Energy Saving Tips for Cooking Indoors with Propane

Ditch the electric stove
Energy Saving Tips

Making the decision to utilize propane gas in your home is already a huge positive step towards reducing the carbon footprint and saving money. Cooking indoors with propane can further save energy when taking small steps to ensure your gas heating system is kept in pristine condition. These efficient tips focus on where you and your family spend heaps of time- in the kitchen, and ways you can instill energy efficient habits that make a lasting difference.

Reduce costs with a propane water heater:

Propane heaters take the cake against electric heaters, needing less time to recover hot water and can cost up to one-third less to operate. Reduce the standard heating temperature from 120 degrees to 115 degrees and save even more.

Easy water fixes:

Ease up on water waste and pinch some pennies by fixing dripping faucets- those continuous drops really do add up over time. According to the EPA, the average household wastes 10,000 gallons of water every year on account of leaky faucets. Install flow restricting showerheads to lessen heat without disturbing water pressure.

Keep your heating system healthy:

To ensure your gas heating system is kept in tip-top condition, inspect and tune-up your system regularly. It’s classic advice, but it never gets old. If you notice any issues or sense a gas leak, contact your local propane supplier to come by for a consultation.

Ditch the electric stove:

Instead, you should opt to cook with a gas stove. You may save money on an electric stove upfront, but it will kill those energy and cost savings over time. Cooking with a propane gas stove, on the other hand, can cost anywhere from 10% to 30% less to operate.

Target the oven:

If heat is escaping from your oven, then you’re wasting energy, my friend. Tiny fixes work magic, such as sealing up gaps or tears in the door. Refrain from layering oven racks with foil, as this allows air to circulate better while food cooks.

Remember to contact Griffis Gas for all of your propane needs. We are Jacksonville’s trusted local propane supplier!

Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2017
By: Hank Griffis

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Safety Tips

Tip 5: Don't run out of gas!

Serious safety hazards, such as fire or explosion can result. If your storage tank gets empty or depleted, air and moisture can enter. This can cause a build-up of rust inside the tank. Rust can decrease the concentration of the odor of propane, making it harder to smell. If your propane tank runs out of gas, any pilot lights on your appliances will go out. This can be extremely dangerous if not handled properly.