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Gas Furnaces: A Clear Choice in Cold Weather

If you have an electric heat pump, you probably chose it because of its reputation for being one of the most efficient ways to heat your home. And that’s true – but only to a point.

As temperatures drop below 40 degrees or so – as they have been often lately here in North Carolina…

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Minimize Crew Downtime with the Parker Gas Forklift Cylinder Exchange Program

Want a no-brainer way to outperform your commercial warehousing competitors? Enroll in the Parker Gas Forklift Cylinder Exchange program.

Compared to onsite filling services, our tank exchange program is:

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Five Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Water Heater

Your water heater is an unsung hero in your North Carolina home, providing hot water for your shower, bath, sinks, dishwasher and washing machine. But even though water heaters are relatively simple machines, they will eventually wear down.

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Comfort Guard: Propane Peace of Mind, with No More Run-Outs

A few months ago on this blog we talked about how avoiding costly and potentially dangerous propane runouts was one of the best reasons to sign up for FREE Automatic propane delivery from Parker Gas…

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Preparing a Generator Winter Readiness Plan

Having a whole house propane generator is a great way to protect your family, your home, and your belongings during a winter power outage – but only if it operates when you need it most.

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Four Ways to Reduce Your Water Heater Bills

If you’re like the average home owning family in the US, about 20 percent of your annual energy bill comes from heating the water you need to clean your clothes, your dishes, and…well, yourselves.

If you don’t want that much of your hard-earned money going down the drain, there are four basic ways to cut down on your use of heated H20:

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Propane Hearths: The Beauty of a Wood Fire at the Touch of a Button

Everyone loves the warm glow of a fire. But let’s face it – gathering wood and sweeping ash can get tiresome after a while.

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Avoid Propane Run-Outs with FREE Automatic Delivery from Parker Gas!

We know things can get busy at home in the fall and winter, with school and work and holidays and…well, life. Sometimes when it’s busy we forget the little things we have to do – like check our propane tank to make sure we have enough to get through a coming North Carolina cold snap.

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Propane – A Clean, Green Way to Power Your North Carolina Home or Business!

Most people know that propane is one of the best fuels for a grill…but it’s so much more than that!

In fact, propane is one of the most versatile energy sources around, able to power everything from hearths and space heaters to pool heaters, lawnmowers, and even light-to medium-duty fleet trucks.

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Five Ways Propane Makes Summer Better

Summer’s on the way – with it comes some of the most interesting opportunities to use clean, green propane to improve your quality of life at home!

Propane can turn an average summer into a great one by:

Five Factors To Consider When Buying A Propane Patio Heater

Propane patio heaters can help keep the party going outside well into a chilly evening – or well into the fall! But what do you need to think about when it comes time to shop for one? Here are five factors to consider:

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Grill Healthy with These Five Tips

Nothing beats a beats a spring or summer meal cooked on a propane grill…but only if it’s healthy one.

Healthy grilling mostly means avoiding HCAs (heterocyclic amines and PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) – two cancer-causing chemicals form when you cook fatty meats over intense heat and flame.

Meet Blue!

Proudly Independent, Proudly American, Proudly Propane

Are you familiar with the ongoing consumer education campaign that promotes the benefits of propane like never before? The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has received a lot of positive feedback from its “Proudly Propane” outreach, thanks to a fun-loving dog named Blue.

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Landscapers: Discover the Propane Advantage

If you’re using gasoline to power your commercial lawnmowers this spring, you’re missing out on some big-time propane benefits.

Why switch to propane for your commercial lawnmower fleet? Let’s count the ways:

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Convert Dead Space into a Living Room with a Direct Vent Propane Space Heater

Many of us have that one room in our house that we look at and say, “that would be a great room if it wasn’t so cold” – and because the house has no duct system, we assume there’s no long-term solution for solving the problem.

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Buying a Propane-Powered Home? Here Are Some Questions to Ask

If you’re considering investing in a propane-powered home, congratulations – we think you’re making a great choice! But before you buy, it’s important to ask some questions that don’t necessarily apply to a home that uses heating oil, electricity or natural gas as an energy source.

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Winter Safety Tips for Your Propane-Powered Home

Propane heating systems are a safe and effective way to keep you comfortable all winter long. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be knowledgeable about what could happen in your home – or ready to act during an emergency if it arises.

Auto Delivery Customers – Talk with Us to Prevent Run-Outs

One of the best benefits of automatic delivery is that it helps to prevent propane gas run-outs (which are a bad and potentially dangerous thing, as we’ve recently discussed on this blog).

What Happens If I Run out of Propane?

You may think that running out of propane will just affect the ability to heat your house. But the truth is running out of gas can cause a number of problems – and potential propane safety issues – for your propane-powered home.

Imagine Coming Home to a Roaring Fire This Fall…

As Labor Day 2016 fades into our rear view mirror, it’s time to start thinking about the cooler nights to come. So why not give yourself something to look forward to as the mercury drops?

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