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Three Steps to Take When Choosing a New Water Heater

If your conventional water heater (one with a storage tank) is nearing its 10th birthday, statistics show that you will probably have to replace it soon – especially if you see leaks near its base or detect other warning signs that your water heater is on its last legs.


Three Reasons to Switch to Choose Propane-Powered Forklifts

Today’s fast-paced warehouses need to keep product moving quickly and efficiently at all times – and your forklift fleet is at the heart of that flurry of movement.

But not all forklifts are created equal.

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Summer Propane Maintenance

You may think of summer as a season to focus on maintaining your home’s cooling system – or, if you’re like some of us, working on your tan.

But summer is an important time to care for your hard-working propane equipment, too. The question is, which of your propane equipment should be serviced and when?

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Make Sure Your Grill’s Propane Cylinder Is Certified Before You Get Cooking This Spring!

One of the great signs of spring’s arrival here in North Carolina is the mouthwatering smell of food grilling on a Saturday afternoon. Yum!

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Make Life Easier next Winter with These Five Tips

A crazy winter like the one we just had can leave all kind of damage in its wake – from physical damage to your home and appliances to the mental strain of higher bills and heating uncertainty.

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18 for 2018: Propane Safety Tips for Grilling Season

Now that the snow’s gone and the buds are back on the trees here in North Carolina, we can officially call it spring and actually mean it – which means it’s also time to dust off the propane grill, refill your propane cylinders, and get cooking!

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Why Choose a Tankless Propane Water Heater?

Smart home buyers (and business owners) are quickly discovering the many advantages of propane – and one of the best ways to enjoy those advantages is by replacing your conventional water heater with a propane tankless model.

Why Do I Need a Propane Tank Monitor?

We’re big fans of Automatic Delivery here at Parker – it’s one of the best ways take the stress out of managing your propane deliveries, and to prevent inconvenient or even dangerous propane run-outs. When you consider that it’s FREE, it’s really a no brainer.

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Supplementing Your Home Heating System with Propane Space Heaters

If you’re relying solely on your central heating system to keep your North Carolina home warm, it will more than likely have to run full-time to do its job, heating unoccupied rooms and wasting energy along the way.

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Why Can’t I Fix My Own Propane Appliances?

Nowadays, it seems like everyone is a DIY-er, able to fix just about any home comfort problem after watching a few YouTube videos.

What you often don’t see in those videos is that a simple problem or oversight can lead to disastrous results – especially when you’re dealing with combustion appliances.

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Three Key Ways Propane Helps the Environment

You probably know that propane is one of the most versatile fuels around, able to power everything from your gas grill to your hearth or generator. But did you know it was one of the greenest, too?

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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:

Hot water heater

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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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:

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