Now that fall is here, it’s time to think about what you can do to get your home and propane appliances ready for colder weather. While number one on our minds and yours is making sure your propane tank is checked and filled – there is often more to it than simply refilling your propane tank. Franger Gas is here to give you some great tips on how to prep your propane home for fall and winter.
Below are just a few suggestions to get your home and appliances winter-ready.
1. Check Your Tank Levels Regularly
You’ll use your propane appliances more often as the weather gets colder. This means that you’ll need to keep a close eye on your propane tank level, so you don’t run out of fuel. Be sure to check the gauge regularly and call for a delivery when the level gets low (30% is a great target). This is our busiest season – so stay ahead of schedule and call around that 30% level! We never want our customers in a situation where you are panicking that you may run out of propane to heat your home.
To help, Franger Gas offers Tank Monitoring and Automatic Fill services for our customers to take the worry out of scheduling a tank refill. With remote tank monitoring (available for a small charge) we can deliver fuel when you need it while also keeping a careful eye out for leaks or unusual changes in volume. You can even track your level on your smartphone! Remote propane tank monitoring ensures Franger Gas customers always have an ample propane supply. Learn more about those programs here.
2. Clean Your Gutters and Drain Spouts
One of the best ways to prepare your home for winter is to clean your gutters and drain spouts. This will help ensure that melting snow and ice can drain properly, which can prevent water damage to your home. In addition, it’s a good idea to trim any trees or shrubs near your gutters so that they don’t impede the flow of melting snow and ice – especially if this will impact the path leading to or area surrounding your propane tank. This could make it more difficult for Franger Gas employees to access your tank during delivery.
3. Schedule Your Appliance Maintenance
Once you’ve taken care of the exterior of your home, it’s time to focus on the inside. Start by checking all of your propane appliances—including your furnace, water heater, stove, and fireplace—to make sure they are in good working order. All propane appliances require routine maintenance to function properly and efficiently. Before the cold weather hits, schedule a time for a technician to come out and perform any necessary maintenance on your appliances. This will help prevent any issues from arising when you need them most.
4. Keep Your Vents Clear
All propane appliances have vents that allow carbon monoxide and other gases to escape. It’s important that these vents are not obstructed by snow, leaves, or other debris so that the appliance can work properly. Be sure to remove any obstructions from the vents before using the appliance. Clearing out vents in early fall means you start the season where debris can become a problem with clear vents, which will help you keep an eye on them and make clean-up easier in the messier months ahead.
5. Educate Yourself on Carbon Monoxide Safety
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that can be produced anytime fuel is burned in an enclosed space. Because of this, educating yourself and your family on the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning and what to do if someone is exposed is important.
6. Weatherize Your Home
Another way to prepare your home and propane appliances for colder weather is by weatherizing your home. This means sealing up any cracks or gaps around windows and doors where heat can escape. You should also insulate any exposed pipes or ductwork in your home. These simple steps can help improve the efficiency of your appliances and reduce energy costs.
Following these simple tips can help prep your home and propane appliances for fall and winter weather conditions. Contact Franger Gas today if you have any questions about maintaining your propane appliances or modifying your home for colder weather! One of our friendly representatives would be happy to assist you with all of your propane needs this fall season!
There are several reasons why early fall is the best time to fill your propane tank. Here are a few of the most important ones:
1. Propane Prices are Relatively Stable – Early fall is a “shoulder” season between periods of peak demand – which means it is often the best time to save money on your propane deliveries. Pre-buy, auto-fill and tank monitoring options can bring extra savings during this time – contact one of our helpful representatives today to learn more about potential savings opportunities.
2. Weather is More Predictable – Sudden cold snaps are common during late autumn and early winter, but they happen less often in the early fall. Fill your propane tank now and you’ll be read for any sudden weather shifts. Plus, you won’t have to worry about freezing temperatures affecting your propane delivery.
3. You’ll Need it to Keep Enjoying the Comforts of Home – Whether you have a propane gas grill for the big game, a propane fireplace or log set for a cozy evening at home, or a propane spa for a luxurious soak, you rely on clean, green propane to deliver comfort throughout the cold weather months. So make sure your tank is full now and you can relax all season long knowing you have plenty of propane to keep your family comfortable.
4. This is a busy season for Propane – calling early means you won’t have to wait in line! At Franger Gas, this is one of our busiest seasons for new customers and existing customers. We are here and ready to take your call, and schedule your tank setting or propane delivery – but planning ahead and calling to get on our schedule early is a great idea. You can rely on Franger Gas to keep you powered without interruptions or complications. Rest easy knowing your propane needs are managed by Franger Gas.
As you can see, there are many benefits to filling your propane tank in early fall. So don’t wait – contact Franger Gas today and schedule your propane delivery. We’ll make sure you have plenty of propane to keep your home warm and cozy all season long!
Switching your propane provider to Franger Gas is simple and rewarding. In just three easy steps, you can have the best propane service around:
1. Sign up with Franger Gas.
After choosing to end your existing contract with your old provider, take a minute to enjoy the decision to switch from a company that doesn’t care about its customers to one that does. You’ll need to contact us to let us know exactly what you will need, such as a new tank or lease agreement on one of ours. If you already own your tank, get an online quote for our Guaranteed Pricing Program, or talk to one of our specialists at (574) 266-2118.
2. Schedule propane tank set up and installation.
If you do not already own a tank, your new propane tank will be provided for you. We will schedule a tank set up when you call us. This is the first step when a customer is changing companies. We will unhook the old company propane tank, move it aside to where they can retrieve it and then set our propane tank in its place. Then, the outgoing company can come and remove their equipment. Tank set up is always done before removal to eliminate a gap in service for the the customer.
Step 3. Enjoy the switch to Franger Gas.
You’ll get exceptional customer service that you can’t find at big companies. You’ll talk to a real person. We understand that when it comes to your home, you want personal service from a local business you can trust. With Franger Gas, you’ll always have someone there to help you with your needs. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re dealing with a company that’s been in business for over 75 years. You won’t regret your choice to switch propane companies to Franger Gas!
Franger Gas is a family-owned propane company that provides top-quality service to residential, commercial, and wholesale customers in the Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan areas. We are committed to providing our customers with outstanding customer service from a team of experts who care about you. We strive to live up to our motto: Large Enough To Serve, Small Enough To Care.
Energy prices are skyrocketing – and for our Franger Gas customers, this means an impact on your finances. You aren’t alone. Millions of households are facing rising energy bills. Across the board, energy prices are rising in ways we have not seen previously. No source is immune — gasoline, propane, natural gas, and heating oil are all reaching record costs.
We encourage every one of our customers to take advantage of our Guaranteed Price Program now. We want to give you peace of mind and predictability. When you pay for propane gas as it is delivered, that can be hard on the budget and difficult to forecast.
Guaranteed Price Program is available now! GPP runs May 1, 2022 – April 30, 2023.
What is GPP? It is our budget billing program that allows you to get a predictable energy bill. There is no cost to join and allows you to make the same payment every month. GPP is designed to offer a capped price and break down your total season’s heating bill into monthly payments. As a GPP customer, you are automatically enrolled in our worry-free Automatic Fill Service.
How does Guaranteed Price work?
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. Guaranteed Price is settled in April and recalculated for the new plan year that starts on May 1.
The Enrollment Period is extended this year until June 15.
This is a free service for residential customers whose accounts are up to date, and you can discontinue it at any time
What are the benefits of the program?
Benefits to our Guaranteed Price Program include:
A Guaranteed Price (No higher than $2.599 for 250+ gallon tanks, and $2.999 for 100-gallon tanks, from May 1, 2022, through April 30, 2023.)
Equal Monthly Payments (you can also make payments in advance)
Automatic Fill Guarantee (No extra cost for this great service)
Use our GPP payment calculator to determine if you qualify. You will receive an estimate of your monthly payment plan, and your estimated payment will be sent to a Franger Gas specialist who will be in touch to finalize your plan.
As the coldest months of winter approach, it’s typical to begin thinking (or rethinking) your home heating situation. Knowing our loved ones will be warm and safe when winter is at its harshest is important. Our Refer a Friend program can help with that! Keep reading to learn the many benefits of propane as your heat source — and how to Refer a Friend to our program.
In Indiana and Michigan, our home heating customers know two things for sure about the winter months – winters here are brutal, and propane does the job when it comes to keeping your family warm.
If you have friends or family who are considering making a switch to propane as their heat source, we have some helpful information for you to share – and a surprise cost savings bonus for you if you do!
Benefits Of Propane Gas To Heat Your Home
Propane gas is a flammable hydrocarbon fuel used in home gas tanks to heat the home. This is a popular source of gas as it is environmentally friendly and cost-effective.
Propane gas offers a multitude of benefits for those who want to heat their home and stay warm in the colder months. Those benefits include:
Using environmentally-friendly gas
Propane gas is environmentally friendly. It is a greener and cleaner option than other gases. Approved as an alternative fuel, propane is listed in both the Clean Air Act of 1990 and the National Energy Policy Act of 1992.
Safe and Non-toxic chemicals
Likewise, propane gas is safe, and doesn’t contain any toxic chemicals. Therefore, it is much safer than alternative gases, which is essential for heating your home with peace of mind. Propane gas produces heat, vapor, water, and carbon dioxide. Propane actually has built-in safety properties. It does not ignite when combined with air unless the source of ignition reached 940 degrees Fahrenheit. Should this be accidentally inhaled, the only side effect will be short-term dizziness. Propane has a remarkable safety record – due in part to codes and regulations put in place by the propane industry and National Fire Protection Association.
Propane gas is more efficient than other gases and ways to heat the home. In comparison to a wood fire, propane is highly efficient and is a much quicker, cheaper, and safer way to heat your home.
Reliability and Cost-savings
Speaking of propane being cheaper, the more efficient the gas is, the more cost-effective it is Propane is not only cheaper than electricity (according to the U.S. Department of Energy heating a home with propane has cost far less than with electricity in recent years), it is also hotter than electric heat. Further, propane can be stored safely in a tank on your properly while electricity is subject to power outages.
And for our existing Franger Gas customers, you can further reduce your costs for heating your home with our Refer A Friend program at Franger Gas. Using this service can help a friend attain the benefits of heating their homes with propane gas and see a reduction in your bills with account credit.
Uses far beyond heating the home
Did you know propane can be used for so much more than heating? You can use Propane for:
Emergency backup generators
Gas logs, fireplaces and stoves
Space heaters for three-season rooms and garages
Outdoor fireplaces and fire pits
Hot tub heaters
Excellent Customer Service with Franger Gas
At Franger Gas, we deliver exceptional energy and exceptional service. We are a locally owned and operated family company that understands the community, because it is our home as well. With over 75 years of propane experience, we know what it takes to get the job done. We offer a number of Residential Programs to help keep your cost down and your propane tank filled!
What Is The Refer A Friend Program?
As a customer of Franger Gas, you already know that our propane gas delivery service offers great support and prices. We love our customers and appreciate the way you tell others about your propane service and experience with Franger Gas! We know word of mouth recommendations are the best kind of advertising, so if you bring another customer to us – we want to show our appreciation!
The bonus of a Refer A Friend program is $50 credit on your bill per customer, once the tank installation is complete. You can attain $50 for every new customer you refer us to, should they go through with installing our tank and using our propane. It’s that easy! Refer your friends and help them enjoy the benefits of being a Franger Gas propane customer today.
Interested in becoming a Franger Gas customer? Switching propane companies is easy with the help of our specialists. Should you want a supply of propane or more information about our programs, then feel free to give us a call today!