We know you’ve probably swapped out your summer wardrobe for cold-weather clothing, but one thing stays in style all year long: keeping your energy costs low with your home heating equipment. At Burt’s Reliable, we have over a century’s worth of experience helping families in Wading River and throughout Suffolk County keep their heating oil usage low, even when the weather turns icy cold.
Try these four simple tips to maintain your heating oil equipment and lower your winter energy expenses.
Believe it or not, your furnace air filter probably saw a lot of usage in the summer. Your central air conditioner used the same ductwork as the furnace, so the filter was busy catching pollen, dust, bacteria and other pollutants. Be sure to check your furnace’s air filter each month and clean or replace it if it’s dirty. This simple act will improve your system’s airflow and reduce how often your furnace needs to cycle.
The U.S. Department of Energy says that turning your thermostat back 7 to 10 degrees from its standard setting for 8 hours daily can lower annual heating and cooling costs by 10 percent. The best way to do this is with a programmable thermostat. You can preset your energy-saving adjustments for when you’re asleep or away from home.
For even better heating system efficiency, invest in a smart thermostat like the Ecobee Wi-Fi Thermostat we sell and install. These products use multiple sensors throughout your home to monitor the temperature in every room and make efficiency adjustments.
Burt’s Reliable is proud to deliver Bioheat fuel with a 20% blend of organic biodiesel. This is one of the most eco-friendly heating products you can get in New York. It actually releases fewer greenhouse gas emissions than natural gas. It also helps lower your HVAC maintenance costs. Bioheat fuel burns cleaner than traditional heating oil, leaving fewer deposits in your equipment, reducing wear and tear and extending your heating equipment’s lifespan.
Without a doubt, the best investment you can make in heating system health and lower energy spending is to arrange heating equipment maintenance with our team of expert HVAC technicians. An annual tune-up provides the following invaluable benefits for your furnace or boiler’s longevity, efficiency and reliability:
Want to ensure that your heating system always gets an annual tune-up? Protect it with a Burt’s Reliable Heating OIl Comfort Plan. These service plans include complimentary yearly maintenance, priority service and reduced costs for repairs.
To enroll in a service plan or schedule your annual heating system maintenance, contact our team right away.