Ways to Save on Your Home Oil Costs this Winter

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Ways to Save on Your Home Oil Costs this WinterWinter is approaching quickly, and many heating oil users will need to be ready for the cold months ahead. Given the shaky economic situation, many Americans are fearful of how they’re going to afford to keep their homes warm. Therefore, we’ve put together a few tips on how to save a few extra dollars on your heating costs.

Buy Your Home Oil Early- Possibly the most important element in cutting your fuel expenses this winter is to buy as much of your fuel as possible before you desperately need it. We all know that the price of products being to rise as the demand for them increases. Equally, prices decrease as demand falls. It’s now Fall – arguably the best time to stock up on home oil, as prices tend to be cheaper now than in the dead of winter.

Turn the Thermostat Down- It’s important to make sure your thermostat is accurate and that it’s not set too high. Accurate temperature control can save you money by reducing heat wastage. Lowering the room temperature by just a few degrees could save you up to 10 percent of your annual home oil bill.

Insulation- If your home is not adequately insulated, heat can escape more quickly, resulting in the use of more home oil, especially in the very cold months. Insulation not only keeps heat in or out of your home, but it’s an essential part of energy savings. While heat can escape from all parts of a home, most is lost through the roof and walls, as shown by the following figures:

  • Walls: 35 percent
  • Roof: 25 percent
  • Draughts: 15 percent
  • Floor: 15 percent
  • Windows: 15 percent


For home oil in Hickory NC, contact us at Bumgarner Oil. We have been servicing gas stations, commercial contracts, and residential homes since 1954. We’re a local oil company that you can trust!