February 1, 2023
One thing you may be wondering about heating your New York or Connecticut home is what factors affect your oil usage. Keep reading to learn the factors that will help you determine how, quickly or slowly, you use a tank of oil.
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Factors That Affect Your Oil Usage
Your Home Heating Preference
If you’re always feeling warm, or even enjoy cooler indoor temperatures, chances are you’ll be able to stretch your oil a bit longer. But, if you’re always running cool, or have young or elderly family members at home, you may have your thermostat set higher. How high or low you set your thermostat will determine how hard your heating system will work, and therefore, how much oil it consumes.
The Number of People in Your Home
If you have frequent visitors or host company regularly, you’ll likely be using more fuel to keep your guests comfortable. So, if you know you’ll be doing a lot of hosting, check your tank to see if you need to make an order before guests arrive.
The Outside Temperature
The colder it is outside the longer your heating system has to work to keep your home warm. So keeping an eye on daily temperatures, as well as any impending storms, can help you stay prepared to order fuel before you need it! It is also important to remember that during cold snaps, you’ll burn more oil than usual.
The Size of Your Tank
The smaller your tank, the more refills you’ll notice are needed compared to having a larger tank.
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These factors will affect how much fuel you’ll go through, but there are things you can do to help control your energy usage. For instance, small ways you can help stretch heating oil are installing a programmable thermostat to take more control over home heating, insulating windows with caulking and curtains to keep the heat in, and installing weather stripping around doors to prevent drafts.