New website aims to help Hoosiers during propane shortage

WLFI File Photo
WLFI File Photo

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – As the propane shortage continues in Indiana, Purdue hopes a new website will help residents in conserving propane by learning to use it more efficiently.

Purdue Extension created the Extensive Disaster Education Network, or EDEN, with aims at teaching propane users how to stretch supplies, while at the same time freeing up fuel for those who need it.

They said 10 percent of Indiana homes rely on propane for heat. Since early January, propane users have been dealing with a shortage in much of the U.S. This is leading to escalating prices and rationing of supplies.

The EDEN website has helpful tips including: turning your home’s heat down when you’re away, reducing the use of ventilation or bathroom fans, and wearing layers to retain natural body heat.

To view propane conservation tips check out EDEN.

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