Propane is great at keeping you warm through the long, cold Delmarva winter. But how well does propane itself handle frigid temperatures?
In general, propane deals quite well with the cold, but it does have some problems as temperatures head down the thermometer. Here’s why: When propane is stored in your tank, it’s a liquid under high pressure; to burn, it must vaporize and expand. As temperatures drop, however, so does pressure inside the tank – to the point where eventually the pressure may be too low to effectively power your propane heating equipment.
When we say extreme cold, we’re not kidding: propane turns to a liquid at -44 degrees Fahrenheit. Still, you should take some precautions if you own a propane-powered home in an area that experiences cold winters like we do.
To avoid pressure problems during cold weather extremes:
Some other extreme weather propane tips:
Winter is coming to Delmarva – do you have enough propane to keep your family safe, warm, and comfortable in the cold months ahead? Fill up today with propane from Poore’s!