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Winter Safety Tips for Using Propane Gas

January 31, 2013

Propane Gas Safety TipsHeat your home and operate appliances with affordable, safe propane. Convenient delivery is available from Northwest Propane Gas Company. You can keep your home warm throughout the winter with increased energy efficiency. Use these tips to ensure that you also stay safe during and after winter storms this year.

A Steady Supply

The last thing you want is to run out of propane during a winter storm. With roads closed in the aftermath of any serious storm, deliveries may be delayed. Sign up for regular deliveries to ensure that you don’t run out of propane. Also, make sure that you don’t allow the level in your tank to drop below 30%.

Check Your Heating System and Propane Appliances

Have your furnace and propane appliances inspected at least once a year to ensure that they are running efficiently. This will help you save money on Dallas propane gas, and it will make sure that you are using the gas safely and efficiently.

Beware of Ice

Residential propane gas is safe to use, but you should still take care when ice storms move through the Dallas area. Check chimneys, vent connectors, flue pipes, and propane tanks for blockages or damage from the ice and snow. If necessary, use a broom to clear snow away from areas to prevent carbon monoxide gas from backing up into your home. An abundance of carbon monoxide can result in health problems and fatal explosions.

Post-Storm Inspection

When you check the area after a storm, make sure you also look at the propane tank to be sure it is not damaged. If you find downed power lines, damage to the tank, or damaged gas lines, call a professional service immediately to correct the problem.

The Right Tool for the Job

If you should lose power during a storm, never use outdoor-approved propane appliances indoors. If  they are not vented properly, using them indoors will put your family in danger. Only use space heaters and other propane appliances that are approved for indoor use.

Whether you are ordering propane fuel for an existing tank or need a new tank for the property, trust Northwest Propane Gas Company to provide you with the services you need. Offering residential and commercial services, we offer new customer set-ups, repairs, maintenance, and propane delivery. Call us today at 800-274-6121 to see how we can take care of all your propane needs.