Tips to Save Energy & Reduce Your Energy Bills

November 26, 2019 –

Tips to Save Energy & Reduce Your Energy Bills

 
Even during the coldest winter, rest assured you’ve chosen wisely in utilizing propane, a green, versatile and affordable fuel source. The energy saver tips listed here can help you keep utility bills low and make the most out of your winter.

  1. Defend your home against drafts. Use weather stripping and caulking around all your doors, windows and any other openings to help keep the warmth in and the cold out.
  2. Is your water heater powered by propane? If not, you should consider converting to one. It’s relatively easy to replace, and the perfect time if your existing non-propane powered water heater is old. Propane water heaters can cost around 30% less to operate over time, and they recover hot water faster than electric models. And speaking of water heaters, help extend its life and increase energy efficiency by draining it every 6 months.
  3. Save on your hot water bills by decreasing the water temp by an easy 5 degrees; an effective way to save on yearly energy costs.
  4. Reduce your water usage significantly by installing flow-restricting showerheads. They won’t impact your shower pressure!
  5. Fix leaky faucets to thwart wasted water usage.
  6. Let the sunshine in! During daylight hours, turn off artificial lights and let windows and skylights brighten your home.
  7. Pay attention to your furnace. A well-running heating system is more efficient, saving you money and potentially increasing the longevity of the system. Just change the furnace filter monthly.
  8. Consider a programmable thermostat, many of which control through your smart device for precise temperature control, can “learn” your favorite settings, and automatically adjust temperatures while helping you save up to 12% on heating bills and 15% on cooling bills. While shopping, don’t forget to look for special offers and rebates!
  9. Switch to Energy Star appliances, fans, and electronics. On average, Energy Star appliances use 10 to 20 percent less energy than standard appliances.
  10. Use a power strip. We all have electronic equipment and a super easy way to save extra cash is by plugging your electronic devices into a power strip, and then turning it off when not in use. This could save you up to $100 annually!
  11. Whether you already have, or are considering the purchase of a fireplace, it is worthwhile to look into one fueled by propane. Propane hearths and fireplaces are efficient and convenient; spreading heat more evenly, burning more effectively, and foregoing the mess of wood-burning ones. Did we mention propane fireplaces come in thermostatically controlled options?

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