The best way to “go green” – and save money – is by maximizing your fuel efficiency. At Romanelli Energy, we are conservation experts, and we help many customers upgrade their heating systems to maximize efficiency and minimize emissions. When you replace an older heating system with a high-efficiency model, you can reduce consumption by 30 percent or more. We can also help you with smaller conservation steps like installing a new energy-saving burner control.
One “green” move that everyone should make is to get their heating system tuned before cold weather comes. A well-tuned system uses 5 percent less fuel and burns cleaner, with reduced emissions. A Romanelli & Son service plan may include a periodic tune-up.
If you want to step up your conservation efforts, give us a call at 631-956-1201 and we’ll advise you on how to reduce consumption and cut emissions.
Romanelli Energy wants to help you conserve! Follow these cold weather and year-round energy-saving tips and you’ll find a decrease in your annual energy bills.
Cold Weather Conservation Tips
Correct air leaks around windows, doors and electrical outlets.
Repair weather stripping and caulking.
Replace any cracked glass in your windows.
Make sure your ceiling has at least six inches of insulation.
Wrap your pipes to guard against heat loss and freezing.
Have your fireplace chimney cleaned and inspected regularly.
Check the threshold for any gaps between it and the door; use a bottom seal that can be attached to the door to stop drafts.
Get a heating system tune-up before the heating season begins.
Keep ductwork in good repair with duct insulation.
Remove air conditioning units from windows.
Close your kitchen vent, fireplace damper and closet doors when not in use.
All Year Long Conservation Tips
Install a programmable thermostat. When used properly, it can shave $100 off your annual energy bills.
Use compact fluorescent lights. They last up to 10-13 times longer than standard bulbs and use 75% less energy.
Choose a high-efficiency water heater. An indirect oil-fired water heater produces an almost endless supply of hot water with a very fast recovery time.
Keep your oven door closed! Every time you open the oven door, the oven temperature can drop 25 degrees. Use the oven light or a timer to avoid wasting energy.
Wash clothes in the coolest water possible — 80% of the cost to run your washer is used for heating the water.
Install dimmers and motion sensors wherever possible.
Take showers instead of baths. A five-minute shower will use about 7.5 gallons of hot water; filling a bathtub can use up to 20 gallons.
Clean refrigerator coils once a year to extend the life of your fridge.
Choose a high-efficiency dishwasher — they use 25% less energy than conventional models.
Since your dryer retains heat, dry loads back-to-back.