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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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Should I Invest in a Backup Generator for My Home?

September 13, 2019

In February of 2016, a tornado touched down in Appomattox, Virginia, destroying homes and businesses. Two years later, another tornado caused serious damage in tiny Elon, west of Brookneal. And who can forget the devastating effects of “Snowmageddon” or the mighty summer derecho that knocked out power for two to three weeks in many areas…

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How Much Propane Do You Need to Fuel Your Home?

August 30, 2019

Thousands of homes in Virginia and beyond run on propane heat — if yours is one of them, knowing how much fuel you need to keep on hand is essential. Running out suddenly, particularly in the middle of a long winter, is inconvenient, expensive and can potentially cause damage to your heating system. To help…

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Can I Paint My Propane Tank?

August 15, 2019

If you’re like many southern Virginia homeowners, you take pride in the appearance of your property and work hard to maintain its curb appeal. While your propane tank provides essential fuel for your home, it can also be an eyesore — especially if the paint is fading or it’s covered with rust spots. The good…

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How to Properly Dispose of Old Propane Tanks

July 31, 2019

Propane tanks don’t last forever. When they finally reach the end of their useful life, you’ll need to dispose of them properly. Can you throw away propane tanks? Unfortunately, you can’t just take your old tanks to the curb with the rest of your trash — they often contain residual amounts of propane that can…

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Top Propane Appliances You Need This Summer

July 18, 2019

Summertime means warm weather and spending lots of time outside. Whether you like to lounge by the pool, sit on your deck with a great book or host barbecues for friends and family, there’s always something fun or relaxing to do during those hot months. There are several propane appliances you can install in your…

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How to Lower Your Summer Energy Bill

July 1, 2019

Summer means going on family vacations, having barbecues with friends and family and spending as much time out in the sun as you can. However, the weather also brings higher temperatures — and for many, higher energy bills. It’s hard to keep your energy bill down all summer, but there are many ways to lower…

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