fall energy efficiency

How Can I Be Energy Efficient This Fall?

You can’t help but notice the chill in the air deepens as fall gradually gives way to winter. Winter is indeed coming, and that means we’ll be bundling up very soon. The professionals at Tri Gas & Oil want you to be able to stay warm this season, all while staying energy efficient. Here are a couple of tips to remain efficient this fall and enjoy the season’s change with complete peace of mind.

Reach Out To Your Propane Supplier

A surefire way to remain energy efficient this fall is to use propane as your primary heating source. We at Tri Gas & Oil are glad to tell you that propane delivers more BTUs than natural gas, as well as burns less volume per hour than natural gas. It is also a cleaner-burning alternative to traditional oil or coal. Our Energy Consultants encourage you to give us a call at 800-638-7802 and let us tell you more about how propane will keep you warm as the seasons change.

Maintain Consistent Home Temperatures

The change to autumn can bring a variety of temperatures outside, which could lead to an inconsistent environment in your home. Try turning off your heating and air systems during the fall months. You can adjust to the rise or drop of the temperature by wearing weather-appropriate clothes around your house. This is a way to maintain comfort inside your home without overtaxing your heating and air systems.

Let The Sunlight In

The sun is a potent heating source in the winter, so use it to your advantage. The light coming in during the day can keep your home warm for the morning and afternoon. Open your blinds and curtains. Not only will the rays bring warmth, but the sun will also brighten the house, so you do not have to use your lights. This extra heat allows you to keep your thermostat temperature low or even off so you won’t need to have your heating system on.

Where’s The Leak?

Small leaks in your home can cause significant issues for your energy bill. Though small, the outside air coming into your home makes it challenging for your temperature to stay at a consistent level without having your heating and air systems working overtime. This issue is often one that can sneak by undetected for long periods. Use towels or weatherstripping on the bottom of doors and around your windows to seal air leaks. Adding caulk is a great way to seal cracks on walls.

All these tips are ways to conserve your propane use during the fall months. Contact our Energy Consultants today, and we can help you learn more about fall energy efficiency.