With fall in full swing here in New York, colder winter weather will be here before we know it! Now is the time to prepare your Upstate New York home for chillier temperatures, maximize your fuel supply, and get the most out of your heating system. With these easy tips from Blueox Energy, you can help reduce energy use and start saving money before the winter weather is here to stay. Keep reading to learn our top 6 ways to prepare your home for an energy-efficient winter.
Winter Energy Savings Tips for Winter in New York
There are a couple of steps you can take right now to help save energy this winter and enjoy a more efficient, warm, and comfortable home throughout the winter heating season.
Schedule your annual tune-up
Regular maintenance from Blueox Energy’s HVAC experts will help your heating system run at peak efficiency all season. When your equipment is properly inspected and maintained, it can reduce the risk of surprise breakdowns and promote higher fuel economy. It’s a win-win! Your annual heating system service cleaning is included in all of our maintenance service plans which you can view here. Or, simply log into our new Blueox Energy customer portal to schedule services, and order fuel online.
Open the curtains
Did you know this one simple tip can change the temperature of your home and save you money? During the daytime, open your south-facing curtains to let in the light. The sunlight will naturally raise your indoor temperature, saving you money on your daytime heating costs. At night, close the curtains to keep out the evening chill. Give it a try.
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Consider an upgrade
How old is your current heating equipment? If your system is 15 years or older, you can significantly lower your heating bills by switching to a high-efficiency model. High-efficiency heating systems operate more effectively and can save you money on costly repairs or component replacements. Interested in replacing your old heating system with a new, energy-efficient boiler or furnace in your New York Home? Blueox Energy is here to help. Simply log into your account to request a service or get in contact with us.
Seal any drafts
Don’t let air leaks waste your valuable heating fuel! Add caulk or weather stripping to seal leaks around doors and windows. Investigate areas of your home by visual inspection to find any air leaks that could cost you extra in your winter heating bills.
Sign up for protection
Better safe than sorry! Enrolling in a service plan is the best way to guarantee safe, efficient operation and save money down the road. Now is the perfect time to take advantage of Blueox Energy’s comprehensive HVAC maintenance service plans that include your annual tune-up service—or you can simply enroll in our Service Membership plan for only $49 a year to access our 24/7 emergency services. Don’t be left out in the cold, and prepare for winter this year by protecting your home with a Blueox maintenance plan.
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Install a programmable thermostat
Programmable thermostats are easy to use and can help cut energy costs. Program your thermostat to lower the temperature when you are out of the house or at night. Wi-Fi thermostats can sync to your smart device to provide remote control of inside temperatures, wherever you are!
Need a Local Energy Service Provider? Trust Blueox Energy’s Heating Experts in NY
Is your home prepared for the winter heating season? Contact Blueox Energy today to request heating installations, maintenance and tune-ups, enroll in our service plans, order fuel, and more! Or better yet, log into our app, and manage your home comfort at the click of a button, without waiting on hold! Find us on Google Play and the App Store today.