December 17, 2018
Save Energy & Money on Your Heating Bill this Year
While last winter was relatively mild, this year is already gearing up to be a bitter one. Eastern Pennsylvania homeowners should prepare for an abundance of snow, ice, and cold temperatures as we transition to 2019. Dwyer is always here for you with affordable oil prices and deals on HVAC service, such as natural gas maintenance, but we’ve come up with even more ways to help you cut costs on your energy bill this year. Keep reading to see our best tips!
1. Tune-Up or Upgrade Your Equipment
Every furnace or boiler should be tuned up annually to keep it running smoothly, catch minor safety issues, and maintain fuel efficiency. If you haven’t scheduled your tune-up yet, make sure to contact Dwyer as soon as possible. If you’ve noticed that your heating system isn’t up to its normal standard, be sure to contact our technicians about an equipment upgrade. Installing a high-efficiency system can save you up to 10% on your heating bill (Energy.gov).
2. Seal Leaks & Take Advantage of the Sun’s Warmth
Open blinds and drapes during the daytime to soak up the sun’s rays. Make sure to close them tightly at night! You don’t want heated air escaping through your windows. Similarly, make sure all window and door seals are tight. Don’t pay to heat all of Pennsylvania!
3. Customize Comfort with a Programmable Thermostat
According to Energy.gov, you can save up to 10% on your heating costs by installing a programmable thermostat. This is a service Dwyer offers, and it allows you to program the heat to lower while you’re sleeping or away from home. When your thermostat when you’re away and raises when you’re home, you keep more money in your pocket.
4. Use Automatic Delivery to Avoid Run-Outs
Oil run-outs aren’t just inconvenient—they can be expensive. Although our technicians are available for you 24/7, you can save money on emergency service calls by signing up for automatic fuel delivery. Plus, it will give you the peace-of-mind and fuel security that you deserve.