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How to Save Money on Heating Oil

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Most Michigan oilheat consumers recognize their heating oil company as a local, family-oriented company that goes above and beyond when it comes to delivering heating oil. But many homeowners don’t realize just how much more those companies can offer, especially when it comes to improving energy efficiency.

Many heating oil companies have expertise in all kinds of heating systems and are familiar with the best ways to maximize energy efficiency in the home. Because of this vast knowledge, your local heating oil company can serve as your go-to resource. Think of them as your energy savings partner.

The comfort, safety and needs of their customers are your local dealers’ priority. So if you have questions about decreasing your energy use, reducing your heating costs or simply using energy around your home in smarter ways, make sure to contact your local heating oil company for advice.

5 smart moves to get energy efficient

  1. Schedule your annual heating system tune up to reduce heating oil usage by up to 10%.
  2. Install smart programmable thermostats to automate your home temperature settings. You could reduce your energy use by as much as 10%.
  3. Upgrade to a new energy-efficient oil-heating system if your existing system is more than 20 years old. You may be able to reduce your annual heating costs by 30% or more. Keep in mind that homeowners in the Great Lakes State can receive rebates that could total as much as $500 when they install a new high-efficiency oilheat system and combine that upgrade with a new aboveground heating oil tank.
  4. Keep warm air moving through your home. You can distribute heat evenly in rooms by running a ceiling fan in reverse. By recirculating the warm air trapped near the ceiling, you can lower your thermostat—and save money on heat.
  5. Install an indirect-fired water heater, which uses your boiler as its own heat source. This can cut your water-heating costs significantly during the fall and winter.

Oilheat—the more you know, the happier you’ll be using it! Contact your local heating oil dealer in Michigan to learn how you can use this clean, safe and efficient fuel to your best advantage!