Have you ever wondered what goes into a heating or air conditioning system for a large office building or another large building like a mall or a school? My name is Evelyn, and I am an HVAC architect. I design heating and air conditioning systems for large, corporate buildings. Making sure that a large building with many rooms or offices is efficiently heated and cooled is a very large job and is much more complicated than simply heating or cooling a home. This blog will educate the reader on how heating and cooling jobs this large are designed and completed.
When compared to natural gas, which is typically piped to each home from a regional distribution point, propane can be a better option for residential use. Because it is stored in a tank at the residence, consumers can feel secure in knowing they have a sufficient supply of fuel on hand to supply their heating, cooking, or water heating needs. If you are a propane customer, or about to become one, here are some things you can do to help you make your propane-usage experience an even more beneficial one.
Take advantage of seasonal pricing specials
One of the biggest benefits of using propane to fuel your home is the ability to take advantage of any seasonal pricing issues that your propane delivery company may offer. In most areas, propane companies experience differing levels of demand as the year progresses. In winter, demand is typically very high because customers are using significant quantities of propane for heating. In late spring and early summer, demand is typically much lower because consumers no longer need to burn propane for heat.
During periods of low demand, propane companies often sell propane at the lowest price point of the year. Buyers who plan ahead to take advantage of this low price can often save a significant amount on their total propane needs for the year.
Utilize autofill to ensure an adequate supply
While there are plenty of advantages to having an on-site propane storage tank at the home of the consumer, it can have one drawback as well. If the level of propane becomes critically low and the customer does not notice or forgets to place an order for more, the home's furnace and other propane appliances may run out of fuel and stop working. People who want to avoid this type of problem should ask their propane delivery service about auto-delivery options. Many propane delivery services offer regular tank checks and periodic tank refills to help their customers avoid situations where they run out of propane for their home.
Choose the right storage tank
Another way to add convenience as a propane customer is to choose the right storage tank for your needs. Those who use a lot of propane or those who live in rural areas where deliveries could be impacted by weather may also want to consider installing the largest tank offered by their local propane delivery service. A larger tank can reduce the number of deliveries needed and make propane usage even more beneficial.