How To Lower Your Heating Bill

Regular System Maintenance is the Key

heating service west virginiaRegular maintenance is a critical money-saving investment for your heating system––whether you have a boiler or a furnace, or a heating oil system or propane gas heating system.

Getting your system checked and serviced at least once a year can keep your equipment running safely and at peak efficiency. This can also keep you from experiencing a mid-winter system breakdown. Our records show that four out of five heating system breakdowns are preventable if the customer follows the manufacturer’s maintenance recommendations.

Just like you, your heating system needs regular check-ups not only to stay healthy, but also to spot minor issues before they become big problems (worn parts, a burner that needs adjustment, etc.) And just like you, problems tend to manifest during times of stress—such as when your furnace is straining to keep your home warm during freezing temperatures in January.

Have a Plan for Winter

Besides doing annual maintenance (tune-ups) on your heating system, we also offer several service plans that fit your equipment and your budget, whether you want to protect your heating oil furnace or boiler, your propane gas home heating system or your central air conditioning system.

All of our service plans include annual maintenance service and primary service coverage. Some plans offer free replacement of covered parts, discounts on parts not covered, and credit for consecutive years of enrollment in the service plan.

Contact Roach Energy to find out which service plan is right for you.

Other Energy-Saving Tips

Heating our homes, especially when we get trapped by an extended cold snap, can get expensive. Besides annual maintenance that’s supplemented with a service plan, here are some steps you can take to save some of your energy dollars.

  1. Invest in a wireless smart thermostat. This allows you to conserve energy by viewing and changing temperature settings. You can also check local weather conditions and more, all from your smartphone, PC or tablet device.
  2. Use weather-stripping to stop drafts around the edges of doors and windows. Weather-stripping and caulking windows and doors in your home keep cold drafts out.
  3. Make sure that the air inside your home can be circulated properly. Keep baseboards, radiators and vents clear of rugs and furniture so you don’t block heat output.
  4. Insulate pipes in unheated areas such as attics or crawl spaces.
  5. Check your forced warm air heating system’s air filter about once a month to make sure it’s clean, which will keep your system running more efficiently.

Reach Out to Us

The team at Roach Energy is ready to help you stay warm, safe and worry-free this heating season. If you would like to start enjoying all the advantages of becoming a Roach Energy customer, including reliable propane or heating oil deliveries, please go here.

We proudly provide service to homes and businesses throughout the eastern Panhandle region, including Berkeley, Morgan, Jefferson, and Washington counties. Enter your zip code here to find out if you’re in our Service Area.

If you’re worried that your heating system will not keep you warm enough this winter, please explore your equipment options and then reach out to us for advice.