Winter Propane Service Tips for Your North Carolina Home
Posted: December 28, 2018
Ready or not, it’s officially winter (even though we got a taste of winter a little early here in North Carolina) – which means it’s time to buckle up and make sure that we’re ready for the season in our propane-powered home.
Here are the three of the most important things you can do to help us keep the propane gas deliveries coming this winter:
- Clear a path to your propane tank – If it snows, please try to keep a minimum 12-inch path to your propane tank clear so we can access it quickly and safely.
- Clear your driveway – One of your biggest obstacles to getting to your propane tank is navigating on steep driveways. Safety codes prohibit us from parking a fuel truck on an incline unless it is clear of snow and ice and wheel chocks (the wedges we put under the tires so the truck doesn’t roll back) can be applied safely.
- Don’t wait until the last minute – When fuel is in high demand, our routes get quite busy – which means it’s harder for us to accommodate instant delivery requests. Please call when your propane tank is no less than a quarter full – or avoid the hassle of calling altogether by signing up for Automatic Propane Delivery from Parker Gas.
Other tips to keep in mind when preparing for winter weather:
- Don’t forget annual maintenance – professional preventive maintenance will keep your propane appliances running more efficiently and reliably.
- Check your air filters regularly – If you own a forced air heating system, check your filters at least once a month, changing them if needed.
- Check your carbon monoxide and propane alarm – Test all alarm systems, replacing batteries at the beginning of the season. Most CO alarms have a shelf life of five years (there are also 10-year models), so if yours is getting on in years, replace it.
Ready for winter? We are! Contact the pros at Parker Gas for reliable propane deliveries and propane services anywhere in our North Carolina service area. Parker Gas – Serving the Smithfield, Newton Grove, Fayetteville, Clinton, Wilmington, and Mount Olive areas.