PROPANE TIPS FOR SUMMER

Summertime means sunshine, outdoor time and hanging with friends and family. It can also mean extreme heat, so our propane tip of the month for large tanks is:

In extreme heat, cool your tank down by spraying it with a garden hose. It can help lower the gas pressure and elevated temperature levels.

And here are a few more general propane safety tips for summer!

Care & Storage

  • Keep propane cylinders cool: Don’t store in direct sunlight, hot locations or in your car for extended periods.
  • Don’t store them in indoor living spaces.
  • Keep tanks upright: They have safety release valves that are designed to work properly when upright.
  • Keep them clear from open flames or other heat sources.
  • When transporting in your vehicle, secure the tank firmly and keep it upright.

Proper Use

  • Visually inspect the tanks for dents, rust, or corrosion and replace if needed.  
  • Close the valve when not in use.
  • Have tanks filled by professionals: Don’t attempt to do so on your own.
  • Check before first use: Test for leaks in lines and at the valves to ensure all is working properly (use the water and dish soap test).

Tips When Grilling

  • Keep your grill in a well-ventilated area (never enclosed or indoors)
  • Before using, clean the grill well to alleviate flare ups.
  • Check the lines to ensure all is in good working order (see leak test above).
  • Keep a working fire extinguisher nearby whenever you are using a propane cylinder.
  • Turn off the grill’s burner controls and the propane tank valve when not using.
  • If you detect a leak (and smell of rotten eggs), turn off the tank and contact a professional.

If you have questions about propane use or would like to heat and cool your home with propane, please give us a call or stop in and speak to a Wright Services professional!

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