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 [...]

2018 June

How to Prepare for a Hurricane

2018-08-23T11:49:54-04:00June 7th, 2018|Blog, Hurricane|

Every hurricane season, we witness the catastrophic affects of hurricanes. Many people mistakenly believe that hurricanes are just a threat to coastal communities, but the truth is that high winds, heavy rainfall, flooding, and even tornadoes can reach many miles inland and a have devastating impact. This is why everyone should take action now to be prepared for this year’s hurricane season. For starters, learn your zone. Evacuations are more common than most people realize, and familiarizing yourself with your area’s evacuation zones will give you a jumpstart if the time should come. You should also have a family communication plan [...]

2018 June

2018 Hurricane Predictions

2018-08-23T11:54:24-04:00June 7th, 2018|Blog, Hurricane|

2018’s hurricane season is expected to be an above-average season similar to last year. In 2017 we saw 17 named storms and saw three major hurricanes make landfall in the United States. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) predict a 70% chance of 10 to 16 named storms with winds of 39 mph or higher. Of those, between 5 and 9 could become hurricanes, with winds of 74 mph or higher; and 1 to 4 are predicted to be major hurricanes of Category 3, 4, or 5 with winds of 111 mph or higher. This prediction includes a 35% chance [...]

2018 June

During a Hurricane

2018-08-23T12:04:46-04:00June 7th, 2018|Blog|

During a hurricane, it can be normal to feel scared. Being prepared and keeping yourself occupied can help give you the confidence that your family and home will be safe. Here are some tips to get you through the storm: When the hurricane is six hours away from landfall, and you are not in an evacuation area, stay in your home. You may also want to let your family and friends know you are staying in. Charge your cell phone now so that you will have a full battery, in case you lose power during the storm. If you have a [...]