature adjustments, ensuring your home is warm when you need it and cooler when you don’t.
3. Seal Drafts:
Inspect your doors and windows for drafts, and seal any gaps using weatherstripping or caulk. Keeping the cold air out and the warm air in is a simple yet effective way to save on heating costs.
4. Insulate Your Home:
Proper insulation is key to preventing heat loss. Check your attic, walls, and floors for insulation gaps or wear, and make necessary upgrades to keep your home cozy and efficient.
5. Upgrade to Efficient Equipment:
If your heating system is outdated, consider upgrading to a high-efficiency model. Newer systems provide the same or better heating performance while consuming less heating oil, which translates to significant savings.
6. Replace Filters Regularly:
Don’t forget to change or clean your furnace filters regularly. Clogged filters restrict airflow, making your heating system work harder and less efficiently. A clean filter ensures optimal performance.
7. Utilize Curtains and Drapes:
Heavy curtains or drapes can act as insulators. Keep them closed during the night to trap warmth and open them during the day to let in natural sunlight, which provides free heating.
8. Close Unused Rooms:
Concentrate warmth in the rooms you use most frequently by closing doors to unused areas. This prevents heat from spreading to spaces that don’t need it.
9. Regular Oil Delivery:
Sign up for our automatic oil delivery services to ensure a steady supply of heating oil. This helps you avoid emergency deliveries and may qualify you for bulk purchase discounts.
10. Check for Government Rebates:
Explore available government rebates or incentives for upgrading to energy-efficient heating systems. These programs can help offset initial costs and lead to long-term savings.
11. Oil Buying Strategies:
Consider purchasing heating oil during the offseason when prices are typically lower. Alternatively, ask about budget plans to evenly distribute heating costs throughout the year.
At Sheller Energy, we’re committed to helping you stay warm and save money this winter. By following these money-saving tips, you can enjoy a cozy, cost-effective season. Remember, we’re here to support you every step of the way. Contact us for all your heating oil needs, and let’s make this winter a warm and budget-friendly one!
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