During the cold winter months conserving energy might seem like an infeasible task. Between the erratic temperatures outside and the heat pumping inside, it’s no wonder high-energy use seems inevitable. But if you use propane, there are some easy ways you can save energy — and money — in any weather. Here are some basic tips to try:
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 was 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!