How Much Propane Do You Need to Fuel Your Home?

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

By |2019-08-30T16:00:38+00:00August 30th, 2019|Propane|

Can I Paint My Propane Tank?

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

By |2019-08-15T12:00:55+00:00August 15th, 2019|Propane, Tank|

How to Properly Dispose of Old Propane Tanks

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

By |2019-07-31T12:00:10+00:00July 31st, 2019|Propane, Safety|

Top Propane Appliances You Need This Summer

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

By |2019-07-18T08:00:56+00:00July 18th, 2019|Home, Propane, Summer|

Why Does Propane Cost Less in the Summer?

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

By |2019-06-26T08:00:20+00:00June 26th, 2019|Propane, Summer|

Protect Your Investment with Propane Grill Maintenance Tips

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

By |2019-06-23T08:00:55+00:00June 23rd, 2019|Propane|

How Do Temperature Changes Affect Propane?

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 -306°F —

By |2020-10-27T18:17:20+00:00November 28th, 2018|Propane, Tank, Winter|

Propane Uses for the Fall

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

By |2018-11-16T08:00:21+00:00November 16th, 2018|Propane|
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