10 Tips to Save this Summer!


Just because the summer weather is beginning to heat up doesn’t mean your energy bills need to! There are steps that you can take every day to help reduce your carbon emissions and lower your annual energy spending. When it comes to energy conservation, every little bit counts.


Cool off your summer energy expenses this year with these conservation tips from your friends at Fairclough Fuel!


  1. Use ceiling fans: Ceiling fans use considerably less power than air conditioners. Make sure you switch your fans to spin in a counterclockwise direction to create a down draft and cool your home!

  2. Cook outside: Conventional ovens create heat inside your home and force your AC to work harder. Try cooking outside to avoid adding unnecessary heat inside.

  3. Schedule an AC tune-up: Air conditioning tune-ups can increase your equipment’s efficiency and reduce monthly utility costs.

  4. Clean or replace your AC filter: A dirty air filter can force your air conditioner to work harder and drive up energy costs.

  5. Draw blinds or shades: During the day you should draw your blinds or shades to block out the sun and keep the heat outside your home.

  6. Use your windows: On milder summer nights you can naturally cool your home by opening windows to avoid running your air conditioner.

  7. Use your thermostat efficiently: Setting your thermostat too low can overwork your AC and increase your cooling bills.

  8. Don’t cool an empty house: When you are away from home, set your thermostat to a higher temperature to conserve energy.

  9. Dry your laundry outside: Dryers use a lot of energy. Try hanging your clothes outside to dry them.

  10. Seal spaces: Caulk or seal gaps around your windows and doors to keep the cool air inside.


Have you scheduled your final heating oil delivery before summer? You can avoid paying historically higher prices for heating oil in the fall and winter by scheduling your delivery today! Click here to contact Fairclough Fuel today.