Archive for November 2022

Tuesday 15 November, 2022

Tips on How to Save Money Heating Your Home

tips to save money this winter

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The cost of energy seems to go up every year and basically it does. That’s why it is important to do what you can to save energy and thus save money as well. In this article we have put together a handful of tips which should help you save money when heating your home this winter.

1.Water Heater Temperature

One way to save energy is by making sure your water heater is at optimal temperature. If you find yourself having to mitigate the temperature of your hot water by adding cold water when you shower or wash your hands then this is great news for you. Your hot water is running too hot. Keeping it at a lower temperature can save you over $100 this winter alone. Here are some instructions on how to turn down your water heater temp. If you feel uncomfortable doing this then reach out to a professional to help. Remember, your dishwasher usually has its own heating element so this tip should not affect the cleanliness of your dishes.

2. Keep Your Furnace Filters Clean and New

By making it easy for your furnace to breathe, you can cut down the amount of energy it needs to work properly. Having clean and new air filters can save you up to $100 per year. It will also extend the life of your furnace.

3. Thermostat Adjustment

This is the most obvious and the one we think of when trying to save money. It’s worth looking into. Even if you can move your temp down just a couple degrees you would be surprised at the savings.

4. Fix Drafty Doors and Windows

Making sure you windows have proper weather-stripping is important. Making sure your doors close all the way and are not letting air in or out is also important. Having a draft free home can save you bucks.

5. Close Unused Vents

There are some rooms that you just never use that much. So, why not keep the door closed to that room and shut the vent off? Make sure to have the proper amount of vents open in your main rooms to balance the flow of heated air. Also, make sure the vents near your thermostat are open.

6. Ceiling Fan

Most people think ceiling fans are there just to keep you cool. They are also there to move heated air around the room and keep it evenly balanced. Set your ceiling fan on reverse and to a low power setting. You may be happy with the results.

There you have it. Six tips to save energy this winter. Make sure you are stocked up on heating oil and don’t wait until the last drop to call. We appreciate your business.


Tuesday 08 November, 2022

40 Years and Going Strong

1983 in review

Compact Discs Jump onto the Scene in 1983

We started operations in 1983. As such, we will be celebrating our 40th year of business in a couple months.

The world was a much different place then. But we have stayed constant. Delivering heating oil as was needed by residents of our beloved Lynchburg and surrounding counties has been our pleasure from day one. In the meantime we have added other services such as installing heating unit and various types of air conditioning systems as well. Our #1 goal is to make your space as comfortable as humanly possible.

1983 was a long time ago. Let’s take a look at what the world looked like back then.

1983 Events and Memories

  1. The Space Shuttle Challenger made its maiden voyage.
  2. The Washington Redskins defeat the Miami Dolphins in the Super Bowl.
  3. 125 million viewers tune in to watch the final episode of “MASH”.
  4. Compact Discs break onto the scene and the use of vinyl sees its first ever decline.
  5. Top movies at the box office were The Big Chill, Terms of Endearment, Fanny & Alexander, & The Right Stuff.

Several years ago we started this blog to help educate our customers about AC and heating systems as well as many other fine details about our industry such as:

Now May Be the Best Time to Buy Heating Oil

Spring Time AC Tips

Tips to Help You Save Money Heating Your Home

We hope you have found all this free information helpful. We enjoy putting together tips and information regarding the heating and cool industry and hope that you continue to read them.

If you are in need of heating oil, a heating unit install or air conditioning, please do not hesitate to call us at 434-845-0971

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