Posted on: 25 July 2017Share
When you heat your home with oil, you have to count on the delivery of oil from companies that may not be available when you need the oil the most. Therefore, you will want to call for new oil as soon as possible. In the meantime, you will also want to take advantage of some of the following ways in which you can make your oil last longer:
Check All Of The Vents In The House
Take a few minutes to go around the house in search of all of the heating vents. The goal is to make sure that they are all free from obstructions that could be causing less warmed air to make it to you. When the vents are fully, or even partially blocked, you will find that you will feel much colder and, therefore, much more likely to crank up the heat some more.
Use A Humidifier During The Winter
Many have found that the air in their home feels much warmer when it is humid air, as opposed to dry air. If you do not currently own a humidifier, you will have to purchase one, but the amount of money you may be able to save by using less oil at any given time far exceeds the amount of money you would have to spend on a humidifier. Also, you can always comparison shop online and through your local stores in order to ensure that you are getting the best price on the humidifier.
Let The Sun In
Open all of the curtains and blinds during the day so you are allowing the sunlight in through the windows. This will help make your home much warmer during the day. In turn, this means that you will not have to use a much oil during the day for heat. As the sun begins to set, you can then close the curtains and blinds. While it might not make a dramatic difference, it is still effort to make this a worthy step to take.
Dress Warmer While Inside
Dressing in layers and always wearing socks will help you keep your body nice and warm. Simply adding a few articles of clothing may cause you to no longer feel the need to turn up the temperature on the thermostat. The lower the temperature on the thermostat, the less oil you will have to use.
With those tips, and any others you come across, you should find that you are able to get your heating oil to last a lot longer.