TEP Offers Quick Tips to Help Customers Save During Regional Heatwave

Jan 10, 2019
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Tips to Save on Propane Appliances and Electronics

Welcome to Barrett Propane Prescott, your premier destination for all your eCommerce and shopping needs in the realm of appliances and electronics. As the summer heatwave surges through the region, it is essential to find ways to save on energy consumption while still staying comfortable. In partnership with TEP (Tucson Electric Power), we bring you a range of quick tips to help you save on your energy bills during this scorching period.

1. Optimize Your Air Conditioning

One of the biggest contributors to high energy bills during a heatwave is inefficient air conditioning systems. To save both energy and money, consider the following:

  • Set your thermostat at a slightly higher temperature, such as 78°F, to reduce energy consumption.
  • Use ceiling fans in combination with your AC to circulate cool air efficiently.
  • Ensure proper insulation in your home to prevent cool air from escaping.

2. Efficient Propane Appliances

Investing in energy-efficient propane appliances can significantly lower your energy bills. Here are some tips:

  • Upgrade to Energy Star certified propane appliances, which are designed to consume less energy.
  • Consider efficient propane-powered refrigerators, stoves, and water heaters.
  • Proper maintenance of your propane appliances ensures optimal performance and energy efficiency.

3. Smart Power Management

By implementing smart power management strategies, you can reduce your energy consumption and save money:

  • Use power strips to easily turn off multiple appliances when not in use, preventing standby power drain.
  • Upgrade to energy-efficient LED lighting.
  • Unplug chargers and other electronics when they are not actively being used.

4. Energy-Saving Tips for Electronics

Electronic devices also contribute to your energy bills. Follow these tips to minimize their impact:

  • Enable power-saving settings on all your devices, including computers, laptops, and televisions.
  • Instead of using screensavers, set your devices to sleep mode when inactive.
  • Unplug fully charged devices, such as smartphones or tablets, to avoid unnecessary power usage.

5. Propane Storage and Safety

As propane is commonly used during a heatwave for grills, stoves, and more, it's crucial to handle and store it safely:

  • Ensure propane tanks are stored upright in a well-ventilated outdoor area, away from sources of ignition.
  • Regularly inspect propane appliances and tanks for any leaks or damage. Any issues should be addressed promptly.
  • Follow the manufacturer's guidelines for proper usage and maintenance of propane equipment.


With these quick tips from TEP and the wide range of energy-efficient appliances and electronics available at Barrett Propane Prescott, saving energy and money during a regional heatwave has never been easier. Optimize your cooling systems, invest in efficient appliances, practice smart power management, and ensure propane safety to keep your energy bills in check. Stay cool and comfortable while making the most of the scorching summer days!

Bill White
Thanks for sharing these useful tips! I'll definitely try them out to save energy during this hot weather.
Oct 14, 2023
Jay Healy
Great tips for energy savings!
Oct 5, 2023