This past winter was extraordinary. We had to cope with extreme cold mixed with snow, ice and sleet. And when temperatures climbed above freezing again, tons of rain pelted our area. All of this created major challenges for our delivery and service personnel but, as always, they were up to the task. Throughout these difficult times, the Parker Gas team worked tirelessly to take care of our customers. We salute their efforts.
With the warm weather here, remember that we can help you feel comfortable with us in many ways. We hope you will visit our showroom this season to check out our range of propane products. This includes tankless water heaters and direct-vent space heaters from Rinnai, Monessen propane fireplaces and the unique Big Green Egg barbecue grill—and so much more.
One of our longtime customers sent us this plant as a thank-you gift for looking after her during the toughest winter we’ve seen in years. We promise to take good care of it!
We also encourage you to make plans for an easier winter next year by signing up for popular programs like Easy Pay and Pre-Buy.
So keep relying on Parker Gas for your comfort in all seasons. If you ever need our help with anything, big or small, all you have to do is call!
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Heating costs can really add up during a long cold winter; that’s why we offer programs to make it a lot easier to manage your household budget.
Beginning in August, we spread out your propane payments over 11 months so your heating costs stay predictable. This dramatically lowers your winter payments. EasyPay customers also receive a 3¢-per-gallon discount. And for even greater convenience, you can sign up for EFT (electronic funds transfer) for automatic payments from your bank. You can also make automatic monthly payments with your credit card.
Starting in July, this program lets you lock in a price for your estimated fuel usage for the entire heating season. Two payment options are available for this plan:
To learn more about these programs or to request enrollment, please call us.
Propane is a powerful, efficient and versatile fuel that can be used in many ways. We will be glad to review your energy needs at any time and show you how expanding your propane use can enhance your lifestyle while keeping you and your family safe and comfortable.
Let us introduce the Propane Energy Pod. No, it’s not the latest electronic gadget from Apple. It’s an innovative model for new-home construction that merges these five applications of propane into an integrated whole house energy package:
Builders can now use this approach to give their buyers a home that is a pleasure to live in—with gas for cooking, clothes drying and fireplaces, unlimited hot water and super-efficient space heating. Some builders are raising the bar even further by incorporating propane outdoor living products as well. As an added bonus, rebates are available through the Propane Education & Research Council.
Besides enjoying heightened, affordable comfort, anyone who builds a new home using the Propane Energy Pod model will have bragging rights because of how effectively it reduces carbon emissions.
If you or someone you know is considering purchasing a newly built home, please visit BuildWithPropane.com/energypod to check out videos, fact sheets and more. And then pass this information on to your builder.
Warm up to propane
Affordable, guaranteed comfort. That’s what you get when you rely on propane to warm up your home. Most high-efficiency propane furnaces feature two-stage gas burners and variable-speed motors to deliver all the warm air you need, no matter how cold it gets. That’s one reason heated air from a furnace is much warmer than the temperatures reached by more inefficient electric heat pumps.
The typical heat pump only supplies heated air at 95°, which is colder than your body temperature. No wonder it can feel like a cold draft coming from your vents!
Propane furnaces use multi-stage burners and variable-speed motors to pump out your heat at a toasty 120°.
All the hot water you want
A tankless propane water heater uses a flame so hot you no longer need to keep water sitting in a storage tank, eating up energy dollars while it waits to be used. What’s more, it’s almost impossible to run out of hot water, no matter how many showers, hot baths or laundry loads are running.
Cook like a pro
You’ll never see an electric stove being used on Top Chef! Gas ovens give you much better temperature control and heat distribution than electric stoves. The most efficient stoves have an automatic electric ignition system, which saves propane because the pilot light is not burning continuously. Propane cooktops, ranges and ovens are available in the latest styles, including commercial grade stainless steel.
Gas dryers typically dry your clothes 25% faster than electric models while being gentler on fabrics. Remember to clean the lint screen after every load. The duct, vent and hinged hood cover should also be cleaned at least once a year.
Hearth and home
With a propane fireplace, there’s more heat without the work and fuss. Light your fire with the flip of a switch and then enjoy the incredible atmosphere of today’s log sets and realistic flames. Gas fireplaces can produce twice as much heat as wood-burning fireplaces at about a third of the cost. Plus no soot, ash or smoke.
Take a look to see how propane makes it easy to enjoy your outdoor living spaces.
Thrill to your grill. Propane grills light instantly, heat faster than charcoal, and emit less carbon monoxide and soot. For the sake of convenience, higher-end grills offer drawers, side burners, surface lighting and LED temperature displays.
Take a plunge anytime. Whether you have a pool or a spa, a propane pool heater will warm your water much faster at a lower cost.
Keep the party going. Take the chill out of the night air with patio heaters and outdoor fireplaces, which can raise outdoor temperatures by as much as 30°.
Light the way. Propane can be used to light all areas of your home’s exterior. Popular applications include propane-fueled tiki torches, which provide plenty of lighting and ambience while eliminating the smell and residue created by oil-burning torches.
Q: How do I get hot water from a water heater that doesn’t have a tank?
A: A propane tankless water heater uses a flame so hot you don’t need to keep water sitting in a storage tank, eating up energy dollars while it waits to be used. You simply turn on a hot-water faucet. A flow sensor will activate a propane gas burner to heat the water. The heating will continue until you turn off the faucet, at which point the gas burner shuts off.
Q: Will a propane tankless water heater save me money?
A: Yes. Propane tankless water heaters can save you more than $150 every year on hot-water costs.* And since most have a life expectancy of more than 20 years, about twice as long as a standard tank water heater, that adds up to big savings.
For a limited time, we can help you qualify for rebates of up to $200 on a propane tankless water heater. And if you install a tankless water heater by July 31, we’ll give you an additional $100 discount. Please contact us today to learn more.
We’ve made big improvements to our site with you in mind. There are larger, easy-to-see graphics and a clean and simple design that will be very easy to navigate.
Our site also includes a range of new and improved features to make it a snap to find information and request services, including fuel deliveries, equipment service and propane conversions.
You’ll also be able to pay bills online. Many customers have been asking about this, and we think everyone will enjoy the convenience of doing business with us online—anytime they like.
See you there!