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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

The Ultimate Opening-Weekend Checklist for Your Ontario-Based Cottage

Posted on Tue, Mar 01, 2022 @ 07:30 AM

As we head into March there is a feeling that winter is almost behind us and we can begin thinking about the change of season. Your seasonal cottage property is waiting to be re-opened and it won't be too long now.

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Topics: Cottage Propane Services

New to Propane? Here's a Guide for Homeowners

Posted on Tue, Mar 23, 2021 @ 05:12 PM

According to real estate news, 2020 saw a trend for homeowners to move out of larger towns and cities and relocate to a rural community. This was partially because of so many companies transitioning to a remote workforce, where all that was needed was a quiet space and an internet connection for office workers to complete their work. Urban homeowners saw an opportunity to pull up stakes and settle into a year-round rural retreat with all the associated benefits of country living.

Housing in rural or even remote areas, is quite different than in cities - especially when it comes to energy.

Many communities in central Ontario, especially smaller villages, do not have access to natural gas and so homes are either heated by electricity, oil, or propane.

Home buyers often calculate into the purchase price how much it would cost to renovate and upgrade a property to forced air propane with central air conditioning.  Cost savings, efficiency, and environmental benefits are often cited as the reason for the preference for propane.

If you are new to propane as an energy source for your home, we've put together some helpful information in the form of a complimentary downloadable guide (PDF).

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Topics: Cottage Propane Services, Home & Cottages, Propane Benefits

Get the Benefits of Remote Monitoring for Your Propane Tank

Posted on Thu, Oct 01, 2020 @ 04:03 PM

Installing propane service at a cottage or residential property in central Ontario? Congratulations! Propane is an excellent fuel for a rural property.

As one of the most environmentally-friendly and cost-effective energy sources on the market, the use of propane will help your household or cottage cut down its carbon footprint and help you save a significant amount of money on your utility bills each month.

One of the biggest benefits of propane, however, is how easy it is to transport. That means bulk propane can be delivered directly to your door and put in your tank by an expert - all with minimal effort on your behalf.

While there are a number of propane delivery options, including will call and timed delivery, the best option to ensure you keep your home or cottage properly powered is through propane tank monitoring.

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Topics: Cottage Propane Services, propane Tanks, Propane Benefits

Introducing Smart Propane Tank Monitoring from Budget Propane

Posted on Thu, Aug 24, 2017 @ 10:18 AM

Smartphones, smart homes and smart cars - automation is taking over and we couldn’t be more excited.

Automation adds convenience and peace-of-mind to our busy, and occasionally stressful, lives.

At Budget Propane, we have always been concerned with our customers’ comfort. We are committed to ensuring you get the service you need, when you need it.

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Topics: Budget Propane, Customer Service, Cottage Propane Services, Home & Cottages

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