How Can I Make My Propane Last Longer?

Written By: on March 9, 2021

Follow These Tips To Make The Most Of Your Propane Supply!

using less propane arizonaPropane is an extremely efficient, versatile fuel for homes here in northern Arizona. It can heat our homes and the water within it. It can help us cook delicious meals on a propane range, as well as on your backyard grill. It gives us cozy comfort with propane fireplaces, firepits, and patio heaters—and it does all of this and more with greater efficiency and cost-effectiveness than that of electricity!

But in challenging times, you want to make the most of your propane supply. We’ve put together some tips that help you more efficiently use propane, without having to give up comfort and convenience.

1. Dial Down The Water Heater

Most water heaters come with a factory preset temperature of 140˚ Fahrenheit. Truther be told—you don’t need it that high. That temperature also creates a risk of scalding, especially for infants, children, and the elderly. Turn the temperature down to 120˚ and enjoy plenty of hot water while reducing your propane usage.

Want to use even less propane for water heating? Install a propane tankless water heater and you can cut your propane usage for water heating by one-third or even more!

2. Maintain Your Propane Appliances

If you use propane for home heating, that’ll be where the majority of your propane gas is utilized. An annual tune-up and changing filters regularly can keep your home heating system running at its best possible efficiency, so you use the minimum amount of propane to keep your home warm, safe, and comfortable.

3. Use A Programmable Or Smart Thermostat

Programmable and smart thermostats let you set your thermostat for different temperatures at different times of day. You no longer have to waste propane on heating the house while you’re at work because you accidentally forgot to turn down the thermostat.

Today’s smart thermostats can be also be controlled by your phone or tablet so you can maximize your comfort while minimizing your propane usage at any moment—all in real-time!

4. Maintain Your Propane Tank

Over time, your propane tank may develop tiny cracks or leaks that can slowly drain your propane supply. You should have your tank professionally inspected and serviced regularly not only for protecting your supply but for the safety of your home and loved ones.

Become a Superior Propane customer and enjoy all the benefits of clean burning propane! From Parks to Prescott, Seligman to Winslow, and everywhere in-between, you get reliable, safe and courteous delivery of propane to your home or business. And we make it even easier with our Keep Full automatic propane delivery plan too!