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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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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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Propane Energy Pods

March 29, 2016

Propane is a clean, efficient, versatile gas that can serve as a reliable, cost-effective home energy solution. A great way to maximize the benefits of propane for new home construction or a remodeling project is by combining propane gas appliances to create a propane energy pod. A pod consists of five home energy applications: space…

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Foster Fuels’ Guide to Energy Efficiency Tips for Winter

December 16, 2015

As the leaves turn and we know that winter is coming, the annual battle against Jack Frost resumes in earnest. This battle is waged on two fronts: our houses and our wallets. Fortunately for us, victory on one front means victory on the other. Finding ways to make your house more energy efficient, and therefore…

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Should I Rent a Propane Tank or Buy One?

December 15, 2015

More and more homeowners are discovering the benefits of using propane for heating. These benefits include reliability, safety, efficiency, performance and environmental friendliness. But, once you decide to switch to propane, you must decide whether to rent or buy a propane tank. Like most decisions, there are pros and cons to each. Here’s a quick…

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Foster Fuels Winter Heat Checklist

November 24, 2015

As fall fades and winter creeps in, it’s vital to make sure your heating system is fully operational. Many homes use propane for a number of purposes, including running appliances, space heaters, water heaters, backup power, fireplaces and more. As you get ready for cold weather, here’s a checklist for your propane heating system: Propane…

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How to Prepare Your Propane Grill for Winter Hibernation

August 27, 2015

Some of you all-season grill masters are probably thinking “What hibernation? I grill all year round!” While there are a number of barbecue enthusiasts that never put their grill away, our list of grill winterizing tips is geared towards individuals who are looking for grill storage tips for winter. And if your grill isn’t going…

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The Top Benefits of Propane Generators

July 14, 2015

Your trusty old gasoline generator is popular for a reason. Affordable, easy to find, compact and running on regular gasoline, there’s a lot to be said for this old workhorse. But for many users, a propane generator might actually make more sense. When you consider fuel and maintenance costs, environmental impact and the possibility to…

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Preparing Your Propane System for The Season’s Weather

December 30, 2014

Winter Weather Propane System Preparation Let it Snow! At Foster Fuels, we absolutely love the winter season – everything around our offices is colorful, festive, and most of all, warm. With winter right around the corner, however, some of the most common questions we hear from our customers are regarding preparation for snow and ice…

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Foster Fuels Night Before Christmas

December 24, 2014

The Night Before Christmas – Foster Fuels Revised Version Written by Edith Bomar Twas that night, right at Christmas, It was cold, I recall. Our house, was near freezing, No movement at all! Stockings were hung, by the chimney with care, hoping Fosters GasTruck, soon would be there! My children were shivering, all cold in their…

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