Holiday Hints 2015

Throughout the holidays we have been able to put together some energy savings tips that will help you save during this energy-filled season.

 

6 Energy Saving Tips To Gobble Up This Thanksgiving

  • If a large group of people is expected for dinner, lower the thermostat a degree or two before the guests arrive. Otherwise, since people generate heat, the space may become wastefully overheated.
  • Check the refrigerator and freezer doors to make sure they seal tightly. This will keep the cold air in and the warm air out. To test, close the refrigerator door on a dollar bill. If you can slip the bill out easily, or worse, if it falls out on its own, the door requires adjustment, or the gasket needs replacing.
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Allow hot foods and liquids to cool before putting them in the refrigerator. Uncovered, hot food and liquids give off vapors that make the refrigerator work harder. Use a lid or plastic wrap to cover the food and place in the refrigerator after cooling.
  • Use a “lids-on” approach to cooking. Tightly fitted lids on pots and pans help keep heat in, enabling you to lower the temperature settings and shorten the cooking times.
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When boiling liquids, start by using the highest temperature settings to reach the boiling point. Then lower the heat control setting and allow the food to simmer until fully cooked.
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Use the microwave instead of your regular oven whenever possible. Microwave ovens draw less than half the power of your regular oven, and they cook for a much shorter period of time.

 

4 Energy Savings Tips To Keep You Festive This Holiday

  • Use energy efficient light emitting diode (LED) holiday bulbs. Although more expensive than standard holiday bulbs, LED bulbs last longer, require less energy and can lead to cost savings.
  • Put outdoor lights on a timer to save electricity.
  • Keep the thermostat set to 68 degrees. A programmable thermostat is an affordable way to stay comfortable and save energy.
  • When traveling, set the thermostat to 55 degrees to save energy and prevent water pipes from freezing.

 

Lykins Energy Solutions wishes you and your family a Happy Holiday Season!

Lykins Energy Solutions Gives One Lucky Cincinnati Resident Free Electric Supply for a Year!

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Lykins Energy Solutions ran a “Free Electric Supply for a Year” campaign from Feb 1st through April 1st.  It was a raffle at the Cincinnati Home and Garden Show, as well as an online campaign.

David and Sarah, now engaged, are planning on using the savings toward their wedding.

Wow!  I completely forgot we signed up for the free energy for a year at the Home and Garden Show.  This is the first time I have won anything this big!  I was already planning on switching providers soon and this made that decision really easy!  Thanks Lykins Energy for helping us save money to pay for our wedding.

-David and Sarah

Congratulations!!

Lykins Energy Solutions Introduces an Online Customer Portal

The new online Customer Portal will give our customers secure, mobile, anytime access to account information – account balance and aging, available credit, and last payment amount and date – as well as to searchable and sort-able lists of documents like invoices, draft notices, and price quotes.  The documents are provided in PDF format so they can be viewed, saved, and printed right from the portal as needed.

Please contact your Lykins Energy Solutions sales representative for access to the portal and with questions about the features available.

Access the portal by connecting to http://AscendPortal.FireStreamOnline.com/Lykins OR by clicking the link to the Customer Portal at www.lykinsenergy.com from any web-enabled mobile device or PC.

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Winner of Free Heat for a Year

Kristen Burton from Monfort Heights has won free heating oil for a year! January through March of 2015, Lykins Energy Solutions ran a free heat for a year campaign.  They sent out registration information directly to homes, advertised the campaign online and had a registration box at the Cincinnati Home and Garden Show.  They had over 2000 registrations for either $1,000 in Propane or $2,000 in Heating Oil.  The winner, Kristen Burton, was drawn on April 1st 2015.

I WON!  I never win anything, so when I first read the email from Lykins that I won the free heat for a year I just couldn’t believe it!  A few months ago I was online searching for a new provider for our heating oil.  I came across the Lykins website and entered the contest, it payed off!  I am so excited that we will not have to worry about heating cost this coming winter.  I am looking forward to being a forever customer of Lykins.  I am so glad I found them!  Thank you so much!

-Kristen Burton

Congratulations Kristen!

2015 Cincinnati Home & Garden Show

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Lykins Energy Solutions will be at the Duke Energy Center for the 2015 Cincinnati Home & Garden show.  Stop by our booth (306 & 308) to enter to win Free Heat or Electric for a year!  The dates & times are as follows:

Saturday, February 28th – 10:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Sunday, March 1st – 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday, March 4th – Noon to 8:00 PM
Thursday, March 5th – Noon to 8:00 PM
Friday, March 6th – Noon to 9:00 PM
Saturday, March 7th – 10:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday, March 8th – 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM

For more information on the Home & Garden show, please visit their website at www.cincinnatihomeandgardenshow.com

Lykins Energy Solutions Purchased Martin Oil Company

Lykins Energy Solutions, formerly Lykins Oil located at 5163 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill Road, Milford, Oh 45150 purchased Martin Oil Co., Inc located at 963 Old Elkins Road, Buckhannon WV, 40701 on September 16th 2014.

Martin Oil Co., Inc was founded in 1966 and has been active in the community for nearly 49 years.

Lykins Energy Solutions has been in business since 1948. Oil and gas have always been the company’s focus however; Lykins is much more than an oil company. Lykins supplies the region with a wide array of energy products and services. The company serves customers in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, as well as throughout the Midwest and the Southeast United States. They provide key services including: Branded Fuels, Wholesale Fuels, Commercial, Transportation and Home Heating Oil, Propane, Lubricants, Electricity and Natural Gas. The company represents four major brands of fuel that they sell to independent gas dealers: BP, Marathon, Shell and Gulf.

Lykins Energy is proud to have the opportunity to purchase Martin Oil and bring all 14 employees into the Lykins Energy Solutions family and they look forward to serving Martin Oil’s customers as Martin Oil has for the last 49 years.

Current phone numbers and address will stay the same.

Lykins Energy Solutions is one of the 100 largest privately held companies in Ohio, and one of the top 10 largest Petroleum Marketing Companies in Ohio. Lykins is one of the oldest and largest Petroleum Marketing Companies in the region and the nation. Currently, Lykins Energy Solutions employs 270 people.

Lykins Energy Partners With Gulf Oil

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Originally published by CSPnet.com

Lykins Energy Solutions has announced that it is partnering with Gulf Oil LP for an exclusive deal to represent the brand in the greater Cincinnati and northern Kentucky area to bring the Gulf brand back for the first time in more than two decades.

Please click here to read more about our partnership with Gulf Oil!

Lykins Energy Solutions Blood Drive on February 20th.

Hoxworth Blood Center

Don Lykins, (2nd generation ownership of Lykins) died of blood cancer just a few short years ago.  Don had several blood transfusions over the course of his treatment, which prolonged his life for many years.  Without the generosity of volunteer blood donors, Don would have had a much shorter life.  Lykins Energy Solutions remains committed to sponsoring our yearly blood drive in Don’s name.

Your donation does matter.  Every donation can save the lives of up to three people.  All it takes to volunteer is fifteen minutes to help someone in need.

When thinking about donation blood, please consider these points:
-More than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day.
-Blood cannot be manufactured – it can only come from generous donors.
-Most donated red blood cells must be used within 42 days of collection.
-Donated platelets must be used within 5 days of collection – new donations are constantly needed.

Please visit www.hoxworth.org/groups/lykins and click on the big red “Donate Blood” circle in the center of the page to schedule your time slot.

Lykins Energy Solutions Names Zachary Stanfield Manager of Human Resources

Lykins Energy Solutions has named Zachary Stanfield Manager of Human Resources.  Prior to joining Lykins, Stanfield worked as an Assistant Vice President,  Market Manager with National Bank & Trust.

Active in the community, Stanfield is Vice President of the Milford-Miami Township Chamber of Commerce.  He also serves on the Clermont County Senior Fair Board, Milford Street Eats Festival, Milford Frontier Days Committee and Christ Church Cathedral Committee.  Stanfield holds a Bachelor’s degree from Denison University and holds an Associate of Science degree from Southern State Community College.  He graduated Suma Cum Laude from both Denison and Southern State.

About Lykins Energy Solutions
Lykins Energy Solutions has been in business since 1948.  Oil and gas have always been the company’s focus.  However, Lykins is much more than an oil company.  Lykins supplies the region with a wide array of energy products and services.  The company serves customers in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, as well as throughout the Midwest and the Southeast United States and provides key services including: Branded Fuels, Wholesale Fuels, Commercial, Transportation and Home Heating Oil, Propane, Lubricants, Electricity and Natural Gas.  The company represents six major brands that they sell to independent gas dealers: BP, Marathon, ExxonMobil, Shell, Gulf, and Clark.

Lykins Energy Solutions is one of the 100 largest privately held companies in Ohio, and one of the top 10 largest Petroleum Marketing Companies in Ohio.  Lykins is one of the oldest and largest Petroleum Marketing Companies in the region and the nation.  Currently, Lykins Energy Solutions employs 250 people.  For more information, please visit www.lykinsenergy.com