The cost of heating oil can be a major concern for any family during the winter months. Fortunately, there are several factors that help you determine how long a tank will last you.
Thermostat Settings: This is one of the biggest factors in heating oil usage. Increasing your thermostat setting a few degrees can deplete your tank much quicker. Our recommendation is to keep your thermostat on an energy-efficient setting.
Outdoor Temperatures: This could be an important, or very insignificant factor, depending on other factors within your home, including:
- Insulation levels – If your insulation is not up to par, you could be losing a significant amount of heat through the walls and windows.
- Air tightness – If your building is insulated but there remains a draft, you may still be losing a good amount of heat unnecessarily.
Oil Burning Efficiency: Sometimes, despite all of your efforts to remove other factors that may be raising your heating oil costs, you might need to consider replacing your system altogether. As time goes on, equipment is created to become more energy-efficient and save you money in the long run.
If you find that you have more questions, or are wondering whether or not it’s time for you to receive a new unit, contact Polsinello Fuels today.