To Protect and Conserve!
There are a couple of things to look for when you’re trying to stay warm during the frigid winter months – energy conservation and safety. Replacing your heating equipment through the Upgrade and Save rebate program is a great way to conserve, but when the coldest of days set in you may find yourself turning up the heat even further. So, what can you do to reduce energy usage and stay safe during the winter? Follow these tips:
- For starters, call up your local Oilheat dealer and ask to enroll in a service plan. Through these plans, you can receive regular tune-ups of your equipment to keep them running as efficiently as possible.
- Next, when you’re away from home or asleep, turn the thermostat back 10 to 15 degrees for eight hours, and you can save around 10% a year on your heating bill.
- Avoid using electric space heaters, as they can be expensive to operate and dangerous
- Keep your pipes from freezing, and possibly bursting, by wrapping. Letting your faucets drip keeps the water moving, which also helps prevent freezing.
- Finally, find and seal any leaks throughout your home. Cover up drafty windows and doors, make sure you have sufficient insulation within your walls and check your ducts for any damage or gaps.
- Don’t use an oven or stove to warm up the kitchen, as this can create a fire hazard. Check your smoke detectors monthly, and replace the batteries when needed.
- Don’t run generators indoors, as the CO2 buildup can make you and your family sick. Always make sure your CO2 detectors are working properly by testing them regularly.
Your comfort, health and safety are always a priority. Make sure you ask your dealer about service plans, weatherization programs, emergency services and automatic Oilheat delivery and how they can help protect you and your home comfort all year long.