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Make Sure Your Propane Tank is Ready For Cold Temps Denver, NC
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With winter just days away and cold temperatures upon us, you do not want to run out of fuel and be left suffering in the cold. For those relying on propane gas to supply heat to their homes, you want to make sure your propane tank is ready for the cold temperatures ahead.

Here in North Carolina, we do not experience many days or weeks with temperatures below freezing. Temperatures below zero degrees Fahrenheit are extremely rare outside of the mountains, and winter temperatures along the coast are milder due to the warming influence of the Atlanta Ocean and the Gulf Stream. However, for anyone who has ever experienced temperatures in the teens or 20s, you know that these temps feel awfully cold. Even homes with proper insulation can become unbearably cold when their heat goes out during freezing weather.

This is why it is always important to make sure your propane tank is ready for cold temperatures. Being left in the cold without means of heating your home is something that you want to avoid if at all possible. Cold temperatures affect propane tanks. Propane is liquefied petroleum gas that is stored in metal tanks that use pressure to keep propane in liquid form. Propane tanks and gauges may not function properly if the outside temperature surrounding a propane tank becomes too cold. At -44 degrees F, propane stays as a liquid, and there is little to no vapor for propane tanks to supply heated gas to a home. While temperatures do not reach this low in North Carolina, we do experience freezing temperatures that can affect how propane tanks function.

One way that propane tanks are protected from the cold is to have them buried underground. Buried tanks are protected from snow, freezing rain, ice, and wind that bring even colder temperatures. The gauge for the tank is left above ground so that the pressure within the tank can be checked. For some people, their tanks are not buried. This choice is made for different reasons (e.g., location of the septic tank, property lines, etc.), but it can create an issue when protecting the tank from freezing temperatures. For tanks that are not buried, it is best to build a small, insulated frame shelter that houses the propane tank. This will help protect it from snow buildup that can freeze the outer metal. In cold temperatures for unburied propane tanks, special warming “blankets” can be draped over the tank to keep the temperature above freezing.

Ice and snow must be cleared from the propane tank regulators, vents, piping, and valves to prevent damage that could cause a gas leak. It is also always necessary to use a flag or stake in the ground that allows you to locate your tank during snowfall. If you need a propane refill during cold temps but can’t find your tank, it is quite an ordeal to dig through the snow in order to locate your propane tank.

Speaking of propane tank filling – it is critical that you have your propane tank full before the threat of freezing temperatures is upon us. Many times, families have had to suffer through extremely cold indoor temperatures because they did not check their propane tank levels before winter. You do not want this to happen to you! Quality Propane, Inc. is proud to be Charlotte’s most reliable source for propane refills. Yet, it is important to note that it can take 1 – 7 business days for the delivery of propane. We do offer 24-hour emergency propane service to make every effort to get propane to you as soon as possible. Still, we want to help you avoid emergency situations.

If you have a propane tank that you rely on for heating your home, you can turn to the dedicated professionals at Quality Propane Inc. to supply you with the propane you need to operate your home. Call us today for prompt and reliable propane gas refill service.

Posted on behalf of Quality Propane

5928 Hwy 150 East (PO Box 549)
Denver, NC 28037

Phone: (704) 489-9394

Sept - April 8:00AM - 5:00PM
May - August 8:00 AM - 4:00PM

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Our Client Reviews

Steve & Melinda Semer

We contacted Quality Propane after many incidents of poor customer service with our previous propane provider. From the beginning we noticed a difference. They came out immediately and gave us a brand new tank, hooked it up, and filled it on the day they had arranged with us. Since then, we have enjoyed their ‘flawless automatic service.’ We always have propane available for out ‘Chimnea’ fireplace in our living room. It is truly the best decision that we’ve made

Clark & Donna Little

We recently purchased a home where upon inspection of our propane furnace and gas logs by Quality Propane found several issues that needed attention. Tyler came out and took care of everything. He was very thorough and took time to explain our systems, even set us up with a new remote control and thermostat that work great! From our very first call, the service has been outstanding. I am so glad we called. Certainly is obvious why our neighbors and friends all use them. In our view, their "Worry Free Service Guarantee" is an understatement. It is a sincere pleasure working with such a great company. Thank you Tyler, Terry, Vickie and the whole team!

Elizabeth Johnson

I switched from a larger propane company and am so glad that I made the switch! The service was fantastic and everyone I spoke with was just as fantastic and knowledgeable. I am a huge proponent for supporting local businesses and QP is a stellar example of the reason why. The service, knowledge, friendliness and common sense was evident. In addition, the technician expressed his gratitude and how much he liked working for QP. All signs of a great local business!

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Quality Propane, Inc

5928 Hwy 150 East (PO Box 549)
Denver, NC 28037

(704) 489-9394

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Sept - April 8:00AM - 5:00PM
May - August 8:00 AM - 4:00PM

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