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Energy Conservation

CHS is doing everything possible to keep the cost of propane down for its customers. Our prices always average far less than the Michigan Public Service Commission’s weekly price survey of the industry. While we try to minimize the impact of the price of propane on your bill, we also want to provide tips and tools for you to use to lower your use of propane and other energy sources wherever possible.

For Consumers:

  1. In the winter, turn your thermostats down to 68 degrees or below. Reduce the setting to 55 degrees before going to sleep or when leaving for the day. (For each 1 degree you turn down the thermostat in the winter, you’ll save up to 5% on your heating costs.)
  2. Install an Energy Star programmable thermostat to prevent unnecessary heating or cooling.
  3. Inspect, clean or change the filter on your furnace once a month to keep it operating as efficiently as possible.
  4. Add weather stripping around windows and doors to reduce drafts. To reduce air leaks, use caulking to seal around ducts, bypasses in plumbing openings and other openings in walls, floors or ceilings.
  5. Fix defective plumbing or dripping faucets. Dripping water faucets cause water loss of up to 200 gallons a month and also waste energy.
  6. When drying clothes, try to do only full loads of laundry.
  7. Turn off and un-plug non-essential lights and appliances. The electricity generated by fossil fuels for a single home puts more carbon dioxide into the air than two average cars!
  8. Avoid running large appliances such as washers, dryers, and electric ovens during peak energy demand hours from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  9. Close shades and blinds at night to reduce the amount of heat lost through windows.
  10. Buy Energy Star appliances, products and lights.

For Business:

  1. In the winter, turn your thermostat down to 68 degrees or below. Reduce the setting to 55 degrees at the end of the day. (For each 1 degree you turn down the thermostat in the winter, you’ll save up to 5% on your heating costs.)
  2. Install an Energy Star programmable thermostat to prevent unnecessary heating or cooling.
  3. Inspect, clean or change the filter on your furnace once a month to keep it operating as efficiently as possible.
  4. Add weather stripping around windows and doors to reduce drafts. To reduce air leaks, use caulking to seal around ducts, bypasses in plumbing openings and other openings in walls, floors or ceilings.
  5. Fix defective plumbing or dripping faucets. Dripping water faucets cause water loss of up to 200 gallons a month and also waste energy.
  6. Turn off all unnecessary lights, especially in unused offices and conference rooms and turn down remaining lighting levels where possible.
  7. Set computers, monitors, printers, copiers and other business equipment to their energy saving feature and turn them off at the end of the day.
  8. Minimize energy usage during peak demand hours from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  9. Buy Energy Star appliances, products, and lights.
  10. Consider placing outdoor signs on a timer so they only run until 1:00 am, saving electricity during non-peak hours.

Tips for Kids and Teachers:

  1. Choose an energy monitor for your classroom every week who will make sure that energy is being used properly.
  2. At home, hold a ribbon up to the edges of windows and doors. If it blows, you’ve found a leak. Tell your parents.
  3. When you leave the room, turn off the light.
   
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