Thanks to the dropping Maine temperatures, you’ve probably realized by now that we are officially in the winter season. And that means that if your home is heated by propane, you are absolutely going to want to keep your propane supply full, secure, and accessible. The last thing you want (and the last thing we want for you) is for you to run out of propane while we’re experiencing frigid temperatures outside.
So how exactly can you keep your propane supply full, secure, and accessible this winter? Here are some helpful tips.
It’s good to be aware of how much propane you use on a regular basis. This will help you get an idea of how often you will need to refill your propane tank. To estimate your propane usage, you first need to know how large your propane tank is. Then you need to figure out how many of your home’s appliances are running on propane and how much propane each of those appliances uses. If you are a Will-Call customer, you are responsible for monitoring your propane tank gauge levels and contacting us to request a delivery. We recommend not letting your tank fall below 30% full.
Another option that helps ensure your propane supply stays full is Murray-Heutz’s automatic propane delivery service. This service uses estimates based on past propane usage and the current outside temperatures to schedule propane refill deliveries accordingly. Therefore, customers do not have to worry about calling to schedule deliveries each time they are in need. However, if the amount of propane you’re using changes, you could still potentially run out. An easy way to avoid that problem is with our Tank Utility remote monitoring system.
The Tank Utility remote monitoring system is the only true way to guarantee that your supply of propane will never get too low or run out. Through a device that is attached to your tank, our team of experts keeps track of your home’s fuel levels and delivers refills accordingly. The monitor is easy to install and set up and doesn’t require anything on your end. In fact, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that worrying about running out of propane doesn’t have to be a worry of yours. You’ll never find yourself in a position where you’re scrambling to try to arrange a last-minute propane delivery.
If you’re looking for reliable propane deliveries in the Central Maine area, let Murray-Heutz be the one call you make. We offer the best propane gas and propane gas services in the area. And if you never want to run out of propane gas again, contact us so we can tell you more about our Tank Utility monitoring system.
Winter is finally behind us, so you can forget about your thermostat, right? Not exactly! When you use it wisely, your thermostat can help you earn savings on every bill, all year round.
If you’re interested in saving 10%—or more—every month, take these suggestions to heart.
Many people simply don’t deal with their thermostats, and oftentimes this is due to a lack of understanding of how exactly to use it. Taking the time to learn how to use your thermostat can make a big difference to your bottom line. Using your thermostat properly can result in a total return on your investment within a year, not to mention the fact that you’ll save on service since your system will no longer be working inefficiently.
Here are a few suggestions to keep in mind.
Get to know your thermostat. Does it need to be adjusted manually? If so, check out the manual and learn what to do. It should only take a few minutes. If you have a programmable thermostat, you can set it from your phone. These are the possible modes it has:
Keep your schedule in mind. Establish your thermostat’s settings based on what your days are like. Think about the following parts of your day:
Use these suggestions, from the U.S. Department of Energy. These are helpful for setting the temperatures in your Central Maine home throughout each day or week.
Daytime: Set your thermostat to adjust about 20 to 30 minutes before you leave the house. About 20 to 30 minutes before you return, set it to go back to its original temperature.
When you’re asleep: Set your adjustments to start an hour before bedtime. Then set them to return to normal comfort levels 30 minutes before you get up in the morning.
Murray-Heutz is ready to help you make the best possible choices on equipment installations, repairs and more. Contact us today!