Top Ways to Save Energy this Spring

Spring is in full swing here in New York, and that means folks across the state are looking for ways to save energy. We already know Bioheat® fuel is a renewable heating option that can be used in your existing heating system—but did you know that there are plenty of other ways to save energy here in NY? Check out the rest of this blog post to learn our top tips for saving energy and money during the warmer months.

Our Top Ten Tips for Saving Energy in New York

1. Adjust Your Meal Plan

Making colder meals will save you energy in two ways: not having to use your oven or stove, and not having to cool down yourself after eating a hot meal! Plan to have salads, fruits, sandwiches, wraps, etc.

2. Schedule a Tune-Up

Now is the perfect time to schedule a heating system tune-up and make sure your equipment is in top shape after working so hard for you all winter. Keeping up with heating equipment maintenance will give you significant annual savings between energy-efficiency boosting and repair circumvention. Get in touch with your local Bioheat® fuel provider now to schedule a tune-up!

3. Fill up Dishwasher & Washing Machine Loads

The more dishes and clothes you fill these appliances with, the less water is needed. Additionally, use cold water in your clothes’ wash or rinse cycle to save on water heating bills.

4. Go High-Efficiency

Technology is improving every day, and the high-efficiency heating equipment that’s on the market now can help you save energy and money in the long run. Contact your local Bioheat® fuel provider about installing a high-efficiency heating system now.

5. Spend Time Outside

Not only is it enjoyable and healthy to be outdoors in the beautiful, sunny days of spring, but you’ll save money on things like television and computer energy costs.

6. Shower at Night

Showering at night can cool you down and allow your hair to dry naturally without the aid of a hairdryer or other electric appliance. Give it a shot!

7. Unplug Phantom Power

If you want to save on “phantom power,” unplug electronics that are on standby or plug them into a power bar. Turn the power bar on when you need it and off when you don’t!

8. Cook Outside

If you decide to cook a hot meal, use a propane gas stove or other outdoor grill. You’ll keep your house air-conditioned while enjoying the classic barbeque flavor of spring and summer.

9. Program Your Thermostat

Adjusting your temperature can save you up to 10% annually on energy! Simply program your thermostat warmer when you’re asleep or away. Aim for 8 hours a day in the “warm” zone.

10. Lose the Comforter

If you set your thermostat to be warmer at night, lose the blankets and simply use a sheet while you’re sleeping. You’ll experience the same home comfort with a lower price tag.

Related Post: Reasons to Upgrade Your Heating Equipment This Spring

Need Heating Service or Repairs? Contact Your Local Bioheat® Fuel Provider!

Save energy, money, and stress this spring when you book a tune-up for your heating and cooling equipment. A Bioheat® fuel provider near you that offers HVAC installations will be happy to install your new high-efficiency heating equipment that’s safer, more reliable, and more cost-effective than your old equipment. Reach out to a provider now!

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