6 Winter Tips For Mason Propane Customers
The cold weather has arrived, and while it can be cozy to snuggle up with family on a brisk winter day, this is also the time of year when we use the largest amount of propane. If you are a Mason propane customer, we have several tips that can help you conserve propane during this prime heating season.
1. Buy A New Thermostat
If your thermostat was new right about the time we landed on the moon, it’s definitely time to think about an upgrade. Programmable thermostats are a fantastic investment, as these make it easier for you adjust your household temperature 24 hours per day. These thermostats can lower the temperature at night while you are snuggled under blankets and turn the heater off during hours when you are not at home. This can really help you conserve Mason propane and save quite a bit of money during the course of the year.
2. Time Your Buy When Mason Propane Prices Are Low
Typically, it is not a great idea to purchase Mason propane during the coldest months of the year. This is when the demand is high, so the prices tend to go up as well. Additionally, winter storms can delay deliveries, and you certainly do not want to be caught without propane when the temperatures dip below freezing. However, sometimes winter prices will be quite reasonable, and if you have noticed that your propane tank is only about half full (or less) you might want to consider giving us a call and scheduling a refill. You never want to wait until your propane tank dips below the 25% mark to set up a delivery. It can take a few days for a truck to head to your home, and propane companies do charge extra fees if you schedule a rush or emergency fill, so save yourself some money and stress, and fill it up before it goes below 30%.
3. Wear A Sweater & Grab A Blanket
You can drop the thermostat down a few degrees by simply wearing a sweater or sweatshirt around the house. Likewise, you can drop the temperature at night by simply adding a few extra blankets to your bed. Just a few degrees difference on the thermostat can add up to a great deal of savings.
4. Avoid Wasting Propane
If your windows and doors are drafty and your attic does not have sufficient insulation, this can cause heat to escape from your house and makes it harder for your furnace to warm your home. You can hire a specialist to come and check your home for drafts, and this person also can make recommendations for easy home improvements. Adding some insulation and installing storm windows and ensuring that doors are not drafty are great ways to conserve Mason propane and help you stretch your propane use well into the spring so that you can avoid paying potentially high winter Mason propane prices.
5. Conserve With Other Appliances
While you really need to heat your home during this time of year, if you have other appliances that use propane, consider altering your usage of these appliances. For instance, lower the heat level on your water heater to 120 degrees. You also can insulate your water heater if it is located in a cold area. Just be sure to do some research on how to safely insulate the water heater. Taking shorter showers, washing your clothes with cold water and shortening your dishwashing cycles also will help you preserve your Mason propane.
6. Think About Your Vents & Filter
Are you heating vents covered up by sofas or chairs or other furnishings? This reduces the efficiency of your heater, so consider moving furnishings to allow vents to blow heat into the room more easily. If you have rooms that are not in use, be sure to close the vents in those spaces. If you have not replaced or cleaned your furnace filter recently (or ever) consider doing this as well. This will help make the air in your home cleaner and also help your furnace to work more efficiently.
These tips will help you conserve your Mason propane. If you wish to find the lowest possible Mason propane prices, consider giving Thrifty Propane a call. We offer a Price Beat Guarantee, and if you can find a lower unqualified price in your area, we will beat it by 10 cents per gallon.