A properly tuned boiler or furnace will use fuel more efficiently, lowering your energy use and annual heating bills.
September 24, 2019
Smart Ways to Save on Cape Cod Home Energy
Saying goodbye to another summer on the Cape is bittersweet. Kids have gone back to school, the days are getting shorter, and homeowners are starting to get ready for the coming winter. Are you searching for ways to use less energy this season and lower your heating bills? You’ve come to the right place. Find out how you can easily use less energy in your Massachusetts home this fall:
5 Simple Tips to Help You Save Energy
- Book Your Heating Tune-Up
Just one yearly tune-up from a Fuel Company service technician will promote safe system operation and improve fuel efficiency. A properly tuned boiler or furnace will use fuel more efficiently, lowering your energy use and annual heating bills.
- Switch to High-Efficiency
How old is your current furnace or boiler? If it is 15 years or older, you could definitely benefit from a high-efficiency upgrade. Each heating system’s efficiency is measured by annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE). Simply put, this rating represents how much heat the system gives off, taking in to account the energy consumed by the system’s operation. Equipment with an AFUE rating of 90% or higher can help you spend up to 10% less on heating bills this year!
- Fill Up Your Tank
Keeping your oil tank full can help improve the efficiency of your heating system. If you’d rather not worry about remembering to call to place a heating oil order, you can sign up for automatic delivery! Leave it to the experts to keep your tank full all season.
- Seal Drafts
Looking for a home improvement project that will help lower your year-round energy use? Check for air leaks around your doors and windows. These are common culprits for cold outdoor air getting inside, and precious heated air from escaping outside. Seal any leaks with weatherstripping or caulking. Plus, it’s a good idea to check in on your home’s insulation.
- Use Your Thermostat Wisely
Slightly altering your thermostat temperature can deliver some significant energy savings! Set your thermostat a little lower when you are away from the house or asleep. You can do this manually, or use a programmable thermostat that can be set to automatically adjust based on your family’s schedule.
Here at The Fuel Company, our goal is to help Cape Cod homeowners stay safe and warm. Use these industry-approved life hacks to do just that and lower your energy bills. It’s a win-win! Fill out the form below or call (508) 388-1009 to book your fall heating tune-up or to inquire about any other energy-saving services.
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