2019 April

Benefits of Using Propane for New Construction

2019-02-07T09:28:02-04:00April 7th, 2019|Blog|

There are many benefits to choosing propane when building your dream home, and there is no better time to switch to propane than in the early stages of your build. Let’s start with water heaters. New propane water heaters are tankless. This allows them to be smaller in size and offer consistent hot water at a significantly lower cost. Propane can also be more cost-effective when it comes to heating your home compared to electric heating. That is because heat produced by propane is hotter than the heat produced from regular electric heaters. Propane heaters are also more reliable in case [...]

2019 March

Services Provided by Como Oil & Propane

2019-02-07T09:31:29-04:00March 7th, 2019|Blog|

There are many benefits to switching to propane for many of your everyday home appliances and Como can service the propane for these at a great price. Appliances Como Oil & Propane provides propane for include those for your cooking needs, such as gas ranges, cooktops and ovens. Como also provides propane for dryers, generators, water heaters, grills, patio heaters, pool and spa heaters, and fireplaces. Como can also install underground and above-ground tanks, big or small, for your home or business. They can be leased for an annual fee, so that you do not have a large upfront cost at [...]

2019 February

Propane Tips & Uses During the Winter Season

2019-02-07T09:19:36-04:00February 7th, 2019|Blog|

“Baby, it’s cold outside.”  Well… here in South Florida maybe we should say “cool” outside, but definitely not as warm as our summer months. Just because it’s cooler outside, doesn’t mean you can’t cook on your propane grill during the winter holidays! In fact, the cooler months are actually a wonderful time for barbecuing a meal for your family and friends! Here are some helpful thoughts on the best way to use your grill this time of year 1. Plan on having extra propane on hand. Because it’s cooler, you might use more propane than you would in the warmer months. [...]

2018 October

What You Need to Know About Propane Fireplaces

2018-10-22T18:21:07-04:00October 17th, 2018|Blog|

Propane is becoming popular, not just for stoves and pool heaters, but also for fireplaces – thanks to their low cost and efficiency. Another key benefit for choosing a propane fireplace is their ease of use. For instance, all it takes to start a propane fireplace is a simple push of a button. Propane fireplaces are also easier to maintain than other types of fireplaces. Propane fireplaces don’t leave sooty or black build up. Although propane fireplaces don't need cleaning as often as regular fire places homeowners are not advised to dismantle or clean propane fireplaces without proper education.  Call Como [...]

2018 August

Propane – the Perfect Choice for Grilling at Your Labor Day Barbecue

2018-09-12T11:56:12-04:00August 31st, 2018|Blog|

Summer may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean it’s the end of grilling season, especially with Labor Day just around the corner. When it comes to grilling, propane is the perfect choice. For starters, it is extremely portable, making it convenient to bring it along with you if you are the guest griller at a barbecue. Its portability also makes it easy for camping trips, or even just moving it around at your own home. If you are still debating if propane is the right choice for your grilling needs, it helps to know the pros and cons. [...]

2018 August

Should You Choose a Propane Water Heater?

2018-09-12T11:35:58-04:00August 23rd, 2018|Blog|

If you are debating between a propane or electric water heater for your home, you may be wondering about the benefits of choosing propane over electric. Maybe you have heard they can lower your monthly costs or are more efficient, but still want more information. Here is a guide that can give you a little more information on the benefits of propane when it comes to choosing your new water heater. 1. They are less costly. On average, water heaters last about 10 years. During those 10 years, it is estimated that a propane gas water heater would cost almost $4,000 [...]

2018 August

The Many Uses of Propane

2018-09-12T11:24:34-04:00August 17th, 2018|Blog|

Are you considering investing in propane? There may be some uses you may not know about. Here are some of the many uses and benefits of choosing propane. 1. Cooking There are many benefits to cooking with propane gas vs. electricity. These include low cost, more control over temperature, cooling more quickly when the flame is turned off, and its instant flame and heating time allow you to cook faster. 2. The Pool and Hot Tub Do you have a heated pool or hot tub? Propane heaters can help your pool or hot tub reach the temperature you want very quickly. [...]

2018 July

Tips for Workers Using Propane-Powered Heaters

2018-09-12T11:10:30-04:00July 31st, 2018|Blog|

On a temporary basis, construction workers sometime use propane-powered heating equipment during the cooler winter months. Propane-powered heaters can make certain tasks that depend on temperature possible, such as painting or drywall installation. Propane is also beneficial on jobsites because it is the cleanest fuel choice. While kerosene heaters sometimes cause film on walls, equipment, etc., propane heaters do not. In addition, propane heaters are also a financially smarter choice over electric heathers, which cannot generate the same amount of BTUs as propane heaters can. With this in mind, the Propane Education & Research Council has offered tips to these jobsite [...]

2018 July

Why is Propane the ‘Greener’ Choice?

2018-08-23T15:32:04-04:00July 15th, 2018|Blog|

When it comes to major residential and commercial spaces, propane is a greener fuel choice than electricity. According to a study performed by Nexight Group and Energetics, propane-powered residential water heaters, furnaces, and more, greatly reduce greenhouse gas emission than the same items powered by electricity. For example, propane-powered residential furnaces emitted 73% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than those powered by electricity. Similar results were proven for water heaters. In commercial locations, the results were also similar, with propane-powered furnaces emitting 34% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than electrically powered ones and tankless water heaters emitting 49% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than [...]

2018 June

What to do After the Hurricane

2018-09-18T15:37:32-04:00June 7th, 2018|Blog, Hurricane|

The hurricane is over. You are filled with both relief and fear. What happens next? Here is a checklist of what you should do after a hurricane. If you have cell phone service and/or power, check in with family members and friends. Texting and social media are great options and won’t use as much battery as a phone call if you need to conserve your battery life. Listen to official news reports for instructions in your area. If you have evacuated, don’t return home until authorities have given the all clear. Be careful of downed powerlines and report them to your [...]