Dayton Propane: 5 Easy Ways To Reduce Propane Costs
These days, many people are searching for ways to live more frugally and save money. One way to save money is to take a look at your energy use and make some changes. If you use Dayton propane, we can offer a few ways to reduce your energy use and get the best possible Dayton propane prices.
1. Buy Dayton Propane Before Heating Season Begins
The prime heating season lasts from about November through March, and during these colder months, the demand for propane can become very high. Not only does this sometimes cause shortages, it also can drive the Dayton propane prices up. To avoid worrying about shortages and to enjoy the lowest propane prices of the year, it is wise to fill up your tank in July, August or early September.
2. Pre-Buy Propane When Prices Drop
Not only is it wise to fill up your tank when prices drop, Dayton propane customers also should consider taking advantage of our pre-buy specials. If you pre-buy large amounts of propane when prices are low, you can lock in the price and save quite a bit of money. While the lowest prices tend to be found in the hot summer months, sometimes prices drop unexpectedly throughout the year. We send out emails anytime the prices have dropped or seem poised to drop so that our customers can pre-buy and take advantage of these great low Dayton propane prices.
3. Avoid Paying Emergency Fill Fees
Too often, a Dayton propane customer will forget to keep an eye on their propane tank gauge and then, by the time the customer remembers to check, they might be very low on propane. At this point, the only solution is to schedule an expedited or emergency fill and these expedited services cost hundreds of dollars above the cost of your propane.
To avoid paying these costly fees, keep an eye on your tank and call us as soon as it hits the 35%-40% range. This is especially important during the winter months, as shortages and inclement weather can affect delivery times. By calling us when you tank is down to about 40% of capacity, this provides plenty of time for us to schedule a delivery and head out to your home and fill the tank.
4. Install A Programmable Thermostat
Have you ever rushed out of your home, late for work or school, forgetting to turn down or turn off the heater? There’s no use paying for heat that you won’t use, but it can be tough to remind to adjust the thermostat when you leave home. The solution is simple. All you need to do is install a programmable thermostat. You can use this device to turn off the heater while you are away and have it kick back on just before you come back home, so that your home is nice and warm. You also can program it to adjust the temperature at night when you don’t need as much heat. This is an easy way to conserve propane, which in turn will save you money.
5. Reduce Your Use
Keeping an eye on your heater usage with a programmable thermostat is not the only way to conserve your Dayton propane. For instance, cleaning or replacing your furnace filter helps your furnace work more efficiently. Taking shorter showers and washing clothes in cold water preserves both water and propane, because your propane water heater won’t have to work as much. If you have a propane dishwasher, consider allowing dishes to air dry as often as possible rather than using the heated dry setting, and hang up clothes to dry rather than using your propane dryer to complete this task.
Through conservation and careful buying, you can enjoy lower Dayton propane costs and lower Dayton propane prices. At Thrifty Propane, we are committed to providing our customers with high quality propane at the lowest possible prices. In fact, if you can find a lower unconditional price in your county, we will match that and even beat the price by 10 cents per gallon. You can do a free price check now by going to our homepage and selecting your state and county and entering your email.