Whether you just moved into a house with a propane tank, or decided to take advantage of record low propane prices, your first experiences with propane may be a bit confusing. But don't worry, a little information is all you need to be comfortable using propane in your home. Here are some tips for the first-time user.
- Know your company. If you moved to a home with a tank, check it for a sticker. Contact the company to transfer deliveries to your name, if you own the home. The company will answer any questions you have about the delivery process. If you're a Lakes Gas customer, you can contact your nearest branch here.
- Know the smell. It's important that you're home for the first delivery. The delivery person will teach you what propane smells like. It's important to be able to detect a leak. He'll also go over some safety instructions, including how to react if you smell gas.
- Know the basics. The most important thing to know about propane is that it's safe. Propane tanks do not explode. But in case of a leak, you should never store propane in an enclosed area. Lots of safety tips can be found at Propane101.com.
- Know your yard. Before your first delivery, inform your company about the location of septic tanks, watering systems, and power lines so they can avoid them.