Heating your Catasauqua, Pennsylvania, home probably accounts for a large portion of your monthly utility bill, even if you use propane for fuel. Propane is cheaper and more efficient than electricity, but it’s still way too easy to rack up a big heating bill. Consider these tips to maximize the performance and efficiency of your propane-powered heating system.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
Installing a programmable thermostat is one of the easiest ways to maximize the efficiency of your heating system. A programmable thermostat is one that adjusts the temperature at different times of the day according to settings you program it with. By lowering the temperature when you’re asleep or away from the home, you can reduce costs and wear and tear on the system.
Take Advantage of Sunlight
The heat of the sun will naturally increase the temperature in your house. The amount of heat the sun provides depends on how much sun exposure your home has, and during cold weather, it won’t be enough to fully heat the house all day. However, sunlight can be a great supplement. On sunny days, open the curtains or blinds and take advantage of this free heat source.
Maintain Your Equipment
Keeping up with routine preventive maintenance will ensure that your unit works efficiently and also identify any issues before they can become major. You can help to maintain your unit by regularly changing the air filter, but you should also schedule regular maintenance by a professional.
Weatherize Your Home
Drafts and poor insulation allow heat to escape and let cold air in, forcing your heating system to work harder. Common areas of heat loss areas are windows, doors, and the area around outlets. Fortunately, you can reduce this kind of heat loss with some caulk and weather strips.
If your propane bills are getting you down, try these steps to reduce costs. If you’re still not seeing enough savings, give us a call at (610) 810-3992. Our team at Sullivan Oil & Propane today is ready to help you with any of your home HVAC needs.
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