How to save on your Heating Bill

(AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)


(WTNH) — Just days ago, it seemed like all of us were cranking up our air-conditioners. Just like that, now we will be turning on the heat, and bracing ourselves for those heating bills. So how do you keep your heating bills from skyrocketing?

“Through the Energize Connecticut Program, we have a really good opportunity for homeowners to save energy and money through a program called home energy solutions,” said Enoch Lenge, Eversource Energy Efficiency Expert. “It’s 99 dollars to a homeowner and we also have that same service at no cost to income eligible customers. It pays itself back in less than six months. We see an average savings of about 200 dollars per year.”

One other tip, don’t lock-in your rate with your oil company. Mike Amodio of Amodio Sons Oil says that rate of oil prices commonly fall below that lock-in. “This year in particular I’d say it’s a bad idea, our supplier tells us the same, that’s what we’re telling our customers as well. The reason being the market is really soft and it’s forecast to remain that way.”

Another simple energy savings opportunity is to upgrade your thermostats. You can program it for certain times but if you can’t get home at that exact time, you can just flip open the app and you can turn up or down your thermostat just like that!

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