Looking out of our windows we can see the snow piling up and the forecast only seems to show temps in the 20s and 30s for the next week or so. Users of propane, oil and natural gas all of the same challenges during weather like this. How do you save money on energy costs while “thinking green” at the same time?
The first thing we generally bring up with our clients is system age. How old is your current system in your home? Older systems regardless of the energy source can operate with but a fraction of the energy efficiency of today’s modern systems. Consider speaking with your HVAC professional about having a new propane system installed in your home today.
Windows and doors. Yes, as with your home’s HVAC system, there are also energy inefficiencies to be found in your home’s older windows and doors. Newer models will generally have much higher energy efficiency ratings and have a greater ability to hold in heat (or keep heat out depending on the season and desired effect).
Have you considered a programmable thermostat? Some of the newer models even sync up with your cell phone or computer. You can easily manage your home’s temperature even when you are not at home. Beyond this, you can manage the temperature of your home depending on when you are present, away or sleeping. Varying the temperature of your home based on need can help with savings on energy costs in a significant way!
For more tips, check back in with Styer Propane!