In our last blog, we discussed some ways to save money on your propane heating bills this year. Especially in an area as cold as upstate New York, warming your home can be quite expensive. We’ve provided some other useful tips to help keep you warm this winter without blowing a ton of money on energy expenses.
Try Our Stable Propane Pricing Plan
Throughout the year, propane prices fluctuate, and they’ll cost the most in the coldest times of year. In order to make propane as affordable as possible for you and your family, we’ve created the Stable Propane Pricing Plan. When you sign up for this plan, you lock in a fixed rate for your propane so you pay the same price every month. This prevents you from having to pay higher bills when you need propane the most.
Service Your Propane Appliances Once a Year
Find a qualified contractor to service your furnace and propane appliances every year, which helps ensure that your appliances are running as efficiently as possible. Another option is to hire a professional to conduct a home energy audit to determine exactly how energy-efficient your home is.
Install a Carbon Monoxide Detector
If you have a propane furnace, water heater or fireplace, make sure to install a carbon monoxide detector in your home. This helps ensure the efficiency of your propane appliances but it also could save your life. Carbon monoxide poisoning is very dangerous to the health of you and your family, so leave the home immediately and call 911 if your carbon monoxide detector goes off.
Have a Professional Seal Your Home
If you decide to seal your home yourself, make sure to execute the entire process correctly. In the event of a fire, improper sealing could cause dangerous back drafts. You could consider hiring professionals to seal your home instead. They will also test your propane-burning appliances to make sure they are operating correctly.
Change Out or Clean Air Filters
Dirty air filters prevent warm air from fully circulating throughout your vents. Make sure that you either replace your air filters or clean your air filters according to manufacturer instructions.
Place Chairs and Sofas Against Interior Walls
If your living room furniture is placed against an exterior wall, you may feel cool drafts of air. Try moving your chairs and sofas against an interior wall to stay warmer while you are hosting friends or watching TV.
Remember to Turn Off Bathroom and Kitchen Fans
Your bathroom fan provides ventilation and moisture removal to help prevent mold from growing in your bathroom, but only keep it running when needed. That fan can also pull warm air right out of your home.
It’s important not to keep your kitchen fan running when you’re not cooking for the same reason. Keep your home warmer by turning the kitchen fan off when you don’t need to use it.
If you are interested in our Stable Propane Pricing plan, contact DiSanto Propane today. For several generations, our family-owned and operated business has provided propane services to the residents of upstate New York.