Tips to Lower Your Heating Oil Costs This Winter

Tips to Lower Your Heating Oil Costs This Winter Blog
Many homeowners worry about heating oil costs during the colder months. During winter, heating costs usually increase because of the high fuel demand. Fortunately, there are different steps you can take to keep your home warm while maintaining low utility costs.

Keep on reading for tips on how to keep your heating oil costs low this winter.

Make Sure Your Tank Is Always Full

You don’t need to wait for your tank to go empty before refilling it. In fact, you shouldn’t let the fuel supply go low. For instance, in oil tanks, dredges tend to go up from the bottom regardless of the oil’s purity. Sludge could develop, which could result in clogging in the tank if the supply runs low.
Since most oil and propane sources are not always open, it can be risky to let your tank teeter on empty. Service technicians might need to restart your equipment once the oil or propane tank runs empty before you ask for a refill. As a result, you may have to pay more.

Order More Than the Minimum Order Requirement

Every time you get a tank refill, it’s always a good idea to buy the amount of fuel that you’ll need for the current fill cycle. Many people assume that the minimum would save them money. However, your tank could run low faster than you expect it if you don’t order extra fuel oil. You can avoid your tank running unexpectedly low by ordering more than the minimum order requirement.

Invest in a Programmable Thermostat

With a programmable thermostat, like Carrier’s smart thermostat options, you won’t have to manually change the settings when you are leaving the house. You can schedule it to adjust when you are going to work or on a trip. A smart thermostat will not only help you stay comfortable all-year-round but also save you on energy costs.

For your home’s heating, cooling, and oil delivery needs, you can count on Fred F. Collis & Son. Give us a call at 315-895-1106 or fill out our contact form to get started.

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