The Propane Education & Research Council has offered some safety tips for you to keep in mind this season. If any of the following issues come up, let us know and we’ll schedule a service visit.
Look for a blue flame. When appliances operate properly, propane burns with a blue flame. If you see yellow flames—or notice significant amounts of soot on any equipment—the gas may not be burning completely. This condition can produce carbon monoxide. Contact us for service.
Check vents. Regularly check your appliances’ vents to confirm that combustion gases are flowing unobstructed to the outdoors. Possible obstructions in vent pipes include nests of insects, birds and small animals, as well as snow and ice.
Stay aware of gas connectors. If you need to move an appliance, be careful not to damage the gas connector. Older connectors can easily crack if twisted, which can lead to a gas leak. Never do this yourself; always leave it to a professional!