Heating Oil Tips

  • If your low, or out of oil you can put some diesel in your tank to get by until your next delivery. 
  • During the Winter months, the average local household uses approximately 5 gallons of heating oil per day. (For large or not well insulated homes, 7 or more gallons per day is possible) 
  • For Outside tanks it’s recommended to add in an anti-gel treatment.  Ask us for it when you place your next order. 

During the Winter months try these general tips to stay warm & save on energy costs –

  • Close curtains/drapes at night and on cloudy days.  Open them on sunny days
  • Lower your thermostat to 65 degrees if you’re out during the day
  •  For extended time away set the thermostat to 55-60
  • Lower the water heater thermostat to the lowest level that will still meet your hot water needs (midway between the “low” and “medium” settings on many units. Each decrease of 10 degrees saves 5% on water heating costs)
  • Replace furnace filters regularly & have your system serviced. 
  • Seal doors with draft-reducing weather-stripping and door sweeps
  • Install storm doors and windows
  • Purchase plastic window covering kits or interior storm window kits. Carefully follow instructions
  • And of course wearing layers of clothing can help you stay warm & save too

Zone Heating Tips

      • > Use zone heating in areas of the home where you spend the most of your time.
      • > Put zone heating on downstairs, that helps maintain the heat temperature upstairs as well.
      • > Close doors to unoccupied rooms (However, do not close off rooms too tightly that you prevent air flow from reaching gas-fueled water heaters, furnaces, or other gas-fueled appliances. This could create an unsafe build-up of carbon monoxide that can be fatal
      • > Make sure the unused space gets enough heat in winter to prevent plaster from cracking or pipes from freezing.
  • > When using a space heater use it properly & safely.  Never leave it unattented & always follow instructions carefully.
FOR YOUR SAFETY: Remember to keep all heat sources at least three feet from walls, drapes, furniture, or other flammable objects, and avoid using an extension cord with heat sources.