New England Winter Energy Saving Tips for CT & MA Residents
Colder weather is finally here in New England! With the holiday season in full swing, saving money on home heating energy costs is at the top of our winter wish list this year. Luckily for Massachusetts and Connecticut residents, our team at FSi Oil and Propane has compiled our top tips for lower heating costs and saving energy all season long. Keep reading to learn our industry-approved tips to get your home ready for the cold months ahead so that you can spend time celebrating with your loved ones, not worrying about energy bills!
Top 7 Ways to Reduce Your Winter Heating Costs in the Greater Springfield Area
Saving energy and keeping the warm air inside of your home this season can be as easy as taking a few extra steps over the coming weeks or throughout the course of the day to make your home more comfortable this winter heating season. Check out our easy, affordable, and cost-saving winter energy tips below.
Windows and doors are often the culprits of air leaks. Don’t let your valuable heating fuel go to waste! Inspect these common areas for drafts. Add caulk or weather stripping to seal any leaks and prevent precious heat from escaping outdoors.
Schedule a Tune-Up
Did you know that one yearly visit from your local heating specialist can lower annual energy costs up to 10%? An annual tune-up will help your heating system operate at peak efficiency. An added bonus: routine maintenance is able to reduce the likelihood of costly mid-season breakdowns.
Enroll in a Budget Plan and Use Price Protection
One of the best ways to ensure you can keep your heating costs down ever winter season is to enroll in FSi’s fuel budget plans. We divide your heating costs into smaller, easier-to-manage monthly payments over the year so you can worry less about paying high heating bills during the busy holiday season. Plus, we offer price protection opportunities so you can purchase your gallons when they are at the cheapest price (typically in the summer months) so you can enjoy even lower heating costs throughout the year. To learn more about fuel price protection for propane and heating oil, click here.
Let the Light In
Open south-facing curtains during the daytime to let the natural sunlight warm your living space. This way, your heating equipment won’t have to work as hard. After the sun sets, close the curtains to keep the heat in and the evening air out.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
Adding a programmable thermostat is another hands-free way to save energy. Simply program your thermostat to automatically lower the temperature during times that you are out of the house or asleep. This will conserve heating fuel and give your heating equipment a break.
Enroll in Automatic Fuel Delivery Services
With our automatic delivery program, we take care of delivering fuel when you need it, so you can take placing orders off your to-do list. Enrolling in our automatic delivery program is the easiest way to ensure you always have enough propane or heating oil in your tank to keep you comfortable and safe each winter.
Consider an Upgrade
Like any type of machinery, the capabilities of your heating system will decline over time. If your current equipment is 15 years or older you can significantly lower your heating bills by upgrading to a high-efficiency model. High-efficiency heating systems operate more effectively and can save you money on repairs and service calls. Luckily, FSi employs certified Trane Installation Specialists who can install, service, and maintain your new high-efficiency heating system!
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Don’t Get Left Out in the Cold! Contact FSi Oil and Propane for Expert Heating Services
Knock these steps off your winter to-do list before holiday celebrations are in full swing! FSi Oil and Propane can help you with your fuel delivery, heating installations and service in the Greater Springfield Area. Contact us to learn more about saving energy or schedule a service.