December 7, 2023
Frigid temperatures are here to stay in New York and Connecticut, and we at Marshall Oil know that saving money on your energy bills is probably on your wish list this holiday season. Luckily, there are plenty of simple and easy ways to make your home more efficient, which means you can enjoy savings on heating costs. Our heating experts put together this list of industry-approved tips to help you save on your energy costs while enjoying the holidays with family and friends. Keep reading to learn more!
Tips to Save Energy This Winter in the Hudson Valley
Add a programmable thermostat
A programmable thermostat can automatically adjust the temperature in your home to match your schedule. Lowering the thermostat while you are out of the house or asleep will help conserve fuel and give your heating system a much-deserved break. Some models are even Wi-Fi enabled, allowing you to adjust your home’s temperature right from your smartphone!
Schedule a tune-up
Did you know that one yearly visit from your local heating specialist can lower annual energy costs by up to 10%? An annual tune-up will help your heating system operate at peak efficiency. Routine maintenance reduces the likelihood of costly mid-season breakdowns, giving you additional peace of mind. It isn’t too late to book your appointment, so get in touch with us today!
Windows and doors are often the cause of air leaks, which can mean your heated air is going to waste. Inspect these areas for drafts, then add caulk, or weather stripping to any areas that need attention. This will prevent precious heat from escaping outdoors!
Use your curtains
Open south-facing window treatments during the day to let the sun’s rays naturally warm your living space. At night, keep curtains drawn to block cold air from coming in.
Upgrade your heating system
Like any kind of machinery, the performance of your heating system will decline over time. If your boiler or furnace is over 15 years old, now is the time to upgrade to a new high-efficiency model. New energy-efficient models require less energy to produce heat and can save you money on service calls and part replacements.
Save on Cold Weather Energy Costs with Help from Marshall Oil
If you’re ready to save on energy costs this holiday season, Marshall Oil can help with a heating system tune-up or an equipment upgrade! We’ve been serving our community for over 80 years now and we’re proud to be Hudson Valley’s choice for reliable heating oil deliveries, equipment installations and maintenance, oil tank replacements, and more. Reach out to us now to schedule your tune-up or get an estimate on a heating system replacement.