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Propane resources and FAQs.

Our propane heat resources are designed to help you stay informed about your home propane system. Becoming knowledgeable about your own home maintenance can help you to identify problems and even repair minor issues without having the hire a professional. This knowledge can save you a significant amount of money, and the time it takes the book and appointment and wait for service to be complete. These guides and articles cover everything from basic maintenance and repairs, to much more detailed descriptions and analysis that may help you to identify and diagnose much more severe issues.

Home heating safety tips.

HVAC ceiling ventDid you know that half of home heating fires are reported during the months of December, January, and February? It makes sense as everyone is at home, trying to stay warm and comfortable when winter is at its worst. Make sure to follow these heating systems, fire, and carbon monoxide safety tips to keep your family and home safe:*


  • Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet away from heating equipment, like your furnace, fireplace or portable space heater.
  • Have a 3-foot designated "Kid Free Zone" around open fires and space heaters.
  • Never use your oven to heat your home.
  • Plug only 1 heat-producing appliance (such as a space heater or portable radiator) into one electrical outlet at a time.
  • Remember to always turn portable heaters off when leaving any room or before going to bed.
  • Always use the correct fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel-burning space heaters.
  • Test your smoke alarms monthly.
  • Make sure you have carbon monoxide (CO) alarms installed in your home to avoid the risk of CO poisoning and test them monthly.
  • If you smell gas in your home or coming from your gas heater, do not light the appliance. Leave your home immediately and call your local fire department or gas company.
  • Never leave candles burning unattended.



  • Make sure that your fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room.
  • Fire ashes should always be cool before putting them into any kind of covered, metal container.
  • Never put ashes into a plastic container.
  • Keep fireplace ashes containers a safe distance away from your home.

Using these tips will help you avoid the risk of fire. And, remember, even through the worst winter weather, trust us to be there to help with any of your home service needs, anytime - 24/7!

*Source: nfpa.org