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Propane Tips

Using propane for your home heating, cooking and other needs is a great way to save money, preserve the environment, and ensure that your family has a reliable and effective source of power. If you’ve decided to go with propane from Bahr’s, you can rest assured you’re in good hands. We’ll always be only a phone call away if you ever have any questions or problems with your propane tank and appliances or if you just need a refill. We offer propane system installation, maintenance and repairs in the Zephyrhills and Dade City Florida area.

In order to help you get the most out of your propane, we’ve compiled a few helpful propane tips below. If you have any other questions concerning our services or propane generally, please don’t hesitate to call us today.

Know What Propane Smells Like

Propane is actually a very safe source of energy. However, it’s good to know what your propane smells like in case you do develop a leak at some point. Propane itself is actually odorless, but for safety purposes a scent has been added to the propane in your tank. One of our technicians will be happy to let you smell the propane in your tank so that you know exactly what you’re on the lookout for. Also, you may want to have the other members of your family smell the gas as well.

What if You Smell Propane

In the event that you do smell propane gas in your home, call us for emergency services right away. Remove all smoking materials or anything that could generate a spark from the area and evacuate everyone. Also, you should turn off the gas outside on your propane tank. If you do this and the smell dissipates quickly, you are likely only dealing with an empty propane tank and we’ll be happy to come out and refill it for you.

The reason that you smell the propane odor when your tank is empty is that the added scent tends to settle at the bottom of the tank. Once there is no propane left in the tank, the concentrated odor is the only thing left to be emitted.

Know How to Read Your Tank Gauge

Of course, the best way to avoid this scenario is to not run out of propane to begin with. And the best way to do this is to learn to read the gauge on your propane tank. If you are able to detect when your propane levels are getting low, you’ll be able to call us for a refill before your supply runs out.

Save Energy & Money With Regular Maintenance

No matter what type of energy source you’re using, you can cut down on your usage and save on your bill by following some easy energy-saving procedures. For instance, keeping up with regular maintenance on your tank and propane appliances will ensure that they are running at peak efficiency. And efficient appliances mean savings for you.

Save By Turning Your Thermostat Down

You can also save a lot on your heating bill by simply turning your thermostat down a couple of degrees. You’ll likely be pleasantly surprised by how much you can take off your bill without there being any measurable change in the comfort level in your home. Turning your thermostat down at night is another great way to rack up the savings.

More Ways To Save

Along the same lines, you can save some more money by turning down the temperature on your hot water heater. You should also look for stoves that have an electric ignition system rather than a pilot light. These types of appliances don’t use energy unless they’re actually in use. Those with pilot lights, on the other hand, are constantly drawing a small amount of propane in order to keep the pilot lit.

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