Last updated 21 days ago
Conserving energy is not only the right choice for the environment; doing so helps you save money as well. As a propane user, you’re already getting highly efficient fuel, but you will need to maintain both your tank and home infrastructure to avoid waste. Here are some specific steps you can take to make sure you’re getting the most out of every tank fill-up.
Use a Programmable Thermostat
Your propane furnace shouldn’t be heating your home at full blast around the clock. For starters, set your thermostat to as low a temperature as you find comfortable during the winter months. If you own a programmable thermostat, you can set it to vary temperatures throughout the day. For example, you can save propane by setting the temperature to drop when you are away from home during the day. The thermostat can then raise the temperature shortly before you get home so that the house is comfortable when you arrive.
No matter how well your propane heater works, you won’t feel the effects if your home isn’t properly insulated. Poor sealing of windows, doorways, and attics allows your heat to escape, which can cause your home to be cold and drafty. Contact a professional to evaluate your situation. Adding insulation and sealing around windows and doors can make a big difference in both your comfort and energy bill.
Clean Furnace Filters
Dirty and clogged air filters significantly hamper your furnace’s efficacy. The resulting decrease in heat output will make you have to burn more propane to reach your desired temperature. Depending on the condition of the furnace filters, it’s possible that you may not be able to reach the desired temperature until they are cleaned. Nothing replaces the annual professional maintenance your heater requires, but checking on the filters regularly can assure that everything is working smoothly.
Kamps Propane will help you keep your energy costs low by servicing your tank, heater, and other appliances. Call us at (209) 823-7641 for more information on our propane services for California homes and business, including our programs to help you save on your energy bills.
Last updated 21 days ago
It’s never a good time to run out of propane for your home’s hot water heating, cooking, thermal comfort and other utility needs. You’ve already taken the first step toward energy efficiency by installing a propane tank, and now it’s time to get the most out of it with remote monitoring. Kamps Propane’s SMART System lets us know your tank’s fuel level, temperature, and other vital information, so you can always be confident that everything is as it should be.
Peace of Mind
You can’t put a price on sleeping soundly at night. Kamps Propane’s SMART System remote tank monitoring lets you be rest assured that you’ll know when it’s time for another propane fuel delivery. The SMART Display tells you the tank’s fill level, inside temperature, and outside temperature. It automatically notifies Kamps Propane when the fuel level is low, when the inside temperature gets close to freezing, or when the usage is abnormal.
The SMART Reader’s abnormal usage report relays to both your SMART Display and the Kamps Propane monitoring system, prompting us to notify you of the need for a delivery. Abnormal usage elicits the same response, as this could be a sign of a leak or equipment problem. In either case, the SMART system helps us keep your supply from running too low and alerts us when there could be a problem so we can dispatch a technician to help.
Being prepared is the simplest way to stay safe and comfortable. The same applies for your propane fuel supply. The SMART System help you keep your propane supply from running too low and can show the first indication of a malfunction, allowing Kamps Propane to investigate and correct the problem. Avoiding problems is a great way to save money too!
At Kamps Propane, we are proud to offer the SMART System for remotely monitoring your fuel supply. Call us at (209) 823-7641 to schedule a technician visit, or for more information on our services for California homes and businesses, including repair and installation.
Last updated 1 month ago
Electricity is an invaluable resource, but how many times have you looked at your energy bill in shock, or found yourself groping around in the dark during a power outage? Although it may seem like a relatively clean energy source, over 40 percent of power grid electricity is generated through coal plants. Fortunately, propane offers a convenient, affordable, and environmentally friendly alternative for households and businesses in San Joaquin County.
Propane is made out of natural gas and crude oil, but it’s one of the cleanest burning fossil fuels recognized by the EPA. It’s also nontoxic, colorless, and odorless, which means it can be safely stored in your yard. Just see how propane measures up against other energy sources in this infographic from us here at Kamps Propane of Manteca, CA.