My heating bills are always a concern.
The winters in my local area are the longest season plus often set records for cold temperatures.
Both of us expect sub zero conditions, cold cold winds plus lots of snow. The process of burning fossil fuels to generate heat requires a great deal of energy. Because of the drain on my budget, I recently invested into a current oil furnace. The older heating proposal wasn’t nearly as energy efficient plus performance had diminished over the years. It was also succumbing to minor repairs every year. With the current oil furnace, I spent more to get an ENERGY STAR rated, high-efficiency system. It is covered under the manufacturer’s warranty. I also take proactive steps to reduce the workload of the oil furnace plus keep my home hot plus comfortable. I now set the thermostat at 75 degrees during the Winter time with the fan switched to “auto.” It keeps the home hot but doesn’t force the oil furnace to run non stop. I tell my adolescents to wear hot socks plus sweaters. I also take fortune of openings to lower the thermostat even further. If we’re going to be away from home for even a few hours, I turn down the heat. I also adjust the thermostat when all of us go to bed at night to conserve energy. Both of us all have heavy blankets on our bed plus sleep better in a cooler room. On sunny afternoons, I open the blinds plus curtains to let the sunshine help heat the home. It’s a free source of heat. I have invested into thermal lined curtains that I close at night to trap the heat. Every year, I check the caulk plus weatherstripping around the windows plus doors. I make sure that the insulation in the attic hasn’t been compromised by moisture or rodents. I update the air filter in the oil furnace every month plus schedule professional Heating plus A/C service every year, right before the start of winter.