With electricity rates on the rise, New Jersey homeowners are seeking out ways to prevent spiking utility bills. Since new, high efficiency heating equipment could help save homeowners up to 30 percent in energy bills for immediate savings, it’s no wonder more are turning to home heating oil as their top choice for home comfort. Although some have mistakenly thought of it as an old-fashioned system in the past, home heating oil is quite the opposite and growing in popularity.
Are you looking for easy ways to make your home more energy efficient and reduce your carbon footprint? Then here are a few steps you can implement starting today.
1. Never Miss a Maintenance Appointment
Every home heating system accumulates dust and other particulates that can affect performance and efficiency levels. The result is more than just a dirty oil furnace; it can cause your utility bills to soar. A professional heating system tune-up can reduce energy consumption by up to 5%. Improved efficiency means better heating performance and decreased heating costs.
Schedule annual maintenance at the beginning or end of each heating season to extend the life of your unit and boost efficiencies by resolving any small issues before they become much bigger problems.
2. Set Up a Budget Plan
On a “Smart Pay” budget plan you pay the same amount each month so you can rest-assured that there are enough funds saved to cover the cost of your deliveries throughout the winter months. The plan starts in July and ends in May and the amount you pay is determined by your average oil consumption and the projected average price of oil. Plus, you’ll never be faced with unpleasant surprises with a “Smart Pay” budget plan; payments will be adjusted to accommodate weather that is more or less severe than normal.
3. Use Less and Make Small Changes
One of the easiest ways to save money is to simply use less. No matter where you live, you can probably find room for improvement to increase energy efficiency in your home; ultimately reducing the amount of oil you need to keep your home warm.
If your home has a lack of insulation or air leaks (windows, doors, attics, cracks in the wall), for example, you will see an increase in the amount of oil needed to stay warm throughout the cold winter months. And simple changes like installing a programmable thermostat and changing your air filter regularly, can also reduce your home’s energy consumption and maximize comfort.
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Reliable Home Heating Oil by Point Bay Fuel
Family owned and operated since 1906, Point Bay Energy, Heating and Cooling is dedicated to providing fantastic customer service for all your heating needs during those chilly fall and winter months. Give us a call at (732) 349-5059 with any questions about home heating oil today.