Tip #7 - Be Diligent About Maintenance Just like any other major appliance, a furnace needs regular tune-ups. Keeping it clean and properly adjusted helps it run efficiently and prolongs its lifespan. A clean, well-maintained furnace can save you another five percent on your heating bill. Check back over the next few weeks to see all 12 tips and tricks to stay warm and not blow the budget this winter: Turn Down the Heat ✓ Install a Programmable Thermostat ✓ Reduce Drafts ✓ Change Furnace Filters ✓ Run Ceiling Fans [...]
Tip #6: Turn Down the Hot Water Heater The standard setting for a hot water heater is 140 degrees Fahrenheit, but The Simple Dollar notes that dialing down to 120 degrees, which is still plenty warm, can push energy costs down by 6 to 10 percent. Other strategies, such as a tankless or solar water heater, may have a bigger impact but require an initial investment of at least several hundred dollars. Check back over the next few weeks to see all 12 tips and tricks to stay warm and [...]
Tip #5: Run Ceiling Fans in Reverse Changing the direction of a ceiling fan can shave as much as 10 percent off monthly heating bills. Flip the switch on the base of the fan to turn the traditional counterclockwise rotation to a clockwise rotation that pushes warm air back into circulation. Check back over the next few weeks to see all 12 tips and tricks to stay warm and not blow the budget this winter: Turn Down the Heat ✓ Install a Programmable Thermostat ✓ Reduce Drafts ✓ Change Furnace [...]
Filters should be cleaned or replaced monthly during the cold season.
It's estimated that seven to 12 percent of heat loss in a home can be blamed on leaky windows and doors. According to the Department of Energy, covering up drafty windows and doors and sealing leaks will help you realize savings of up to 30 percent on energy bills. There are several easy and low-cost ways to do this.
The summer heat is gone, and most of us were glad to say goodbye to the high humidity that came with it. You know, the kind that causes that sticky, wet feeling, bad hair days, and keeps your air conditioning running on overtime. So why then, would you possibly want to use a humidifier in the winter?
Since 1980, Levco has worked hard to earn the trust and respect of homeowners and businesses in Fairfield County. Year after year, we continue to expand our technical capacities so we can better serve our customers. It has remained our top priority to provide the most reliable fuel oil delivery, HVAC maintenance, and energy solutions in Fairfield County.
At Levco Oil, we recognize that heating your home can be expensive. So we developed a cost friendly plan that allows our customers to spread out heating oil expenses evenly throughout the year. Our 12 month budget plan means not having to pay all your heating bills in the winter. Instead...
Heating your home is crucial to surviving the brutal New England winters. For those of you who may be unsure as to whether it's time to convert from heating oil to natural gas, this article is for you...
How does auto-pay benefit you? For starters, you avoid ever forgetting to pay a bill or paying a bill late. In turn, you also avoid late fees which can damage your credit score, or even running out of oil to heat your home. That's why Levco exclusively uses an automatic payment system.