Energy Saving Tips

Energy Saving tipsSave Energy to Save Money

 

From major investments to small no-cost fixes, there’s a lot you can do to save energy and spend less on your energy bills all year long.

 

Invest in a new energy-efficient heating system

An old heating system may continue to function for years, but it will also continue to waste fuel — and your energy dollars! Today’s furnaces are more efficient than ever, saving you up to 35% on energy costs! Regardless of the price of propane, reducing the amount of fuel you use can help you save now and for years to come. To schedule a free estimate, contact us today.

 

Schedule annual tune-ups

As you run your furnace, deposits can build up in your system and cause it to run less efficiently. Annual tune-ups clean and optimize your system so you have the lowest possible energy bills all winter long. Scheduling a tune-up helps reduce your fuel usage by up to 10% and helps you avoid costly repairs and breakdowns. In between tune-ups, be sure to replace your furnace filter — it can help your system run better so you use less fuel!

 

Install a programmable thermostat

If you keep your home cooler when you’re sleeping or while you’re away you could save up to 10% (or more) on your heating costs each year. While you could do this yourself, a programmable thermostat does it automatically! Plus, since they only cost about $100, they can pay for themselves in savings in as little as one year.

 

Insulate your ductwork and water heater

The ductwork in your home can be a major culprit of heat loss. Luckily, it’s a relatively easy fix you can do in a weekend. And don’t forget to insulate your water heater, which can save you 5-12% on water heating costs! 

 

Caulk, weatherstrip, and seal your home

Your heating system may be working a lot harder than it has to if your home isn’t properly sealed. Check your windows, doors, electrical openings, and siding joints for any gaps and cracks where cold air can come in and heated air can escape. Fixing these small problem areas can have a big impact on your heating bills.

 

Insulate your attic

Properly insulating your home — especially your attic — can make a big difference in your energy costs. Heat escaping through the attic can be responsible for up to 50% of your heat loss.

 

Install a humidifier

Humidifiers can make it feel as much as 8° warmer thanks to the added moisture. That means you can set your thermostat to a cooler temperature. Plus, humidifiers provide both health and comfort benefits.

 

Keep vents clear

Your home will warm up faster and more efficiently if air can circulate easily and vents aren’t blocked by furniture, curtains, or other household objects. And it costs nothing to fix!

 

To learn more about high-efficiency propane heaters, water heaters, space heaters, and hearth products that can help you reduce your heating costs, contact us today.