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Winter Weather Propane Safety Tips

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At DeClerk LP Gas, your safety is our priority. Listed below are winter weather safety tips. If you ever have any questions, please call us!  870-892-5273

Always Maintain an Adequate Supply of Propane in Your Tank

A severe winter storm can hinder additional propane delivers. Call us before the storm hits.

Stay In Regular Contact With Us

When you stay in regular contact with DeClerk LP Gas, we will be able to arrange a refill long before you run out of propane.

Contact Us IMMEDIATELY if You Run Out of Propane

One of our qualified service technicians MUST check your system for leaks before turning gas back on.

Use Energy Wisely

Use energy conservatively by setting your programmable thermostat to as low as comfortable. Close off any rooms that don’t need to be heated.

Keep the Path to Your Propane Tank Clear

A clear path helps our drivers deliver your gas safely. Clear snow and ice from around your tank, regulators vents, piping, tubing and valves. Use a broom instead of a shovel to prevent damage to your propane system components.

Allow Your Appliances to Vent Properly

If it is safe to do so, clear snow and ice away from outdoor vents, chimneys, and lues to prevent blocking of ventilation.

If You Smell Gas, Follow These Steps

Immediately put out all smoking materials and other open flames. Do not operate lights, appliances, telephones, or cellphones. Get everyone away from the home or area where you suspect gas is leaking. If safe to do so, close or shut off the main gas supply valve by turning it to the right (clockwise). Call us immediately from your safe place to report the leak. If we cannot be reached, call 911. Do not return to the area until an emergency responder or a qualified technician from DeClerk LP Gas gives the OK.

Never Use a Stove or Bring Your Gas Grill Indoors for Space Heating, Even During a Power Outage

Only use appliances indoors that are designed and approved for that purpose. Never store, place, or use a propane cylinder indoors or in enclosed areas. Never use outdoor propane-powered appliances indoors or in enclosed areas. Without proper ventilation, deadly carbon monoxide (CO) fumes produced can build up.

Operate Portable Generators With Caution

Never use a portable generator (gasoline, diesel, or propane) indoors or in enclosed areas. Doing so can result in carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning or death. 

Propane Heating Systems – Which is Right for Your Home?

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There’s a propane-powered heating solution to fit any home. And don’t forget about radiant floor heating and space heating.

HIGH-EFFICIENCY PROPANE FURNACES
Affordable, efficient, economical to operate, and kind to the environment, propane-powered furnaces deliver premium comfort and value to homeowners.

  • Space heating for any size floor plan.
  • Rated from 90 percent to 98 percent efficient.
  • Smaller carbon footprint than most other systems.
  • Easily installed in tight spaces, they can also be vented a multitude of ways.

HIGH-EFFICIENCY PROPANE BOILERS
Propane boilers serve a variety of space- and water-heating applications, all while lowering energy costs and adding long-term value to homes.

  • Wide range of heating capacities, with inputs as high as 299,000 Btu/h.
  • Additional end use options include snow melt and zoned heating.
  • Many Energy Star rated boilers have efficiency ratings of at least 85 AFUE.
  • Many models can be wall-mounted, saving floor space.

PROPANE HYBRID HEATING
For homeowners who are serious about ground or air source heat pump systems, a high-efficiency propane backup furnace offers:

  • Lower monthly energy costs than electric resistance heat.
  • Significantly lower CO2 emissions than electric resistance heat.
  • Easier installation, because hybrid systems require less underground pipe.

Propane Heat: Warm, Comfortable, and Affordable

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If you, like many, dread opening that electric bill, it’s time to think about switching to a propane heating system. How efficient is propane? On average a high-efficiency propane furnace will pay for itself in just over a year. That’s hundreds of dollars in annual energy savings. And we haven’t even mentioned comfort: propane heating delivers a comfortable, consistent heat that other systems simply can’t match. Don’t wait to start saving — give us a call, and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions.

Propane Standby Generators Offers Power for Your Peace of Mind

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With a propane standby generator, your family can spend the next power outage playing games, reading, and relaxing while the neighbors search for candles and flashlights. Give your family greater comfort, security, and safety with a propane standby generator.

The Cost of Being Unprepared

The average power outage costs homeowners $1,250 in spoiled food, eating at restaurants, damage to electronics and homes, lost wages from home businesses, and hotel or temporary relocation costs.

SO, WHAT MAKES PROPANE THE BEST CHOICE FOR STANDBY POWER?

A standby generator powered by propane offers advantages that other fuel sources simply can’t match:

  • Permanently installed and supplied by an above- or belowground tank, it starts automatically, the moment the power goes down.
  • Supplies supplemental electricity in as little as 10 seconds after an outage.
  • Propane doesn’t degrade over time, unlike diesel or gasoline, making it an ideal standby power fuel.
  • Most units produce as little as 60 decibels of noise, comparable to a normal conversation.
  • Available in a variety of capacities to fit the needs of any size home.
  • Produces significantly fewer greenhouse gas emissions than diesel or gasoline.
  • Propane is non-toxic, non-poisonous, and won’t contaminate soil or water.
  • Can handle an entire home’s energy needs for days, unlike solar- or wind-powered systems.

The same propane that will power a home’s generator can also power the other major appliances that make life less stressful during a power outage.