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school busesThe start of a new school year is a great time to talk about school buses.

School districts across the country are switching their fleets to propane-powered buses and reaping great benefits.

Here’s how the switch benefited the Metropolitan School District of Warren Township, in Indianapolis, Indiana, as summarized in a case study by the Propane Education and Research Council.

Fotolia 103279290 Subscription Monthly XXLYou probably don’t give it much thought, but your propane tank is a pretty amazing thing. It holds the fuel that powers your daily life, and has a variety of safety features to protect your family while it does. So whether you’re new to propane, or have been using it for years, you should take a few minutes to get to know your propane tank.
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Propane in your homeWhether you’re building a new home or remodeling your current one, propane offers a variety of great benefits. It can be used to fuel some or all of your appliances and offers increased comfort for all your daily activities. Here are some reasons to include propane into your build or remodel, courtesy of the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC).

consider a propane furnaceCold weather will be here before you know it. And if your furnace is more than 18 years old, it may be time to replace it. Here are some reasons you may want to consider a high-efficiency propane furnace for your replacement or new construction, courtesy of Propane Education and Research Council’s handy furnace fact sheet.

Energy Savings

Because of their increased efficiency, you could save $300 to $800 a year on energy costs with a propane furnace rated at or above 90 AFUE.

propane tank colorsIn these last days of summer, you may be spending more time outside. For many of us, that means sprucing up our yards: planting flowers, trimming hedges, and maybe adding a fresh coat of paint to our garages, sheds, shutters, or other outdoor surfaces.

But before you aim that paintbrush at your propane tank, read this.

The first thing you need to know is you can’t paint your tank any color you’d like. NFPA 58, the industry standard for safe LP gas storage and handling, dictates that propane tanks be painted a heat-reflective color, such as white.

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