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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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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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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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Will Your Generator Run When You Need it the Most?

December 10, 2016

If your company relies on power, you likely have an emergency generator at the ready. If the regular power grid goes down, you’ll keep working as soon as your generator kicks in, preventing the loss of countless dollars, and in the case of some industries, even lives. Your emergency generator provides you peace of mind…

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Using Propane for Off-Grid Power

May 28, 2016

When you hear the term “living off the grid,” you probably think of using alternative energy sources such as solar power to generate electricity, or wood stoves and ovens for heating and cooking purposes. However, many homeowners are discovering the many benefits of using propane for off-grid systems. Propane is a clean-burning fuel that is…

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Propane Maintenance

May 5, 2016

Do you heat your home with affordable, clean-burning propane? This abundant, energy-rich gas offers a number of important benefits such as dependability, environmental friendliness and significant long-term cost savings. However, a propane heating system does require occasional routine preventive maintenance to keep it operating at peak efficiency and to detect potential performance and safety issues….

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Above Ground vs. Underground Propane Tank

March 22, 2016

If you’re considering the use of propane as a heating fuel source for your home or business, you will need to install a tank to store the fuel reserves. Your choice essentially boils down to two options: an above ground or underground propane tank. By evaluating several factors, you can determine which type is best…

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What Is Propane Autogas?

March 14, 2016

In a time when there is a keen focus on protecting the environment and preserving natural resources, the use of autogas as an alternative fuel source continues to gain traction in nations throughout the world. What is autogas? Also known as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), autogas is the product of natural gas processing and petroleum…

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Foster Fuels’ Guide to Energy Efficiency Tips for Winter

December 16, 2015

As the leaves turn and we know that winter is coming, the annual battle against Jack Frost resumes in earnest. This battle is waged on two fronts: our houses and our wallets. Fortunately for us, victory on one front means victory on the other. Finding ways to make your house more energy efficient, and therefore…

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Switching to Propane? Here Is What You Need to Know

December 1, 2015

Your home’s heating and cooling is one of its most important systems. Not only does effective heating and cooling keep you comfortable, but it also keeps you safe. Extreme hot and cold temperatures can be life threatening. When it comes to heating, what’s the best way to fuel your home? Propane is a popular and…

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Foster Fuels Winter Heat Checklist

November 24, 2015

As fall fades and winter creeps in, it’s vital to make sure your heating system is fully operational. Many homes use propane for a number of purposes, including running appliances, space heaters, water heaters, backup power, fireplaces and more. As you get ready for cold weather, here’s a checklist for your propane heating system: Call…

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