5 Easy Ways to Save Energy This Fall
The heating season is here! We know that saving energy (and money!) is one of the top priorities for Pennsylvania homeowners. After all, you never can predict what winter in the Northeast will bring. Use these preventative measures to prep your home and your heating system for whatever winter has in store, before temperatures really start to drop:
1. Schedule your annual tune-up
Help your heating equipment work smarter, not harder. Annual maintenance from your Ferro Fuel HVAC professional will keep your oil or propane system running safely and efficiently—and even lower your heating bills!
2. Install a programmable thermostat
Take control of your home comfort. Set your thermostat to automatically lower the temperature during hours when you are out of the house or asleep to avoid wasting heat on an empty house.
3. Seal any drafts
Before winter weather arrives, it is important to check windows and doors for any air drafts. Seal them with weatherstripping or caulking to prevent valuable heat escaping outside.
4. Sign up for coverage
Enrolling in a service plan is the best way to protect your heating system, and your wallet. Protection is available for oil and gas-fired systems with energy- and money-saving benefits included like your yearly tune-up, parts discounts, and emergency service.
5. Open the curtains
Let the light in; it’s really that simple! Keep windows on south-facing windows open during the day so that sunlight will naturally warm your home’s indoor temperature. This way, your heating system won’t have to work as hard. Just make sure to close the curtains after sunset to keep the nighttime chill out.
For more industry-approved tips, contact the experts at Ferro Fuel Oil to start saving energy this fall!