Posted: November 29, 2017
Whether you get scheduled deliveries or prefer to call for your fuel, there are a few things you can do to help ensure that you receive your propane throughout the winter without any delays.
- Keep your fuel tank unobstructed. Remove leaves, branches and other debris from the area so drivers can access it easily.
- After a snowfall, please clear a 12- to 24-inch-wide path to your tank and clear off the top of the tank.
- Remove any icicles that are hanging from your roof over your outside tank so they do not fall and break equipment.
- Make sure your driveway gets plowed after a storm. Delivery trucks need a 10- to 15-foot-wide path to maneuver. Safety regulations prohibit your propane company from delivering on slippery or unsafe surfaces.
- For safety’s sake, schedule a gas systems safety inspection on your appliances once a year.
You can learn more about propane and propane safety by viewing the videos we’ve posted here.
Posted: November 16, 2017
An electric heat pump works by capturing heat from the outside air and transferring it to your home. But when it’s really cold out there, there isn’t enough heat energy for your heat pump to keep you comfortable. Older heat pumps in Minnesota often supply heated air at 95°, which is colder than your body temperature.
To compensate, people end up using all sorts of electric space heaters, which are the most expensive way to generate heat.
Posted: October 20, 2017
Propane is the cleanest and most versatile fuel for many appliances. It can not only heat your home, propane can also power everything from water heaters, generators and stoves/cooktops to fireplaces, clothes dryers, outdoor grills, space heaters and more.
Propane also happens to be a reasonably priced fuel. But that’s just for starters. Look at all these other benefits.
Posted: September 28, 2017
When you request scheduled propane delivery service from your fuel supplier, you can stop checking your gas gauge and end the worry about running out of propane.
Your propane company will calculate your needs using a system based on the weather and your household’s propane usage. It allows your supplier to accurately predict when you will need fuel and provide convenient and reliable scheduled propane deliveries.
Posted: September 8, 2017
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have displaced tens of thousands of people and the overwhelming costs of damages continue to mount every day. Now, more than ever, all of us in the propane industry—as well as the millions of customers we serve—want to step up and help.
As a beginning, the National Propane Gas Association and the Propane Research and Education Council have worked together to create webpages that provide vital information and resources for both propane marketers and their propane consumers. These pages will be updated regularly with new information.
Posted: July 27, 2017
In a national survey, homeowners were asked what they liked most about propane. One of the top answers was: Local propane suppliers are very dependable.
That really illustrates the benefits of relying on your local propane company. You can count on them for a quick and courteous response whenever you need their help.
Posted: June 12, 2017
Outdoor grilling is one of the most popular ways to cook food and nothing says summer like firing up your backyard barbecue and loading it up with hot dogs and hamburgers. However, precaution and awareness should always be part of your grilling plans. The peak month for grill fires in almost here (July), and roughly half of the injuries involving grills are thermal burns that could have been avoided.
Posted: May 18, 2017
Propane is one of the most versatile fuels available, and that’s just one of the reasons why more people in Minnesota—and around the country—are expanding their use of this clean, American-made fuel. With a built-in supply of fuel on your property—and historically high levels of propane inventory readily available for use—people can take comfort in knowing that they always have easy access to fuel.
Posted: April 28, 2017
From lower fuel costs to fewer repairs to increased comfort and greater peace of mind, there are many great reasons for Minnesota homeowners to consider upgrading their old propane appliances or expanding their use of propane further.
But now, thanks to current rebates available through the Safe Appliance Installation Rebate Program, which is managed by the Minnesota Propane Association (MPA), homeowners can offset the cost of installing a range of new propane appliances.
Posted: March 27, 2017
Propane home heating systems are a smart investment because they can generally keep your home warm for less than the cost of electricity. And with residential electric rates set to go up for many people in the state, propane’s value has increased even further.
But what Minnesotans seem to like the most about propane is the comfortable, consistent heat that’s delivered.