Labor Day has come and gone, which means cold weather will be here before we know it! Now is the time to prepare your home to maximize your supply of Bioheat® fuel. With these easy tips, you can reduce energy use and save money all through the winter.
- Schedule your annual tune-up
Regular maintenance from your heating company will help your boiler or furnace run at peak efficiency all season. When your equipment is properly inspected and maintained, it can reduce the risk of surprise breakdowns and promote higher fuel economy. It’s a win-win!
- Open the curtains
During the daytime, open your south-facing curtains to let in the light. The sunlight will naturally raise your indoor temperature, so you won‘t have to turn the heat up so high. At night, make sure to close the curtains to keep out the evening chill.
- Consider a replacement
How old is your current heating equipment? If your system is 15 years or older, you can significantly lower your heating bills by switching to a high-efficiency model. High-efficiency heating systems operate more effectively and can save you money on costly repairs or component replacements.
- Seal any drafts
Don’t let air leaks waste your valuable Bioheat® heating fuel! Add caulk or weatherstripping to seal leaks around doors and windows.
- Protect your heating equipment
Better safe than sorry! Enrolling in a service plan is the best way to guarantee safe, efficient operation and save money down the road. Contact your Bioheat® fuel provider to see what types of service plans they offer. Benefits can vary, including 24-hour emergency service, parts coverage, fuel tank protection, and more.
- Install a programmable thermostat
Programmable thermostats are easy to use and can help cut energy costs. Simply program your thermostat to lower the temperature when you are out of the house or when you are sleeping. Wi-Fi thermostats can be synced to your smart device to provide remote control of inside temperatures wherever you are!
Are you ready for the fall? Contact your Bioheat® fuel company for more energy-saving services and remember to order your heating fuel before it gets too cold!