Fall Energy-Saving Tips for Homeowners

Autumn has arrived! While we enjoyed September’s showing of last-minute summer weather, we know that winter will be here soon enough. Get your home ready for winter now to stay comfortable and save money when temperatures really start to drop.

Ways to Save This Season

1. Open the Curtains

Open your south-facing curtains during daylight hours. The sunlight will naturally raise indoor temperatures. After sunset, don’t forget to close the curtains to keep out cold evening air!

2. Schedule Annual Maintenance

An annual tune-up from an Eshenaurs heating specialist will help your equipment run smoothly all season. When your boiler or furnace is properly serviced, it can improve operating efficiency, reduce fuel usage, lower energy bills, and even lessen the likelihood of breakdowns!

3. Find and Seal Drafts

Come December, heat is precious. Don’t let air leaks waste it! Have caulk or weatherstripping added to seal leaks around doors and windows.

4. Think about an Upgrade

If your boiler or furnace is 15 years or older, you can reduce your energy bills by switching to a new high-efficiency model. High-efficiency equipment operates more efficiently to lower heating costs and eliminate the issue of costly repairs or replacements for an older system.

5. Install a Programmable Thermostat

Programmable thermostats are easy to install, easy to use, and can significantly cut your energy costs. In a few clicks, you can program your thermostat to automatically lower the temperature when you are out of the house or asleep.

6. Get Protected

Signing up for a Heating System Maintenance Plan is the best way to promote safe system operation and save money in the future. Service plans are available for heating oil, natural gas, and propane equipment with premium coverage benefits like 24/7 priority service, parts discounts, annual tune-ups, and more.

Contact your local energy experts at Eshenaurs to schedule service an