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Save on Energy with Propane This Winter

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.

Autumn grilling

10 Tips for Cold Weather Grilling

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:

By the fireplace

The Perfect Holiday Season Treat: A Propane Fireplace

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.

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No Propane Run-Outs, Guaranteed: Get TankWatch Peace of Mind

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

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.

Prepare your heating system

Five Ways to Prepare Your Heating System for Fall and Winter

Do you like to overwork? Neither do we. You know what else doesn’t like to overwork?

Your heating system.

Hello autumn

Why Early Fall Is a Great Time to Get Your Propane Tank Filled

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.

Autumn tree and leaves

Five Ways to Simplify the Coming Heating Season

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.

Preparing for Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence is headed our way…be ready!

Here are safety reminders as we prepare for this dangerous storm:

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Sign up for AutoPay and Simplify Your Bill Paying

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.

Propane Gas Safety Checks: the ultimate peace of mind for your propane-powered home

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.  

Green house

Propane: The Cleaner, Greener Fuel

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?

Power outage

Choosing a Whole House Generator

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.

Pinching nose

Can I Always Smell a Propane Gas Leak?

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?

How much propane will I use in the summer?

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).

Propane gas stove top

Can I Convert My Appliances from Conventional Gas to Propane?

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?

Brand new propane gas stove

Why Switch to a Propane Cooking Range?

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.

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Propane and Your RV: Safety and Maintenance Dos and Don’ts

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.

Propane safety for kids: Keep it simple, keep it fun

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.

What should I do if my carbon monoxide detector sounds?

Propane appliances have a remarkable safety record – one of the best in the home comfort business.

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