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Lower Your Heating Costs This Winter – 3 Ways

Save Money – Without Sacrificing Comfort!

home heating savings new yorkIt’s been a rough year for many of our neighbors here in the Hudson Valley. Many of our friends and neighbors have suffered financially. Money is tight in many households.

Depew Energy wants our customers to know that we’re here to help. Right now, we’re offering competitively low pricing for heating oil, propane, and kerosene. We also offer pricing and payment options for both heating oil and propane to help you take more control of your heating costs year ‘round.

We’re going to provide you three easy ways you can cut your heating costs. These tips help you keep your home warm and comfortable while also helping you to save in both the short- and long-term.

1. Get Your Heating System Tuned-Up

Many people put off getting their furnace or boiler its annual maintenance tune-up in 2020 because of concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re one of them, now is the time to schedule that tune-up.

You can be assured about our commitment to safe, contactless service. We follow all CDC guidelines and directives from state and local authorities. Depew Energy has a mandatory requirement for all Drivers, Technicians and Salesmen to wear personal protective equipment whenever entering a customer’s home.

A tune-up not only helps to prevent breakdowns, but it also gets your furnace or boiler running at its best possible efficiency. You’ll be using the least amount of fuel possible to heat your home—which will be almost instantly reflective in your monthly energy bills.

Get in touch with us today to schedule your heating system tune-up.

2. Utilize Your Thermostat Properly

Programmable and smart thermostats can be great tools for lowering your heating costs. But you must make sure to program them properly. If you do, you can cut your heating costs by up to 10% month-over-month. Did you know that heating accounts for about half your energy costs in winter? The savings from programming your thermostat properly can really add up.

Here’s what to do with your traditional thermostat:

Installing a smart thermostat is even more effective! You’ll be able to adjust the temperature inside your home right from your smart phone! On top of that, you can program your digital thermostat to kick in right before family members are scheduled to start coming home, so that your home is warmed perfectly—but only when it’s needed.

You can also track energy usage over time, giving you insight into how certain settings affect your energy costs in the future, and how you can adjust your heating preferences to decrease energy costs even more.

Another popular benefit of installing a smart thermostat is that it allows you to control the temperature in your home remotely. And on top of all of this—they’re super easy to install!

3. Use The Sun For Passive Heating

The sun can warm your home even when it’s cold out! Leave your curtains and blinds open during the day to take advantage of solar heating. Your heating system will cycle on less frequently, saving you on operating costs.

Remember to close your curtains and blinds when the sun goes down to keep all that heat inside your home. That keeps your furnace or boiler from working harder than it needs to—especially at night when you’re asleep.

Become a Depew Energy customer and get reliable, safe heating oil and propane delivery that you can always count on. Ensure your comfort to us this season!