Even though temperatures may not be bad when you’re reading this, you know how it goes– colder temperatures of fall and winter show up in the blink of an eye. It’s not too early to start preparing for colder weather. The steps you take now can help you be prepared for the next coming winter. 

There are steps you can take within your home to make sure you are ready for winter. As you prepare for the colder season, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

Ensure You Have Plenty of Propane

Contact us and discuss scheduling of propane delivery for your tank. Regularly scheduled deliveries will help ensure you have enough propane available for residential use in the event of a winter storm that may make some roads inaccessible.  We will also be happy to discuss payment programs as well! These programs can really help to make your propane utility bills more manageable.

Look Into Owning A Propane-Powered Generator

Experts are predicting a severe winter this year, but you won’t need to worry about any power interruptions if you install a propane-powered generator! ThompsonGas can help you get set up with great brands like Rinnai and Generac. Keep your family safe and comfortable no matter what inclement weather comes your way.  It’s also a good idea to consider a propane-powered fireplace to heat your home. As a service to our customers, many ThompsonGas locations are able to offer great prices on the best brand name fireplaces including Mendota, RH Peterson and Regency products.

Safety First! Install Gas Detectors In Your Home

For additional security, consider installing propane gas detectors and carbon monoxide detectors throughout your home.  This extra level of security will provide peace of mind for everyone in your family, being constantly assured that your home is safe of any harmful gas leaks.  Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installation, proper location and maintenance.  If you have any questions regarding these detectors, don’t hesitate to contact your local ThompsonGas office.

Have Your Propane Systems Inspected Before Winter

Before the beginning of the heating season, it is suggested to have a qualified service technician inspect all of your propane appliances and your propane system. When your appliances are functioning as efficiently as possible, you can not only conserve fuel, you will also save money.

Other Winter Preparation Tips

  • To prevent drafts, check weather stripping around doors and windows.
  • For maximum efficiency, have your furnace inspected and change the HVAC system
  • Clear any brush or obstructions around your tank so drivers have a clear path to deliver your propane.
  • Utilize programmable thermostats and in a 2-story home set the upstairs to a lower
  • To help circulate warm air lower, add ceiling fans to high ceilings.
  • Wrap your water heater with a thermal wrap if it isn’t in an insulated heated area to
    preserve water warmth and save energy.
  • To distribute heat more evenly throughout the room, consider a propane fireplace. They’re much more efficient than wood burning models.

Warmth may be the last thing on your mind during Summer, but it’s a good time to call and arrange for a ThompsonGas service technician to inspect your propane system and address any problems. To avoid emergencies this winter, take care of potential problems now.

Ready to prepare your home for the cold months that are lurking just around the corner?  Call ThompsonGas and we can help assure your home is “propane ready” for that first snowfall!