safety / Faq | propane services
Propane is a versatile energy source used by more than 14 million families in and around their homes for furnaces, water heaters, cooktops, outdoor grills, fireplaces, generators, and other appliances. Propane is helping Americans shrink their carbon footprint by providing a “green” solution for the environmentally conscious consumer. Propane delivers a clean, cost-effective, efficient and reliable energy solution.
Propane is a safe fuel to use in your home and business. Propane has a narrow range of flammability and cannot be ingested like gasoline or alcohol fuels because it is released as a vapor from a pressured container. In addition, award-winning preventive maintenance programs like GAS Check® (Gas Appliance System Check) ensure that homeowners understand how to properly maintain their propane appliances and enjoy a healthy, safe environment.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, it could cost up to twice as much to operate your range, water heater, dryer or furnace with electricity than with propane gas. Propane gas furnaces and heaters provide more consistent warm air throughout your home at a lower cost than electric heat pumps and have a longer average life span of 20 years, compared with electric heat pumps’ 12-year average life span. Although propane prices fluctuate with the market, propane usually represents a significant savings over the cost of electricity. In addition to the cost savings, propane enjoys an unusually high comfort value. Gas heat will heat your home or business more quickly, gas water heaters heat water faster and have a higher recovery rate. When cooking with gas, it is really hard to beat propane's even temperature and immediate heat.
No. Propane is an approved, alternative clean fuel listed in the 1990 Clean Air Act and the National Energy Policy Act of 1992. Propane is one of the cleanest burning of all alternative fuels; new propane-fueled vehicles can meet the very tough Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) standards, and one model even meets the Super Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) standards. Propane is also nontoxic, so it’s not harmful to soil or water.
NPGA has developed a comprehensive maintenance program called GAS Check® (Gas Appliance System Check), in which trained technicians inspect propane systems and appliances in homes to ensure they are running safely and efficiently. The program also educates homeowners on the proper maintenance of propane appliances and how to handle propane safely.
Yes. Propane is stored in portable tanks, so it can be used in areas beyond the natural gas mains. When used in vehicles, propane is also easily replenished and refuels at 10 gallons to 12 gallons per minute, similar to gasoline. More than 10,000 propane refueling sites are available across the country
Propane is a trusted and reliable energy source that is used by millions of Americans each day. It fulfills energy needs by burning cleanly and efficiently, giving consumers more value for their energy dollar. People use propane in or outside their homes for furnaces, water heaters, air conditioners, outdoor grills and appliances; on farms; for industrial uses such as forklifts and fleet vehicles; and in millions of commercial establishments, including restaurants and hotels that depend on propane for heating, cooking and other uses.
When a customer is keep-full, we automatically monitor the level of propane remaining in their tank. We guarantee that in the remote possibility they should run out out of gas we will replenish their propane supply with no additional delivery charges, 24 hours a day.
As a will-call customer, it is your responsibility to monitor the level in your tank. Our drivers are generally in your area once a week, some remote areas a little less often. It is important that will-call customers know their day of the week and give us adequate notice so that we can make sure you get routed for that day. If you need a delivery other than your normal routed day, we will make every effort to accommodate your needs, but if we have to pull a driver from another area or after hours, special trip charges may apply.
Regardless of your routing method, it is always a good idea to keep track of what is in your tank. Tanks are equipped with percentage gauges either under the lid or on the end of the tank. Simply lift the lid, carefully as bees like to make their home under there, and read the gauge. Since the gauge reads in percent of full, simply multiply the percentage times the size of the tank and that is how many gallons remain in your tank.
If you suspect that your system may have a leak, immediately shut off the main valve under the tank lid, and phone our office from a safe remote location.
We will gladly do that for you. We will analyze what you will be using propane for, taking into account things like total gas load, both residential and commercial, remoteness of your location, and what we estimate your monthly usage will be. Just phone the office and we will help you identify what size tank you need.