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Hazmat Charge Explanation

Hazmat Charge Explanation
June 19, 2020

If you use fuels like propane for your home or business, you may have noticed a hazmat charge on the bills for delivery or service calls. Have you ever wondered why? The hazmat charge exists to help make our services safer and extend protections to our employees and customers. Below, we’ll explain exactly what that…

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8 Grilling Safety Tips to Keep You & Your Family Safe This Summer

June 2, 2020

Summer is just around the corner and grilling season is in full swing. As you plan to spend more time outdoors and use your grill for dining and entertaining, keep these helpful safety tips in mind to keep you and your family safe this summer. Grilling safety is essential to ensuring your family’s protection. While…

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Why You Should Hook Your Grill Directly to Your Propane Tank

May 22, 2020

As the summer weather begins here in Central Virginia, you may be starting to grill and enjoy your outdoor living space at full capacity! One way to get the total value of your gas grill and eliminate extra hassle and work is to hook your grill directly to your propane tank. There are various benefits…

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5 Things to Ask When Buying a Home With Propane Heat

May 15, 2020

Propane heat is a major selling point if you’re considering purchasing a home. As an affordable, cleaner alternative to oil, it’s the fuel of choice among a growing number of homeowners. It’s also more energy-efficient and eco-friendly than other heating methods. Since most houses run on oil, you should know what to expect if you’re…

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When Should You Switch Propane Suppliers?

April 24, 2020

On average, the cost of heating a home makes up about 42% of total utility costs. That’s a lot of money going toward heating your home. If you rely on propane for heat, you know firsthand the importance of working with a reputable, cost-effective propane supplier. After all, your family’s comfort depends on their reasonable rates…

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Propane-Powered Outdoor Amenities

April 14, 2020

Over the past decade, outdoor living spaces have been one of the most prominent home design trends — and it’s no wonder, considering how much fun, comfort and beauty outdoor amenities can add to a home. If you’re looking to upgrade your backyard, use this guide to learn more about this trend and the propane appliances…

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Propane vs. Electric Water Heaters

March 27, 2020

When the water heater in your home is a great one, everyone is happy. The hot water comes on right away, and it lasts throughout a whole shower — or even two or three. It costs a reasonable amount each month, and it gives your family the peace of mind of knowing that it is…

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Temporary Delivery Ticket Placement Information

March 24, 2020

To further provide a safe experience for our customers and employees, Foster Fuels has temporarily suspended leaving delivery tickets at the door. Tickets will be left inside the lid of the tank, till further notice. How will I know I’ve received a delivery?  Below illustrates how the ticket will be placed under the lids. A…

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Does Propane Cut Emissions?

March 19, 2020

Propane is an appealing fuel for many reasons. It is a reliable, affordable, American-made fuel that can heat a home for the winter just as easily as it can power a small grill on the Fourth of July. The National Propane Gas Association estimates approximately 50 million American households use propane in some form, with 7.8 million…

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Do Propane Tanks Rupture? What You Need to Know

November 22, 2019

“Will my propane tank burst?” That’s a question many people ask when they’re considering the purchase of a propane system for the first time. Perhaps you’ve heard stories of propane fuel tanks rupturing or seen an online video of a propane-induced fireball. These circumstances may have been enough to make you avoid using anything involving…

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Vent-Free vs. Direct-Vent Fireplaces

September 27, 2019

There’s nothing quite like a roaring fire to keep you warm inside your home during the coldest months of the year. You can collect firewood and build a real wood fire whenever you want flames for warmth and comfort, but that’s a real hassle, isn’t it? Due to the great ambiance and low maintenance, many…

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Team Members Raise Money for Florida Resident

September 16, 2019

Team Members Raise Money for Florida Resident Members of our Mission Critical team recently had the opportunity to answer the prayers of a man in need. Jim is a Florida resident who had fallen upon hard times prior to Hurricane Dorian. Having recently lost his wife to cancer and had his house foreclosed on, Jim…

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