Winters in Connecticut are no joke! It’s likely that you turn on your heating oil furnace or boiler in October and leave it running constantly until May. Even with J.J. Sullivan Oil & Propane’s affordably priced Bioheat® fuel oil deliveries, there are additional ways you can cut down on home heating. Read the tips below, and please feel free to contact our service experts with any questions you may have.
Take out Your Window Air Conditioners
If you still use window air conditioning units to keep your CT home cool over the summer, make sure to take them out and store them throughout the fall, winter, and spring. You’ll lose precious warm air through the venting system. Alternatively, if you’re tired of hauling your clunky unit to the attic every year, consider the installation of a ductless mini-split A/C.
Book an Annual Furnace or Boiler Tune-Up
Regular maintenance for your furnace or boiler is essential to a healthy system. Booking a yearly heating tune-up will help boost your Bioheat® fuel oil efficiency, reduce costs on repairs, prolong the life of your oil heat system, and give you unmatched peace of mind! Book your tune-up today.
Check Windows and Doors for Leaks & Drafts
You can save a significant amount of money on annual home heating by sealing drafts in windows and doors. Simply use your hand to check for any cold air intake around windows and doors in your home and seal any leaks you find with caulking or insulation. You’ll be glad you did!
Consider a High-Efficiency Furnace or Boiler Upgrade
One of the best ways to save on CT home heating is to upgrade your heating oil furnace or boiler to a high-efficiency model! You can save up to 10% on fuel oil efficiency alone, and that’s not even considering the savings on repairs and maintenance. Plus, you’ll benefit from manufacturers’ warranties and know that your heating system will work when you need it most.
Rotate Ceiling Fan Blades Clockwise During the Winter
Did you know that ceiling fans should run counterclockwise during the summer and clockwise during the winter? A clockwise fan will help distribute heated air that rises up to the ceiling, allowing you to lower your thermostat without sacrificing even one degree of home comfort!
Program Your Thermostat to Turn Down the Heat
If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, you’re missing out on home comfort savings and ultimate convenience! Reducing your thermostat a few degrees while you’re out of the house or sleeping can cut your energy costs significantly. A programmable thermostat is a set-it-and-forget-it way to accomplish these savings.
Place Home Heating Oil Orders Frequently
Ordering Bioheat® fuel oil frequently will reduce the risk of a no-heat emergency, help you get priority scheduling, and reduce harmful condensation and erosion that collect in an empty oil tank. Or, for even more convenience, enroll in automatic oil delivery and forget about placing oil orders for good!