By choosing propane and using the Propane Education and Research Council’s (PERC) energy saving tips you can heat your home efficiently and lower your energy bills.
Energy Saving Tips Consumers Should Put To Use Now:
- Have your heating system inspected and serviced yearly by a qualified technician. A heating system that is well maintained is more efficient and will save you money.
- Invest in a furnace thermostat timer that lowers your home’s temperature when you are not at home. You can cut your yearly heating bill by as much as 10 percent per year by turning your thermostat down 7 to 10 degrees for 8 hours each day.
- Protect against drafts by caulking and weather-stripping around windows, doors, and other openings such as ducts, fans and vents. This will keep out the cold and the heat in!
- Install flow-restricting showerheads. You can reduce hot water usage by up to 50 percent without affecting shower pressure and comfort.
- 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 fast as similar electric water heaters.
- Request information about payment plan options from Superior Propane. We have a budget payment plan that will help you spread your anticipated annual cost of propane over 11 months, lowering the burden of the more costly winter months.
Energy Saving Tips Consumers Should Follow Throughout the Cold Weather Season:
- Change your furnace filter monthly. Clean filters will increase efficiency and airflow. Also, they can help keep down dust and other allergens in your home.
- Always run washing machines, clothes dryers and dishwashers with a full load.
- Turn down your water heater from the standard 120 degrees to 115 degrees. Statistically, you could save more than 10 percent on your water heating bill.
- With tank style water heaters, you can increase it’s efficiency by draining it every 6 months to remove mineral deposits and sediment.
- Use kitchen, bath and other ventilating fans wisely. In just 60 minutes, these fans can pull out a houseful of warmed or cooled air! Turn off fans as soon as they have done the job.
- Arrange furniture and draperies so they do not block vents or baseboard units. Unobstructed vents create good airflow.