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Tips for Using Less Heating Oil

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Heating oil can be a major expense, especially during the winter months, so using less can make a real difference to your overall expenditure. We at R Stiff & Sons are one of the leading oil providers in the Suffolk area, and offer very competitive prices for this type of fuel. You can also spend less by reducing your heating oil needs, and the following tips will help you to achieve that:

Turn Your Thermostat Down

It is important to be comfortable at home, but you may find that turning the thermostat down a couple of notches is not even noticeable – in fact, it may even increase your comfort levels. It is always going to be much more cost effective to put on an extra layer of clothing than to turn up your heating.

Reduce Heat Loss

Another way that you can reduce your heating oil requirements is to reduce any heat loss. This means searching your home for drafts and any places where heat is escaping. It may be cost-effective for you to add insulation in some parts of the house if this can reduce your need to use heating oil. One of the main culprits when it comes to heat loss is often the roof, so it is a good idea to check to see if you require loft insulation.

Make Sure that Your Boiler is Serviced Regularly

If your boiler is not performing well it could mean that you are wasting heating oil. This is why it is important to have this appliance serviced on a regular basis. If you want to ensure optimum efficiency it will be important to have your boiler serviced at least once a year and for many boilers, it means it is kept within warranty.

Use Your Timer

It is nice to enter a warm home, but if you leave the heating on all day in an empty house it will be a waste of money. The better option is to use the timer as that way the house can begin to heat up just before you return.

As well as using less oil, you also want to make sure that you are getting the best possible prices. Call us today on 01473 822 147 or visit our contact page to organise a delivery of heating oil or diesel in Colchester and the surrounding areas.