Home Heat Tips

Don't let the propane tank run empty - If there is an interruption of service, a system leak check must be performed. For this service you are required to be home and allow us entry to your home. There is also a fee for this service.  


Propane is heavier than air - In the event of a gas system leak, propane will settle in the low lying areas of your home (basements, crawl spaces etc). These areas are not always monitored and could result in personal injury if not detected in time. We always recommend to install a propane gas detector just to be on the safe side. This will be helpful, especially if there are elderly, very young children, or people with an impaired sense of smell living in your home. 


Watch the furnace flame - Propane burners usually have a blue flame that ranges from light to a slightly darker hue. If the flame is orange or yellow, you might have carbon monoxide issues or other problems. Contact your local, trusted heating technician to check the burner right away.


Summer is the best time to buy - Propane prices are determined by market forces like supply and demand. That means summer is the best time to lock in propane pricing, since demand for propane is lower during these months. Feel free to give us a call to review how much propane you’ll need in the year ahead and we will help choose a plan that works for you.


Improve the energy efficiency of your home - The traditional weatherization tips apply for a propane home. Buying a new home is a great time for you to improve the airtightness of your home or add new insulation so it costs less to heat or cool. It’s also a great opportunity to upgrade to energy-efficient propane appliances. For example, upgrading from an electric storage tank water heater to a propane condensing tankless water heater will not only provide you with endless hot water, but it will also save about $150–200 a year.