Our Family Looks after Yours

Daren and David Parker

Dear Friends,

As we head into the colder months, we want to thank you for your business. These days, it’s hard to find a company that isn’t part of a national chain or a major corporation. And while it comes as no surprise when our customers tell us how much they appreciate working with a family-owned company that’s been in the neighborhood for many years, we do appreciate hearing it.

We’re proud to guarantee that a real person will answer the phone when you call and give you the help you need. When you stop by to visit us, our friendly and courteous staff is happy to see you and answer your questions. And, perhaps most importantly, you can always look to us for fast, reliable service whenever you need it — especially if it’s an emergency. We had plenty of those last winter!

When it comes to making your life more convenient, count on us for easy, efficient services like automatic deliveries and budget-friendly payment options. We’re also happy to help you choose products for your home, from energy-efficient tankless water heaters that provide plenty of hot water to gas fireplaces that add warmth and charm.

As a family business, we could not have made it this far if we didn’t exceed customer expectations, and we look forward to continuing that long tradition for you this season.

Warmly,
David Parker and Daren Parker

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Reasons to Rely on Us

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Here are just a few of the ways Parker Gas ensures that you always feel comfortable with us.

Browse our site to see all that we can do for you!

Comfort and Savings: Finding Your Balance

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This is the time of year when you want to make wise choices to stay comfortable while you keep your energy costs under control. Here are some tips to help you.

4 Propane Upgrades to Consider

Balance out your comfort and savings throughout the year with these four suggestions for propane upgrades.

  1. Install a propane fireplace or propane log set. Vented propane hearths give you all the benefits of wood fireplaces without the smoke, mess or cleanup — and at a fraction of the installation cost — no chimney required!
  2. Warm up to a propane space heater. Do you have rooms that are drafty and cold? Do you do a lot of work in your garage? Vented propane gas space heaters are easy to install, incredibly efficient and extremely safe. They also burn cleaner, with fewer emissions compared to electric and fuel oil space heaters.
  3. Upgrade to a new propane furnace. Propane gas furnaces are best in their class in terms of efficiency, with ratings from 90 to 98% efficient. A propane furnace can provide affordable warmth and comfort for any size floor plan, from small residences to large custom homes.
  4. Go tankless. Swap out your old electric tank water heater for an innovative tankless propane unit. You’ll cut down on your water heating bills and enjoy a virtually endless supply of hot water.

Propane for a More Efficient Home

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How much do you know about propane and its energy-efficient appliances? Here are some facts that may surprise you.

Put your Comfort on Automatic

Many of our propane customers get scheduled deliveries. They never have to call us for fuel because we carefully track their fuel usage and then make a delivery before their tank gets low. Automatic delivery does not cost anything extra!

This system works for most customers if usage is consistent, but there are exceptions, especially for customers who use propane appliances at their discretion, such as fireplaces, space heaters and pool heaters.

In cases like this, we ask that you call us for a delivery when your propane tank gauge reaches 30%. This will give us plenty of time to get more fuel to you. And if you start using a lot more or less fuel than you did last year, please call and let us know.

Safety Corner

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We want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your propane appliances. Here are a few tips on how to keep everything running safely and efficiently in your home.

Open House and Customer Appreciation Days!

Looking for a new fireplace, gas logs, grill or space heater? Join us this fall for days of open houses. The week tops off with the last day — the big one — customer appreciation day! You’ll save money with our fall specials, and you’ll have fun too. Bring your friends!

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Open Houses & Storewide Sales include:

Our Customer Appreciation Day includes:

Save these dates!

Avoid Run-Outs with Comfort Guard

When we install our Comfort Guard tank monitor for you, we’ll always know what’s in your tank. You can also stay in the know about your tank level with our userfriendly phone app.

If there have been changes in your household that will increase your fuel usage (house guests, a new baby, etc.), you won’t have to ask us to adjust your delivery schedule. Technology will let us know! Enjoy this peace of mind for the first year free — and then for a nominal fee after that.

Comfort Guard is ideal for customers who are away for extended periods in the winter. And it’s also perfect for everyone with busy lives. You’ll have one less thing to worry about!

Contact us here to request enrollment, or call us today!

Ask the Expert

Doug Thigpen

Q: The pilot light on my gas fireplace won’t stay lit. My neighbor told me there might be something wrong with my thermocouple. How can I fix it?

A: It’s probably not your thermocouple, which is a sensor used to measure temperature. Most of the time, the problem you describe is the result of a dirty pilot tube. We often get calls about this in the fall, when people begin to use their fireplaces. Dust and debris collect in the pilot tube when it isn’t being used, and it needs to be cleaned.

We can inspect and clean your gas fireplace to ensure that it’s working properly all season. You should get this service done each fall.

— Doug Thigpen

5 Smart Moves for Winter

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Here are five steps you can take to make this winter a little easier.

  1. Call for a gas appliance safety check. We’ll inspect propane tanks and lines, following guidelines developed by the propane industry.
  2. Switch to automatic deliveries or install a Comfort Guard tank monitor to prevent run-outs.
  3. Enroll in Auto Pay: no stamps to buy, no checks to mail and no worrying about late payments.
  4. Replace old appliances. Removing outdated equipment in favor of high-efficiency models can reduce your annual fuel costs. Check out our upcoming open houses for amazing discounts!
  5. During the winter, please take a few minutes to remove snow, ice or any other obstructions to your tank so that our driver can deliver your fuel as safely and efficiently as possible.