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If you’re new to propane, you might be concerned about carbon monoxide. It’s a poisonous and potentially harmful gas that’s released when propane and other fuels are burned. But it’s easy to use propane safely and avoid danger. Here are some tips:

propane tank with scarfCold weather brings its own set of safety tips for propane users. Here are some important things to keep in mind, courtesy of Propane Education and Research Council spokesman Stuart Flatow.

  1. Never bring outdoor propane appliances indoors.
  2. Do not use propane torches to thaw frozen pipes.
  3. If you run out of propane or experience any propane system damage or interruption of service, contact your propane supplier immediately.
  4. If you smell gas, extinguish any flames or smoking materials, leave the area, and call 9-1-1 immediately.

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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.

Lakes Gas thanks the Minnesota Vikings for a great 2017-2018 NFL season. We were lucky enough to take the Lakes Gas family to the October 22nd game against the Baltimore Ravens at U.S. Bank Stadium and rooted for our Vikings all season.

Ultimately, they lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in the playoffs this past weekend. But they made us all proud anyway. Thanks again, Vikings! Here’s to next season!

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.

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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.

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