You feel that? There’s a chill in the air which can only mean one thing… winter is around the corner. Here in Texas, we really don’t have to worry about the blizzard-like conditions of the Northeast, but our temperatures can drop below freezing and even get cold enough to produce snow. That means it’s time to dust off our coats, hats, and mittens from the back of the closet, but it also means it’s time to ready your home for the winter.
For those who heat their homes with propane, preparation can help make for a safe and easy transition to ensure that your family is comfortable during the “most wonderful time of the year.” Here are some simple tips you can do to help prep your propane home.
Refill Those Tanks! Don’t wait until winter is in full force to scramble to get more fuel and have a dangerous no-heat emergency. Call the nearest Nelson Propane location and have them schedule a visit, or better yet, sign up for our auto-fill program and never worry about running out of gas.
Double Check Your Heating System And Appliances. Don’t assume your heating system and gas appliances are working fine only to discover they need repairs when you need it most. Have a qualified service technician come over and inspect that they’re working properly. In the end, it was save you money and conserve fuel.
Install A Programmable Thermostat. 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.
Water Efficiency Is Key! 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.
Don’t be left out in the cold. Be prepared! For expert propane system service and the most reliable propane deliveries contact Nelson Propane Gas and request your winter delivery today!
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