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Living off the Grid: What Does it Mean?

Posted on Fri, Apr 20, 2018 @ 08:59 AM

Are you looking to move off the beaten path? Perhaps you are rethinking where you source your energy from? Maybe you just want to purchase a cottage for those summer months? Going “off the grid” could be what you’re looking for.

Off-grid living has exploded in recent years. While figures are hard to find, a report from Accenture estimates that some 12 per cent of customers in North America will become energy self-sufficient by 2035.

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Topics: Residential Propane Service

Budget Propane Ontario proudly supports 2018 Recharge with Milk Tankard Curling Event

Posted on Tue, Apr 10, 2018 @ 04:16 PM

Budget Propane Ontario is excited to announce that it was the proud supporter of the 2018 Recharge with Milk Tankard Curling Event.

The Recharge with Milk Ontario Tankard is the annual event that determines the Ontario Men’s Provincial Curling Champion. Overall, 12 teams from across Ontario competed in the Tankard this year.

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Topics: Community Events, Budget Propane in the Community

Get Your Cottage Ready for the Season with this Checklist

Posted on Tue, Apr 03, 2018 @ 04:09 PM

The long wait is finally over! It’s officially Spring and you are probably planning a trip up to the cottage. Opening up a cottage after a long and cold Canadian winter can be very overwhelming, and if there is any damage you will need time to fix it before you can relax and enjoy your summer weekends.

Even if you don’t completely shut down your cottage during the winter, it is important to have a checklist to get your cottage ready for the summer season.

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Topics: Home & Cottages, Calloway Storage

Tips for Looking After an Unoccupied Cottage or Vacant Home

Posted on Wed, Mar 28, 2018 @ 08:41 AM

Do you own a seasonal or a second home that is periodically vacant? An unoccupied or vacant property faces an increased risk when it comes to potential damage such as water damage, heating/electrical system damage and vandalism.

If your home is seasonally or periodically vacant, it is important to make sure your propane supplier has your current phone number, mailing address and email, should they need to contact you about your tank or service. Also provide them with an emergency/ alternative contact in case you are out of reach.

Mechanical failure and power outages can cause heating systems to shut down, and if that happens during the winter it can cause a big problem. Cold weather can cause pipes to freeze and burst, and if no one is around to respond considerable damage can be done. So keep that in mind for next winter.

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Topics: Home & Cottages

1-2-3 It’s Easy to Choose the Right Water Heater for Your Home or Cottage

Posted on Mon, Mar 19, 2018 @ 09:37 AM

Which type of water heater is right for your home or cottage? Water heaters are an essential home appliance that can have a huge impact on your lifestyle. Choosing the right type of water heater to use in your home affects more than just your monthly energy bill. Most of water heaters run either on electricity, oil, natural gas or propane. It is estimated that hot water heaters are the second largest drain on your home energy budget.

Everytime you wash your hands, take a hot shower, or use your dishwasher , you are using your home’s hot water heater. When compared to electric, oil or natural gas water tanks, propane water heaters offer many advantages.

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Topics: Water Heaters, Energy Savings

The Advantages of Having Propane Appliances in Your Home or Cottage

Posted on Wed, Mar 07, 2018 @ 09:21 AM

With so many styles, features and technology available out there, choosing your appliances can be a challenge. Knowing what features are important will help you put the finishing touches on your dream kitchen for example, but, along with task features make sure you evaluate performance, energy efficiency, convenience, and environmental features.

Propane appliances are a great option for homeowners. It is the perfect energy solution for cooking, heating water, drying clothes, heating your pool or hot tub and so on. Propane can help you save money while improving your energy efficiency. Propane gas appliances can produce up to twice as much energy as an electric model in the same amount of time.

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Topics: Propane Appliances, Home & Cottages, Propane Benefits

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