Preparing Your Propane-powered Home for Winter

Written on: November 15, 2021

Make sure you’re ready for chilly weather with Pitmon!

winter heating tips oklahomaIt’s amazing how time can just fly by this time of year. It seems like just yesterday was Halloween, but all of a sudden Thanksgiving is breathing down our necks and the December holidays are right around the corner.

So is winter, and the heating bills that go with it. A little effort now can help make your home more comfortable and help you save money to boot! Here are some things you can do.

Sign up for Automatic Delivery

If you don’t check your propane tank levels on a regular basis, you risk having no heat in your house. Our Automatic Delivery program uses your propane use history and current weather conditions to determine when you’ll need more, and it delivers on time, so you have propane before running out.

Take care of your heating system

A professional heating system service technician’s tune-up ensures that your furnace or boiler is in top form and performing at its maximum efficiency. Before breakdowns occur, the expert can thoroughly check your heating system and make any required repairs.

Upgrade to a programmable or smart thermostat

It’s a good time to invest in a programmable or smart thermostat if you don’t already own one. They’re reasonably priced and available at local home improvement stores as well as online. Not only do they make controlling your heat easy, some smart thermostats even let you know when your heating system needs service.

Programming your thermostat correctly can save you up to 10% on your heating costs! This is what the U.S. Department of Energy recommends:

Do some housework

If you use a forced-air heating system, now is the time to vacuum and clean the vents, ensuring that they are functioning properly and do not distribute dust or other allergens throughout your home. Also, check for any obstructions, such as drapes or furniture, near the vents and move them so that air can flow more freely. If you haven’t had your ductwork serviced in the past five years, get it done right away. Clean ductwork not only keeps the air in your house healthier and safer, but it will also enable ductwork cleaners to detect and repair leaks in order to help you save money on your energy bills.

With some simple DIY work and caulk, weatherstripping, and expanding foam, you can get rid of drafts from doors, windows, and exterior walls. That can cut your heating costs by 10%!

Head outside and make sure that vents and flues are clear of obstructions like fallen leaves, twigs, and other debris. Check around your propane tank as well.

Pitmon is your reliable propane delivery and service company. Become a customer today and have peace of mind that your home will be warm and comfortable this winter!