Author: Info Waltz

The “Loaded” Question

One question we get asked repeatedly is “Why am I paying so much more per gallon than my friend or neighbor?” There is no easy answer, but let’s look at what does affect your price per gallon. Propane rates vary based upon whether you own or lease your propane tank(s). If you own your own… Read more »

Healthy Appliances Last Longer

If you have propane appliances powering your home, proper maintenance of your appliances is essential to keeping them running safely, more efficiently, and last longer. Here are some suggestions to help you properly maintain your propane appliances. Always follow the manufacturer’s guidelines on recommended frequency and maintenance requirements for your appliance. Leave it to the… Read more »

You Want to Put My Tank Where?

Deciding on where to put your propane tank is a big decision, especially when you are placing larger tanks on your property. Not only do you want to choose an aesthetically pleasing location, but it’s also more important to ensure you place the tanks in a safe location that meets code requirements. Once they are… Read more »

“Bee” Safe: Why are bees and wasps swarming around my propane tank?

  Bees, hornets, and wasps are attracted to the smell of propane. To them, propane smells sweet, and the exhaust from appliances such as a water heater or furnace may attract them. They are also notorious for nesting in the dome of propane tanks. We recommend that you periodically check your propane tank for insect… Read more »

The “Tank Ownership” Debate: Do I Want to Own or Lease my Propane Tank?

  Using propane as an energy source in your home is beneficial and has gained wide popularity over the last decade. Propane is an important part of Maine’s energy mix and the advantages of propane over oil and kerosine are plentiful. A question that comes up frequently by existing and prospective customers is if owning… Read more »

What to do if you smell gas or suspect a gas leak

Can you Smell it? Propane has a foul odor that has been compared to garbage, sewage, a skunk’s spray, or a dead animal. Ethyl Mercaptan is the additive used in Propane, and other odorless gases, to give a warning odor. You may smell this if you tank is low, during or shortly following a propane… Read more »

Dig Safe

  With warm weather approaching and cabin fever setting in, we know everyone has outdoor projects planned. Here are a few things to be aware of if a call to dig safe is part of those plans. It is important to be cautious about any buried lines in your yard. Propane lines are typically buried… Read more »

The Great “Pilot” Debate

  Most fireplaces, free-standing stoves, and log sets have a standing pilot. The great debate is whether to leave a standing pilot on all year or turn it off for the months that the appliance is not going to be used. For the Pro argument, leaving the standing pilot on all year means that whenever… Read more »

Keeping your family safe: Winter Storms

  Keeping your family safe Important information about propane safety and WINTER STORMS   BE PREPARED FOR A WINTER STORM Make sure your propane tank, whether it is located above or below ground is marked properly by a flag, pole or stake that is higher than the expected snow cover depth for your location.  This… Read more »

It’s time to pull the plug on your old water heater!

Are you tired of running out of hot water? Does your furnace run year round to heat your hot water? Are you worried about the expense of replacing your hot water heater? Do you want to save money on your annual energy costs? Would you like to lower your CO2 emissions?   Installing a new… Read more »