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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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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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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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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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