There’s no doubt that heating your home with propane is a great cost-effective way to save money year round. Propane heat systems last 30 percent longer, not to mention heating with propane is cheaper than electricity, but as we enter the colder months and as the temperatures drop, you can expect your heating bills for your propane-powered home to go up. So what can you do to save even more money during the winter? Try these simple tips.
Keep your furnace filters clean and change them regularly. Don’t make your furnace work overtime to do its job, which can translate to higher bills for you. Clean filters increase efficiency and airflow. Check them and change them once a month.
A high-efficiency propane tankless water can save you about 27 to 50 percent of fuel costs over tank-type heaters. To reduce energy consumption even more make sure your water heater is at 120°F or less and install low-flow shower heads or temperature sensitive shower valves to reduce your water heating bill.
Gas Stove Checkup
When is the last time you checked the flame on your gas stove? A quick color check can determine whether or not your stove has been wasting energy and needs to be serviced. If the flame is blue, it’s A-OK. If the color is yellow or another color, that might be an indication that the burners may be clogged and in need of maintenance.
Install Thermostat Timer
No need to spend money making an empty house nice and toasty while you’re away. Consider investing in a programmable thermostat. Even just dropping it 7 degrees can save you 10 percent on your heating bill every year.
When it comes to heating your propane home, small changes can pay off in huge energy savings down the road. If you need more information on how to save energy, or schedule a service call us today at 1-800-234-9052 and we’ll be more than happy to help. Stay warm!
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