Waupaca, WI
Current Conditions
0:15 AM CDT
Partly Cloudy
Temperature
64°F
Dew Point
51°F
Humidity
61%
Wind
SE at 12 mph
Barometer
0.00 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:54 a.m.
Sunset
06:38 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 63 to 68 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 13 miles per hour from the southeast. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Wednesday
68°F / 56°F
Mostly Cloudy
Thursday
70°F / 51°F
Mostly Cloudy
Friday
55°F / 33°F
Scattered Showers
Saturday
43°F / 33°F
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
54°F / 35°F
Partly Cloudy
Monday
57°F / 35°F
Light Rain
Tuesday
57°F / 34°F
Sunny
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:15 AM CDT
Wednesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 68 to a low of 56 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 1 and 15 miles per hour from the southeast. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 63 to 57 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 13 miles per hour from the southeast. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 58 to 56 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 1 and 6 miles per hour from the southeast.
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 70 to a low of 51 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 1 and 17 miles per hour from the east. 0.65 inches of rain are expected.

Conserving propane ideas

Jan. 28, 2014 | 0 comments

MADISON

Due to much colder-than-average temperatures and high demand last fall, propane has reached record-high prices. Costs are likely to remain high this season with considerable demand in the Upper Midwest and with propane suppliers traveling farther for inventory.

While propane suppliers are taking measures to keep their customer commitments throughout the shortage, consumers can help lessen the impact of higher costs by making modest, cost-effective conservation improvements in their homes. Cooperative Network provided the following tips to its member supply cooperatives last week to share with their customers.

· Make reasonable thermostat adjustments and consider purchasing a programmable thermostat to reduce propane usage at times when indoor temperatures can safely be lowered a few degrees.

· Wrap propane water heaters with an insulating jacket, being careful not to cover the thermostat or the water heater's top, bottom, or burner compartments. Insulate the first six feet of the heater's hot and cold water pipes.

· Routine maintenance includes draining about a quart of water from the water heater's bottom drain valve every three months to remove accumulated sediments.

· Replace dirty propane furnace filters.

· Consider using weather stripping around leaky windows and doors. Use inexpensive plastic window sheeting to seal drafty windows.

· Make sure heat vents, registers, and radiators are free of dust or other obstructions.

· Close window coverings in the evening and open south-facing coverings during the day.

· Use less hot water or lower the water heater thermostat to reduce propane usage. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, turning a water heater down from 120° F-115° F can reduce hot water propane consumption by as much as 10 percent.

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