It’s hard to believe, but we’re already facing the hottest portion of the year in Rhode Island. Are you starting to think about how you’re going to prepare for the hot summer weather? Add these must-do tips from our experts at Micheletti Oil to your summer checklist to help lower your monthly heating bills and save energy all season long.
Step 1: Connect with Your HVAC Provider
High temperatures can lead to higher energy usage and bills as more people try to stay cool in the warm weather. Contact your Rhode Island HVAC company today to make certain adjustments that will significantly reduce your home energy bills, including:
Schedule Your Annual Heating Tune-Up
Did you know that one yearly visit from your heating system specialist can lower your oil or gas heating bills by up to 10%? This is because during the boiler or furnace tune-up, your HVAC service technician will perform a thorough safety inspection, routine cleaning, and evaluate how efficiently your system is operating. If necessary, they will also make recommendations for any parts that need to be replaced and ensure that your boiler or furnace will be running smoothly when you need it most.
Consider an HVAC Upgrade
Have you thought about how old your current boiler or furnace is? If your heating system is more than 15 years old, it might be time for an upgrade. High-efficiency heating equipment requires significantly less fuel to produce higher levels of comfort. When you decide to upgrade your system, you’ll automatically benefit from lower energy use for many years to come.
Sign Up for an HVAC Service Plan
Micheletti Oil’s oil burner service plan is designed to help Rhode Island residents save more each year on keeping their heating oil systems up and running. On top of suiting all of your home comfort needs, our service plans also include a variety of different part replacements that are deemed necessary by our energy experts, therefore, saving you more money. When you are signed up for a service plan, your heating equipment is likely to run much more efficiently.
Step 2: Save Energy in Your Home Each Day
There are several ways you can lower your daily energy use just by making subtle changes to your everyday routine:
- Change your air filters regularly
- Wash loads of laundry in cold water
- Set your thermostat at the highest comfortable setting
- Use a ceiling fan in different rooms to promote airflow
- Turn off unnecessary lights
- Keep curtains closed during the hottest parts of the day
Saving energy and saving money in the Rhode Island area doesn’t have to be difficult! Contact Micheletti Oil to schedule your annual heating tune-up, get a quote on a high-efficiency heating installation, or to learn more about easy ways you can lower your money bills and save on energy. Doing this now will only keep you ahead and ready for the winter season to come back around!