Heating systems (ie: furnaced, boilers, etc) need regular cleaning and tune-ups. Contact your local propane supplier to schedule a heating system inspection.
Clean air filters will save you money on your heating bill. Change your furnace filters on a regular schedule.
Investing in a thermostat that automatically adjust your temperatures to preprogrammed day/night settings.
Seal any areas where drafts occur around windows and doors. Caulking and weather-stripping is available at local hardware stores.
If you are purchasing a fireplace, consider selecting one fueled by propane. Propane fireplaces burn more efficiently than wood-burning models and distribute heat more evenly throughout the room.
You can save more than 10 percent on your water-heating bill by turning down your water heater from the standard 140 degrees to 130 degrees.
To extend your water heater's life and increase energy efficiency, drain it according to the manufacturer's instruction manual to remove lime deposits and sediment.
Install flow-restricting shower heads. You can reduce hot water usage by up to 50 percent without greatly affecting shower pressure.
Repair leaky faucets. A leak that fills a coffee cup in 10 minutes wastes 3,200 gallons of water a year.
Gas ranges with electronic ignition systems will use 40 percent less energy than a standing pilot system.
Be sure that all burners are burning with a blue, cone-shaped flame. A yellow flame indicates clogged air inlets or burners that need adjustment. Contact your propane supplier's service department immediately if you do not see a blue flame.
Check the seal on your oven door. Gaps or tears in the seal will let heat escape and waste energy.