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Fotolia 145635445 Subscription Monthly LFall means brightly colored leaves, crisp air and fun activities like apple picking and hayrides.

But it also means winter is just around the corner.

Here are some tips to keep your propane tank safe this snowy season.

  1. Mark Your Tank.  In Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan, we expect huge snowfalls during the winter. And a lot of snow can bury your tank. If it’s not visible, it could be hit by a delivery truck, which could cause a leak. So attach a brightly colored flag to the top so you know where it is at all times.

Fotolia 39789507 Subscription Monthly XXLCooler weather doesn’t have to mean moving your parties indoors. A propane-powered patio heater can keep your guests cozy all season long. And with a variety of models including table top, standing, hanging, wall and ceiling mount and portable units, you’re sure to find the perfect one for you.

Here are some common questions about propane patio heaters, courtesy of the experts at Northline Express.

Fotolia 132330682 Subscription Monthly LThis fall, you won’t want to be caught at the tailgate party without the hottest accessory of the season.

A propane-powered heater.

These handy gadgets can keep you warm when fall weather turns chilly. And unlike a bulky coat, they do it without restricting your movement. That leaves you free to pull out your patented touchdown celebration dance, even if your fellow partygoers wish you wouldn’t.


The Lakes Gas family cheered on the Minnesota Vikings at their game against the Baltimore Ravens at U.S. Bank Stadium on October 22nd. Fifty Lakes Gas employees and their family members represented the company at the game. And all that company spirit must have been good luck for the Vikings. They beat the Ravens 24 to 16.

In addition to the game, those in attendance also saw Esera Tualo – a former defensive tackle for the Vikings – sing the national anthem. Tualo recently competed on NBC’s “The Voice.”

propaneIn the last two years, heat pumps have undergone a big makeover. Federal standards implemented in 2015 mandated higher levels of heating and cooling efficiency.

But if you’re thinking of switching from propane to one of these newer heat pumps, think again.

Even with the new standards, a high-efficiency propane furnace is still your best bet. When coupled with a standard air conditioning system, it still saves you more money than a heat pump.

Here are the details, courtesy of a Propane Education and Research Council fact sheet.

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