Tips & Tricks to Save on Energy Costs this Winter

Winter is right around the corner, and we can already feel the chill in the air. This is the time of year when many homeowners just like you are looking for ways to save on home heating bills. Winters in Upstate NY are no joke, but your home can be comfortable and warm this season when you take advantage of the following savings opportunities. Keep reading to learn the best ways to save on energy costs this winter!

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Top 7 Ways to Save on Energy Costs This Year

Seal Drafts

Windows and doors are often the culprits of air leaks. Don’t let your valuable heating fuel go to waste! Inspect these common areas for drafts. Add caulk or weather stripping to seal any leaks and prevent precious heat from escaping outdoors.

Let the Light In

Open south-facing curtains during the daytime to let the natural sunlight warm your living space. This way, your heating equipment won’t have to work as hard. After the sun sets, close the curtains to keep the heat in and the evening air out.

Install a Programmable Thermostat

Adding a programmable thermostat is another hands-free way to save energy. Simply program your thermostat to automatically lower the temperature during times that you are out of the house or asleep. This will conserve heating fuel and give your heating equipment a break.

Save with Bioheat® Fuel

Bioheat® fuel is an affordable heating solution because it can be used in existing heating systems without expensive conversions. No conversions mean no extra costs! Plus, Bioheat® fuel is readily available across the state of New York and is priced at competitive rates compared to other liquid heating fuels.

Schedule a Tune-Up

Did you know that one yearly visit from your local heating specialist can lower annual energy costs by 10%? An annual tune-up will help your heating system operate at peak efficiency. A bonus: routine maintenance is able to reduce the likelihood of costly mid-season breakdowns.

Enroll in a Budget Plan

Many heating oil companies offer budget plans to their customers. Instead of paying thousands of dollars over a few winter months, you can break up your heating costs and pay bit by bit throughout the year. This will allow you to keep more cash in your pocket during winter.

Consider an Upgrade

Like any type of machinery, the capabilities of your heating system will decline over time. If your current equipment is 15 years or older you can significantly lower your heating bills by upgrading to a high-efficiency model. High-efficiency heating systems operate more effectively and can save you money on repairs and service calls.

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New York Homeowners Save Big with Bioheat® Fuel

Bioheat® fuel is better, safer, and cleaner for homes in Upstate New York and offers significant benefits for cost savings, efficiency, and more. Our goal is to help you save on energy costs throughout the year, so we hope that this list of tips assists you in keeping your home warm and comfortable this winter. Get started on your energy-saving journey by requesting a delivery of Bioheat® fuel from your local fuel provider.

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