Help Your Home Conserve Energy This Winter
Is the warm air you’re paying for running loose through the neighborhood? Or maybe the cold air is sneaking into your home through various cracks and crevices. Either way, leaking air means greater energy costs! Luckily, it’s possible to affordably conserve energy by making some simple changes and fixes throughout your home.
Here are some great conservation tips to help prepare for winter:
- Correct air leaks around windows, doors, electrical outlets, and anywhere that pipes or wiring may run through an opening in a floor or wall
- Repair weather stripping and caulking
- Check your threshold for gaps between it and the door, using a bottom seal to prevent drafts
- Keep radiators free of dust for top efficiency
- Turn your thermostat back when you’re not home. Turning it back 10 to 15 degrees for eight hours can save 5 to 15 percent a year on your heating bill
- Programmable thermostats, when used properly, can shave $100 off of your annual energy bills
- Replace any cracked glass in your windows
- Wrap your pipes to guard against heat loss and prevent freezing
- Keep ductwork in good repair and insulated. Your home could lose up to 25% of hot air through damaged ducts
Spending a little bit of time to strengthen your home’s defenses against the cold winter air will result in big savings later on. And spending a little time to order your heating oil through our convenient and easy-to-use account portal will ensure you have a full tank of fuel when you need it most!
Place your order today! Call or contact us online if you have any questions or need assistance accessing your account.