Written on: September 27, 2021
As the days and nights get cooler and you adjust your thermostat to call for heat, you may start thinking about how you can keep your heating costs under control this year. As you know all too well, a winter that’s colder than average can bring you higher than average heating costs.
The good news is that there are both big ways and small ways to reduce energy usage, improve energy efficiency and cut down those heating bills. Some people look for lots of little ways to save here and there. Others look for the “one big thing” that can reduce their fuel usage substantially.
Here are just a few ways you can save on annual heating costs.
Warm air rises, so if you have ceiling fans, especially in a part of your home that has high ceilings, run your fans in reverse to push the warm air down. This will keep your rooms more comfortable and will reduce your energy usage a bit too. It’s estimated that you can reduce your annual heating costs 2% by doing this.
Programmable thermostats allow you to set your temperatures so that you aren’t wasting energy when you aren’t home or are asleep. Today’s smart thermostats can be controlled remotely, giving you greater control over your energy usage. This relatively inexpensive investment can potentially cut your energy usage by at least 5%–sometimes even more!
The most impactful action you can take is to replace your system with a new, higher-efficiency oil furnace or oil boiler. While this will cost you the most, it will also save you the most. And depending on the age of your current system, you may be able to improve efficiency and cut your annual heating costs by an average of 20%.
Of course, if you’ve been relying on Lawman’s Oil for your fuel needs, you’re already saving money. We offer discounted prices and deliver only premium B20 Bioheat Plus® fuel.
You are also joining us in the fight against cancer. We donate 1¢ of every gallon we sell to the American Breast Cancer Foundation, which helps women in need by providing mammograms, prevention and early-detection programs, and support during and after diagnosis.
Let’s keep that fight going until we win! Order fuel today and you’ll be all set when it’s time to turn your thermostat up.