When most people think of propane use, they think of heating their space with a furnace or boiler. But propane is a year-round fuel: if you are new to using propane as a source of home energy – or plan to convert your home to propane in the coming months – you may be surprised at how much of it you use in the “off” months.
If you get a propane bill that’s higher than you expected this summer, you might even conclude that you have a propane leak somewhere in your system. 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 your propane usage.
Consider these averages for propane use per hour among common appliances in your home:
Pool Heater (average size about 21,000 gallons): – 4 gallons/hour
Gas cooktop/range @ 65,000 BTU/hour = 5 to 10 gallons per month
Routine maintenance for your propane pool heater and water heater will help you maximize the heating benefit of these appliances while also keeping them running safely and reliably all summer long. Getting routine maintenance out of the way for your furnace or boiler is also a great idea, since it helps you avoid the crowds that tend to schedule that work in the late summer or early fall.
Need service for your propane appliances? We can help! Contact Roach Energy today for expert service on propane appliances and propane equipment repairs in West Virginia and western Maryland. And remember: for commercial and residential propane delivery in WV and MD, nobody beats the pros at Roach Energy.
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