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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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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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How Do Temperature Changes Affect Propane?

November 28, 2018

Propane is one of the safest and most convenient ways to heat your home. In most cases, propane systems require little more than routine maintenance and annual fill-ups to stay working their best year-round. That being said, there are some things to consider during the winter months when temperatures drop. Propane freezes at -44°F —…

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Propane Uses for the Fall

November 16, 2018

In the Mid-Atlantic region, fall is the season of change. As days get shorter and nights cooler, your fuel needs will change, too. At Foster Fuels, we’re committed to being a year-round partner to businesses and homeowners in every region we serve. Here’s a look at some of the ways our customers use propane in…

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Get Your Job Done Better: The Benefits of Propane Mowers

November 7, 2018

If you haven’t heard of propane lawn mowers, these robust and economical mowers are gaining in popularity. Thanks to the portability, ease-of-use and clean-burning nature of propane, these modern lawn mowers are a smart choice for personal and professional buyers alike. Let’s walk through the many benefits of propane lawn mowers vs. gas lawn mowers,…

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Foster Fuels’ Guide to Outdoor Propane Heaters

June 4, 2018

Whether it’s at home or your place of business, enjoying the outdoors with friends on your patio or serving customers on your terrace is an enjoyable activity — even when the long, hot days of summer are a long way off. Of course, to make everyone comfortable when it’s cool out, the key is to…

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Foster Fuels’ Guide to Propane Fire Pits

May 28, 2018

Are you looking to add the perfect accent to your family’s favorite outdoor gathering area? Why not consider a propane fire pit? With all the beauty of other types of fire pits but without any smoke or cleanup requirements afterward, propane fire pits are an ideal addition to any backyard. Types of Propane Fire Pits When…

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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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