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How Can I Use Less Propane?

Put these tips to use to cut your energy costs

propane use tips mainePropane’s versatility and energy efficiency make it a winning choice for homes in the Seacoast Region. It heats our homes and water. With propane, we can prepare delicious meals on a propane range and BBQ grill. Propane fireplaces, firepits, space heaters, and patio heaters give us comfortable warmth indoors and outside.

But with prices on just about everything going up lately, you want to make the most of your propane supply to keep your energy costs down. Here are some helpful hints for more efficiently utilizing propane without sacrificing comfort and convenience.

Turn down the water heater

Most water heaters come with a factory preset temperature of 140˚ Fahrenheit. However, you really don’t need it that high. That high setting also creates a risk of scalding, especially for infants, children, and the elderly. Turn the temperature down to 120˚ and your water will still be plenty hot, but your propane usage will go down.

Do you want to use even less propane for water heating? A propane tankless water heater will allow you to reduce your propane use for water heating by up to one-third or even more!

Regularly maintain your propane appliances

If you use propane for home heating, that is where the majority of your propane supply goes toward. Regular professional maintenance by P. Gagnon & Son’s service technicians and changing filters on a regular basis can help your heating system operate at peak efficiency, so you use the least amount of propane possible to keep your house warm, secure, and comfy.

Use a programmable or smart thermostat

Programmable and smart thermostats let you set your thermostat for different temperatures at different times of day. You no longer have to waste propane on heating the house while you’re at work because you accidentally forgot to turn down the thermostat.

Today’s smart thermostats can be used to control your HVAC system from anywhere you can get a wireless or cellular signal, allowing you to maximize comfort while minimizing propane consumption at any time – all in real-time!

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