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Owning vs. Renting Your Home Propane Tank

Owning vs. Renting Tank
August 21, 2020

Propane tanks are becoming an increasingly popular economical choice for everything from heating houses and powering appliances to warming pools and hot tubs and firing up outdoor fire pits or barbeque grills. If you’re ready to make the switch, consider the various advantages and disadvantages of renting and buying a propane tank. What Are the…

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How Long Does an RV Propane Tank Last?

July 17, 2020

Propane is an integral part of RV ownership, especially if you camp during the colder months. You can use your propane for many necessary tasks, such as: Cooking with the stovetop or oven Heating water before showering or washing your hands Generating power for the refrigerator and other appliances Heating your RV Nearly one-quarter of camping Americans stay…

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Atlantic Coast Pipeline Cancelled: Finding a Green Alternative

July 9, 2020

On July 5, 2020, Dominion Energy and Duke Energy announced the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s cancellation. Since it was announced in 2014, the natural gas pipeline was a source of debate due to its potential negative impact on wildlife and communities across West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina. Its cancellation came as welcome news to many…

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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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