As a homeowner, you're constantly looking for ways to minimize your expenses and save money. Make sure you aren't looking beyond your fuel delivery service. The fuel delivered to your home gets used for a number of different reasons, including heat delivery, cooktop operation, and water heating. The more efficiently you use the fuel in your home, the lower your delivery cost.
Inspect Your Doors And Windows
Before the start of winter, take a few moments to inspect the frame of your windows and doors. With regular wear and tear, the frame can start to deteriorate, creating small holes. Although these holes might be tiny, they can account for a significant amount of heat loss.
The more heat loss, the more fuel necessary to keep your home warm. A great way to test for air loss is to trace your hand around the frame of the door or window. If you can feel warmth or a breeze from outside, heat from inside your home can also escape.
Take Care Of Your Stovetop
You can also save on your fuel usage by taking care of your gas range stovetop. You can start this task by keeping the area clean. If you're anything like the average person, you probably make at least a little bit of a mess when you cook. Butter, oils, and fat can splash and ultimately end up on the burner.
This debris as well as hardened, burnt food that is trapped on the burner can create somewhat of barrier between the heat and your pan. This barrier can make it harder to keep your cookware warm, increasing your cook time and fuel usage. Keeping this space clean helps ensure better heat transfer and saves energy.
Change Your Bathroom Habits
Those nightly soaks in the bathtub might be relaxing, but they are also increasing your fuel usage. This is especially the case if you have a large tub that requires a lot of warm water to fill up. The more warm water wasted, the more fuel wasted.
To start your efforts, why not cut down your nightly baths to maybe once a week. You can also reduce your shower time. Instead of taking a long 10-minute shower, simply reducing the time to about 8 minutes can help you use less hot water.
The more effort you put into minimizing wasted fuel, the greater your home's efficiency and the lower your fuel delivery costs.