November 14, 2022
With fall in full swing here in Cape Cod, colder winter weather will be here before we know it! Now is the time to prepare your Massachusetts home for chillier temperatures to maximize your fuel supply and get the most out of your heating system. With these easy tips from Falmouth Energy, you can help reduce energy use and start saving money before the winter weather is here to stay. Keep reading to learn our top six ways to prepare your home for an energy-efficient winter and to help keep our community safe and warm by donating fuel gallons to neighbors in need this heating season.
Donate to Fuel Up Cape Cod to Keep Our Community Safe & Warm
This winter, Falmouth Energy has teamed up with Fuel Up Cape Cod to deliver fuel to families in need. Your spare change is making a huge difference on the Cape. With your generous donations this season, we can deliver gallons of heating fuel to keep the heat on all across Cape Cod. With your help, we can keep our neighbors safe, warm, and comfortable throughout the long winter. To learn more and submit a donation, visit FuelUpCapeCod.com.
6 Ways to Prepare Your Home for an Energy-Efficient Winter in MA
There are a couple of steps you can take right now to help save energy this winter and enjoy a more efficient, warm, and comfortable home throughout the winter heating season. Falmouth Energy curated six tips you can implement to help reduce your energy use and keep your home heating systems operating all season long.
Schedule your annual tune-up
Regular maintenance from Falmouth Energy’s HVAC experts will help your heating system run at peak efficiency all season. When your equipment is properly inspected and maintained, it can reduce the risk of surprise breakdowns and promote higher fuel economy. It’s a win-win! Your annual heating system service cleaning is included in all of our efficiency service plans which you can view here.
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Open the curtains
Did you know this one simple tip can change the temperature of your home and save you money? During the daytime, open your south-facing curtains to let in the light. The sunlight will naturally raise your indoor temperature, saving you money on your daytime heating costs. At night, make sure to close the curtains to keep out the evening chill. Give it a try.
Consider an upgrade
How old is your current heating equipment? If your system is 15 years or older, you can significantly lower your heating bills by switching to high efficiency. High-efficiency heating systems operate more effectively and can save you money on costly repairs or component replacements. Interested in replacing your old heating system with a new, energy-efficient boiler or furnace in your Massachusetts Home? Falmouth Energy is here to help. Contact us to get started on your new equipment upgrade for oil heating or propane heating systems.
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Seal any drafts
Don’t let air leaks waste your valuable heating fuel! Add caulk or weather stripping to seal leaks around doors and windows. Investigate areas of your home by visual inspection to find any air leaks that could be costing you extra in your winter heating bills.
Sign up for protection
Better safe than sorry! Enrolling in a service plan is the best way to guarantee safe, efficient operation and save money down the road. Now is the perfect time to take advantage of Falmouth Energy’s comprehensive HVAC efficiency service plans; each plan includes your annual tune-up service! Plus, you can take advantage of our 24/7 emergency services when you need us the most. Don’t be left out in the cold. Prepare for winter this year by protecting your home with a Falmouth maintenance plan.
Install a programmable thermostat
Programmable thermostats are easy to use and can help cut energy costs. Simply program your thermostat to lower the temperature when you are out of the house or at night. Wi-Fi thermostats can be synced to your smart device to provide remote control of inside temperatures, wherever you are!