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Serving Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, and Island Counties Located in Lynden, Ferndale, and Mount Vernon in Washington
Lynden: 360-354-4471
Mt. Vernon: 360-424-4471

Lower Energy Costs

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Use Propane Gas for an Energy-Efficient Home

No other energy source offers as many benefits as propane does. Installing a propane tank on your residential or industrial property will help you save a lot on your energy bills. Contact Northwest Propane today!

How to Lower Your Energy Costs?

While the factors that contribute to higher fuel prices cannot be controlled by propane retailers or consumers, there are some simple steps you can take to lower the energy bill year-round.

The industry encourages homeowners to save on energy costs by following this three-step energy plan:
  1. Explore fuel payment plan options to spread the projected annual costs over many months, balancing the costs of seasonally higher bills. Many propane companies offer a “fixed-price” option, and can “lock-in” a price.
  2. Set up a regular delivery schedule with Northwest Propane. Consider filling the tank before the start of the heating season rather than waiting until it is empty.
Homeowners can also lower their overall energy bills by making a few small changes in their homes:
  1. Protect against drafts by caulking and weather stripping around windows, doors, and other openings such as ducts, fans, and vents.
  2. Inspect and tune-up the residential heating system regularly for efficiency. Contact Northwest Propane to inquire about a home heating system inspection. A properly working heating system is more efficient and cost-effective.
  3. Change the furnace filter monthly. Clean filters will help the heating system work more efficiently. If on a monthly payment plan, homeowners can use receipt of their propane bills as a reminder.
  4. Invest in a furnace thermostat timer that can save money by lowering the home’s temperature when no one is at home. One can cut annual heating bills by as much as 10 percent per year by turning the thermostat back 10-15 percent for eight hours per day.
  5. 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.
  6. When using a water heater, turn it down from the standard 140 degrees to 130 degrees. This can save more than 10 percent on the water heating bill.
  7. Increase the water heater’s efficiency by draining it every six months to remove lime deposits and sediment.
  8. Install flow-restricting showerheads. One can reduce hot water usage by up to 50 percent without affecting the shower pressure.
  9. Run washing machines and clothes dryers with a full load.
  10. Close vents and doors of the unused rooms. Make sure the attic and basement are properly insulated.
Call us at
360-354-4471 for FREE residential and industrial tank installations. 
"They keep us warm all year long with excellent service."

- Barbara Zylstra
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