Why Do I Use More Heating Oil Around the Holidays?

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There’s no place like home for the holidays, and many people love hosting family and friends in a house that is cozy and warm. However, that doesn’t come without a sacrifice for many homeowners—higher heating oil costs! Homeowners who host often use more heating oil around the holidays, but it does not have to be that way. At Tevis Energy, we help our customers get the most from every heating oil delivery by only selling quality fuels and through customer education about conservation.

Why Do You Use More Heating Oil Around the Holidays?

There are many factors that lead to an uptick in heating oil consumption throughout November, December and January. If you are empty-nesters with children coming home from college, the addition of another person, especially someone who will be home throughout the day, will naturally drive up energy consumption. If you are the one who hosts holiday festivities and entertains, you can also expect to use more heating oil around the holidays. Small changes, like keeping the thermostat higher, not layering up while your body adjusts to colder temperatures or opening vents in rooms that are not typically in use, can add up to serious cost increases over time to your homes heating oil consumption.

How Can I Efficiently Use Heating Oil During the Holidays?

Energy efficiency is key to avoid overspending on utility bills such as heating oil and electricity during the holiday season. Conserve heating oil and energy around the holidays with these simple tips:

  • Turn the Thermostat Down: No, you didn’t read that wrong! Whenever you have guests over you should turn your thermostat down instead of up. The body heat of everyone will provide additional warmth. You should also practice turning your thermostat down whenever you have the fireplace or wood burning stove lit. Even candles generate heat.
  • Layer Up During Colder Months: Our bodies are sensitive to temperature changes, and they don’t adjust overnight! Layer up when in your house and practice wearing socks and sweaters to stay warm. Unpack any throw blankets that you stashed away in the summer and change your cotton sheets for warmer flannel ones.
  • Audit Your Home: Have a home energy audit to see where your insulation could perform better. A small investment in efficiency and sealing up your windows and doors can go a long way.

Heating Oil Delivery from Tevis Energy

If you are out of heating oil and need to request a delivery, contact us today online or by calling (410) 876-6800.  Few if any heating oil companies compare to Tevis Energy’s ability to respond quickly! Click here to learn more about our 24/7 Emergency Service.  Tevis Energy is proud to be a family-owned and operated business reliably serving communities throughout Maryland and Pennsylvania with safe, clean-burning diesel and heating oil at a competitive price.

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