Regardless of the fact that heating oil prices are the lowest they’ve been in years, it’s still great to save even more on your energy bills.

Here are some tips on how to reduce your energy expenses quickly, without much effort and large investments.

  1. Switch to LED bulbs

Although light emitting diodes (LED) are present in electronic appliances for decades, they have been recently introduced as source of home light. LED bulbs are not much as they used to be a couple of years ago. They can last for 30 to 50 times longer than a tungsten bulb, spending up to ten times less energy. They are also three times more energy efficient than fluorescent bulbs, and unlike them don’t contain dangerous substances such as mercury.

  1. Lower the Thermostat

thermostat-savingsFeeling of “warm” is much up to us. Someone can feel very comfortable at 60F but you may need to have your thermostat at above 75F to feel warm. An active lifestyle while at home would not benefit your health. It would also have a positive impact on your finances, as you would feel comfortable at lower temperatures and thus consume less energy. Do more housework or exercises, go running or gym. If your duties allow you to exercise in the morning your body would feel warm during the entire day and will not require high room temperatures.

  1. Close the blinds when heating or cooling your home

Window insulation film kits are very useful, but your window insulation will be even more efficient if you close your curtains tightly. This is especially important during strong winds. Blinds are even more efficient during summer, as they don’t allow exposure to direct sunlight, making your air conditioner work less hours to maintain desired indoor temperatures.

  1. Use heating fuel oil price comparison services

If you have a heating system which runs on heating oil, you get your fuel delivered by truck following your order. With cash on delivery (COD) option you will always pay your fuel at a current price which is always lower than a contract price. These prices always vary among suppliers in your area, and with a heating fuel price comparison services you can always find the best price. For the best results, you should fill your tank during spring and summer months when prices are substantially lower than during the heating season.  Some services also allow you to schedule regular burner maintenance appointments.