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Can a Propane Tank Freeze?

September 2, 2017

If you rely on propane to keep your home warm and comfortable, you need to know your tank will continue to deliver the service you require of it all winter long. While most homeowners know the importance of regular preventative maintenance for a propane furnace, the tank itself is often overlooked. This can lead to…

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When Should I Replace My Water Heater?

August 23, 2017

Hot water is a necessity in any home. We use it to bathe and cook, but also to wash our clothes and dishes, keep our pets happy and clean, and more. A reliable water heater is something many homeowners take for granted — until it stops working. If you’re debating whether or not to replace…

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How Can I Tell If My Propane Tank Is Low?

August 7, 2017

We go to great lengths to ensure our loved ones are safe — having reliable heat in the home is a big part of this. If you’re one of the many households that rely on propane, regularly checking your fuel levels should be as important as locking the doors at night, or making sure the…

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Where Should I Store My Propane Tank?

July 25, 2017

Propane fuel plays a number of important roles in the home. It is used to power barbeques and other gas grills, and for general heat and hot water. If you rely on propane only for seasonal use, there are a number of things to consider when it comes to storage. Here’s what you need to…

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When Should I Change My Diesel Exhaust Fluid?

July 12, 2017

How Long Does Diesel Exhaust Fluid Last? Diesel exhaust fluid normally has a shelf life of about two years. However, exposure to sunlight or sustained high temperatures can compromise it. Any DEF purchased at a truck stop or auto parts store will have a clearly labeled expiry date — using DEF past this date can…

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Are You Prepared for Power Outages in the Event of a Hurricane?

July 9, 2017

One of your most important responsibilities to yourself and your family is emergency preparedness. If you live somewhere that’s subject to hurricanes, one of the things you need to worry about is a potential hurricane power outage. If the power goes down and you don’t have some kind of power outage backup system, it can…

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What Does My Propane Tank’s Expiration Date Really Mean?

July 5, 2017

Propane is unique among fuels in that it must be transported and stored in a special pressurized tank. This is because it will revert to its gaseous form in normal atmospheric conditions. To prevent improper storage, propane tanks are heavily regulated. Different laws exist for small propane tanks — such as those used for gas…

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How Do I Check My Diesel Exhaust Fluid Level?

June 28, 2017

Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) plays an important role in moderating truck emissions and meeting EPA guidelines. As with any type of vehicle fluid, regular monitoring of DEF levels is an important part of ongoing maintenance. While checking diesel exhaust fluid levels isn’t a difficult job, there are factors that can complicate the issue. Here’s a…

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Why Do My Gas Logs Smell?

June 20, 2017

Are you concerned about a distinct gas odor coming from your ventless fire place? It’s natural to be worried when you smell gas in the home, but in this case, the odds are that the condition is harmless. In fact, a faint gas smell is an unavoidable consequence of using gas fireplace logs. More than…

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Where Does Propane Gas Come From?

June 13, 2017

When you’re sitting around a cozy living room with your family, you’re probably not giving a lot of thought to how the propane that’s heating your home got there in the first place. You know propane is an affordable and reliable source of heat. You likely also know that it’s a fossil fuel, like natural…

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I Smell Propane. What Should I Do?

June 8, 2017

When compared to many other home heating options, propane is a relatively safe and efficient fuel source. However, even with the modern safety measures that have been put in place, it is important to know how to handle a propane leak. Propane is a flammable gas, so even a small spark can cause it to…

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Propane vs. Natural Gas: Which Is Best for Your Home?

December 29, 2016

Propane and natural gas are both popular fuels used for heating homes and powering appliances across the country. If you have the option of using either, how do you know which is the best choice? The answer is not as straightforward as you may think, as both have pros and cons. Here, we’ll compare propane…

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