You save on heating oil when you use less. The good news is that it is easy to reduce your heating oil usage in Suffolk County and stretch your heating dollars with a few simple tweaks around your home. Below, we will discuss some of the changes you can add to your maintenance routine that can help cut heating expenses.
Be Smart about Heating Oil Savings!
Heating oil is already a pretty energy-efficient choice, but you can reduce your energy bills without sacrificing any warmth or comfort in your home by:
Checking your windows. Windows let the beauty of the outdoors in – and sometimes the cold outdoor air, too. To keep heat from escaping and frigid temps from sneaking inside, invest in some quality window coverings. You don’t have to keep the drapes closed all day, but even drawing them when you leave home, or at night when you’re asleep, can cut down heating loss.
Changing your filters. An obstructed filter requires more energy for the warm air to pass through it. By providing your heating system with a clean filter, it will have less wear and tear, and need less energy to produce the same amount of heat.
Keeping up with maintenance. Neglecting your heating system maintenance can lead to energy loss over time, reducing your heater’s efficiency. Regular maintenance can catch any minor problems as they develop, so that issues can be remedied before they get worse. A well-maintained heater needs less heating oil to work at its best capacity.
Taking advantage of Bioheat® fuel. If you’re a Swezey Fuel customer, you’re getting cleaner-burning Bioheat fuel delivered to your home. In addition to being environmentally friendly, Bioheat fuel leaves fewer deposits on your heating system’s parts. This means that your heating-oil boiler or furnace will last longer and is less likely to break down. It will also work more efficiently with the help of Bioheat fuel, which you’ll see reflected in your lower bill.
Working with a heating oil provider you trust. Heating oil providers are not all created equal. A reputable full-service company that has been around a long time will be able to offer competitive rates on heating oil, and keep those rates fair over the long term. “Discount” heating oil providers may sometimes offer bottom barrel prices to entice customers, but they aren’t able to keep up with those rates, because they don’t have established reputations and connections in the heating oil industry.
Get to know the Swezey difference firsthand!
At Swezey, we know what’s important to you as a customer: fast answers with no runaround; accurate, timely deliveries; and friendly, honest, high-quality service when and where you need it. We’re family-owned for over 100 years, and we have solid relationships with our trusted suppliers, meaning we can pass our affordable rates onto you.