With monthly billing and fixed rates, DiSanto Propane ensures that you have stable pricing all year long. Whereas you might see a fairly large fluctuation with normal pricing, our stable pricing is designed to make your life that much easier. The way we do that is by calculating your average yearly propane usage and dividing it by 12, thereby ensuring that your bill is the same every month. It doesn’t get much better than that!
But what other steps can you take to reduce your energy bills? Fortunately for you, that’s the topic we’ll be exploring in today’s blog. If you’re interested in saving money–and let’s face it, who isn’t?–then keep reading to learn more about what you can do.
DiSanto Propane Can Help You Save Money
Set Up a Regular Propane Refill
We mentioned above that we can keep your bill stable by spreading your annual propane costs out, ensuring that you don’t have bills that are high on a seasonal basis. This allows you to have a consistent bill and helps you to budget your money in a way that is much more efficient than having to play the guessing game about what your bill might look like in any given month.
At DiSanto Propane, we also suggest that people set up a regular delivery schedule with us when they’re in need of a propane refill. One of the best things you can do is to have your tank filled before the start of heating season rolls around instead of waiting until it’s empty to give us a call. There are a number of factors that drive up the price of propane that suppliers (like DiSanto) cannot control, but we’re happy to help people where we can! Following the advice above ought to do the trick.
Rethink a Few Things Around Your Home
You can also save money by making changes around your house. For example, did you know that many people try to save money by closing vents and doors around their home? This is a common practice, but the truth of the matter is that if you have a newer home, you might be doing more harm than good. Older homes with less efficient furnaces can benefit from keeping doors and vents closed, but modern systems are designed with efficiency in mind and are designed to work better when they are running the way they were designed to. Be sure to check with a local furnace technician for specific advice regarding your furnace and the layout of your home.
There are a few other tricks that you can utilize that you can tackle easily in a weekend. Add new weather stripping around doors and windows if you can feel cold air getting inside. Go around your home and unplug any items that are drawing unnecessary power from outlets.
Other changes that can be made are just adjustments to the way you usually do things. For example, if you normally wash your clothes on high heat in the washing machine, make the switch to cold water. When the wash cycle is complete, toss them in the dryer only for a few minutes to get out wrinkles, then hang your clothes up to dry or lay them flat on a drying rack. At the end of the day, a few small changes to the way you do things around your home can add up to massive savings for you.
Start at the Thermostat
We mentioned the furnace earlier as one way to save heat, but you can start that process off at the thermostat. Making the switch to a thermostat that is on a timer can help you to ensure that you’re not heating an empty home. If you like to keep your home at 70 degrees, for example, while you’re at home, but 65 degrees while you’re gone and you forget to make that switch one day, you just paid for that mistake. A timer can help to make that issue a thing of the past.
There are a number of guides online that can help you to find the ideal temperature settings for your home and then set a schedule to keep yourself warm while you’re at home and save money while you’re not. Once again, we suggest meeting with your furnace technician during your annual checkup and asking for advice regarding your specific situation.
You can also save more money than you might think simply by following this age old advice–“heat the person, not the house.” Although many people balk at this idea, you will probably find that it is much cheaper to buy a comfy sweater, some warm slippers, and a big blanket once than it is to keep your home warmer for several years. On average, people can save about 10% on the cost of their energy bills when they turn the temperature down 3 or 4 degrees on the thermostat. That might sound impossible, but once you make the adjustment and start to see your bills drop a bit, you just might come around to liking this particular idea.
Interested in Stable Propane Pricing?
At the end of the day, everyone likes saving money and at DiSanto Propane, we want to help you do just that. If you have questions, feel free to take a look at our complete list of frequently asked questions about making the switch to propane. Making the switch to a home propane tank just might be one of the best money-saving decisions you’ve ever made. From propane water heaters to clothes dryers to kitchen appliances, there are plenty of ways to take advantage of propane in your home and save money in the process.
DiSanto Propane has been around for over 80 years and there’s nothing we love more than making our customers’ lives just a little bit easier. If you’re interested in becoming a customer, we’d love to hear from you! Contact us today if you have any questions or simply fill out our customer form if you are ready to get the process started.