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Operating Your Propane Fireplace: 10 Tips to Keep You and Your Family Safe

Posted on Fri, Nov 23, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

It’s finally winter and the Muskoka region hit -18 last night, which means it’s time to warm up by the fire.

In a previous blog, titled “5 Benefits of Owning a Propane Fireplace This Winter”, we talked about all of the reasons that propane fireplaces are a great option for any home. From their minimal maintenance requirements and budget-friendly operation to their efficiency and environmental friendliness, propane fireplaces are great for a cozy evening and warming up your house.

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Topics: Propane Safety

3 Propane Tank Noises and What They Mean

Posted on Wed, Oct 31, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Propane is a safe and clean-burning heating option and has very little impact on the environment, but, as with any fuel, it is important to know how to properly handle propane with care and to be aware of any unusual sounds. 

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Topics: Propane Safety

Is My Propane Tank Leaking?

Posted on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 @ 03:35 PM

Most of us have been enjoying the warm summer temperatures - spending time outside, going to the beach, relaxing at the cottage or enjoying a boat ride. Soon the cooler temperatures will be upon us and it will be time to turn the heat back on.

Propane is a safe, efficient, reliable and eco-friendly way to heat your home but, like any fuel or gas, sometimes leaks occur. 

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Topics: Propane Safety

Propane Safety - What You Need to Know

Posted on Tue, Oct 31, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

Last month, fire departments across the area conducted Emergency Propane Training. Nearly 25 volunteer firefighters were trained on propane safety and how to effectively put out a propane fire. We were happy to be included in this big day, offering one of our bulk propane trucks and a driver to assist in the training session.

Propane is a safe and clean burning heating option and has very little impact on the environment but, like any fuel source, it is not without risks and must be managed with care. Download the Canadian Propane Association's safety brochure.

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Topics: Propane Safety

Budget Propane in the Community - Firefighter Training

Posted on Sun, Oct 01, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

In September, Budget Propane and Moore Propane helped with emergency propane training for the surrounding Fire Departments. The 2-day flammable gas and liquid training was conducted by Emergency Response Assistance Canada (ERAC) at Station 3 in Port Sydney, and trained upwards of 25 volunteer firefighters. 

"For the past several years Muskoka firefighters have been able to receive valuable propane handling training right here in their community – instead of driving hours elsewhere – thanks to two local companies", Gary Monahan, Deputy Chief with Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department said.

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Topics: Budget Propane in the Community, Propane Safety

Propane Barbecue Safety Tips From Budget Propane

Posted on Tue, Jul 11, 2017 @ 04:18 PM

Now the cold rainy spring is finally over, the summer weather means more dinning outside and finally prime-time for barbecuing! When taking your barbecue out of storage for first grill of the season, or maybe you’re setting up a brand-new BBQ, there are some safety checks that should be done to ensure safety throughout the summertime. These include a thorough check, testing and cleaning of your barbecue.

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Topics: Grilling, Propane Safety

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