Maintenance Update: Propane Safety

Propane has a long-standing history of safety. It is also highly regulated which helps support our propane safety record.

Do NOT ever tamper with the propane tank, regulator(s) or supply line that Hometowne Energy installed.

If you think there is a problem with any of this equipment call Hometowne Energy immediately. Propane is naturally odorless, colorless and non-toxic, although a scent is added to detect if a leak has occurred.

What to do if you smell propane:

  1. Do not turn any devices ON or OFF. This includes light switches, phones, computers, flashlights or appliances.
  2. Immediately instruct all inhabitants to leave the home or commercial building.
  3. Do NOT try to find the source of the leak.
  4. Use a phone or cell phone outside of the building or area that the propane was detected and notify Hometowne Energy.
  5. If the propane is detected outside–  move upwind from the detection location and call Hometowne Energy .

Other Safety Tips:

  • Propane appliances should have proper circulation of air at all times.
  • The flame should burn blue in color. A yellow or orange flame may indicate poor venting or combustion.
  • Keep flammable or combustible materials away from propane appliances and storage tanks.
  • Use propane appliances for their designed use.
  • Never use cooking stoves for heating.
  • Always maintain a fire extinguisher in your home.
  • If you plan on installing air-conditioning (hopefully you will call us) make sure that the outside unit is located the proper distance away from your propane tank.
  • If you add any appliance vents (fireplace, space heater, etc.) make sure that they are located AWAY from your propane tank and lines.

If you have any questions about safety or the use or installation of propane, please call us. Our knowledgeable and professional staff will immediately take care of any of your needs and concerns.

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