Save Money On Your Propane Expenses

Customers can lower their overall energy bills by making a few small changes in the home:

• Protect against drafts by caulking and weather-stripping around windows, doors, and other openings such as ducts, fans, and vents.

• Inspect and tune-up your residential heating system regularly for efficiency. Contact Henderson Propane Service to inquire about a home heating system inspection. A properly working heating system is more efficient and will save you money.

• Change your furnace filter monthly. Clean filters will help your heating system work more efficiently. If on a monthly payment plan, use receipt of your propane bill as a reminder.

• Invest in a furnace thermostat timer that can save money by lowering your home’s temperature when you are not at home. You can cut annual heating bills by as much as 10 percent per year by turning your thermostat back 10-15 percent for eight hours per day. Call Henderson Propane Service to inquire about having a programmable thermostat installed today.

• Upgrade to an ENERGY STAR® rated furnace or boiler to reduce heating bills by almost 30 percent.

• Switch to a propane water heater, which provides significant energy efficiency over an electric water heater. Over time, propane water heaters can cost one-third less to operate and recover hot water twice as quickly as electric water heaters. Also to save even more money inquire with Henderson Propane Service about tankless water heaters.

• When using a water heater, turn it down from the standard 120 degrees to 115 degrees. You could save more than 10 percent on your water-heating bill.

• Increase your water heater’s efficiency by draining it every six months to remove lime deposits and sediment.

• Wrap your water heater in an insulating blanket to improve efficiency.

• Install flow-restricting showerheads. You can reduce hot water usage by up to 50 percent without affecting shower pressure.

• Run washing machines and clothes dryers with a full load.

• Close vents and doors in unused rooms. Make sure your attic and basement are properly insulated.

• Vacuum the dust off the refrigerator coils (found in the back or underneath the unit) every three months. It takes less energy to cool that way. Check the gaskets around the door and make sure it shuts tight.