Propane: What Is That Smell?

Woman pinching her nose

If you have a home that is powered by propane gas, a keen nose and an ability to think quickly on your feet can be vital assets when it comes to keeping your family safe.

Your nose matters because there’s a distinctive rotten egg smell to propane – something all producers add to naturally odorless propane gas to make leaks easy to detect. When that telltale smell appears in your Hudson Valley home, don’t panic – but do act quickly, using these propane safety guidelines:

Check out this page for other important propane safety tips.

Two other things to keep in mind:

  1. In some states – particularly in newly built homes – propane and carbon monoxide detectors are required for your home. We STRONGLY suggest installing both of these invaluable and inexpensive fail-safes in your home whether or not it is required. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for operating and placing each device.
  2. Be sure to have your propane heating equipment (and your cooling equipment) serviced regularly – it will keep you safer, lower your monthly bills, and help your technician spot a small issue before it becomes a more serious problem requiring costly propane equipment repairs.

Your family’s safety is always our priority! Contact us today to learn more about propane safety in your Hudson Valley home.