Blossman Gas Provides Important Tips for Homeowners on the Safe
Storage and Use of Propane Cylinders and Space Heaters
Record cold temperatures and power interruptions are predicted for the
winter months ahead throughout the United States, making it difficult
for consumers to keep their homes comfortable. To ensure homeowner and
community safety throughout the remainder of the winter, Blossman Gas is
committed to educating consumers about the safe use and storage of
propane appliances and cylinders.
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has developed several important tips to remind homeowners how to store
cylinders and use their propane appliances, such as space heaters,
safely and efficiently.
The following are some cylinder do's and don'ts
Never use or store a propane cylinder in your home or any other
enclosed space, such as a garage.
When transporting a cylinder or when it is not in use, keep it secure
in an upright position with the cylinder valve turned off.
Make sure to read the warning labels attached to the cylinder.
Don't use, store or transport propane cylinders where they can be
exposed to high temperatures because the pressure relief valve may
open, allowing amounts of gas to escape.
Propane-fueled space heaters offer homeowners high energy efficiency and
fuel savings, providing warmth to specific areas, and allowing unused
spaces to be kept at lower temperatures. Typically, homeowners use two
types of space heaters: direct-vent units, which require outside air to
support combustion, and vent-free space heaters, units that rely on
inside air to support combustion and vent directly in the room. For
optimal heat and efficiency this winter, homeowners should follow these
do's and don'ts:
Use only heaters intended for home heating; check manufacturer's
instructions for intended use.
For both types of space heaters, it is essential that the space above
and around the unit be free from any combustible materials, such as
draperies or plastics. Double-check your manufacturer's instructions
for clearance distances, which vary widely depending on the type of
Keep space heaters running in proper shape by scheduling a periodic
check-up. Always have your space heater inspected by a qualified
professional if it has been subjected to flooding or water damage.
Make sure the room or space the heater is installed in is large enough
to provide sufficient combustion air. This is especially important for
vent-free heaters. Check the manufacturer's instructions for guidance.
Finally, homeowners are reminded to use their appliances in accordance
with manufacturers' recommendations. This includes scheduling periodic
inspections, maintaining proper clearances above and around
appliances, and contacting only qualified service personnel to perform
Safety tips provided in part by the Propane Educational Research
For added security for the winter months, consumers may want to consider
purchasing a propane-powered back-up generator to automatically turn on
when the normal flow of electricity is interrupted. These units can
provide temporary power to all pre-designated equipment, such as a
furnace, sump pump, or even lights. (If you use a portable generator, be
sure to disconnect your home wiring from the power supply, as the
generator can be damaged if power is restored with it running.)
To review Blossman’s Winter Catalog showing the latest in home heating
appliances, and generators go to http://www.blossmangas.com/Appliances.
Blossman is now offering 20% off propane zone heating products through
December 31st, 2015. http://www.blossmangas.com/Company/Current-Promotions.
For a Blossman Gas store nearby to you, go to http://www.blossmangas.com/Propane-Benefits/Contact?search=
or call 1-888-BLOSSMAN.
Blossman Propane Gas, Appliance & Service has been providing the
comforts of propane and propane appliances to families throughout the
Southeast and Mid Atlantic for more than 60 years. Servicing customers
in 12 states from 73 branches, the family-and employee-owned company
sells more than 85 million gallons of propane a year. Showrooms provide
demonstrations and expertise on most national manufacturers of ranges,
cooktops, water heaters, generators, gas grills and gas logs. Leading
the industry in technician training, Blossman is a full-service company
that provides everything from propane delivery to appliance sales,
installation and service. For more information, call 1.888.Blossman or
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