Home heating oil resources and FAQs.

Our informative how-to guides and educational resources are designed to help you stayed informed on all issues regarding heating oil in your home. Before you call a professional, take a look at some of these home heating oil resources to see if you can get your questions answered without having to spend a dime. We have everything from very basic guides defining some of the key terminology around oil heat appliances and services, to more in-depth articles to help you identify issues and diagnose problems before you call a professional. In the world of home maintenance, knowledge is power. The more you know about how your home operates, the more money and time you can save on house calls and replacements. If you're looking for a home heating oil prices, equipment or delivery, discover Wallace Energy's comprehensive heating oil services.

Saving energy in the fall and winter.

Ceiling fanUse these tips to help you make a big difference in your energy savings during the fall and winter months.

Fall and winter home heating savings tips

  • Install a programmable thermostat and be sure to set temperatures lower at night when asleep and during the day when you are not at home. By automatically lowering the temperature inside your house by 5 to 10 degrees during these periods, you can cut your heating bills by up to 20% a year.* Even lowering it just one degree can help!
  • Turn off kitchen, bath or other fans within 20 minutes of cooking or bathing to retain heated air
  • Schedule regular maintenance check ups and clean or replace filters on furnaces once a month or as needed
  • Insulate walls and heating ducts in attics and crawlspaces and keep them in good repair to prevent heat loss of up to 60% at registers
  • Open draperies and blinds of the windows in direct sunlight to naturally heat your home during the day and keep them closed at night to keep heat in
  • Install weather stripping or caulking around the windows, doors, and thresholds to seal air leaks
  • Consider adding insulated window treatments
  • Install ceiling fans to help circulate warm air
  • Repair leaky faucets promptly
  • Install aerating, low faucets and showerheads
  • Take more showers than baths
  • Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes
  • Turn lights off when leaving the room
  • Use compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) rather than incandescent light bulbs in common areas
  • Set refrigerator temperature to 37-40 degrees
  • Install low cost fire place modifications (such as a flue-top damper, fireplace grate or glass doors
  • Upgrade your equipment to systems that are ENERGYSTAR® rated, e.g. Burnham Boilers

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