Propane, or liquefied petroleum gas, is by far one of the best alternative fuel sources for HVAC systems. It’s efficient, affordable, safe, and more environmentally friendly than electricity or gasoline. It also liquefies under pressure, and is conveniently stored and delivered in durable tanks. If you’ve decided to join the 48 million homes utilizing propane in America, here’s what you need to know.
Choosing The Ideal Propane Company
Your family’s well being is imperative, so select a company with an impeccable safety record. A good company should be able to provide you with references from propane regulatory agencies in that state. You should also familiarize yourself with rates and policies on service charges, delivery, and ‘out of gas’ protocol. The Better Business Bureau should be able to provide you with information on a firm’s history.
Getting To Know Your Storage Tank
Familiarize yourself with your tank’s components and functions. The gauge will indicate propane levels. Use the shut-off valve to stop propane flow in the event of emergencies or leaks. The safety relief valve indicates when the pressure inside your tank is elevated, and the regulator regulates your tank’s pressure.
Dealing With Potentially Hazardous Vapors
Did you know that the pilot light of your propane appliance could accidentally ignite flammable vapors from solvents, kerosene, and gasoline? Always store these liquids in adequately-sealed canisters away from your propane heating appliances.
Always Ensure You Have Enough Gas
Call your propane delivery company if fuel levels are lower than 20% on the tank’s fuel gauge. Hazardous leaks could occur when you leave the valve open on an empty tank. Gas depletion will also put the tank’s pilot light out. You should never attempt to fix a pilot light yourself, as this may lead to an explosion. Ventilate the room adequately, and call a trained technician in this case. You will need a propane tank refill as soon as possible.
Maintaining Your Propane Heating System
Have your propane heater and appliances checked annually by a trained specialist. Check your vent pipes for small animals who may live there. You should also check for ice, and ensure enough air flow around your propane appliances. Your appliance flame should always be blue. If it’s yellow, the gas is not burning properly and ignoring this may lead to carbon monoxide emissions.
Propane Delivery Services Coplay PA
Propane heating systems, just like all heating systems requires professional maintenance as well as attention from the homeowners. This will keep you safe and comfortable. Many homeowners make the mistake of neglecting their heaters. This leads to a system that runs poorly and can even be dangerous. Be sure schedule a tune-up once a year. Furthermore, it is the homeowner’s responsibility to schedule a propane delivery when their tank is running low. This also ensure a healthy heating system. Call R.F.Ohl to have your propane conveniently delivered to your door, or if you need a qualified technician. Be sure to take a look at our heating system repair, maintenance, and installation.
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