How to Save Energy & Money This Summer in Massachusetts
Looking for ways to reduce your home comfort bill this summer in the Massachusetts South Shore? There are lots of things you can do during the warmer seasons to cut back on your heating oil usage, boost your air conditioner’s efficiency, and reduce your energy usage overall. Cutting back in these ways will lower your home comfort bill and allow you the freedom to use those savings however you want. Keep reading to learn our top tips to help you save energy this summer season from our industry experts!
Top 8 Ways to Save on Energy Costs This Summer
Get Annual A/C Maintenance
Both ductless and central air conditioners should be maintained with a service tune-up at least once a year. Booking your A/C tune-up can cut your electricity bills, repair costs, and emergency service fees. Click here to request your annual tune-up service online today!
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Program Your Thermostat
Cutting back on air conditioning frequency can save you up to 10% on your annual home comfort bills. The easiest way to do so is by installing a programmable thermostat, which allows you to set it and forget it. Aim to give your A/C a break for at least 8 hours a day for the perfect balance of ultimate home comfort and smart energy savings.
Enjoy the Great Outdoors
Now that the days are longer and warmer, skip the treadmill or TV and go for a walk outside. Along with saving energy on the appliances you’d use inside, you’ll get the added bonus of enjoying the beautiful weather and getting your daily dose of vitamin D.
Top off Your Heating Oil Tank
Requesting a tank fill-up during the summer will ensure that you have heating fuel when you need it. Don’t run out of fuel and risk paying unnecessary priming fees! Order a refill today to enjoy our low daily price and the peace of mind that your tank will be protected for the seasons to come.
Cook on the Grill
Grills and barbeques are an emblem of spring and summer here on the Massachusetts South Shore. Break out the Grill Master apron and cook outside, which will cut back on power you typically use with your indoor stovetop and oven along with giving you quality time with your family.
Boost Your Cooling System’s Efficiency
If you’ve already had your HVAC equipment’s annual tune-up and you’re still not seeing the efficiency you’d like, consider upgrading to a newer system. New air conditioners and water heaters will do the same job of cooling your home, increasing home comfort, and cleaning the air, but at a lower rate. These new, efficient models help you to save more energy (and money) during the summer season when you rely on them the most! Click here to learn more about getting a new A/C system installed in your home.
Consider Adding a Ductless Mini-Split to Your Home
A ductless mini-split A/C and heat pump system lets you put cooling precisely where you need it. This high-efficiency A/C system will keep you cool and comfortable all summer long—AND help you save on your energy bills in the fall and winter. These innovative and powerful systems act as a great supplement to your existing heating or cooling systems and will help you to have more control of your home’s temperature while saving on energy this season.
- Zoned cooling saves you energy and money
- Easy installation—no messy ductwork required
- Improves indoor air quality
- Supplemental heating source for winter
When you’re ready to make an addition to your home that will keep you comfortable and keep your home comfort bills in check, get in touch with the experts at Ken Duval Oil. We would be happy to provide you with a quote on your new installation.
Take Advantage of Your Blinds and Curtains
This is another free tip that you can use during the warm summer months or the chilly winter and early days of spring. During the hottest days of the year, be sure to keep your blinds and curtains drawn to prevent the sunlight from naturally warming your home’s temperature. This will help you reduce the need to crank up the A/C! Additionally, if there’s a chilly forecast ahead, be sure to leave your curtains and blinds open to soak in the warmth of the sunny day.
Save Energy with Expert HVAC Service & Quality Fuel from Us
Here at Ken Duval Oil, our number one priority is you. We’re proud to offer a wide variety of premium delivery and home comfort services, including will-call and automatic Bioheat® fuel delivery and HVAC installation services. We work tirelessly to ensure that you are comfortable in each and every season and we strive for you to have the best possible experience every time you reach out to us. Not yet a Ken Duval Oil customer? Use our online registration form to enroll now. Be sure to get in touch with our team to learn more about how we can help you save energy this summer season.