3 Tips to Manage Your Thermostat and Save Energy in Your NY or CT Home

The calendar has turned to January, and that means we are experiencing the coldest stretch of the year here in New York and Connecticut. With temperatures dipping below freezing and the likelihood of encountering winter weather on the rise, January tends to be a month where homeowners experience higher-than-normal energy costs. However, the team at Marshall Oil wants to make sure you know there are small things you can do to make a big difference. Keep reading to learn three simple tips for how you can hack your thermostat and save energy this winter.

Woman Adjusting Thermostat

Top Tips for Saving Energy with Your Thermostat This Winter:

A Few Degrees Can Make a Big Difference

The winter can be hard on your furnace but adjusting the temperature of your home by just a few degrees can make an impact. You can save three percent on your heating bill for every degree below 70, so consider knocking that set temperature down a bit when you’re home, and definitely adjust it when you are sleeping or away. A programmable thermostat is a great energy-saving solution for winter since it can automatically regulate based on your schedule.

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Adjust Your Thermostat for Longer Absences

If you plan to be away from your home for an extended time, be sure to lower the heat before you go. Lowering your thermostat to 55 degrees will still be warm enough to avoid frozen pipes, but it will also lead to visible savings on your energy bill.

Aim for Gradual Increases and Decreases

If you plan to save energy by turning your thermostat down when you’re out of your home for vacation, you’ll likely come home to a chilly house and want to crank the heat up right away. However, drastic changes in temperature can erase the energy savings you got from lowering your temperature in the first place, so when you return, go slow. Gradually increasing the temperature to your desired degree will help you retain as much savings as possible.

Marshall Oil Company Is Here to Help You through the Winter

At Marshall Oil, we believe in exceptional and comprehensive service, and your safety is our priority this winter. If you’re looking for more cost savings solutions this heating season, contact us today to schedule a heating system tune-up or to learn about upgrading your system.