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How To Save Money on Heating Oil

5 ways you can do it

heating oil efficiency new jerseyIt’s no secret that everyone loves saving money. It’s also no secret that using heating oil costs money. So how can you go about saving money on heating oil?

Now that colder temperatures are here in New Jersey, you’ll undoubtedly be using your heat on a regular basis. Of course, using heat will add to your bills, but the cost of this heat doesn’t have to be as astronomical as you may anticipate.

Believe it or not, there are ways that you can save on heating oil. Here’s how:

  1. Pay close attention to your thermostat
    If you’re heading out for a long period of time and leaving an empty house behind, turn down the temperature on your thermostat. Do the same thing at night before you go to bed. This small change will eventually start to save you money.
  2. Insulate drafty rooms
    Add extra insulation to rooms that feel drafty or not well heated. This will minimize the amount of cold air that you feel. Adding storm windows will help with this too and will make your house feel warmer without adjusting the heat.
  3. Keep certain vents closed
    If there are rooms in your house that you don’t use, close the vents in those rooms so that hot air doesn’t go to waste by circulating in those rooms.
  4. Close the flue to your fireplace
    Keeping the flue to your fireplace closed keeps the heat that is circulating throughout your house inside. Therefore, your home stays warmer without using more heating oil.
  5. Check your air filters
    Checking your HVAC filters on a regular basis (we recommend checking them once a month) to make sure they’re clean helps your heating system run properly. With a dirty air filter that needs to be changed, an HVAC system runs inefficiently and when a system is running inefficiently, you’re shelling out more money.

At Dixon Energy we pride ourselves on providing top-quality heating oil that is environmentally friendly. Our bio-diesel oil reduces emissions and helps your heating system run efficiently.

If you need dependable heating oil services in the Denville, Morristown, Randolph, and Morris Plains areas our expert technicians are here to help. Contact us today!