Energy Consevation Saving Tips
- Inspect & maintain your heating system regularly: a well-tuned system is more efficient and will save you money
- Protect against drafts: caulk and install weather-stripping around windows, doors, and other openings such as ducts, fans & vents
- Change your furnance filter monthly: Clean filters increase efficiency.
- Install a programmable set-back thermostat: gives you the capability to lower your home's temperature, cutting annual heating bills by as much as 10% per year by turning your thermostat back 6 to 8 degress for 8 hours per day.
- Reduce your water heater temperature: could save up 10% by lowering temperature from 120 - 115 degrees.
- Increase your water heater's efficienty: Drain your water heater every six months to remove mineral deposts and sediments.
- Switch to a propane water heater: costs up to 1/3 less to operate, recover twice as quickly. Tankless propane water heater can save you even more by only using power and gas on demand.
- Install flow-restricting showerheads - reduces water usage by 50% without affecting shower pressure.
- Maximize appliance loads: run washing machines, clothes dryers, and dishwasher with a full load.
- Ask about our Level Pay Plan: Upon approval, our Level Pay Plan spreads your projected annual cost of propane and heating oils over 12 months, lowering the costs of seasonally higher bills.
Gas Saving Tips
While gas prices seem to have spiked recently, the issues leading to this increase have been decades in the making Our nation's refining capacity has been stagnant for thirty years, we have limited our options to increase domestic supply, and we depend more and more on foreign sources of oil that are becoming increasingly scarce because of rising demand in other countries like China and India. There are a number of things that American families can do to improve their fuel efficiency and help them save money. Taken together, these efficiencies can equal up to a dollar of savings per gallon. Some of these steps include:
Slow down: Each 5 mph you drive over 60 mph is like paying an additional $0.15 per gallon for gas. Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking) wastes gas; equivalent Gasoline Savings: $.12-$.82/gallon
Keep your car maintained and running smoothly: Tune ups, clean air filters, and make sure tires are properly inflated, proper grade of oil
Use your engine wisely: Avoid excessive idlingand use cruise control and overdrive gears
Be smart about driving: Plan errands together rather than separate trips. Use carpool mass transit systems where available, telecommute
Keep your car light