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Save Money On Home Heating Oil This Winter: 8 Ways!

8 ways to save money on heating this winter North Central Rhode Island Southeastern MassachusettsWinter heating bills can be a drag here in New England – but there are some smart things you can do around your home to take a bite out of heating oil delivery bills this winter.

Who wouldn’t like to learn some energy-saving tips and tricks for your southeastern Massachusetts or northern Rhode Island home? You’ll be surprised at how simple it can be!

8 ways to save money on your heating this winter

  1. Weatherize your home – Did you know that you could lose as much as 15 percent of the air you paid to heat through cracks around your doors and windows? These cracks also let cold air in your house, which will mean burning more oil to keep you comfortable. Replace old weather-stripping and re-caulk windows and doorframes to ensure tight seals, and install inexpensive vinyl sweeps under doors to keep warm air in and cold air out.
  2. Keep vents clear – Airflow is a key to heating system efficiency (and therefor lower bills) – keep your vents clear of furniture, curtains, and other obstructions.
  3. Use your programmable thermostat – Use your thermostat properly and you could save as much as 10 percent on your heating bills, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
  4. Take advantage of the sun – Open curtains and blinds during the day to let sun in – just remember to close them at night to keep that warm air in.
  5. Run your ceiling fan – A ceiling fan in winter? You bet! If your blades are running clockwise, they’ll push rising warm air back into your room. Most ceiling fans reverse with a simple switch; consult your owner’s manual for instructions.
  6. Bundle up – Every degree you lower your thermostat saves between one and three percent on your bill – which means dropping your thermostat from 72 degrees to 68 degrees could save you as much as 12 percent on your bills! Wear warm sweaters, sip hot tea, use flannel sheets – whatever it takes to stay warm while maintaining 68-degree average when people are home.
  7. Get professional heating service – An annual tune-up will keep your equipment running efficiently and reliably all winter long.
  8. Consider equipment upgrades – The efficiency of a 15-year-old oil furnace or boiler could dip as low as 60 percent – at least 25 to 30 percent less than a new model. That means that an upgrade could pay for itself in just a few years in fuel savings alone – even more if you consider the cost of inevitable heating repairs.

Want to save even more money on your heating oil bills? Become an Discount Oil Brokers customer. You’ll get the same quality heating oil and reliable heating oil deliveries that you get from other southeastern MA and northern RI oil suppliers at a fraction of the cost. Contact us today to learn more!

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