As days and nights get chillier and we prepare for another Canadian winter, we want to share some ideas and planning tips to protect you from the risks that can come with the season, such as power outages and higher heating costs.
Take advantage of retailer discounts and government rebates. High-efficiency furnaces and propane water heaters use less energy than conventional equipment. For example, modern propane furnaces can reach up to 95% efficiency, making this a smart upgrade for reducing your energy bills. Many HVAC suppliers offer promotions and discounts for purchasing energy-efficient propane-powered products. Plus, government rebates may also be available for homeowners who make energy efficient propane upgrades.
Ensure a back-up power source. Winter often means the occasional power outage, which can last days depending on where you live. Even if you have another home heating source, a portable or standby propane generator can provide you with power for several days. A back-up power source can give peace of mind to the whole family. There are several styles to choose from. Click here for a quick comparison of portable and back-up generators.
Control your budget. The cost of propane varies depending on the market price, which is typically higher in colder months due to increased demand. Customers with higher or more predictable consumption usually benefit from preferential pricing, and customers that are closer to major propane terminals and Superior Propane branches may pay less for transportation. Customers can protect themselves against unpredictable prices by taking advantage of Superior’s fixed pricing plan. By locking in for a full year, you’re protected from variable energy prices and severe winter weather with a guaranteed propane rate. The equal payment plan is another option available to help customers manage their energy budget this coming winter.