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How to Be More Energy Efficient With Your Home Heating Oil

Advanced Heating Oil has a long history of serving the community. Our responsibility is to make sure residents’ homes are warm all year round and provide affordable New England heating oil prices for home and business owners alike. As leaders in the New England heating industry, it’s also our goal to educate our clients about ways to save on heating costs and conserve oil.

Get Your Heating System Tuned Up

One of the best ways to ensure you aren’t spending more money than you have to on home heating oil is to schedule a home heating system tune-up. A properly cleaned, maintained, and adjusted furnace uses up to 25{be8b8c25938281235c3d03789fce42ae2df280a7a821d0f95136c4194b475fa6} less fuel. When a heating professional inspects your furnace, they will make sure all parts of your heating system work how they should, including gaskets, supply lines, pump motor, blower, and flute.


Another great way to save money on heating is by weatherproofing your doors and windows. Weatherproofing your home in preparation for colder weather is a great way to conserve oil and make your home more eco-friendly. Applying weather stripping and caulk around windows and sealing the gaps between your door and threshold will help keep the warm air in and the drafts out. You can also cover your windows with plastic film insulation, which is especially helpful in homes with older windows or houses that do not have storm windows.

Install or Close Your Storm Windows

If you don’t have them already, investing in glass storm windows with high-quality glass can significantly reduce heat loss. While they can be a more expensive option than single- and double-pane windows of the same size, the cost-savings and protection from potential storm damages make up for it.

Adjust the Thermostat & Keep Radiators Clear

Believe it or not, you can lower your heating costs by 1-3{be8b8c25938281235c3d03789fce42ae2df280a7a821d0f95136c4194b475fa6} for every degree you lower the thermostat. If you don’t feel like this is an option for you or your family, turning the thermostat down a couple of degrees at night and then back up in the morning can also greatly reduce heating costs. Another option is to turn your thermostat down a few degrees when you know you will be away from home.

It may seem overly simple, but keeping your radiators and vents clear and (unobstructed by furniture or other objects) will help the warm air to circulate better throughout your home, too.

Insulate Metal Pipes

You can insulate any exposed metal pipes by wrapping them in insulating pipe wrap or special foam pipe sleeves. This will prevent heat loss and help keep your pipes from freezing if the temperature drops too low.

Replace Old Heating Systems

If your home heating system is over 20 years old, you should consider investing in a new, more energy-efficient replacement. While home heating systems are never cheap, old systems work inefficiently and may end up costing you more in the long run. Modern heating systems can reduce heating costs by around 15-25{be8b8c25938281235c3d03789fce42ae2df280a7a821d0f95136c4194b475fa6}.

Install Good Insulation

Sound insulation is the key to staying warm and reducing heating costs during colder months. However, if you suspect your insulation isn’t doing its job but aren’t in the mood for a major renovation, don’t worry! By cutting small holes in the outer wall and using these entry points to blow in spray foam insulation, a contractor can add insulation to exterior walls without removing any drywall.

The Advanced Heating Oil Advantage

At Advanced Heating Oil, we offer Cash on Delivery (COD) options, so you don’t have to be locked into a service contract and can order heating oil when you need it most. Because we know that running out of home heating oil when you least expect it is a homeowner’s worst fear, we also offer emergency home heating oil delivery. So if your home runs out of oil unexpectedly, there’s no need to worry. Simply give us a call, and you can count on receiving a fast and affordable heating oil delivery right away.

Contact us today to hear more about our home heating oil services and learn why Advanced Heating Oil is the preferred heating oil company in all of Southeastern Connecticut.