North Shore Oil Has Your Back This Summer
Not too long ago, you were probably looking for the warmer weather to come and rescue you from the daily struggle of leaving your toasty, cozy bed on cold winter mornings. Before you know it, you’ll be dreaming of a winter wonderland to save you from the humidity that summer brings. What you lack in control over the weather outside, you can make up for with control over your energy usage inside during the dog days of summer. Here are some energy conservation tips from North Shore Oil to cool things off a bit.
If you’re lucky, you haven’t had to spend hours in a hot, unventilated attic during the summer. With the sun beating down on the roof during the day, an attic can heat up quickly into triple digits and cause your home to feel just as hot. Installing a fan in your attic with a thermostat can make your attic cooler by up to 30 degrees, giving you and your air conditioning system a much needed break.
Thermostats are also important for keeping your air conditioning system from running when it doesn’t need to. If no one is home during the day, a programmable thermostat can save you money on your energy bill by raising the temperature while the house is empty. Many new thermostats can be controlled via your smartphone, giving you even more options.
Another, perhaps overlooked, element to keeping your home cooler during the summer is your lighting. Unless you’re using LED lights that don’t release nearly as much heat as incandescent bulbs, your lighting can cause a substantial increase in heat within your home. It’s important to keep lights off when you don’t need them. Not only do they contribute to the heat in your home, but it’s a waste of energy.
Shut the blinds and keep that sunlight out! The idea is the same for your lighting and heating, don’t leave it “on” if you’re not using it. Sunlight can really bring the heat into your home and make your air conditioning system work that much harder. Simply by closing blinds and drapes you can reduce your energy usage, and save yourself money.
North Shore Oil wants your home comfort to last for the whole year. Whether you’re trying to beat the heat or bring it, we have the fuel you need to do so. Contact us today and ask about our services.