Capitalize on Lower Propane Prices and Prepare for Fall and Winter

Jun 16, 2020

Capitalize on Lower Propane Prices

We are just getting into the heat of summer in Minnesota, and heating your home or drying your grain may not be on your radar. We bring the topic of propane up now because there are multiple ways you can prepare in this season to have an easier (and cheaper) fall and winter.

If you have a grain dryer or propane-powered home, here are 4 actions you can take now to prepare for fall and winter:

Inside your home.
Lower your water heater thermostat: set your water heater to no more than 120 degrees Fahrenheit to help cut down on costs.
Reverse your ceiling fan blades: switching your ceiling fan’s blades to run clockwise will push warm air downward.
Install a programmable thermostat: homeowners save an estimated 10% a year by using a programmable thermostat. Be sure to set the temp lower when the house is empty.
Service check: a check-up with a qualified service technician will ensure everything is running efficiently, which will help conserve fuel throughout the season.

Refill your propane tank early.
We recently went through a year where crop drying was at a record-high, and propane supplies were tight in many areas. By filling tanks earlier in the summer you can help ensure you’ll have adequate supply when harvest begins. Fall and winter also means the heat in homes and livestock facilities is getting turned on, creating more demand and higher prices.

Ask us about pricing programs.
Central Counties Co-op offers different propane purchasing opportunities throughout the year to help you spread out your payments or take advantage of what are traditionally the best times to lock-in low pricing. Check out our programs

Set up a delivery schedule now.
Fill early and then chat with a Central Counties Energy team member about your expected in-season needs. You can use this time to set up a delivery schedule so you can know what to expect come harvest time- which can help reduce devastating downtime.

Getting organized now can make all the difference when it comes to fall and winter. To learn more about our fill programs and supply planning visit here

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