spring savingsSpring weather is unpredictable. One day, you’re wearing shorts, the next you’re digging out your winter coat. But temperature changes don’t have to mean higher propane heating bills. Here are some tips from the Propane Council to help you conserve propane.

Leave the door open when you shower. It can help increase the humidity in your house, making you feel warmer, so you don’t have to crank up the heat.

 Heat the rooms you’re in. Close doors to minimize heat loss, throw on a sweater, and use space heaters carefully. There’s no reason to waste money heating the whole house if you plan to spend the majority of the day in the living room. 

Check your water heater. Older models may not run as efficiently as newer ones. You could save money in the long run by replacing your water heater. While you’re at it, turn it down. Many people keep their water heaters on much higher than needed, wasting money.

Keep warm air in. Caulk and weather strip windows and use insulated drapes to stop heated air from escaping.

Speaking of drapes, keep them open on sunny days for natural, free heating.

For more tips, read the Propane Council article on Curbly.
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