Tips to Save Energy and Money in NY & CT This Spring

If you’re a homeowner living on the New York/Connecticut border, you’re probably enjoying the pleasant transition to spring right now. With winter wrapping up, it’s time to start thinking about how we can shift to the next season and save on home comfort and heating oil at the same time. Luckily, Marshall Oil is here for you with four energy saving tips for springtime:

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1. Cook Outside or Not at All

Spring is grilling season! Cook outside on a propane barbeque or a fire pit and save money on your energy costs. Not a grill fan? There are other options too, such as heating up foods in the microwave or eating cold foods like salads, wraps, and subs. The more you adapt your cooking habits, the more you can save!

2. Weatherproof Your Home

Caulking your windows and insulating doors are great ways to keep your home the temperature you want it. Spring has a wide range of weather, so protect your wallet and your home heating oil tank against leaky windows and doors that can result in you heating or cooling your whole neighborhood!

3. Schedule Your Annual Furnace or Boiler Tune-Up

Your furnace or boiler just worked hard all year long: take good care of it so it’s ready for the fall with an annual tune-up. Marshall Oil offers efficiency tune-ups that extend your system’s lifespan, lower your heating costs, and provide better home comfort for your family. Don’t wait, because you’ll end up spending more next time you need to turn on your heat!

4. Wash Clothes in Cold Water

Experiment with warm and cold water temperatures in your washing machine. Unless you have a heavily stained item that you’re looking to disinfect, warm or cool water can do just as good a job as piping hot water. Plus, cold-washing clothes can prevent shrinking, fading, and color bleeding! Not convinced? Even setting the “Rinse” dial to cold will help cut your hot water costs.


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