Many homes nowadays still use home heating oil to keep their homes warm in the wintertime, and to warm the water into their hot water tank or to get their dishwasher and washer. As everyone has probably noticed, anything that's made from an oil product was going up in price on nearly a daily basis.
The price of your home heating oil is dependent upon the expense of crude oil are, so the higher the cost then the higher oil prices will be.
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As a result of this, it behooves homeowners who use heating oil to do what they can to save money. With only a little effort you can save between five and 10 percent in your oil prices.
There are a whole lot of ways you can save on your home heating bills. A few of them include things like checking your home for leaking cold air from the outside, particularly if your house is old.
Most men and women remember to look at their storm windows for leaks, but did you think about the crack beneath your doors?
You may block the circulation of cold air with a rolled up towel or a draft snake set up against the door threshold.
Another place you may not think to test for air leaks is the electrical wall or light switches. You may set insulation behind them to cut back on the flow of air.
It's also a good idea to change the air filters on your furnace monthly. If the filter is dirty, the air is obstructed and your furnace will have to work harder to heat your house.