Why does propane smell?
In its natural state, propane is odorless. A flammable gas that’s orderless can be dangerous for obviously reasons. As a safety precaution, an odorant called Ethyl Mercaptan is added so any presence of propane may be easily detected. Smelly propane is safe propane!
Can I relight my pilot lights?
For safety reasons we strongly recommend that you avoid unnecessary risks by having a qualified, trained professional relight your pilots. This is especially true if your tank has run out of gas. Please contact Blue Flame Propane right away for assistance.
Is propane an environmentally friendly fuel?
Propane is a safe fuel to use in your home and business. Propane has a narrow range of flammability and cannot be ingested like gasoline or alcohol fuels because it is released as a vapor from a pressured container. When properly maintained propane is safe to use in your home or business.
How do I read the gauge on my propane tank?
We recommend that you regularly monitor your tank level. Look for the round dial attached to the tank with numbers from 5 to 95 (typically under the lid). To allow for propane gas to expand with temperature fluctuations, a propane tank is considered full at 80% of its capacity. For example if your tank gauge reads 70% and you have a 124-gallon tank it has 86.8 gallons in it. For your convenience, comfort & safety Blue Flame Propane recommends that you always maintain at least 20% in your propane tank. We can help you not worry about running out of fuel. Call us to become an auto deliver customer and we will make sure your tank has propane at all times.
Do propane prices change?
Yes. Think of it similar to gas at a gas station. The price of propane, like any other natural energy resource, fluctuates depending on availability. Therefore, our price from the refinery increases or decreases as the market does which causes the end users price to change.
Why isn’t my tank filled to 100 percent capacity?
Your propane is delivered and stored in liquid form. Propane liquid, for example, will expand nearly 17 times as much as water over the same temperature increase. As a result, tanks and cylinders are never completely filled with propane-gas liquid. Tanks are filled to about 80 to 85 percent of their capacity. This leaves a space above the liquid, which allows the propane liquid to expand freely due to changes in temperature.
How can I convert gallons to cubic feet?
Please use this website for a quick and easy way to convert gallons to cubic feet. Click here
Why choose propane over electricity for my appliances or for heat?
According to the US Department of Energy it could cost up to double to operate your range, water heater, dryer or furnace with electricity than with propane. Propane gas furnaces and heaters provide more consistent warm air throughout your home at a lower cost than electric heat pumps and have a longer average life span of 20 years, compared with electric heat pumps’ 12-year average life span.