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Five Ways To Keep Your Propane Tank Full, Accessible, And Top Of Mind This Winter

Written on: January 20, 2020

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Propane is a good friend to have once winter arrives here in PA, offering an efficient, high-powered, and eco-friendly way to keep you safe and cozy as temperatures plummet here in the Keystone State.
But as a propane customer, you have some special considerations to keep in mind during the cold weather months – especially before, during, and after the arrival of severe weather. To keep your family – and our delivery teams – safe during heating season in your propane-powered home, be sure to follow these five steps:

5 Winter Propane Tank To-dos

  1. Clear a path to your tank – Snow and ice can make it difficult to reach your tank for proper maintenance, gas level monitoring, and refilling; make sure you keep at least an 18” path cleared to your propane gas tank.
  2. Mark your tank – Install a colored flag near the fill valve of your propane tank so our delivery crew can find it in any weather; a flag also helps the driver to safely and most effectively position his truck for your delivery.
  3. Remove snow and ice from the surface of your tank – Once you clear a path to your propane tank, switch to a broom to clear snow and ice from the tank itself; using a shovel for this purpose could damage the tank.
  4. Watch your propane levels – If you are not an automatic propane delivery customer, keep a close eye on your propane levels throughout the winter – especially during a cold snap when you will probably use propane more quickly than you realize. Call when your tank is about one-third full; the colder it is, the busier our delivery crew gets, so don’t wait until the last minute to contact us for a propane delivery.
  5. Remind your family about propane leaks – Always keep a nose out for a propane leak, which smells like rotten eggs. If you detect that odor, follow propane safety procedures immediately.

Be prepared for any weather this winter with expert propane heating system service and reliable propane deliveries in Pennsylvania from Ace-Robbins. Contact us at our Tunkhannock, PA location today to learn more, or to become an Ace-Robbins customer.