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Choosing the Right Propane Tank for Your Home Energy Needs

Posted on Fri, Jun 30, 2023 @ 12:50 PM

When it comes to propane tanks for supplying home energy, there are two main types: horizontal torpedo tanks and vertical (upright) tanks. Let's explore these options and find the best fit for your requirements.

Determining the Tank Size and Style:

The capacity and style of the tank you choose will depend on various factors, including:

  1. Estimated propane usage: Consider your heating requirements during the winter season, the size of your home, the number of propane appliances you have, and the efficiency of those appliances.

Torpedo or Upright?

  1. Torpedo Style (Horizontal) Tanks: These tanks have a larger capacity and are typically used when propane serves as the primary source of heat. Their higher storage capacity reduces the need for frequent winter deliveries, providing homeowners with peace of mind regarding an ample supply of propane. At Budget Propane, our torpedo tanks are available in green, allowing them to blend into the landscaping or wooded areas around your property.

For torpedo tanks with capacities ranging from 325 USWG up to and including 1000 USWG, specific installation guidelines apply. These tanks should be positioned at least 10 feet away from property lines, buildings, and ignition sources such as pool heaters or generators. Additionally, the tank must be easily accessible for refilling, so there should be a distance of less than 100 feet between the torpedo propane tank and the location where the propane truck can safely park.

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Topics: Budget Propane, Propane Tanks & Cylinders

Simplify and Streamline Your Propane Deliveries with Remote Monitoring

Posted on Tue, Jun 27, 2023 @ 12:41 PM

Are you in the process of installing propane service at your cottage or residential property in central Ontario? Congratulations! Opting for propane as a fuel source is a smart choice for rural properties.

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Topics: Cottage Propane Services, propane Tanks, Propane Benefits

Key Considerations for Homeowners When Choosing a Propane Supplier

Posted on Tue, Jun 20, 2023 @ 02:39 PM

Are you thinking about switching to propane energy or searching for a new propane supplier for your home? Selecting the right propane company can be a challenging decision, but it's crucial to make an informed choice.

In this blog, we discuss the five essential factors you should consider when choosing a propane supplier. Finding the right supplier tailored to your specific needs will ensure convenient management of your propane supply.

Before delving into those considerations, let's briefly explore why transitioning to propane is a smart decision.

Why Propane is a Wise Choice

Propane is an energy-efficient and cost-effective solution for powering residential homes and businesses. It offers versatile applications both inside and outside your property. Compared to conventional gas and electric systems, propane is not only cheaper but also safer and more durable. It can efficiently heat water, power appliances, fuel outdoor equipment, provide backup generators, and more.

Moreover, propane is a non-toxic and clean-burning fossil fuel, making it an environmentally friendly choice. By using propane, you not only save money on your energy bills but also reduce your carbon footprint. The benefits of using propane as your energy source include:

  1. Reduced environmental impact
  2. Increased safety
  3. Superior heating efficiency
  4. Significant cost savings

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Propane Supplier

With the advantages of propane in mind, let's now explore the key considerations when selecting your propane supplier:

  1. Value for Money

Since one of the primary reasons for switching to propane is cost savings, it's important to find a supplier that offers value for money. However, basing your decision solely on the initial price isn't always the best approach. Propane prices can vary daily and depend on location. Instead of focusing solely on the price of propane, ask about other fees such as installation costs, termination charges, and any minimum monthly purchase requirements. 

  1. Flexible Delivery Options

Heating your home or business with propane should be a seamless and convenient experience. Look for a supplier that offers flexible delivery options to align with your unique lifestyle. At Budget Propane Ontario, for instance, we provide a range of delivery options to meet our customers' needs, including timed delivery, automatic delivery, will call delivery, and seasonal delivery.

  1. High Safety and Regulatory Standards

To ensure your safety and peace of mind when using propane, it's crucial to choose a supplier that upholds the highest safety and regulatory standards. Inquire about their storage, transportation, and handling procedures. A reputable supplier should be able to provide detailed information in these areas.

  1. Customer Service Focus

While large propane companies may prioritize profits, smaller, family-owned suppliers often place greater emphasis on service and customer satisfaction. Your chosen propane supplier should offer high-quality service tailored to your individual needs. Ideally, they should be available for round-the-clock communication to address any issues related to your propane tank, orders, or supply.

  1. Automated Delivery

For a seamless propane delivery experience, consider selecting a supplier that offers automated delivery through tank monitor reading. Propane tank monitors alert your supplier when propane levels reach a custom set-point, enabling timely refills and ensuring you never run out of propane. This automated approach streamlines the entire propane experience.

Should you have any further questions about selecting the right propane supplier to meet your unique needs, don't hesitate to reach out to Budget Propane today. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing you with the answers and the assistance you require.

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Topics: Cottage Propane Services, Home & Cottages

Propane Versus Electric Water Heaters

Posted on Mon, Jun 12, 2023 @ 01:49 PM

When it comes to choosing a water heater for your home, considering the benefits of a propane water heater over an electric water heater can be advantageous.

Here's a video that describes some of the important benefits of propane water heaters over electric models. (click the image to watch the video)

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Topics: Water Heaters

The Advantages of a Propane Back-up Generator

Posted on Thu, Jun 08, 2023 @ 01:05 PM

Power outages are increasingly common, so having access to a reliable and uninterrupted source of energy is important for the safety and well-being of your family or business. One way to safeguard against the financial and emotional toll of a power outage is by installing a generator.

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Topics: Benefits of Using Propane

Grilling with Propane - Your Backyard Checklist

Posted on Thu, Jun 01, 2023 @ 03:13 PM

Barbecue season is here, and it's time to gather outdoors and enjoy delicious meals straight from the grill. Before you start flipping burgers and sizzling steaks, it's crucial to prioritize safety to ensure a worry-free and enjoyable barbecue experience.

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Topics: Propane Safety

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