We’ve all seen the video on television news weather reports – record-setting low temperatures have hit from the Midwest to the Northeast and down to the deep South. Coming after a wet fall that required larger than normal amounts of propane to dry seasonal corn crops, the super-cold polar vortex is causing a big spike in wholesales propane costs.
Be a smart consumer and watch your thermostat. It’s a great time to break out the wool sweaters and fuzzy slippers to keep the winter chill away – especially since our friends and relatives back east are burning so much propane to keep warm that they are driving up the price of gas all over the country.
Here are some simple tips to help you save on propane avoid this temporary propane price spike.
- Layer indoors – keep your wool sweater or fleece pullover on instead of giving the thermostat a bump. You already paid for the extra layer so it won’t cost you a dime to wear it!
- Keep your bare feet off the floor – the perception of being cold is exaggerated when you put your feet on cold tile or wood floors. Walk to the closet and put on your slippers and you’ll save on your energy bill.
- Heat the room you are in – don’t accidentally heat the house when you can intentionally heat a room. Close off the vents in your spare rooms and you’ll burn less gas.
This has been a brutal winter for folks back east and we wish them all the best. We’d be happy to see the weather turn wet for a few months. In the meantime take the smart steps to stay warm and save money on energy.