December 5, 2019
If you live in the Pound Ridge area of New York or even across the border in Connecticut, you know just how brutal winter temperatures can be. For this reason, we at Marshall Oil have compiled a list of winter tips to help you keep your home and family safe from the elements. Keep reading to find out five ways you can make your Greater Westchester County home a sanctuary this season!
5 Tips for Winterizing Your Home
1. Install a Programmable Thermostat
Using a programmable thermostat will allow you to automatically lower your home’s temperature a few degrees when you’re asleep or away. It’s a hassle-free method to reduce your energy bills without sacrificing home comfort.
2. Keep Your Pets Inside
Except for walks and bathroom breaks, you should always keep your pets inside your home during the cold season. While our pets do have furry coats, it’s not always enough to protect them from the frigid cold that resides in parked cars or outdoor shelters.
3. Sign up for Automatic Oil Delivery
Signing up for auto delivery of your heating oil is the best way to ensure that your home will have heating oil when you need it. Contact us today to enroll your home and enjoy total home comfort without having to constantly check your fuel oil storage tank’s fill gauge.
4. Use Fans to Your Advantage
Heat rises, but a slow-running clockwise ceiling fan rotation can push it back down toward your living space. This will cycle warm air throughout your home more efficiently than a central heater alone, giving you more warmth at a lower cost.
5. Cook in the Oven
With the holidays coming up, many homeowners are using their ovens more frequently than normal. Don’t forget that you can reduce your thermostat a little when you’re cooking, as the oven’s warmth will spread throughout your home.
Contact Us for More Winterization Tips
Want more tips on home heating and energy savings in New York or Connecticut? Contact your local experts at Marshall Oil to learn more or ask a specific question. We look forward to hearing from you!