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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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Why Does Propane Cost Less in the Summer?

June 26, 2019

If you pay close attention to your propane energy bill, you’ve probably noticed that your bill is actually lower in the summer. You may take it as a pleasant surprise and then put it out of your mind, but have you ever wondered why that is? You’re not the only one with a lower propane…

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The Best Summer Grilling Tips for Your Family

When the nice weather hits, your first reaction is to get the grill out from the garage and fire it up for the first grilling of the season. While it’s tempting, taking some time to ensure your grill is safe — especially the first time you use it each season — is worth the effort….

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Protect Your Investment with Propane Grill Maintenance Tips

June 23, 2019

Proper barbecue grill maintenance seems obvious to many of us. There’s nothing less appetizing than seeing dried, burnt food on a grill when you’re about to cook a juicy steak, fresh fish or tasty vegetables. But there’s a lot more to proper propane grill maintenance than keeping the cooking surface clean. The quality of your…

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Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters

June 19, 2019

Is it time to replace that aging water heater in your home? Are you building a new house and need to choose a water heater? These days, there are more options than ever when it comes to water heater types. You could go with a “traditional” tank model or opt for a tankless unit. In…

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Unbeatable BBQ Recipes From a Gas Grill

June 14, 2019

One of the best parts of summer is cooking outside on the grill. You just can’t copy the flavor that comes from food made on the grill. Whether you’re cooking for your family on a weeknight or cooking for a crowd at a party, there are so many recipes you can make on your grill….

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Propane Grill Cooking Tips

June 5, 2019

Whether you’ve been grilling for years or recently bought your first gas grill, there’s always something you can learn to improve your grilling skills. Cooking using a propane gas grill is different than other grilling methods, like charcoal. We’ve put together some tips for cooking on a gas grill to help you make the best…

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Home Remodeling: Converting Your Home to Run on Propane

December 19, 2018

There are lots of different reasons to plan a remodel for your home. You may have recently bought a fixer-upper and are doing renovations and remodeling before you move into your new home. Or, it may be time to sell your home and you’re planning to remodel to add to its value before putting it…

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Benefits of Having a Backup Propane Generator in the Winter

December 7, 2018

A power outage at any time is an inconvenience. In the middle of the winter, however, the potential consequences of being without power for an extended period can be serious. At the same time, ice storms and winter weather can make getting back up and running more difficult. For these reasons and more, it’s worth…

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