With yet another severe winter behind us, many homeowners are looking for new ways they can conserve both energy and money when it comes to home heating. Even the thought of the words “polar vortex” is enough to send shivers down the spine of any property owner. Thankfully, there’s a lot you can do to manage your home heating and keep your family within budget.
One of the first topics that comes up when talking about saving money on home heating is conservation … and rightfully so. Conservation can be one of the most effective means to cut back costs, mostly because you’re limiting your family’s energy usage. This conservation comes in many forms, including lowering the thermostat at night while you’re sleeping and also while you’re away at work.
However, many families don’t realize there is another way they can possibly save. Pre-buying propane has become more popular with homeowners over the last several years. But before we discuss why, let’s first get a better understanding of the process.
What is Pre-Buying Propane?
Essentially, pre-buying propane program allows you to purchase your home’s propane gas at a set price in advance. This can be an extremely effective way of saving because you are able to take advantage of a rate that is typically lower during the beginning of the season and avoid the inevitable spikes that arise during the coldest months of the year.
Before deciding if pre-buying is right for you, it’s important to note that there is often a minimum buying requirement for the amount of propane you are ordering, and usually a limited number of gallons available for pre-sale. Estimating the amount of propane you’ll need for the entire season can be tricky, but our Keystone Propane experts can easily help you determine how much propane is the right quantity for your family’s lifestyle.
By planning ahead and timing it right you can save hundreds of dollars a year by pre-buying propane. To find out more about the Keystone Propane Pre-buying Program, contact one of our experts today.