None of us want to spend a significant part of our budget on heating our home or business. It's kind of like having to spend money on a new roof or new tires. We don't get the biggest thrill out of it, but it's a necessity. Read the following tips to help reduce your heating bills, so, hopefullly, you'll have more money to spend on those things that do give you pleasure.
Use our site to find the lowest price vendor
If you have not signed an annual contract with a vendor then check pricing before you buy.
Complete your user profile
When you complete your profile we can send you reminders about filling up in the off season and also suggest that you look at alternative vendors when your annual contract is going to expire.
Follow the market rates of fuels
Negotiate a lower rate with your vendor when market rates decline.
Buy fuel off-season
The US Department of Energy suggests saving money by filling your storage tank in the summer or in early fall when the prices are likely to be lower. We will send you a reminder to fill up in the off-season.
Upgrade your insulation
You can reduce your home's heating costs through proper insulation and air sealing techniques.
Investigate government and non-profit programs
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program provides federal funds to assist families with energy costs.
Citizens Energy Corporation works with major oil producing companies and countries to provide low-cost home heating oil to the poor and elderly.
Secure a professional to conduct a home or business energy audit
The Building Performance Institute is the nation's premier standards development and credentialing organization for residential energy auditing and upgrade work.