How to Prepare Your Home for Fall

We are now going into fall weather, you can save money and energy by preparing your home for the cooler weather ahead. Lykins Energy Solutions will provide you with some tips that can help you save money this fall.

The first tip to prepare is by purchasing heating oil or propane for your home through Lykins Energy Solutions. We can help you save time, money, and energy through our VIP program that always keeps your heating oil or propane at your preferred level so you will stay warm during the fall and winter weather. We can also help you save money by providing you with electricity if you live in Ohio. To learn more about our products you can visit our website.

Home Heating Oil:

https://www.lykinsenergy.com/residential/home-heating-oil

Residential Propane:

https://www.lykinsenergy.com/residential/propane

Electricity for Ohio Residents:

https://www.lykinsenergy.com/residential/home-electric

The second tip for saving energy and money this fall is sealing air leaks around your doors and windows. Wherever you have cracks in your home will cause warm air to escape and make your home heating system to work harder causing your energy bill to be higher in cost. According to Energy.Gov “Caulk is a flexible material used to seal air leaks through cracks, gaps, or joints less than 1-quarter-inch wide between stationary building components and materials. For components that move — doors and operable windows, for example — weatherstripping is the appropriate material. Before caulking air leaks in an existing home, you will need to detect the leaks and assess your ventilation needs to ensure adequate indoor air quality. In addition to sealing air leaks, caulking can also prevent water damage inside and outside of the home when applied around faucets, ceiling fixtures, water pipes, drains, bathtubs, and other plumbing fixtures”. The best place to purchase Caulk is Home Depot, Lowe’s, Walmart, or Meijer.

Man caulking window in his home.

Our third tip is the direction of your ceiling fans. During the winter months you should reverse the switch on your ceiling fans so they circulate the air upward and toward your ceiling. This means your fan should be spinning in a clockwise direction while facing at you. This is very helpful because heat always rises. The fan forces the air down and out into the walls, avoiding giving you a chill effect.

Our fourth tip for saving money this fall is by purchasing a programmable thermostat to automatically adjust your temperature. The average person can save up to $180 a year with this feature! If you have a smart home product like a Google Nest Thermostat with a touch screen, you can use your Amazon Alexa or Google Home Speaker to set your thermostat or set the temperature from your smart phone while your at work, on vacation, or in an airplane.

Our final tip to save energy this fall is by purchasing by purchasing energy efficient light bulbs. The most popular brands available to purchase are Phillips, EcoSmart, General Electric, and Utilitech. According to Energy.gov “You have many choices in energy-efficient lighting. The most popular light bulbs available are halogen incandescent, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Although they can initially cost more than traditional incandescent bulbs, during their lifetime they save you money, because they use less energy. You can find these in most hardware and home improvement stores”. 

We hope these smart tips will help you save time, money, and energy this fall and winter. Don’t forget to call Lykins Energy Solutions at least a week in advance and sign up for their VIP program and let Lykins Energy Solutions do the monitoring of your tank and we guarantee you never run out.

How cool is that!

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