What Is Bulk Propane?

From Hospitality to Construction to Agriculture—Propane is a Vital Commercial Fuel!

bulk propane north carolinaPropane is widely popular among homeowners and businesses for its efficiency, convenience, low emissions, and versatility.

If your company, farm, worksite or municipality uses bulk propane, you’ll need the dependable bulk propane services from LG Jordan Oil Co. We’ve provided North Carolina commercial ventures of all sizes with responsive, personalized fuel service since 1924. Our family of customers includes:

  • Hotels, resorts, and restaurants
  • Warehouse and distribution centers
  • Laundromats
  • Farms, greenhouses, and other agricultural businesses
  • Manufacturing and construction

Here are some of the ways we keep Tar Heel State businesses running with our world-class bulk propane service:

Propane-Fired Commercial Appliances

Countless businesses depend on high-capacity propane-fired equipment to serve customers and keep their operations running smoothly. We deliver the propane—and provide on-site fuel storage solutions —to run:

  • Cooking equipment for eateries and cafeterias
  • Commercial clothes dryers for hotels and laundromats
  • Hot water systems for hotels, schools, and hospitals
  • Gas fireplaces, fire pits, outdoor heaters, and lighting for resorts and event spaces

Propane Power Generation

With our region’s electric grid becoming less reliable every year, many essential businesses rely on propane generators for backup power. Propane generators have tangible advantages over gasoline options. Propane has a nearly unlimited shelf life, and you don’t need to access a gas station—which might be closed without electricity—to fuel up.

Hospitals, schools and assisted living facilities count on LG Jordan for generator fuel. So do companies with server rooms that can’t afford to be without electricity. Independent power generation is essential for customers in remote areas, where power outages can stretch multiple days.

Dependable Portable Heating Solutions

You must be ready at your exposed construction site when the temperature drops suddenly. With propane heating, you can protect your employees from harm. You can also keep your project on schedule since reliable, robust propane heat ensures that compound, plaster, and paint adhere well — even in bitterly cold conditions.

Agricultural Uses for Propane

Farms, greenhouses, orchards—all of them depend on LG Jordan’s commercial propane services for:

  • Heating systems for barns, poultry houses, and other outbuildings
  • Propane weed burners
  • Propane crop-drying equipment
  • Backup power generators

If you’re in need of a dependable bulk propane provider, reach out to the LG Jordan team. We can create a customized propane delivery plan with your business’s needs in mind.

Leveraging Technology to Ensure Your Propane Tank Never Runs Out

propane monitor north carolinaAt LG Jordan Oil Co., our number one priority is making sure that our North Carolina customers stay safe and comfortable. The last thing we want is for your shower to turn cold or the flame on your gas range to go out because your propane tank just ran out of fuel.

For most propane delivery customers, automatic delivery offers a no-stress way to prevent runouts. With this free program, you’ll never need to check your tank gauge on cold nights or worry about whether you have enough propane when a storm is rolling in.

Unfortunately, any automatic fuel ordering service has limitations. The biggest one is that we estimate your usage based on your customer history and the weather. But some variables could affect these estimates:

  • Have you built an extension to your home?
  • Are your kids home more days out of the week?
  • Do you now have elderly relatives living in the house full-time?

Happily, there’s a simple way to remove all uncertainty from your delivery schedule. A wireless propane tank monitor provides accurate, up-to-the-minute data on your fuel levels. And both you and LG Jordan can benefit from it!

What is a Wireless Tank Monitor—And How Do I Use It?

When LG Jordan’s team installs a wireless monitor on your propane tank—a process that takes only a matter of minutes—you can check your fuel levels remotely, wherever you are. It doesn’t matter if you just rolled over in bed or landed in Orlando for a vacation with the family. You’ll know exactly how much propane is in your storage tank!

A propane tank monitor uses your wireless network to transmit your tank level information to our delivery team. You can also view this information via a free smartphone app. We’ll all know exactly when you’re ready for a propane delivery—with 100 percent certainty.

What are the Key Benefits of Tank Monitoring?

We recommend that all our propane customers take advantage of our tank monitoring program, but it’s especially useful for people with rental properties or hosts on Airbnb and VRBO. With wireless monitoring, you can be confident that your guests or renters have the fuel they need without stopping by the property.

Monitoring is also good for homeowners with less consistent fuel use. This might be because you’re away from home for long stretches, or on the opposite end of the spectrum because you regularly host large groups at your house or power multiple propane-fueled appliances with differing levels of usage.

Do you have questions about our tank monitoring program? Are you ready to install a monitor today? Contact us to speak to an LG Jordan team member who can help you get started.

Learn These Five Essential Safety Tips for the Heating Season

home heating efficiency north carolinaHomes that heat with propane benefit from a clean-burning, energy-efficient, non-toxic fuel. We’re happily living in a time and place where the propane industry and governments adhere to strict safety standards. And today’s propane storage tanks and gas lines are the safest they’ve ever been.

At LG Jordan Oil Co., we pride ourselves on maintaining the highest standards of safety and attention when installing propane tanks and appliances. We want to make sure that you’re aware of precautions you can take at home to ensure the welfare of your loved ones.

Prevent Gas and Smoke Accumulation In Your Home

To begin, you should only heat your home with systems and appliances meant for space heating. Never try to warm a room with a stove, oven, fire pit, or grill. Only use hearth products and space heaters as directed and only when a professional technician installed them.

For hearth products, be sure that your fireplace, flue, and chimney are working properly before lighting. If you have a propane-powered generator outside your home, ensure it’s positioned at a safe distance from your home.

All these precautions will reduce the potential of smoke, gas, or carbon monoxide infiltration into your living space. However, you should still install smoke/carbon monoxide detectors and propane detectors in your home.

Preventing Injuries and Fires

Propane and natural gas appliances like gas logs, space heaters, and cooking ranges add a lot of pizzazz to your home and boost your quality of life. But they should only be handled by adults as they produce live flames. Always make sure that children remain at a safe distance and never touch the controls to these appliances.

Additionally, ensure that long curtains, drapes, and furniture throws are clear of the gas flames in your space-heating equipment.

Finally, be diligent in keeping your propane-fired cooking surfaces clean. According to the National Fire Protection Association, 52 percent of cooking fires begin with ignited oil, fat, grease, and related substances.

LG Jordan Will Keep Your Propane-Fired Appliances Working Efficiently

The old saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

If you notice some telltale signs that your propane appliances aren’t functioning correctly, it’s a good idea to contact the professionals at LG Jordan for a service call. We can address the issue and get it fixed. Some warning signs that your appliance needs a repair are:

  • Yellow or orange flames—you always want to see a blue flame when burning propane.
  • Difficulty lighting the flame.
  • A hissing sound or odor near the burner.

Our service technicians are just a call away! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions about your propane-fired products or need to schedule service at your North Carolina home.

Learn How to Switch Your Propane Tank Safely and Easily!

grill tank how to north carolinaHow often do you cook out in the summer? With beautiful weather and longer daylight, you might find yourself burning through propane quickly as you grill up steaks, burgers, spareribs, and seafood.

When handling propane cylinders—even empty ones—it’s essential to follow best practices. At LG Jordan Oil Co., we sell and install grills and other propane appliances that use portable tanks. Here’s a rundown of how to detach and remove an empty cylinder from your grill:

1.Confirm the Tank is Near or Completely Empty

Many propane grills are equipped with a scale gauge that gives an approximate reading of how full your cylinder is. You can also purchase one of these gauges. Especially if you’re exchanging your cylinder instead of refilling it, you want to ensure its empty—or very nearly empty—before getting a new one.

As an alternative, keep a spare cylinder around so you can easily swap it in when the other one is depleted. Just be sure to store this extra cylinder upright and away from your grill and other flame or spark-producing appliances. Cylinders should also be stored in open air or well-ventilated areas and away from extreme heat.

2.Turn Off the Grill and Close Your Cylinder

Before you disconnect your fuel tank, you need to make sure that everything is closed. Turn the knobs on your grill to the respective “OFF” positions, then be sure to twist your cylinder valve handle all the way to the right.

3.Disconnect Your Propane Cylinders

Now, it’s time to remove the empty cylinder from your grill. For most grills, you would turn the pressure regulator clockwise to unscrew it from the tank. After that, you can take the cylinder out of the grill’s storage compartment.

If your grill’s connections differ from those described above, please consult your owner’s manual.

4.Refill Your Cylinder

Ready to get a fresh supply of propane for your grill?

If you’re in our service area, we can refill your tank right at our Apex, NC, showroom! We guarantee that you’ll receive more fuel with us than you’d receive in a cylinder exchange. As a reminder, always refill your cylinder immediately before returning home. Don’t leave a portable propane tank in a hot, closed vehicle.

Want to start receiving home propane deliveries from the most trusted fuel company in the region? Contact LG Jordan today to become a customer!

Choosing the Best Tank for Your Home

propane tanks north carolinaAt LG Jordan Oil Co., our expert team of technicians and sales staff can help you find the ideal propane tank for your home. We can even set you up with wireless tank monitoring, so you always know how much fuel you have on hand!

We also want to provide North Carolina families with the knowledge to be sure they have the proper fuel storage and identify their tanks’ different parts. Here’s a rundown on the different propane tank sizes and features:

Which Tank Size Is Right for Your Home?

There are many kinds of portable and stationary propane tanks on the market. When you think of grilling and small appliances like fire pits, you’ll probably want the standard-sized 20-pound propane cylinder. We can refill and recertify these cylinders at our Apex showroom.

Regarding on-site home propane tanks, here are the most common sizes.

Tank Size Purpose
120- gallon tank This can hold up to 96 gallons of propane and power a couple of appliances (stove, clothes dryer, gas log, water heater, etc.)
250-gallon tank Holding about 200 gallons of propane, this can fuel whole-home heating systems on a smaller home, plus power one or two appliances.
500-gallon tank Holding up to 400 gallons of propane, this can heat a 1,500-square-foot home and power several appliances.
1,000-gallon tank This holds up to 800 gallons of propane and is generally for commercial use.

The team at LG Jordan can discuss your home needs and budget and help you right-size your propane storage.

Learning the Parts of Your Home’s Propane Tank

If you have a stationary tank on your property, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with its different parts. That way, if you notice a performance or safety problem, you can accurately describe the issue when you call a service technician to repair it.

Here are some of a stationary tank’s main components:

  • Fill Valve — A fitted gasket to allow more fuel to be added.
  • Fixed Level Liquid Gauge — This gauge allows delivery teams to confirm that the tank is adequately filled.
  • Float Gauge — This sits atop liquid propane in your tank to give you an approximate percentage in the tank.
  • Liquid Withdrawal Valve — This tube allows emptying the tank before service or transportation.
  • Safety Relief Valve — This spring mechanism opens automatically if an unsafe amount of pressure has accumulated.
  • Service Valve — This permits propane to flow to your home’s systems and appliances. It should be closed if there’s a propane leak.
  • Vapor Return Valve —This valve releases gas if the tank becomes over-pressurized.

At LG Jordan, we lease, sell, install and service propane tanks of all shapes and sizes! Contact us for a FREE consultation.

These fuels Have Different Properties—and Benefits—for Your Home

home fuel options north carolinaGas appliances have long been popular with homeowners in North Carolina. From gas ranges to fire pits, gas logs, and high-efficiency water heaters, both natural gas AND propane can improve your quality of life!
But for homeowners choosing between gas and propane, the difference might be confusing. We regularly speak with people who believe that the two are basically the same. In fact, they’re quite different. Here’s a breakdown of the chemical and practical differences between them:

The Main Difference Between Propane and Natural Gas

You can think of propane as a natural gas, only liquid. Propane and natural gas are, in fact, both extracted from the same wells. Other co-products also include ethane, butane, isobutane, and pentane.
Natural gas is also called methane. It is lighter than air, so it floats. Conversely, propane is heavier and sinks to the floor. This is largely why natural gas travels through utility pipes directly into your appliances, whereas propane can be transported in tanks as a liquid.

Which Fuel Source is Better—Propane or Natural Gas?

There are pros and cons to both natural gas and propane. Here are some things to bear in mind:

  • Conversion costs: It is pricier to set up your home for natural gas than to place a propane tank on your property. With that said, our team of expert technicians can handle natural gas piping and installations safely and promptly.
  • Availability: Of course, you need access to a utility for natural gas. It’s also worth considering that a natural gas-powered home is at the mercy of utility infrastructure, which is often old and susceptible to problems. If there is a pipe rupture, your whole neighborhood could lose gas. With propane, you maintain your own supply of fuel in a storage tank.
  • Versatility and efficiency: Both natural gas and propane power a host of high-performance systems and appliances. However, propane produces twice the Btu intensity of natural gas. That much more heat for your fuel dollar.
  • Environmental responsibility: Propane and natural gas emit minimal carbon dioxide (CO2). However, natural gas is methane, which is a greenhouse gas that the Environmental Protection Agency found to be 25 times more potent than CO2 at trapping heat in the atmosphere.

If you’re still unsure whether natural gas or propane is right for your home, feel free to contact LG Jordan to discuss it further. We’re always here as your local, reliable resource for all things home heating and home comfort.

Servicing Your Boiler or Furnace in the Off-Season is a Great Move to Make!

hvac tune-upWe know you probably haven’t thought about your boiler or furnace since you turned it off for the summer. But the off-season is an excellent time to schedule an annual “check-up” of your heating system. It helps ensure it’s still in good working order after a whole winter of keeping your home comfortable.
Your home’s heating equipment is a big investment. And when you install a high-efficiency, propane-fired system, you’re investing in your home’s value and ensuring that your family remains comfortable and safe during the coldest months in the North Carolina calendar year. Arranging yearly maintenance gives you peace of mind that it’s working at peak performance!

Annual Heating System Tune-Ups are Critical

There are countless benefits to getting routine service on your boiler or furnace, including:

  • Improved system efficiency. Proper maintenance can lower your fuel bills by as much as 10 percent!
  • A longer life expectancy. The modest expense of a tune-up is nothing compared to the high (thousands or more) cost of new equipment.
  • Fewer repairs. A service technician will catch small problems in your system and fix them before they cause expensive repairs.
  • Staying in compliance with your warranty. Most manufacturers require you to get regular service. Skipping a tune-up means you could be on the hook for a repair that the warranty normally covers.
  • An eco-friendlier home. Tune-ups improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.

Altogether, an annual visit from a skilled service technician pays dividends!

Summer is the Best Time to Bring in a Service Technician

A lot of homeowners wait until the temperatures start to drop before scheduling their tune-up. Unfortunately, the fall and winter are the worst times to arrange a visit from a technician. By that time, most techs are bogged down with emergency no-heat appointments.
The good news is that a tune-up doesn’t “wear off” during the mild months. So, you can schedule your maintenance during the summer and rest easy knowing that your system is optimized and ready to roll come winter!
Are you getting the most from your propane-powered home? Did you know that LG Jordan sells and installs a variety of propane appliances that can make your home more comfortable and improve your quality of life? Get in touch with us to learn more—or to schedule an appointment for system maintenance.

Our Budget Payment Program Can Help

fuel payment plan north carolinaCreating and managing your home’s budget is becoming more difficult daily. With inflation at a 40-year high, everything from cream cheese to computer chips is noticeably more expensive. Coinciding with that is soaring energy prices. All you need to do is look at gas pumps in North Carolina for confirmation.
Unfortunately, heating oil and propane prices are higher than in years past, and although there’s not much that a local fuel company can do to change global energy markets, we are always looking for ways to make things easier for you. One thing we have found helps is enrolling in our Budget Payment Program.

Stabilize Your Home Energy Budget

When you go on our budget plan, you are no longer responsible for paying for your fuel in full when it’s delivered. Instead, LG Jordan Oil Co. will use an average based on your past fuel usage to spread your year’s oil or propane costs evenly throughout the year.
Customers who enroll in our Budget Payment Program tend to love it, but these days—with prices as high as they are—we think it’s essential.

Get Protection From Huge Seasonal Energy Costs

When you pay for heating oil or propane on delivery, you typically get hit with several huge bills in the fall and winter…at the same time as you’re probably hosting Thanksgiving, buying holiday gifts, and getting ready to pay your tax bills.
A Budget Payment Program gets you off the fuel expense roller coaster. You’ll always know how much your next month’s energy will cost—even if you need two deliveries that month! This can help to essentially cut your winter expenses in half.
Don’t worry about overpaying for fuel. If prices drop and stay lower, we’ll adjust your plan accordingly. In the end, you’ll only pay the cost of the fuel you receive at the market price on the days it’s delivered—and not a penny more.
We hope you’ll consider enrolling and trying our monthly budget program for one year at least. We’ve found that pretty much everyone who tries it, loves it. If you have questions or want to learn more about what your monthly budget payment may look like, give us a call today. Enrolling takes as little as five minutes!

Select and Install the Perfect Propane Stove!

propane cooktop north carolinaDid you know that 96 percent of professional chefs prefer cooking with gas? This overwhelming preference for gas-fired stoves and ranges reflects the superior control, efficiency, and power they provide…especially compared to electric cooking appliances.
Some homeowners think of gas ranges as a luxury, but getting one installed in your kitchen is relatively straightforward and affordable, too! A propane stove is a wonderful option for every home chef or home chef wannabe!

Advantages of a Propane Stove

  • Cooking with propane costs about half as much as cooking with electricity.
  • Propane gas heats evenly, reducing scorching, blackening and uneven cooking.
  • When you turn off a propane range, the heat instantly disperses, while an electric element stays hot for half an hour or more.
  • You need a gas range to char, toast, or flambé your food.
  • Electric cooktops only heat flat-bottom pans properly. A gas flame will heat any pan shape.
  • Many propane stoves will still work perfectly, even during a power outage.

How to Switch to a Propane Stove

Do you currently have an electric stove and want to switch to propane? Your local fuel supplier or gas appliance company can help! If you already have an onsite propane tank, they can connect a stove directly to it. If the stove is your only propane device, you can power it from storage as compact as a 100-pound tank. For homeowners in our service area, we can help find proper storage and deliver all the propane you need.
You also want to be aware of the ventilation around your gas stove. The flame will release exhaust, so it’s good to have an overhead range hood with a fan. If installing a fan isn’t possible, a simple solution is situating the propane stove near a window you can open as needed.

Basic Tips for Using Your Propane Stove

While you’re enjoying all the added performance and efficiency of a propane stove, here are some upkeep and safety tips to remember:

  • Keep your stove surface clean. Accumulated grease can ignite near a propane flame.
  • Don’t leave boiling liquids unattended. If they boil over and extinguish your flame, gas can accumulate in your kitchen.
  • Don’t let children play near your propane stove. If you have young children, it’s a smart move to get knob covers.
  • Bring in a service technician to inspect your propane cooking appliance once a year. They can check for leaks and make sure your burners are working correctly.

LG Jordan Oil Co. is always there to help you improve your home comfort with propane. We sell and install a variety of propane appliances. Contact us today to get more information or for a FREE estimate on the perfect propane appliance.

Get Familiar with Top-of-the-Line Tankless Water Heaters

water heater service north carolinaIf you notice some unnerving clanks and grinding or pools of water near your aging water heater, it might be time to upgrade. Water heaters can last anywhere from seven to 13 years, but near the end of that life expectancy, you’ll notice that your showers aren’t lasting as long, and you must wait for the hot water tap to heat up.
If you live within LG Jordan Oil’s service region of North Carolina, we can help you make the change to a better-performing, more efficient hot water unit. And since you’re looking to upgrade, it’s worth considering the immense value that a tankless water heater can provide.

The Key Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater

With a high-quality tankless water heater, you will have a nearly endless stream of hot water—no more choosing between bathing and running a load of laundry. Tankless water heaters detect when you open a hot water tap, then activate a burner to heat water as you need it.
Because these units only heat water when it’s needed, you’ll save money because you won’t be heating and reheating an idle water tank.
Finally, you will save space in your home. Tankless water heaters are suitcase-sized and fit neatly on an interior wall!

Rinnai Water Heaters Can Transform Your Home

Rinnai is an industry leader with best-in-class technology, engineering, and design. When you install a Rinnai tankless water heater in your home, you get these benefits:
Rinnai Smart-Circ™ Intelligent Recirculation™ — This learns your hot water usage patterns and schedules your recirculation accordingly.
Comprehensive Testing — Every Rinnai tankless water heater is individually tested for quality before shipping. Rinnai also manufactures most of its own key components.
Increased Lifespan — Rinnai tankless water heaters last up to twice as long and have twice the warranty of most storage tank models.
Discounts on your purchase — When you install a Rinnai tankless water heater with LG Jordan Oil, we’ll help you qualify for up to $100 off the purchase.
Here’s a breakdown of Rinnai’s high-quality products:

  • Non-Condensing Units are ideal for small- to mid-sized homes and offer excellent performance and value.
  • Condensing Units are better for larger homes. ENERGY STAR® Certified with advanced features and design, these products offer the highest water output.
  • Tank/Tankless Hybrid Units combine the efficiency of a tankless model with an expanded lifespan. Rinnai’s Demand Duo® hybrid is great when replacing a storage-tank water heater.

LG Jordan Oil Co.’s team of expert technicians can help you choose a Rinnai tankless water heating product and arrange a stress-free installation. Get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment or receive a FREE quote!