Even with many of us scaling back holiday plans (especially travel) this year, we may still have some extra expenses like presents, or shipping those presents to people we would normally give them to in person.
Those expenses may have you worried about your heating costs for this winter.
And we have even put together some tips to help you save energy, lower your heating costs, and take better control of them.
Did you know that drafts around doors and windows, and through walls, can cause heat loss that’s the equivalent of leaving a window open 24/7? And that those very issues can jack up your heating costs by as much as 20%?
Fortunately, there are easy projects you can do around your home that can dramatically reduce those drafts and your heating costs. Here are a few things you can do.
Another thing you can do yourself is take advantage of solar heating. Keep blinds and windows open during the day so the sunlight helps passively warm your home, then, close them at night to keep that heat inside. Your heating system will not have to cycle on as frequently, meaning you’ll be using less energy to maintain that comfortable level of warmth.
A tune-up gets your boiler or furnace running at its peak efficiency. That means it will use the least possible amount of energy while heating your home—which is incredibly important when Maine winters can drag on into late March and early April!
A poorly maintained heating system is inherently less efficient, so your heating costs will be higher through lack of attention.
Our EZ Pay budget plan is a wildly popular choice. Instead of your bills fluctuating up and down depending on the season, your fuel costs are spread out over 12 easy, even monthly payments. This can help you better plan your household budget—a must-do throughout the holiday season.
If you’re looking for a local company you can depend on for your home comfort needs in Cumberland County or York County, you’re in luck! We offer delivery of heating oil, kerosene and propane, as well as installation, service and repairs of home heating and home comfort equipment.
Check our searchable ZIP Code database to see if PitStop Fuels serves your community! Become a PitStop Fuels customer today and experience the difference we can make.