Heating season is in full swing here in North Carolina, with temperatures expected to drop into the 30s in the coming weeks (don’t blame us – we’re only the messengers).
With that cooler weather will inevitably come higher energy bills – but take heart: with a little planning and some lifestyle adjustments (and a little help from propane), you can moderate those bills without sacrificing comfort.
Some people close down their propane grills for the winter – but some of us just can’t get enough of that charbroiled goodness to stop when North Carolina temperatures drop.
Cold weather grilling does offer up some challenges, though, and some special considerations: if you want to try it out this fall and winter, follow these ten tips:
October is breezing by us here in North Carolina – before you know it, it will be time for turkey and stuffing, with Christmas following closely behind.
Automatic Delivery is a great way to take the hassle and worry out of your propane deliveries, and to avoid propane run-outs.
Five reasons to switch to a propane water heater If you heat your home with a propane gas furnace but still heat your water with an electric water heater, you’re missing out on a big opportunity to improve performance in your North Carolina home. Water Read more.
Do you like to overwork? Neither do we. You know what else doesn’t like to overwork?
Your heating system.
Fall officially arrived this weekend – which means it’s time for school, football games, and walks in the crisp North Carolina autumn air.
It’s also the perfect time to schedule your propane delivery.
Fall is here, which means that it’s just a matter of time before you start reaching for the “heat” setting on your thermostat to brace for cool North Carolina days and nights.
That makes the next few weeks an important time to prepare for the fall and winter ahead.
Hurricane Florence is headed our way…be ready!
Here are safety reminders as we prepare for this dangerous storm:
It’s the beginning of the month. You know your heating bill is due, and you promise you’ll get to it tomorrow.
Then life happens.
A month later, the bill is still sitting unpaid on your countertop under a pile of other bills, and soon it will be joined by a late notice and the fee that comes with it.
Not sure if your home propane gas system is working safely and performing at its best? Have one of the experts at Parker Gas conduct a comprehensive Propane Gas Safety Check for your North Carolina home.
If you’re already using it to power many of appliances in your North Carolina home, you know why propane is one of the most versatile fuels around. But did you know it’s one of the most eco-friendly ways to power your home, too?
As unpredictable as the weather is these days, it’s best to be prepared for anything, including power outages that can be inconvenient at best – and dangerous at worst – for your family.
One of the best ways to prepare for severe weather power outages, of course, is to install a propane back-up generator.
If you use propane to power appliances in your North Carolina home, you know that a propane leak smells like rotten eggs (hopefully, you also know what to do if you detect one).
But what if that smell isn’t obvious?
It’s not always easy to estimate your propane usage in the summer, especially if you have a number of propane appliances that are working quietly behind the scenes (a propane water heater or propane patio heater, for instance).
If you’ve recently made the switch to propane in your North Carolina home, you may have some appliances that aren’t equipped to be used in your new propane system. The question is, should you convert these appliances?
Look in the kitchen of just about any restaurant and you’ll find a gas-powered stove. That’s not a coincidence.
For most chefs, the ability of a gas cooktop to control heat quickly and precisely is enough to seal the deal.
Summer is a great time to take to the road and enjoy the freedom that a propane-powered RV can bring you. But that freedom does come with some responsibilities – especially when it comes to keeping your family safe.
When it comes to powering your appliances , propane has one of the best safety records around – but that doesn’t mean you can take propane safety for granted, especially if you have children living in your home.
Propane appliances have a remarkable safety record – one of the best in the home comfort business.