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.