With over 75 years in the business, we know a thing or two about saving energy. Take a look at the tips below and see how you can start putting some green back into your wallet.
- Residential heating systems need regular tune-ups. Contact us to inquire about a home-heating system inspection program.
- Change your furnace filter monthly. Clean filters will save you money on your heating bill.
- Consider investing in a furnace thermostat timer that can save money by lowering your home’s temperature when you are not at home.
- Protect against drafts around windows and doors by caulking and weather-stripping.
- If you are purchasing a fireplace, consider selecting one fueled by propane. Propane fireplaces burn more efficiently than wood-burning models and distribute heat more evenly throughout the room.
- If you haven’t already, consider switching to a propane water heater. Over time, propane water heaters can cost up to one-third less to operate and they recover hot water twice as quickly as electric water heaters.
- You can save more than 10 percent on your water-heating bill by turning down your water heater from 120 degrees to 115 degrees.
- To extend your water heater’s life and increase energy efficiency, drain it every 6 months to remove lime deposits and sediment.
- Install flow-restricting shower heads. You can reduce hot water usage by up to 50 percent without affecting shower pressure.
- Repair leaky faucets. A leak that fills a coffee cup in 10 minutes wastes 3,200 gallons of water a year.
- Gas ranges with electronic ignition systems will use 40 percent less energy than a standing pilot system.
- Be sure that all burners are burning with a blue, cone-shaped flame. A yellow flame indicates clogged air inlets or burners that need adjustment. Contact us immediately if you do not see a blue flame.
- Check the seal on your oven door. Gaps or tears in the seal will let heat escape and waste energy.
- Run washing machines, clothes dryers, and dishwashers with a full load.
For additional information about energy saving tips and propane heating appliances, please visit www.usepropane.com.
Source: Propane Education & Research Council. Energy Saving Tips Help Consumers Stay Warm and Informed. Retrieved January 6, 2014 from the PERC website: http://www.propanecouncil.org/PressReleases.aspx?id=2367&pressreleaseId=2547