Save a little propane

Propane is expensive! Any conservation will help the budget.

Propane is expensive! Any conservation will help the budget.

Lurking underneath that black (or white) plastic cover on the front of your home on wheels are the propane tanks. Conservative use of the LP will save money and allow for longer dry camping sessions. Here is a tip on saving a bit of that precious commodity used for cooking, heating and providing hot water for the shower.

We normally do not have our propane fired only hot water heater turned on. When Sher or I know that a shower is imminent we turn the heater on. If one of us is going to shower, we shut the heater off before showering. If we both are going to shower we shut the heater off before the second shower. The tank is full of hot water, enough for the shower. After you take your shower the hot water tank will fire up again, and if you are not going to use the additional hot water there is no need to heat up a tank of hot water that you won’t use!

Every little bit of conservation helps, and not heating water that you won’t use is one way to conserve.

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