DG Oil Ltd. - Servicing Galway & Roscommon

DG Oil Energy Saving Tips

We would all love to spend a little bit less on our heating. Check out our guide below for some practical tips on saving your home heating oil.

Turn down your heating 

Many homes leave their heating up too high. Turning down the heating just a degree or two can save you money on your heating bill.

Fill up your tank off season

Oil prices can fluctuate and generally it costs less during the summer to fill up. You can always call our office if you are unsure of costs.

Shut off bathroom fans as soon as possible 

As they suck the heat out of the bathroom. The same goes for the extractor in the kitchen.

As a long term plan

Consider upgrading your doors and windows to higher rated energy efficient ones.

Upgrade Heating System

If your heating system is particularly old, upgrade. Modern systems can save you up to 30% on your heating bill.

Use a timer

Most people turn on their heating and forget they have left it on. We suggest setting it to come on before you get up in the morning and before you get in from work. This will take the chill out of those cold winter mornings. It also means you won’t accidentally leave the heating on while you go off about our day.

Check your insulation 

So often we see homes with high energy costs – yet very little insulation. Remember – most of your heating can get lost through walls, roofs and so on. Investing in insulation can really help to bring down you heating costs.

Shut off bathroom fans as soon as possible 

As they suck the heat out of the bathroom. The same goes for the extractor in the kitchen.

Do not obstruct radiators

Many people use them for drying clothes, or place large items of furniture like beds or couches beside them. If you do this, the heat will never get around the room.

Block drafts with draft excluders etc.

To check if you have a draft, try holding a stick of incense up to joints in windows, doors etc. If you see the smoke waving, then you have air getting in.

Invest in heavier curtains

They will help keep out any draughts.

Also you should open your curtains during the day to let the sun in and close them at night to keep the heat in.

Saving money on Road Diesel

Lose some weight!

The more packed your car is – the more it will cost to run. Lose some of the clutter and save money.

Get your vehicle serviced regularly

Keeping your car checked and making sure all parts are working correctly means that you consume less fuel.

Plan your journey before you drive

Try to minimise the journeys you make. Five small trips to the shop a week could be merged into one – saving on fuel and perhaps parking charges.

Avoid breaking and revving unnecessarily

As this can be a big drain on your fuel.

Drive within the speed limits

You drastically increase your fuel usage the faster you drive. If you have cruise control, use it on motorways etc. 

Turn down your heating
Do not obstruct radiators
Invest in heavier curtains
Saving money on Road Diesel
Drive within the speed limits