Most people with propane appliances use more gas in the winter than in the summer, since furnaces, fireplaces, and space heaters are heavy-duty fuel burners. But that doesn’t mean you won’t use propane during the summer months – in fact, you will probably use more than you think you will!
If you get a propane bill that’s higher than you expected this summer, you might wonder if you have a propane leak. While that’s certainly possible (and you should err on the side of safety and check), most of the time you will have simply underestimated how much propane you would use.
Consider these averages for propane use per hour among common appliances inside (and outside) your Hudson Valley home:
As you can see, those gallons can add up quickly!
Another reason you might be using more propane than you expected to is that your equipment isn’t running at peak efficiency – a great reason to schedule service for your propane equipment early in the season.
Professional service for appliances like your propane water heater and pool heater will help you maximize efficiency and performance while also keeping them running safely and reliably all summer long. Getting routine annual maintenance out of the way for your furnace or boiler is also a great idea, since it helps you avoid end-of-summer crowds and waitlists.
Need service for your propane appliances? We can help! Contact Bottini today for expert service on propane appliances and propane equipment repairs in the Hudson Valley. And remember: for commercial and residential propane delivery in our service area, nobody beats the pros at Bottini! We’ve got you covered.