propane heat saving tips

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1 PROPANE HEAT COST SAVING TIPS Turn down the thermostat The rule of thumb is that you can save about 3% on your heating bill for every stat 10 degrees rmostat. Turn down the thermo degree that you set back your the en you go to bed -- a total of 16 hours a day - when you go to work, and again wh - and you can save about 14% on your heating bill. Propane Tank Gauge Keep a close eye on your tank ga uge. Don’t let your tank run o ut of propane which may add special delivery elivery when charges. Request your propane d your gauge reads between 25% – 30%. Use kitchen/bathroom fans wisely bathroom or kitchen fan can ex pel a houseful of In just one hour, a hard-working ment of Energy. Turn exhaust f ans off within warm air, according to the Depart 20 minutes. Keep the fireplace damper closed w hen it is not in use to preve nt warm air from escaping Heat rises, and an open damper is like a hole in the roof. Lim it use of the fireplace, since fires actua lly suck heat from a room. Close off rooms that a re not frequently used Shut vents in rooms that are not used very often. Keep heating vents clear e prevent heated air from cir Vents blocked by rugs and furnitur culating efficiently. Curtains Open curtains and shades during the day to take advantage of th e sun’s heat. Close all curtains at night to reduce the chill you feel from c old windows. Block that leak! under exterior doors, and caulk or tacky rope Buy door sweeps to close spaces caulk to block those drafty spo ts around window frames. Apply w eather- stripping to movable joints. Outle t gaskets can easily be insta lled in electrical outlets in a home's outer walls, where cold air often enters.

2 Winterize windows If you can't afford storm windows ndows where a , put plastic film on those wi will curb drafts and keep windo clear view isn't crucial, which ws from rattling. Dress for cold weather Dress in layers + a pair of thick socks or slippers on your fee t for your “stay warm” ensemble in your home. Keep your furnace in shape ng unit stops working because a $ 3 or $15 air filter It's amazing how often a heati is clogged. Replace the air filte r according to manufacturer's directions and your efficiently. Propane furnaces should be heating system will operate more cleaned and tuned every two year unit, you can s. By maintaining your heating save between 3% and 10% on heating bills. Blankets Snuggle up in a blanket whenever you are sitting down. Bedding Use flannel sheets to keep warm nter nights. when you sleep on those cold wi Pile extra blankets on your bed too. Oven finish baking to make use o f the heat. Leave your oven door open after you t do NOT have young children who could NOTE: This is best in homes tha easily suffer a burn from the hot oven door. Bare Floors e it feel warmer in the home. Rugs on bare floors will help mak Ceiling fan Hot air rises. Run your ceiling fan in reverse to bring hot ai r back down to floor level.

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