Simple Steps to Keep Your Home Safe and Warm This Winter

Epson, NH – Home and business owners are feeling the chill of
fall, and some may have turned on their furnaces these past few days. If your home
or business uses propane to generate heat or run appliances, there are a few simple
steps you can take to keep your family safe and warm while ensuring that your home
is buttoned up to save you money on energy.

This coming winter is currently forecasting to be colder than average in the
Northeast. Propane consumers can minimize the use of energy and maximize their
families’ safety by properly maintaining their equipment and winterizing their homes
to keep the heat where it belongs – indoors.

Joe Rose, President of the Propane Gas Association of New England, recommends
consumers call their propane company now for a gas appliance system check and
tune-up to minimize consumption this coming winter. “While completing the tune-up,
the licensed professional technician may be able to recommend other ways the
consumer can reduce energy consumption in the home. While the technician is there
make sure a complete leak check is done of the entire propane system.”

It is important to have your propane equipment checked and tuned-up by a licensed
professional propane technician, especially if your equipment has been sitting
unused for the summer months.

In addition to servicing your equipment, the Propane Gas Association of New England
recommends consumers button up their homes as winter approaches by:

· Checking caulking around doors and windows
· Getting storm windows in place and secure early in the fall
· Checking insulation in the attic and basements
· Sealing air leaks around openings where plumbing or electrical wiring goes through
walls, floors and ceilings

These simple measures can reduce energy consumption significantly, and make your
home safer and more comfortable this winter season. The efficiency of propane also
makes it an ideal fuel for water heaters, fireplaces, clothes dryers, and cooking
appliances.

Propane is a clean, efficient, American-made fuel used by millions of Americans at
home, at work, on the road, and on the farm.

For more information, visit the Propane Gas Association of New England at
www.pgane.org or the Propane Education and Research Council at
www.proudlypropane.com.

About the Propane Gas Association of New England (PGANE):
The Propane Gas Association of New England serves more than 750 members of the
propane industry by promoting safety, education, and public awareness of the uses of
propane.