It’s hard to beat home heating oil when it comes to creating a toasty warmth through winter and other chilly times of the year.
Homeowners contemplating whether to use oil to heat their home or for those hoping to budget their home heating costs may wonder what the average cost will be per year.
Many variables, including home size, your home’s insulation, your comfort threshold, the frequency of extreme seasonal temperatures, current fuel prices, tank size, and your service enrollment plan will impact the average cost to heat your home annually.
We all spend a fairly large part of our home budgets are keeping it comfortable, so it’s important to make smart decisions about your home’s heating, air conditioning, and air quality. Everyone wants to maintain the lowest utility bills possible and energy efficiency helps make that happen.
How to Finance Your Home’s Heating or AC
First, we want to let you know that we have convenient financing options that can help you pay for a new home heating system or new air conditioning system installation. Payment options are available to fit your budget.
There are several simple energy-saving (and money-saving) things you can do this fall to help you save on your energy bills.
Unseen Dirt is Costing You Money
Dirty air filters in your home’s HVAC system makes it work harder and use more energy. Your system’s filters might be in the duct system or in the equipment. Have a technician from Young’s Home Comfort inspect your system before winter to ensure your HVAC is in working order and all filters are clean or replaced to maximize efficiency.
Air filters should be changed every 3 months. Clean filters will help keep dust particles from accumulating in your home’s heating and cooling system, which can lead to expensive repairs or maintenance issues.
Autumn is a good time to wipe clean your ceiling fan blades so any of that dust is eliminated and not recirculated. Once fall temperatures begin to drop significantly, switch the direction of your ceiling fans so that they’re pushing warm air down for the winter.
If you use oil to heat your home in the winter, you probably don’t give much thought to the heating oil tank that stores the fuel. You especially aren’t thinking about it before temperatures really start to dip.
Yet it’s the perfect time to determine your oil tank safety and make sure your tank is in good condition.
We at Young’s Home Comfort think about oil tank safety year-round because our goal is to keep customers comfortable and safe. It’s why our HVAC specialists perform initial inspections on new tanks or the tanks of our new customers. We examine the integrity of your home’s fuel tank for any potential problems before we fill it with oil.
If you notice that your home’s central air is no longer cooling your home, it could mean you need a new air conditioning unit. It could also mean you need an HVA/C repair.
You know what it definitely means: An uncomfortable house. Sleepless nights. Grumpy family members.
Want to avoid any of those situations? A certified technician or central air installer can assess the status of your home cooling system and make recommendations or repairs to ensure your home is comfortable year-round.
Now more than ever, we want better indoor air quality. When the outbreak of COVID-19 forced us to remain inside for so much longer than the norm, air quality took a starring role in home comfort. Yet even before the pandemic, concerns over air pollutants in our home and office buildings and the need for air purification continued to gain interest.
Finding a comprehensive indoor air quality device that can purify, deodorize, and neutralize the pollutants and allergens in your home or office can be a daunting task. The market is flooded with systems that claim to purify the air in your home.
Gas pumps are not the only place you could be saving on the oil market crash. Since the beginning of the year, the heating oil price has steadily dropped to some of the lowest levels seen in years. Now is the perfect time to take advantage of some of the cheapest home heating oil you may never see again.
How to score the best heating oil price?
To get the best price on heating oil delivery, you will want to plan.
We are happy to offer homeowners and businesses alike the option to choose our on-call cash heating oil option. This option provides significant savings on your home heating oil by simplifying the process.
Having a central cooling system for your home or office building is a worthy investment. Who doesn’t want to feel comfortable year-round? But without scheduled maintenance, your AC could unexpectedly fail during the hottest time of the year.
If you’re already sitting in comfort, having your air conditioning inspected might seem unnecessary. It’s probably not even something that comes to mind. Yet HVAC systems are complex. They get dirty and need lubricants. Plus, there’s a lot of different parts that need to work together.
Without proper maintenance, your AC may be functioning less efficiently, using more energy than the norm, and not able to maintain optimal temperatures. Stress on the system will shorten its lifespan.
While we’re always ready to provide emergency HVAC services, ideally your HVAC system runs efficiently and effectively without any costly surprises. The nominal cost of having your air conditioning unit inspected and tuned-up annually pales in comparison to an expensive AC repair from lack of air conditioner maintenance.
Like you, all of us at John R. Young & Company and our assorted divisions have seen our lives affected by COVID-19 and the Coronavirus. We wanted to take a moment to address our customers and vendors about what JRY is doing to help combat Coronavirus and keep you all and our employees safe during this difficult and frustrating time.
Doubtless, you have received and read several similar statements from other organizations that you’ve done business with. We, too, are following the guidelines put forth by the WHO and CDC to help curb the spread of COVID-19. We are reminding our employees about the importance of frequent and thorough hand washing, and increased disinfection and cleaning of our facilities and equipment. Our delivery drivers have been instructed to wear disposable gloves when handling product and making a delivery. We have implemented a policy encouraging all customers to pay via phone when possible. When and where possible, we are asking capable employees to work from home.
There has been some confusion about how safe, or not, it may be to handle packaging or receive a delivery. The WHO and CDC maintain that you are unlikely to contract the COVID-19 virus by handling a shipping container or cardboard. So long as it is prudent for us to do so, we will continue to make deliveries, both of packaged lubricant products and fuel oil and bulk oil products.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to Young’s. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have or go into further detail about the measures we’re undertaking to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
John R. Young & Company Corporate Offices: (215) 234-4351
Young’s Home Comfort: (215) 234-4351
Young’s Lubricants: (800) 481-3889
Young’s Tire & Automotive: (215) 679-3889
Life can get busy for homeowners – between school, extracurricular activities for the kids, and work, who has time to remember routine HVAC maintenance? Most of us don’t even remember that we have an HVAC system and simply take it for granted until something goes catastrophically wrong.
If your HVAC system dies, you’re facing a serious problem – both with comfort and money. Avoid those issues with a Home Comfort Plan! Young’s Home Comfort provides a range of plans for every homeowner on any budget to keep your system running efficiently through a variety of coverages.