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Propane Supply: Good and Plenty

Parker Brothers

Dear Friends,

While the national outlook for propane prices and supplies remains very positive, we at Parker Gas also do a lot on our end to make sure that we have plenty of fuel for you—at competitive prices. We have an excellent model for forecasting fuel demand, and we’ve backed that up with supply contracts to ensure that we have access to fuel throughout the year.

We store propane on our property for protection against the occasional bottlenecks in the supply chain. Our bulk storage facilities have the capacity to store more than 500,000 gallons of propane at any given time.

We embrace the latest technology for predicting and determining customer demand, including Comfort Guard wireless tank monitors, which track your actual usage and alert us when
it’s time to fill your tank. Contact us if you’re interested in getting a tank monitor installed. It’s not expensive and it can eliminate hassles.

To sum up, our track record for reliable supply and fair prices has always been one of our strongest competitive advantages. Every year, we hear about competitors who haven’t secured their fuel properly, but when you’re a Parker Gas customer, you’ll never have to worry about not having enough propane in your tank.


David Parker Daren Parker

100 Gallons of Propane at 1958 Prices!

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Parker Gas will celebrate its 60th year in business next year! To get the anniversary party started early, we’re giving our customers a chance to win a propane delivery at the price we charged in 1958—the year Earl J. Parker founded our company.

All you have to do to enter this contest is to post an online comment about why you like doing business with Parker Gas. Post your comments either on our Facebook page or on Review Buzz. To get there, click the icons for Facebook and Review Buzz on our home page.

We’ll choose one winner in a random drawing. To qualify, comments need to be posted by October 1, 2017.

WIN a 3D Printer

da Vinci Mini 3D printer

Do you have budding builders in your home? Enter to win the new XYZprinting da Vinci Mini, a consumer-friendly 3D printer that is easy to set up and use.

Read this newsletter, visit ParkerGas.com/contest and answer the questions there. All entries received by 6/15/17 with the correct answers will be entered into a drawing. FIVE winners will be selected!

Have You Met Blue?

The Propane Education & Research Council has been promoting the benefits of propane in a fun way—thanks to a dog named Blue. If you haven’t heard why Blue likes propane so much, go to ProudlyPropane.com and check out his videos.

Embrace The Propane Difference

Staying safe, saving money and keeping comfortable become a lot easier when you expand your use of propane.

propane vs. electricity: what’s the better deal?

Do the electric appliances in your home outnumber your propane gas appliances? You may be shocked to find out how much money you could start saving if you pulled the cord completely on your electric appliances and plugged into propane instead.

Take propane water heaters as one example. They generally cost 30% less to operate than electric ones — or 60% less if you use a tankless propane water heater. And don’t forget comfort! Propane water heaters can produce about twice as much hot water as electric units — in the same amount of time. If you’re tired of your electric water heater leaving you cold, contact us about converting to a propane water heater. It’s a lot easier than you may think!

Don’t stop with water heaters!

People are warming up to propane — and saving money — in many other ways too.

Feel free to contact us about the many ways you can save money by pulling the cord on electric appliances and plugging into propane.

outdoor living made easy

No other fuel can do as much as propane can to make lounging in your backyard a pleasant experience. And thanks to modern advances in flexible piping, you can now extend your use of propane to a wider range of outdoor products — even refrigerators and fireplaces!

Grill it up

Propane grills light instantly, heat faster than charcoal, and emit less carbon monoxide and soot. They make your food taste better too! For convenience’s sake, higher-end grills offer drawers, side burners, surface lighting and LED temperature displays.

People are taking cooking to new levels by adding cooktops, ovens and rotisseries to their deck or patio.

Swim it up

Whether you have an aboveground pool, an in-ground pool or a spa, a propane pool heater will warm your water much faster — and at a lower cost — than an inefficient electric heater.

Many propane pool heaters include sensors that shut off the unit if water temperatures rise above preset limits.

Warm it up

Take the chill out of the air with portable heaters and outdoor fireplaces, which can raise outdoor temperatures by as much as 30°. They’re great for prolonging your outdoor entertaining season!

Most portable heaters immediately shut down if the heater gets knocked over.

the yellow school bus goes green

Many states in the country have been adopting alternative energy incentive programs in recent years, resulting in more school districts purchasing propane autogas buses, according to the Propane Education & Research Council.

These school districts have realized enormous fuel savings by using propane autogas instead of diesel fuel. Propane costs about 50% less than diesel per gallon and reduces maintenance costs as a result of its clean-operating properties.

Additionally, propane-powered school buses perform better in cold weather than diesel-powered buses. They start more easily and their interiors heat faster so that windows become defrosted quickly.

Kids are benefitting from a healthier ride to and from school as well. Studies show that, when compared with the diesel buses they have replaced, buses fueled by autogas:

Is Your Water Heater Wearing Out?

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If your water heater is more than 15 years old, you should consider replacing it—most water heaters give out long before that. Don’t wait until you have a pool of water around your failed water heater! At that point, you’ll have fewer options and terrible inconvenience, and it will be more costly to replace.

Besides age, warning signs that your tank may be wearing out include dampness around the bottom of the tank, a pilot light going out, or popping sounds. Call us today so we can evaluate your tank and explain your replacement choices.

Right now, you may qualify for a $150 rebate when you replace your old water heater with either a new propane tankless unit or a propane storage-tank unit!

Tell Us What You Need!

Parker Gas services and installs everything we sell, so you can feel confident that all your equipment will be set up properly for peak performance and long life. We stand by all of our work! Here’s a closer look at a few of the products we install:

Community Corner

Every spring, we lend our support to Relay for Life fund-raising walks. These events celebrate people in our communities who have battled cancer, commemorate loved ones we have lost and raise money to fight back against the disease.

This year’s events include the following:

We hope to see you at one of these! Please visit Relay.ACSevents.org to find out more about local events or to make a donation.