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Energy-Saving Tips 101

November 15, 2019

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we all know how much energy and money it takes to cook the huge delicious feast. Propane is a multi-use home fuel source because it not only powers your heat and hot water; but your cooking appliances as well. Why worry about the cost it takes to heat your home when you know how much it is going to cost to cook that huge meal. If you live in North Texas, follow the energy-saving tips below to help you save more money and energy this holiday season.

Tip #1: Get a Programmable Thermostat

Having a programmable thermostat will allow you to automatically set your temperature to drop a few degrees when you’re asleep or out of the house. It’s a hassle-free way to reduce your propane use annually without sacrificing home comfort.

Tip #2: Sleep Easy with Fans

Setting the thermostat to raise the temperatures overnight is easy if you can adjust to sleeping in a warmer climate. We all know that heat rises, so if your heater is on run your fan slowly in a clockwise direction to push the air back down toward your living space.

Tip #3 Consider an Upgrade

How old is your current heating equipment? If your system is 15 years or older you can significantly lower your heating bills by switching to a high-efficiency one. High-efficiency heating systems operate more effectively and can save you money on costly repairs or component replacements.

Tip #4 Open the Curtains

During the daytime, open the curtains and let in the sunlight. The sunlight will naturally raise the indoor temperature of your living space. At night, make sure to close the curtains to keep out the evening chill.

Tip #5 Switch to a Propane Furnace

Switching to a propane furnace will significantly lower your energy and heating costs. Also a propane furnace will last 5 to 10 years longer than a traditional electrical heater which means that you will save money on replacement and repairs.

If you want to save money and energy, contact Northwest Propane today! Start spending your money on things that you want rather than what you need.