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Fotolia 78437461 Subscription Monthly XXLAre you hearing a hissing noise coming from your propane tank? It may not be a leak. Here are some other situations that can cause that noise, according to Propane101.com.

An Open Bleeder Valve

The fixed liquid level gauge, commonly called the bleeder valve, is opened by a technician during propane deliveries. Sometimes, it may not be completely closed after a delivery. If this is why you hear the hissing noise, simply turn the gauge clockwise to securely close it.

realistic propaneWarm weather can be tricky when it comes to budgeting for propane usage. It can be easy to accurately plan for a cold winter but underestimate your needs for the summer. Maybe you forgot about all the propane-powered appliances you normally use this season. Or maybe you’re staring at your usage meter in confusion, thinking you must have a leak because there’s no way you could have used so much.

As Propane101.com points out, unexpected cold snaps during the periods where weather is normally warm can cause you to use much more propane than normal, and leave you confused when you look at your usage.

LandscapingDo you run a landscaping business? You may want to look into propane-powered lawn mowers for your fleet. Companies are finding major benefits to these mowers. Here are some, courtesy of the Propane Research and Education Council (PERC).

Reduced Fuel Cost

Propane mowers cost about 30 percent less to operate per hour than traditional gas mowers. That translates into huge savings you can pass on to your customers.

Environmentally Friendly

Switching to propane isn’t just good for you, it’s good for your customers. Using this “green” gas can allow you to market yourself to customers who care about the environment.

memorial dayHappy Memorial Day from all of us at Lakes Gas. Although summer doesn’t actually start until June 21st, most of the country considers this weekend to be the official kick-off to the season. And for us, it means we’re gearing up to keep you fully stocked with the propane you need for grilling, road trips with your RV, mowing the lawn, and other hot-weather activities. Thanks for letting us power up your summer!

Need more propane? Contact us.

propane mowerIs it time for a new mower? Before you buy, consider getting a propane-powered lawnmower instead of a traditional gas-powered model.

Why? You could save a lot of money. It may cost a bit more up-front, but the fuel savings will more than make up for it in the long run. According to the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC), a propane-powered mower costs about 30 percent less per hour to operate. Homeowners who mow a large yard may be pushing a mower for an hour or more at a time. Savings like that will surely make the sweaty task a bit more pleasant.

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