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If you’ve been shopping around for a home heating oil company on Long Island but keep coming up empty, head to OK Petroleum! For more than 40 years, this family-owned and operated fuel oil company has been keeping Long Island homeowners warm with their high-quality, affordable, and convenient heating oil services. It’s hard to find a company that has such an excellent track record of success and such an extensive list of satisfied customers!
While oil is the safest, most efficient, and most affordable way to heat your home, heating oil prices can still be exorbitant. If you’re concerned about the bills you’ll soon be getting, keep on reading to find out how you can lower the cost of your home heating oil.
Keep the Thermostat Low
To cut your home heating oil bills, set your thermostat so that it’s no higher than 68 degrees when you’re home. When you’re out, set it lower. According to Energy.gov, lowering your thermostat 10 to 15 degrees lower for a span of 8 hours each day, you can see a savings of 5 to 15 percent on your oil bill each year!
Upgrade to Programmable
While we’re on the topic of thermostats, installing a programmable one is another simple, yet highly effective way to lower your heating bills. A programmable thermostat will help you manage your temperature settings throughout the day; for example instead of having to manually adjust the setting before you leave for work in the morning, you can program the thermostat so that it automatically turns down right after you head out and turns back up right before you return home.
A programmable thermostat is easy to install and will help your home heating system run more efficiently, which can translate to some serious savings.
Sweaters, blankets, and big fluffy socks are another excellent – and easy – way to lower your heating bill. Instead of pumping the heat and burning through oil, pull on a sweater, put on some socks, and wrap yourself up in a throw blanket to stay nice and cozy.
Use a Humidifier
The relative humidity inside your home can make a huge difference in the comfort level. For example, when the air is dry, 68 degrees can feel rather chilly; however, when it’s moist, the same temperature can feel quite comfortable. That’s because humid air holds heat better than dry air.
Bringing in a humidifier will help the air inside your home feel a lot warmer, which will help you avoid the temptation to pump up the heat.
Clean Your Furnace
A properly maintained furnace runs more efficiently. Check the filter on your furnace regularly (at least once a month) and replace it when it’s dirty. Your furnace won’t have to work as hard, which means it won’t burn through as much oil. Obviously, the less oil you use, the lower your heating oil bills will be.
Upgrade Your Insulation
Check your insulation and make sure that it’s between 10 and 14 inches thick. If it’s any thinner, you could be losing a significant amount of heated air. To keep that air trapped in – and cut down on your consumption (and oil bills), upgrade your insulation so that it can resist heat flow more effectively.
Bleed the Radiators
If there’s a buildup of air in your heating system, you’re going to burn through a lot of oil to heat up the radiators. Bleeding your radiators at least twice a year can help your heating system run more efficiently, reduce the amount of oil you burn through, and save you a nice chunk of change on your heating oil bills.
Buy in Bulk
Last but not least, consider buying your oil in bulk. When you by bulk, you could get a nice discount on the price. Just make sure that you keep a close watch on your oil tank’s gauge and don’t wait until you’re dangerously low to order; if you do, you could run out of oil and get stuck paying extra fees for an emergency delivery.
By implementing this eight simple, yet highly effective tips, you could see a big drop in your home heating oil bills. Of course, you should also make sure that you are ordering your oil from a reputable fuel oil provider that charges reasonable prices. For the most affordable home heating oil prices on Long Island, contact OK Petroleum. They’ll help you stay warm – and save money!
Levittown is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County, on Long Island, in New York, United States. It is located halfway between the villages of Hempstead and Farmingdale. As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a total population of 51,881, making it the most populated CDP in Nassau County and the second most populated CDP on Long Island, behind only Brentwood.
The building firm, Levitt & Sons, headed by Abraham Levitt and his two sons, William and Alfred, built four planned communities called ‘Levittown’, in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Puerto Rico; the Levittown in New York was the first. Additionally, Levitt & Sons’ designs are featured prominently in the older portion of Buffalo Grove, Illinois; Vernon Hills, Illinois; Willingboro Township, New Jersey; the Belair section of Bowie, Maryland; and the Greenbriar section of Fairfax, Virginia.
The Levitt firm began before World War II, as a builder of custom homes in upper middle-class communities on Long Island. During the war, however, the home building industry languished under a general embargo on private use of scarce raw materials. William ‘Bill’ Levitt served in the Navy in the Seabees – the service’s construction battalions – and developed expertise in the mass-produced building of military housing using uniform and interchangeable parts. He was insistent that a postwar building boom would require similar mass-produced housing, and was able to purchase options on large swaths of onion and potato fields in undeveloped sections of Long Island.
Returning to the firm after war’s end, Bill Levitt persuaded his father and brother to embrace the utilitarian system of construction he had learned in the Navy. With his brother, Alfred, who was an architect, he designed a small one-floor house with an unfinished ‘expansion attic’ that could be rapidly constructed and as rapidly rented to returning GIs and their young families. Levitt & Sons built the community with an eye towards speed, efficiency, and cost-effective construction; these methods led to a production rate of 30 houses a day by July 1948.They used pre-cut lumber and nails shipped from their own factories in Blue Lake, California, and built on concrete slabs, as they had done in a previous planned community in Norfolk, Virginia. This necessitated negotiating a change in the building code, which prior to the building of this community, did not permit concrete slabs. Given the urgent need for housing in the region, the town agreed. Levitt & Sons also controversially utilized non-union contractors in the project, a move which provoked picket lines. On the other hand, they paid their workers very well and offered all kinds of incentives that allowed them to earn extra money, so that they often could earn twice as much a week as elsewhere. The company also cut out middlemen and purchased many items, including lumber and televisions, directly from manufacturers. The building of every house was reduced to 26 steps, with sub-contractors responsible for each step. His mass production of thousands of houses at virtually the same time allowed Levitt to sell them, with kitchens fully stocked with modern appliances, and a television in the living room, for as little as $8,000 each (equal to $92,721 today), which, with the G.I. Bill and federal housing subsidies, reduced the up-front cost of a house to many buyers to around $400 (equal to $4,636 today).
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OK Petroleum is the leading supplier of residential and commercial heating oil in Suffolk County, NY, Long Island, NY,and the surrounding areas. We also have local gas stations that are situated conveniently throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties. Whether you are in need of home heating oil, motor oil wholesale, kerosene, gasoline, antifreeze or fuel oil, we offer quality products at competitive prices. We are dedicated to providing our customers with access to the best deals on home heating oil and fuel products in the area.
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