General Tips

  • To readily recognize a leak, know what propane smells like. Propane retailers have pamphlets available with a scratch-and-sniff spot so that your entire family can recognize the smell. Propane leak detectors, similar to carbon monoxide detectors, are available. See your propane supplier to obtain one.
  • If you smell a leak, immediately evacuate everyone from the building and call your local propane supplier or the fire department from your neighbor's phone. Do not remain in the building, use the telephone or light switches or try to determine the source of the leak by yourself.
  • Be aware of where gas service lines are located, especially when working in your yard.
  • Water can damage the internal safety mechanism in the gas controls of an appliance. If you suspect that your appliance gas controls may have gotten wet (because of flooding, for example), have a trained technician replace them immediately.

Heating Appliances

All furnaces can collect lint and dirt and should be cleaned regularly. Contact your local propane supplier for information on proper cleaning, and follow the manufacturer's instructions.

Water Heaters

Drain your tank periodically (until water runs clean - usually 2 to 3 gallons) to get rid of sediment buildup on the bottom of the tank.

Ranges

  • Have your unit serviced if the burner flame is not blue. The blue flame indicates complete combustion. A yellow flame means air inlets are clogged or burners need adjustment. Contact your propane supplier's service department immediately.
  • Do not cover the oven bottom with foil - it can restrict air circulation.
  • Never use gas ranges for home heating.

Safety

Make sure the grill burner controls are turned off and keep the cylinder valve closed when not in use.

FAQs

Ensure that homeowners understand how to properly maintain their propane appliances.

Referrals

Powering indoor forklifts and other loading equipment with propane is not only a convenient choice.

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