5 Tips to Save Energy this Fall & Winter in MA
It’s always a lovely fall season here in Massachusetts. Weekends are often filled with apple picking, carving pumpkins, or raking piles of leaves for loved ones to jump into. One fall activity that may not be as exciting, but is just as important, is ensuring your home is ready to keep you warm this winter. While you prepare for the upcoming holiday and your winter getaways, take a moment to evaluate your home’s readiness for the impending chill. Keep reading to learn practical tips from Reggie’s Oil for saving energy and ensuring your home is ready for a comfortable winter season.
Hack Your Home Comfort This Winter with These 5 Tips from Reggie’s Oil
Leverage Your Ceiling Fan
During the fall and winter, reverse the direction of your ceiling fan to a clockwise rotation. This simple adjustment helps push warm air that naturally rises back down, evenly distributing heat throughout your room, reducing your reliance on your heating system, and saving you energy.
Seal Cracks and Gaps
Seal cracks and gaps in your doors, windows, and walls. Properly weatherproofing your home ensures that cold drafts don’t enter, and warm air doesn’t escape, which means your heating system won’t have to work as hard to maintain a comfortable temperature, ultimately leading to energy savings.
If you’re unsure how to begin, try grabbing a candle. Move a lit candle around your doors and windows. If you notice the flame flickering, that’s a sign of air leaks, showing you where to seal up the gaps to keep your home cozier.
Sign Up for a Heating Service Plan
When you sign up for a heating service plan, you choose regular maintenance and check-ups for your heating system. A well-maintained system runs efficiently, which not only reduces your energy consumption but also minimizes the chances of surprise breakdowns and expensive repairs.
At Reggie’s Oil, we offer a Basic and Comprehensive plan, so you can choose a plan customized to your needs and budget.
Use a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat allows you to set temperature schedules that match your daily routines. Lower the temperature when you’re not at home or while you’re asleep to reduce energy consumption during these periods.
Update Your Old Heating System
If your current heating system is approaching 15 years of age, consider upgrading to a newer, more efficient one. Older systems tend to cost more to maintain and are less energy-efficient, so they consume more fuel or electricity to keep your home at your desired temperature. Modern systems are designed to operate with better energy efficiency, reducing your costs and environmental impact.
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Reggie’s Oil Can Help You Save This Season
Reggie’s Oil is your trusted partner for all your heating system needs. Whether you’re looking for a heating maintenance plan to keep your current system in top shape or considering an upgrade to a new, high-efficiency system, we’ve got you covered. Our team is here to make the process as easy as possible, and we can help you access money-saving rebate programs. Contact Reggie’s Oil today, and stress less this winter season while saving on energy costs.