Grateful beyond words

Grateful beyond words

As we come to the end of one of the strangest years ever, this is the perfect time to reflect on a word that doesn’t get used often enough: gratitude.

 Our customers have given all of us at Franger Gas Company so many reasons to say “Thanks!” You continue to trust us to provide your homes, businesses and farms with propane throughout the year.

 You have been patient dealing with all of the inconveniences that life in the COVID-19 world has forced upon our lives and businesses. We appreciate your understanding as we adapted and reassigned different drivers to deliver propane to your homes and businesses. And you have continued to get your grill tanks filled in overwhelming amounts. Thank you!

We’re also grateful for the dedication and loyalty of our amazing employees. You have been hard at work through all the COVID restrictions and lockdowns. Since Franger Gas was designated an “essential business,” you helped us not miss a day of providing customers with the services they need. You also have put in long hours and helped us deal with extra regulations imposed on us by state governments. And you have continued to provide our customers with service beyond their expectations. Thank you! 

Without our customers and our awesome staff, there is no Franger Gas Company. Thank you for being a part of our family for over 74 years!

 

Franger Gas Management Team

Simple lessons about propane gas supply and demand

Simple lessons about propane gas supply and demand

We like to live by a modern twist to the Aesop’s fable about the ant and the grasshopper: Don’t wait until you are on empty to find a gas station.

No one wants to see even a hint of disruption in the energy supply that fuels our everyday lives, like comfortable indoor temperatures, plenty of warm water or full grill tanks for outdoor cooking. That’s why we’re working hard at Franger Gas to make sure you have a reliable source of supply, no matter what happens with demand.

Take the worry out of winter. Buy your propane supply for your home at a locked-in price before the heating season begins.

You buy clean American gas when you buy propane. The U.S. leads the world in propane production, according to the National Propane Gas Association. We constantly source our supply from providers that maintain quality standards we know are important for customers like you.

Buying local gives you better value. We know our community and what it takes to keep your family comfortable. After all, we call this home for our families too. That’s why we always look ahead to understand supply flows, weather, worldwide economies and national demand for gas that affect logistics and price.

Tips to help you plan ahead for your fuel needs

Make sure you have plenty of fuel for your home, farm, business or LPG-fueled vehicle with these simple tips.

Check your propane tank gauge to make sure you have the fuel you need. If you are like us, you’re staying home more, cooking more meals at home, using heated water for more bathing. That means changes in your propane consumption.

Call one of our local offices if your level drops below 30 percent. We’re here to keep your fuel supply filled season after season.

Save money with our Automatic Fill Service. We monitor your tank level for you and give you a discount over our standard call-in rate.

Avoid out-of-gas calls. Making smart decisions now about your fuel supply can keep your tank filled and help limit in-person contact or entry into your home or business. Remember you can always pay your bill online, send us an email, or call us, (574) 264-2118.

If you need help from our service team, rest assured our technicians follow extra precautions with proper protective equipment and disinfectants while in the field.

We’re here to meet your energy needs

For propane delivery or to set up a new account, call (574) 264-2118.

7 tips to help you brush up on propane gas grilling

7 tips to help you brush up on propane gas grilling

Let’s face it. Without a propane tank that works, your outdoor grill is just shiny yard art. That’s why it’s important to make sure your grill – and its gas supply – are in good shape and ready for barbecue time.

 Here are tips to keep you cooking along this summer.

 Stake out a safe zone. Choose the right spot for your grill away from structures, deck railings and overhangs, including trees and bushes. Outdoor grills cause an average of 10,600 home fires each year, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Avoid becoming a statistic by using your grill in a well-ventilated area.

 Check for leaks. When your garden hose springs a leak, it’s fairly obvious. Not so with the compact propane tank for your grill. Before lighting a burner, take a moment to check your cylinder for dents, damage, rust or worn areas that can cause gas to trickle out. Also take a few sniffs around the tank and grill area. Propane has an odorant added to it that smells like rotten eggs. If you detect a foul odor, do not ignite anything!

Use a leak detection solution. Lightly spray a simple solution of dish soap and water on the valve and hose to make sure they are leak-free. If you see bubbles around the connections, get the system repaired before you use it again. 

Keep a clean grill. Grease buildup fuels flame flare-ups that can easily get out of control. Avoid grill fires by cleaning your grill before each use. A quick brushing over the grates will help food cook more evenly and even taste better. 

Pay attention. Grill fires happen quickly. That’s why you need to keep an eye on the grill as you cook. If a fire flares up inside your grill, turn off the gas tank immediately. That will cut the fuel supply to the fire. Remember to leave the lid open until the flare-up burns off. 

Avoid a refill run. You aren’t going to drive far on a flat tire. That’s when a spare comes in handy. Same is true with fuel for your grill. With an extra tank on hand, you can make a quick swap and keep on cooking.

 Get what you pay for. Exchange cabinets at the nearby store may be convenient. But oftentimes you pay a flat rate for a less-than-full tank. Make sure you get a full grill tank by refilling cylinders at Franger Gas. We weigh your tank every time, so you know you pay only for the gas in your cylinder. 

Refill your grill tank 5 times with at least 15 pounds at Franger Gas and get up to 20 pounds FREE with your next refill.

Remember – size matters. Get the right tank that fits your needs. Steel cylinders from Franger Gas range in size from 5 to 100 pounds. 

Save on refills!

Get 20 pounds of propane gas FREE!

Refill your grill tank 5 times at Franger Gas with at least 15 pounds of propane. Your next refill – up to 20 pounds – is on us.

Choose a Franger Gas refilling station near you

 Akron, IN

(574) 893-4733

9968 E State Rd 14

 

Elkhart, IN

(574) 264-2118

27795 Co Rd 10

 

Jones, MI

(269) 244-8219

11710 M-60

 

Goshen, IN

(574) 642-4952

16009 Co Rd 38

Franger Gas responds to COVID-19 with precaution

Franger Gas Company is responding to the circumstances surrounding the novel Coronavirus labeled COVID-19, and how it impacts our business and our customers. Your safety, and the safety of our employees, is what matters most at this time. 

Propane has been listed as an Essential Business by the States of Indiana and Michigan. As a result, we will remain open and operational. All trucks will continue to make deliveries to homes and businesses as usual. Our offices will still fill compact cylinders as usual. 

We will also be enacting the recommended precautions:

  • Sanitizing all public areas frequently
  • Practicing Social Distancing 
  • Asking customers to pay bills via website or dropping payments in our office mail slots where possible. For assistance with using our online bill pay tool, call us at (574) 264-2118.

We will continue to monitor the situation and follow the guidelines issued by the State of Indiana and the State of Michigan. We will respect and comply with any requests surrounding the Stay at Home orders issued by both states. Rest assured we will continue to be here for you and all your propane gas needs, even as we adjust the way we do daily business. Stay safe.

Budget billing for convenient, predictable payments. Don’t miss out!

Budget billing for convenient, predictable payments. Don’t miss out!

Note: budget billing sign-ups have ended for 2020

Sign up now to start budget billing on May 1

**Please note, if you are already on the budget, there is no need to sign up again.  You will automatically be re-enrolled for the next season beginning May 1.**

 

At Franger Gas, we are committed to delivering exceptional energy and exceptional service. Whether that means reliable, timely service when you need your propane tank refilled or offering easier ways to pay – we want to make every aspect of your propane service convenient for you, our customers.

Our Guaranteed Price Program, also known as our budget billing program, is designed to make the lives of our loyal residential customers a little easier by breaking down your total season’s heating bill into monthly payments.

How does Budget Billing work?

Using our Budget Billing Plan is a great choice if you want to even out the seasonal highs and lows of your heating bill.

  • We estimate your propane gas usage for the next 11 months, based on your past usage and tank size as well as factoring in weather and propane price forecasts. Prices will vary based on individual residential customer accounts.
  • We divide that amount by 11 to determine your monthly payment amount. 
  • We review your plan throughout the year to make sure your budget amount is keeping pace with your actual usage. Budget billing is settled in April and recalculated for the new plan year that starts on May 1.
  • The Enrollment Period is April 1 – May 1. 
  • This is a free service for residential customers whose accounts are up to date, and you can discontinue it at any time.
As another bonus to enrolling in Budget Billing, you will be automatically enrolled in our worry-free Automatic Fill Service. With our Auto-Fill program, you place the responsibility of monitoring your propane tank level on us. We use our Franger Gas computer software to project when you are going to need more propane, and ensure you never have to pick up the phone to have your propane tank refilled.

It’s simple and free to sign up. Fill out the form to start Budget Billing on May 1.