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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!

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.

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.

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.

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