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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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Do Propane Tanks Rupture? What You Need to Know

November 22, 2019

“Will my propane tank burst?” That’s a question many people ask when they’re considering the purchase of a propane system for the first time. Perhaps you’ve heard stories of propane fuel tanks rupturing or seen an online video of a propane-induced fireball. These circumstances may have been enough to make you avoid using anything involving…

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Vent-Free vs. Direct-Vent Fireplaces

September 27, 2019

There’s nothing quite like a roaring fire to keep you warm inside your home during the coldest months of the year. You can collect firewood and build a real wood fire whenever you want flames for warmth and comfort, but that’s a real hassle, isn’t it? Due to the great ambiance and low maintenance, many…

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Team Members Raise Money for Florida Resident

September 16, 2019

Team Members Raise Money for Florida Resident Members of our Mission Critical team recently had the opportunity to answer the prayers of a man in need. Jim is a Florida resident who had fallen upon hard times prior to Hurricane Dorian. Having recently lost his wife to cancer and had his house foreclosed on, Jim…

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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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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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When Should I Change My Diesel Exhaust Fluid?

July 12, 2017

How Long Does Diesel Exhaust Fluid Last? Diesel exhaust fluid normally has a shelf life of about two years. However, exposure to sunlight or sustained high temperatures can compromise it. Any DEF purchased at a truck stop or auto parts store will have a clearly labeled expiry date — using DEF past this date can…

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How Do I Check My Diesel Exhaust Fluid Level?

June 28, 2017

Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) plays an important role in moderating truck emissions and meeting EPA guidelines. As with any type of vehicle fluid, regular monitoring of DEF levels is an important part of ongoing maintenance. While checking diesel exhaust fluid levels isn’t a difficult job, there are factors that can complicate the issue. Here’s a…

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2016 Christmas Parades

November 28, 2016

We want to wish you a Merry Christmas this season! Come join us in your town for all of these local Christmas Parades: Brookneal Christmas Parade Dec 1 7:00 pm Starting on Old Main Street More Information Bedford Christmas Parade Dec 3 11:00 am Main Street More Information South Boston Christmas Parade Dec 3 5:00…

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Events for June 2016

June 2, 2016

Get ready for a jam packed month full of festivals and events: Uncle Billy’s Day Festival When:  June 3- 4 Time: June 3: 4-11 pm June 4: 9am-11pm Where:  English Park, Altavista, VA For more information Click Here. Salvation Army Car, Truck, and Bike Show When: June 11 Time:  9am-2:30pm Where:  2812 Greenview Dr. Lynchburg, VA For more…

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