Top Ways to Reduce Your Heating Costs This Winter

Winter is inching closer day by day. As we look forward to the winter holidays and all the seasonal perks that come with winter, you also know that your energy costs may rise, especially with how everyone has been spending more time at home lately. Now is the perfect time to prepare your New York or Connecticut home for the heating season before winter is here to stay. Take these tips from the pros at Marshall Oil on how to prepare your home for the heating season and ways to reduce your energy costs this year.

Top 4 Energy-Saving Tips for NY & CT Homeowners

Check these maintenance hacks off your to-do list this fall, so you’ll be ready when the temperature really drops.

1. Schedule Annual Maintenance:

An annual tune-up from Marshall Oil will help you save on energy costs all season by improving your fuel efficiency, increasing your heating equipment’s life span, and helping prevent the possibility of a mid-season breakdown.

2. Consider an Upgrade:

If your heating system is more than 15 years old, you could greatly reduce your energy costs by upgrading to a new high-efficiency model. A high-efficiency heating system will be safer, more fuel efficient, and will be less likely to need repairs or require emergency service.

3. Install a Programmable Thermostat:

This is a simple and affordable addition to your home that can help you save on energy costs significantly. All you have to do is set your thermostat to decrease the indoor temperature when you’re away or asleep.

4. Prep Your Home:

Prepare your home for winter by sealing any leaks or drafts to prevent heat from escaping, turn down the water heater temperature to the warm setting—120 degrees, keep the fireplace damper closed unless a fire is going, and keep the curtains on south-facing windows open during the day to let in natural heat.

Marshall Oil is Your Source for Winter Savings Upgrades

If you’re ready for your annual tune-up or are considering an upgrade, contact us. Let us know if you have any questions about ways you can prepare you home for winter this year.