From frigid temperatures to gusty winds to snow and ice, winter can usher in extreme weather. In the heart of winter, your home will need to be pumping heat almost constantly to keep your family members warm. If you have a propane tank, there are several steps you can take to make sure you are heating your home in the most efficient and safe manner.
Enroll in the Automatic Monitor Fill Delivery Plan
Our Automatic Monitor Fill plan tailors our delivery schedule to your household’s usage and needs, allowing you to focus on things other than monitoring your propane tank. We use a sophisticated tank monitoring system to keep track of your propane usage. The system will automatically produce a delivery ticket based upon your tank’s size and a preselected tank percentage. Once your tank percentage meets certain criteria, we are alerted to make a delivery.
Inspect your heating system to ensure it’s working properly.
Have your heating appliances—like furnaces and fireplaces—inspected each winter to ensure they are in good working condition. With Holtzman HVAC’s Comfort Plus Service Contract, your heating will be inspected bi-annually, and you will receive priority scheduling of service calls.
Use a programmable thermostat.
A programmable thermostat allows you to adjust your heat based on when you need to use it. If you head to work or school during the day, your heat can be automatically programmed to turn off in the morning and on again when you return. This saves you from using propane when you don’t need it.
Turn down your water heater.
Most tank-style water heaters are set to 140 degrees as a factory default. By lowering the temperature on your tank-style water heater, you can reduce standby heat loss and save money. For an even more cost-effective option, we recommend installing a Rinnai tankless water heater which provides hot water on-demand, resulting in great cost and energy savings.
Lock in your rates early.
To get the best rates on propane, consider pre-buying propane prior to the winter months when prices are historically lower.