Heating oil is a popular alternative to electric heaters. To ensure you’re enjoying all the perks this fuel has to offer, it’s important to practice conservation. Getting the most from your heating oil helps you save money, and it ensures you have enough fuel to last during the worst winter storms.
How to Get the Most From Your Heating Oil
1. Check & Change Filters
Air filters maintain your home’s air quality by trapping debris lingering in your ductwork. When these filters become clogged, your system has to use more heating oil to push warm air through. This leads to unnecessary consumption. Check your air filters at least once a month and replace them as needed. It’s wise to consider duct cleaning as well to remove dirt particles and other debris in your systems.
2. Use the Sun
If your home receives a lot of natural light, take advantage of the sun’s power. Open blinds during the day, and allow the sun to heat your home. This can be a free and appealing alternative to heating oil; you’ll save on heating costs by cutting your oil usage during the day. Natural light will also help you further reduce energy use during the day since you won’t need to turn on the lights as often.
3. Seal Cracks
Improper insulation will make your home heating less efficient. Start outside by checking your home exterior for cracks. Look around doors and windows. Check seals around piping and vents, and then look for leaks in your ductwork. You’ll often hear whistling sounds if there’s a leak. Sealing leaks and cracks will keep your home warm without raising your heating bill.
If you’re ready to refill your home’s heating oil supply, contact Andersen Oil Company. Serving Norwich, Mystic, and Groton, CT, these professionals offer high-quality fuel and convenient heating oil delivery services. They can also handle your boiler replacement needs, which you can explore further on their website. Call (860) 464-7628 to learn more.