Keeping your home warm throughout the winter is incredibly important for a sustainable and comfortable means of living. However, as everyone in New England has seen, heating prices can significantly increase during the colder months of the year. And there are certainly ways to juggle both having a comfortably warm homestead while also living within your financial means. Here’s what you can do to conserve heating oil and live comfortably on a budget.
Buy a Programmable Thermostat
Technology has come a long way, hasn’t it? Programmable thermostats are the convenient solution to having to manually change the thermostat every time you leave the house or simply want to lower the temperature of your home. With proper scheduling, this can be a great way to efficiently measure and reduce the amount of heating oil your home consumes.
Schedule Regular Tune Ups
An older unit in your household is going to expend more energy, meaning that it will likely need regular care. Many heating systems will last around two decades. By making sure your heating system is regularly tuned up, it should continue to be efficient in terms of producing heat from heating oil. An unchecked heating system could result in more energy usage than needed, leading to a higher heating bill.
Remove Obstructions From Your Heating Systems
It’s the little things that you have to pay attention to that will go a long way with helping you save money. Say there’s a few blankets on top of your heating system or some sort of object that could be in the immediate vicinity of it. You could miss that small detail and possibly be using more heating oil simply because that object could be covering your system or be close enough to block the energy it emits. By making sure this isn’t the case, you’ll be able to maximize a certain amount of oil your heating system is using and be able to efficiently gauge whether it’s enough or not.
Need questions in regards to your heating oil or heating system? Give Arlex Oil a call today at (781) 862-3400.