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We’re all spending a little extra time at home this summer, so why not get a jump start on some home improvement projects? Once the seasons start to change, you’ll be happy that you did! There are several things you can do to optimize your home energy use and prep for the chilly months ahead.
Your Fall Energy-Saving Checklist
1. Seal drafts
Check windows and doors in your home for any air leaks. When it gets cold, you don’t want valuable warm air escaping outside. Seal any drafts you find with weather stripping. If you have central air conditioning or ductless A/C, this will also help conditioned air from going to waste.
2. Schedule your tune-up
An annual heating tune-up is essential to help your boiler or furnace perform at peak efficiency during the winter. Tune-ups also offer valuable benefits like lower heating bills and reduced risk of midseason breakdowns. Call Bay State Fuel Oil now to book your tune-up in advance. Spots for the fall are filling up fast. We are following strict safety procedures to provide safe service to our customers during the pandemic.
3. Add a programmable thermostat
Programmable thermostats are easy to use and can help you save big on energy use. You can program your thermostat to automatically lower the temperature when you are out of the house or asleep. Your programmable thermostat will work seamlessly with your heating and cooling equipment.
4. Think about an upgrade
Has your current heating system seen better days? Since we’ve all been home more, you may have noticed some issues with your boiler or furnace that you normally might overlook. Now’s a great time to consider upgrading to a new, high-efficiency oil or gas heating system. New heating systems use less fuel, provide better comfort, and are less likely to need repairs.
5. Clean out gutters
Clear out your gutters and install gutter guards if you don’t already have them to prep for the wet season.
6. Replace batteries in smoke and CO detectors
It is important to replace the batteries on these important safety devices each season to ensure they are functioning properly.
Bay State is here to help our customers stay safe and comfortable all year long. Contact us to schedule your annual heating tune-up, to inquire about a new heating system, or for any other energy-related questions that you might have. Give us a call at (413) 733-5088 or click here to reach us online.