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Propane Energy Saving Tips
SAVING TIPS for Your
Home and Business
While there is little we can
do to control the unpredictable prices of world commodities, we
can control what happens in our own home. We can save hundreds
of dollars each year by following a few simple principles.
Here are a few ideas to help
you meet the never-ending challenges of staying comfortable and
Residential heating systems
need regular tune-ups. Contact your local propane supplier to
inquire about a home-heating system inspection program.
Change your furnace filter
monthly. Clean filters will save you money on your heating bill.
Consider investing in a furnace thermostat timer that can save
money by lowering your home's temperature when you are not at
Protect against drafts around
windows and doors by caulking and weather-stripping.
If you are purchasing a
fireplace, consider selecting one fueled by propane. Propane
fireplaces burn more efficiently than wood-burning models and
distribute heat more evenly throughout the room.
You can save more than 10 percent on
your water-heating bill by turning down your water heater from
the standard 140 degrees to 130 degrees.
To extend your water heater's life and
increase energy efficiency, drain it every six months to remove
lime deposits and sediment.
Install flow-restricting showerheads.
You can reduce hot water usage by up to 50 percent without
affecting shower pressure.
Repair leaky faucets. A leak that
fills a coffee cup in 10 minutes wastes 3,200 gallons of water a
Gas ranges with electronic ignition
systems will use 40 percent less energy than a standing pilot
Be sure that all burners are burning
with a blue, cone-shaped flame. A yellow flame indicates clogged
air inlets or burners that need adjustment. Contact your propane
supplier's service department immediately if you do not see a
Check the seal on your oven door. Gaps
or tears in the seal will let heat escape and waste energy.
top 10 low cost energy saving tips for business
LOWER Thermostat to 68-70° WINTER, A/C
up to 78°
SUMMER. Also do night setback to 55°
and make sure your heat pump thermostat is set for INTELLIGENT
To REDUCE Cooling Costs BLOCK the sun
with outside window covers and plant Deciduous trees on SOUTH
and WEST sides of buildings.
ELIMINATE electric space heaters at
desks. At the same time ADJUST conditioned airflow to eliminate
INSTRUCT EMPLOYEES to dress warmly.
ELIMINATE cold drafts by weather-stripping doors and using
insulated window covers.
HVAC: Make Sure The HVAC System Is NOT
simultaneously HEATING and COOLING. Clean or replace HVAC
filters monthly. Repair disconnected ducts. Schedule normal HVAC
tune-ups at least once a year and make sure they also tune for
Have HVAC contractor make sure the
economizer controls are working properly.
Set warehouse and storage room heaters
to 55° and make sure they are not on when outside bay doors are
LIGHTING: Many businesses are overlit.
Delamping also saves energy. Make sure the ballast is
Turn water heater DOWN to 115°.
TURN OFF Personal Computers, Printers
and copiers when not in use. DO NOT LEAVE ON OVERNIGHT. If you
need to leave computers on at least turn off the monitor.
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