As autumn the autumn season rolls on here in the Delmarva region, we all know that before too long, winter too will be on full display. That’s why right now is a good time to think about your home’s propane tank. After all, it’s necessary to making sure your home has the fuel it needs to keep you and your loved ones warm and comfortable until the spring season rolls back around.
In the market for a new propane provider, or making the conversion from electric heat to propane gas this season? This is also a good time to lease your propane tank from Poore’s Propane! Our affordable propane tank leasing takes the work and expense of having and maintaining a propane tank off right of your plate.
But, regardless of whether your propane tank is leased or not, here are some things you need to do to take care of your propane tank before the coldest weather of the year comes to town:
When the temperature drops, it becomes difficult for propane tanks to maintain adequate pressure. The gas won’t vaporize if there isn’t enough pressure, which might render your tank unusable if your gas levels have sunk at or close-to empty. One of the best methods to keep enough pressure in your tank is to fill it at least half (50%) full throughout the winter months.
If you’re not already, you can also enroll in our Automatic Delivery service, which helps make sure you never run low on—or out of—propane, all without any cost or hassle!
An approved propane tank heating blanket can also help to prevent pressure issues and prevent your tank from icing over.
NEVER use a space heater, hot water, or a blowtorch to heat or otherwise warm your propane tank!
Keep an eye on your propane tank’s regulator vent to be sure it isn’t clogged. If the vent is packed with ice or snow, give us a call for a service visit.
Make sure to check and clear any exhaust vents from your home following a winter snowstorm.
Mark the location of your propane tank with a flag or brightly colored stake that will be visible in snow and snowdrifts. Maintain a safe, clear path to your propane tank and clear your driveway wide enough for our delivery trucks to safely drive on it.
Failure to do these things may mean we’re unable to make a delivery to your home.
When cleaning ice or snow off your propane tank, use a soft broom. It’s possible to damage the propane tank or create a hazard using a metal or plastic scraper. Avoid using a snowblower near the propane tank gauge, as debris that gets pulled into—then blown out of—the snowblower could damage it.
Simply, easy propane tank leasing from Poore’s Propane gives you peace of mind all year long! Contact us today for more information on propane tank leasing, installations and more.