PROPANE CONSUMER NEWS & SAFETY

Propane Consumer News & Safety | Allied Propane ServiceAllied Propane Service is committed to helping you enjoy the comfort and convenience of propane -- our number-one priority is keeping you safe while using it. Below are valuable safety and maintenance tips for your year round use.  Also in this section we offer a Library with documents for your convenience. In addition, you can check out the latest Consumer News. Let us know how we can help by contacting us online anytime.

Consumer Safety Information is on this resource site at Propane Exceptional Energy, with answers to questions like "What should I do if I smell gas?" and "What should I do with my old and damaged cylinders?"

In an emergency, always call 911.

Maintenance and Safety Tips for your propane dryer

  1. Be sure that your dryer's vent is unobstructed.
  2. Clean lint screen after each use.
  3. Clean exhaust duct periodically.
  4. Check outside vent periodically and make sure it opens and closes freely.
  5. Never run your dryer when not at home.

Maintenance and safety tips for your propane furnace

  1. Follow manufacturer's installation and operating instructions.
  2. Have your furnace and venting inspected annually by your authorized heating dealer.
  3. Change your furnace filters regularly.
  4. Before firing up and using your propane gas furnace for the first time each season, be sure to have your venting system checked. Insects may have built nests which obstruct flow.
  5. At the first indication of incomplete combustion (yellow flame instead of blue, or soot present), contact a service technician immediately.

What is propane?

Propane (also called LPG -- liquefied petroleum gas -- or LP gas) is a liquid fuel stored under pressure.  In most systems, propane is vaporized to a gas before it leaves the tank.  Propane is flammable when mixed with air (oxygen) and can be ignited by many sources, including open flames, smoking materials, electric sparks, and static electricity.  Severe freeze burn or frostbite can result if propane liquid comes in contact with your skin.