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Could the school bus be making your kids sick?

According to the American Lung Association, yes. Traditional diesel school buses let off exhaust ꟷyou’ve probably seen it billowing from the school bus yourself. And that exhaust can contain harmful soot and nitrogen oxides, which can cause asthma, bronchitis, and other illnesses.

snowstormThe snowy season is here. And if you use propane, it’s a good time to make sure you’re prepared for the next snowfall before it happens. Here are some easy steps from PropaneComfort.com.

Have Enough

Check your tank levels before a storm. If you’re low, give us a call for a fill-up. You don’t want to run out when the roads are covered and deliveries are delayed.

Energy Efficient More efficient propane appliances mean lower energy costs.

Here are some tips from the Propane Education and Research Council to improve your energy efficiency and save you money.

Consider Energy Star Appliances

If it’s time to replace an appliance, choose an Energy Star certified model. They use far less energy than standard appliances. Get more information on the Energy Star program and search for appliances here.

Rotten EggsRotten eggs. It’s the smell most closely associated with propane. And if you’ve ever been close to a leak, you’ve undoubtedly experienced the noxious odor for yourself.

But what you may not know is propane itself is actually odorless in its natural state. The odor comes courtesy of an additive called Ethyl Mercaptan. It’s added to the propane, so you can detect a leak and react accordingly.

thumbIt’s getting cold out there! And if you’re like us, you’re looking for safe, affordable ways to stay toasty this season. To that end, here are some of our favorite propane heaters on the market.

The product: Dyna-Glo Liquid Propane Infrared Vent Free Heater

Why we love it: This 30,000 BTU indoor heater has state-of-the-art vent-free technology, making it safe to use inside, even without a chimney or flue. What’s more, you’ll get extra peace-of-mind from the built-in oxygen depletion sensor that automatically shuts the unit off if it detects carbon monoxide. And since it doesn’t require electricity, it’s great for power outages, or remote cabins.

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