Lakes Gas Blog

AdobeStock 52701190Summer is winding down, but you’ve probably got a few weeks of grilling left, depending on the weather. But if you were thinking of extending your BBQ season into the fall by firing up your grill inside your garage, think again. Grills are the leading propane-fueled equipment involved in structure fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. But an easy way to protect yourself is to keep them outside, where they can properly vent.
Here are some other propane safety tips from the NFPA.

  • Handle propane-powered equipment cautiously and follow the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Store cylinder tanks outside of the home.
  • Have your propane gas equipment inspected by a professional regularly to detect possible leaks or malfunctioning parts.
  • When lighting a pilot, carefully follow the manufacturer's instructions.
  • If you smell gas, leave the area immediately and call the fire department from outside your home.

By following these simple rules, you can enjoy propane year-round safely and with peace-of-mind.
Need more propane? Contact us.


Collage300x200Lakes Gas is proud of our employee Karl Schmidt. Karl was recently named U.S. Navy Reserve Seabee, Sailor of The Year NMCB 25 for Fiscal Year 2017. Great work, Karl! Thanks for being on the Lakes Gas team. Your hard work and dedication exemplify the Lakes Gas team spirit.

newblogsimage08If you’ve read our blog before, you’re probably somewhat familiar with propane-powered vehicles. You know propane fuels buses and farm vehicles, and even some cars you pass on the street. But here are some things you may not know about propane autogas, courtesy of the Alternative Fuels Data Center.

There are different kinds of propane vehicles. You can either buy a car meant to run on propane or convert one designed to run on gasoline. If you’ve purchased a vehicle designed to use propane, it can either be dedicated, meaning it only runs on propane, or bi-fuel, meaning it can run on propane or gasoline. 

Image of lakes gas customer and a propane tank.How do you use propane? Maybe it heats your home or grills your burgers. Maybe it runs the buses your children take to school every day. Perhaps it powers vehicles, dries grain, and heats water to keep your farm operation running smoothly.

Whatever your favorite uses for propane, there are more you could be exploring. And when you do, you’ll enjoy clean, affordable energy in other aspects of your life.

Here are some other uses for propane to look in to.

Large propane tanks 300x200

If you’re new to propane, you may have some questions about trying it. Not to worry, our highly skilled propane professionals will answer any questions you have along the way. And here are a few common ones that may be on your mind.

60th sweepstakes logo

Find Nearest Location

cta delivery new edited

cta pay bill edited

cta become customer edited

cookbook cta new edited