Smart Ways to Save on PA & DE Home Energy
October 7, 2019
Shopping around for fall energy savings?
Ferro Fuel Oil has you covered! As we transition from the warm seasons to the cold ones, keep these ways to save in mind. Combine the suggestions for even more energy savings and ultimate East Coast home comfort.
Savings Method #1: Switch to a High-Efficiency Heating System
Upgrading your oil or propane furnace or boiler to a high-efficiency heating system model will cut back significantly on your home heating bills. Besides, new heating systems are less likely to need repairs and emergency service. But don’t forget that all HVAC equipment, old and new, needs annual maintenance to keep it running efficiently!
Savings Method #2: Set Your Rinse Cycle to “Cold”
Save money on one of the few appliances you use year-round: your water heater! Setting your laundry’s wash and/or rinse cycle to cold water will lock in colors, reduce your hot water bills, and save the warmth for your daily shower!
Savings Method #3: Soak up the Sun
Fall and winter weather in Pennsylvania and Delaware is unpredictable, to say the least. Be smart about the weather and open curtains and blinds when the sun is shining. But don’t forget to close treatments at night: this time of year is known for having chilly overnights that can suck the warmth out of your home faster than you can say “home heating.”
Savings Method #4: Fill Your Heating Oil or Propane Tank
Some customers leave their oil or propane tanks empty until the first snowfall, but this can do more harm than good! Empty heating oil tanks run the risk of collecting internal condensation, causing rusting and corrosion that’s invisible from the outside. Fill your oil tank or propane tank today to prolong its lifespan.
Savings Method #5: Insulate Your Home
Sometimes homeowners focus so much on heating or their DE & PA homes that they don’t realize that air is leaking out through their attics, additions, or garages! Be sure to have your home thoroughly insulated so you aren’t paying to heat all the air in your town.
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