Propane gas has an amazing safety record – among the best when it comes to home energy sources. But like any fuel that you burn inside your home for heat, you need to take proper precautions when dealing with propane or propane appliances – and know what to do, quickly, if a problem arises.
Install carbon monoxide detectors, following manufacturer’s instructions for placement and maintenance. Replace batteries at least once a year, and replace the unit as suggested by the manufacturer (usually every five or ten years, depending on the model). We also strongly recommend installing propane leak detectors to protect against the potential for propane odor loss during a leak.
Clear vents, chimneys, and flues quickly after a storm to make sure your home remains adequately ventilated.
make sure you have enough propane gas to last at least a week in case of road closures; if you don’t, schedule a propane delivery as soon as possible.
flag your propane tank so that the fill valve is visible and accessible in high or drifting snow.
always follow the instructions of local authorities.
if your propane equipment has been damaged or is not working properly, contact us right away. Remember: if you shut down your gas for any reason, the law requires you to hire a licensed professional to restart you system.