Six Things You Can Do to Prepare Your Propane-powered Home for Winter

Six Things You Can Do to Prepare Your Propane-powered Home for Winter

The heavy coats, hats, and mittens have made their return appearance this season. And now as winter approaches, in addition to ensuring your body is safe and warm, why don’t you take the time to be sure your propane-powered home is ready for the cold that is inevitably ahead for us. Readying your home for winter doesn’t have to be a complicated process. In fact, in just a few simple steps, you can ensure your loved ones remain safe and comfortable all season long.

Below are some easy steps you can take to keep everything in working order and give yourself the gift of peace of mind.

Refill Your Home’s Propane Tank Early.

Protect your family and prepare your propane-powered home to endure winter safely and comfortably. Millions of homeowners choose to enjoy the more efficient and comfortable heat that propane provides. Don’t wait until winter is in full force to plan for the home heating season.

Order A Propane Refill in Advance of Winter.

For just a few minutes on the phone, we can walk you through all the details and make the ordering and refilling process easy. For added peace of mind, automatic refills can easily be put in place or regularly scheduled visits throughout the season will help ensure there is enough propane in the tank.

Double-check the Heating System and Appliances Are Running Efficiently.

Before the start of each heating season, have a qualified service technician inspect and service your home’s appliances and propane system. When appliances are running as efficiently as possible, your home will conserve fuel, save money, and avoid unexpected mid-season repairs.

Install and Set A Programmable Thermostat.

Homes save an estimated 10 percent per year on heating costs by using a programmable thermostat. Resetting it when the family is asleep or away from home saves money without sacrificing comfort.

Take Advantage of Sunlight.

During the winter months, take advantage of sunlight by opening the curtains and blinds during the day to allow the sun to naturally heat your home.

Be Efficient with Water Heating.

Water heating can be a large energy expense, accounting for about 14 to 18 percent of most home utility bills. Set your water heater to 120º Fahrenheit or less and install low-flow showerheads or temperature-sensitive shower valves to reduce energy consumption and reduce your water heating bill.

All of this may seem like common sense. But sometimes it can be overlooked. Don’t let the chill of winter sneak up on you. If you have questions about your home and whether it’s working properly, don’t hesitate to contact TPS Fuel.

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