Money saving programs and tips
From August 1st through September 15, Brooks Gas offers the ability for you to pre-buy your propane for the upcoming winter. Simply pay for the amount of gas you need for the upcoming winter and never worry about rising prices or running out of gas again. At the end of each April any unused gas will be credited to your account.
Starting in May, sign up for the Brooks Gas Budget Program. The Budget Program allows you to pay one monthly payment and puts a ceiling price on your gas. Always get our best price on the date of delivery and never worry about running out of gas again. There are no signup fees and all accounts must have a zero balance by April 30.
Protect against drafts by caulking and weather-stripping around windows, doors, and other openings such as ducts, fans, and vents.
Inspect and tune-up your residential heating system regularly for efficiency. Contact Brooks Gas Service to inquire about a home heating system inspection. A properly working heating system is more efficient and will save you money.
Change your furnace filter monthly. Clean filters will help your heating system work more efficiently. If on our Budget Program, use receipt of your propane bill as a reminder.
Invest in a furnace thermostat timer that can save money by lowering your home’s temperature when you are not at home. You can cut annual heating bills by as much as 10 percent per year by turning your thermostat back 10-15 percent for eight hours per day. Call Brooks Gas Service to inquire about having a programmable thermostat installed today.
Switch to a propane water heater, which provides significant energy efficiency over an electric water heater. Over time, propane water heaters can cost one-third less to operate and recover hot water twice as quickly as electric water heaters. Also to save even more money inquire with Brooks Gas Service about tankless water heaters.
When using a water heater, turn it down from the standard 120 degrees to 115 degrees. You could save more than 10 percent on your water-heating bill.
Install flow-restricting shower heads. You can reduce hot water usage by up to 50 percent without affecting shower pressure.
Run washing machines and clothes dryers with a full load.
Close vents and doors in unused rooms. Make sure your attic and basement are properly insulated.
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