Is Your Propane Home Ready For Fall?
Do you feel that nip in the air? Neither do we. Nevertheless today marks the first day of fall, which means even though it may not feel like it right now, cooler temps are on the way. Is your propane home ready?
Being prepared means you have a better chance of your family staying safe and comfortable during cold snaps and the unpredictable fall weather. Here are some things you can do to prepare for the fall and winter.
Refill Those Tanks!
Beat the rush and get your propane tanks refilled early. The last thing you would want is to scramble to get more fuel and have a dangerous no-heat emergency. Especially if an early cold snap comes around. While you’re at it, consider signing up for our Auto-fill Program and you’ll never have to worry about running out of fuel again!
Inspect Propane Systems and Appliances
From your heating systems and your gas stove to clothes dryer, give your propane systems and appliances a good once over to make sure they are running properly. Remember, regular service keeps appliances running as efficiently as possible, saving you money and helping you avoid unexpected mid-season breakdowns.
Gas Grill Cleaning
Now that summer is behind us you may want to give your propane grill a good cleaning by burning off any residue and washing it with warm soapy water. Also, keeping your grill covered during the off-season will protect from the elements and help prevent insects from taking up residence.
Lower Your Energy Bill
As we enter the colder months our heating bills go up. Consider lowering your costs by investing in a programmable thermostat. Even just dropping it 7 degrees can save you 10 percent on your heating bill every year.
Lowering your water heater thermostat or installing a low-flow shower-head or temperature shower valve will also reduce energy consumption and reduce your water heating bill.
Another great option is to enroll in our Budget Billing program to avoid seasonal fluctuation of payment amounts and have better control of your expenses by having a steady bill that spreads your annual propane heating costs over the entire year.
We hope these tips help you prepare for the cooler months. Remember no matter what the season, Nelson Propane is here to service all your propane needs.