Getting a Great Deal for a Self Storage Unit
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Getting a Great Deal for a Self Storage Unit

When I needed to store some of my belongings, I called around pricing out self storage units. I was surprised to learn just how many different offers self storage facilities run to attract new customers. However, while some of these deals are a bargain, others may not be so great if you plan on leaving your belongings in storage for an extended period of time. I created this website to discuss the different specials used by self storage facilities to attract customers and which of these specials may be beneficial to you, based on your particular needs. I hope this helps you get a great deal on a self storage unit.


Getting a Great Deal for a Self Storage Unit

Minimize Your Annual Heating Oil Costs

Sergio Murphy

Your heating oils costs depend on the amount of heating oil your family burns each month. Unfortunately, if your heat your home with an oil furnace, it can get costly. But, there are numerous things that you can do to conserve energy in your home and minimize the annual cost of heating oil. Just check out these tips to learn how you can reduce your household's yearly heating oil costs.

Hire a Heating Oil Service

Instead of having your tank refilled on an as needed basis, hire a heating oil service to maintain your tank on a regular basis. Chances are, by signing a contract to have your tank automatically refilled you could lock in a cheaper price. When you hire a heating oil service (such as Fox Fuel Co) to automatically refill your tank, the company estimates how often your tank will need to be refilled based on the information you provide for your household. Then, when your tank needs refilled, the company comes out and fills it. You don't even have to worry about scheduling an appointment.

Replace Older Systems

The age of your system could be affecting the amount of money you pay each year for heating oil. By replacing a heating system that is more than 20 years old, you could save between 15 and 25 percent on your family's yearly heating oil costs.

Monitor Water Usage

Many people forget that the hot water they use also consumes fuel. This means, by monitoring the amount of water you use, you can reduce your annual heating oil costs. Minimize your hot water usage by:

  • Setting a time limit for showers.
  • Do laundry on a weekly basis instead of daily.
  • Wash clothes in cold water instead of hot if possible.
  • Limit the number of baths your family members take and advise them to only fill the tub up halfway.
  • Don't wash laundry unless you have a full load.
  • Don't leave the hot water running while you wash dishes.
  • Use cold water to rinse soapy dishes.

Additionally, you can limit the amount of heating oil used to heat the water in your home by installing a solar water heating component. This way, solar power is used to heat your home's water instead of your heating oil.

While heating oil can be expensive, it isn't difficult to reduce your annual heating oil costs. As long as you're aware of how much heating oil your family consumes on a monthly basis, it's easy to find ways to conserve energy and decrease your costs.