POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- With the temperature continuing to drop this winter, home heating oil prices are soaring. Luckily, Pound-Ridge based Marshall Oil Company is helping keep customers warm and comfortable without breaking the bank.
“Everybody’s volume and costs go way up when they don't take the right precautions during the winter," said Ed Marshall, vice president of Marshall Oil Company. "There are simple steps a homeowner can take that will prevent them from overpaying on their oil and heat."
Marshall Oil, a family-owned business since 1938, provides customers with extended hours, 24-hour emergency service and timely deliveries, no matter how harsh the winter weather gets. To ensure homeowners save the most on their heating bill each month, Marshall recommends customers properly insulate their homes.
"Insulation can be the most important component to keeping a home warm in the winter," said Marshall. "To save money, make sure you have the proper level of insulation in the attic and between the inside walls because heat losses can add a huge percentage to your energy bill."
Heat can also escape through old, drafty windows or the damper in a fireplace. That's why it's important to seal up any air leaks to keep the heat where it belongs: inside.
"While it's important to close any areas that can let out heat, homeowners should also consider shying away from space heaters, which are often used in addition to central heating systems and keeping the thermostat around 68 degrees," said Marshall. "Simple things like that can save huge money in the long run."
In addition to selling and delivering home heating oil, Marshall Oil also provides service and tank replacements to their customers. Marshall and his team pride themselves on dependable service, even in the worst winter conditions.
“Tending to emergencies is one of our best assets,’’ Marshall said. “That’s one area we excel in. Some of the places here in Pound Ridge and Bedford can be pretty hilly, but we do our best to make the deliveries.”
For more information about Marshall Oil Company, visit their website.