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Benefits of Propane Pool Heaters

A simple way to heat your pool Having your own pool in your yard can be tons of fun and can create memories that you will have forever. However, there are all sorts of responsibilities that come along with owning a pool. One major factor is safety. Then of course there is the cleaning and […]

How To Clean A Propane Grill

Follow these tips so you can cook all summer long When it comes to grilling on propane grills, many of us think that the most important thing is the actual cooking technique. While that is certainly a vital piece to the grilling process, knowing how to clean your propane gas grill is equally important and […]

Can Propane Tanks Explode?

It’s possible, but not likely If you are a propane customer who decided to use propane, in part, because of its safety record you may be surprised to learn that propane tanks can in fact explode. While this is true, it doesn’t take away from the fact that propane is indeed still safe to use. […]

Why Is My Propane Grill Tank Hissing?

What the sound means and what you can do about it Sometimes the pipes in our house rattle and clank. Depending on the age of your home, your stairs may creak. Refrigerators make an audible sound when they run. Bottom line, things in and around our homes make noise. Your outdoor grill and the grill […]

Environmental Benefits of Propane Autogas

Ways the fuel is the environmentally friendly choice These days, more and more things are popping up that make our daily activities better for the environment. There are hybrid cards. There are solar powered homes. Recycling bins are becoming more readily available. Using non-toxic and environmentally friendly cleaning products is becoming popular. And we are […]

Commercial Propane-Powered Food Trucks & Catering

What the fuel can be used for and reasons to use it You need numerous elements to run and operate a business. A lot of times you need staff members to manage the day-to-day logistics. There are specific materials and pieces of machinery. You often need some sort of commercial space. And a lot of […]

Is Propane The Same As Natural Gas?

What is the difference and what are the benefits? You may have heard the words “propane” and “gas” being used interchangeably. While propane is most certainly a gas, it is important to distinguish the difference between this energy source and other energy sources that are considered natural gases. Propane basics Propane is a fuel that […]

How Do Tankless Water Heaters Work?

A look at how they warm water We all know that homes need hot water. After all, if it wasn’t for hot water we wouldn’t be able to go about many of the daily routine things that we take for granted such as showering, washing dishes and doing laundry. Oftentimes, the hot water we use […]

Do Gas Log Fireplaces Have To Be Vented?

What you need to know about the wood-burning alternatives Many of us love the idea of getting warm and cozy in front of a fireplace on a cold, snowy winter day. But what some of us love a little less is all the effort that it can take to start a fire. And then of […]

Does Heating Oil or Electric Home Heating Cost More?

A look at what is more cost effective Here in New England, using heat consistently throughout the winter is pretty standard. It is not at all unusual to have our heating systems on for months at a time. So it would be completely understandable for any homeowner to want to get the most bang for […]

Are Propane Home Appliances Safe?

Some facts that could put your mind at ease For many of us, safety is a top priority. That applies to the kinds of cars we drive, the types of activities we take part in and the kinds of appliances we use. When it comes specifically to appliances, there is often a choice between propane […]

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