The days may still be bright and sunny in North Carolina, but we’re already seeing holiday shopping in full swing, which means that winter weather will be here before you know it!
The arrival of winter will mean more usage of propane-fired appliances. Your home’s furnace, space heaters and gas logs will be coming on more often at night. Plus, your propane-fired water heater will need to work harder to heat up cold water.
If you haven’t had your first propane delivery of the season, we strongly suggest that you schedule a delivery with LG Jordan Oil & Gas so you don’t start the heating season with an unexpected runout. Plus, we’re here to help you determine how long your propane will last this winter.
Propane gas has a virtually unlimited shelf life and won’t go bad. This is fantastic news for North Carolina households that rely on it for essential equipment like heating, hot water systems or standby power generators. No matter how old the fuel in your propane tank is, it will be ready for use when you need it!
There are several factors that impact how long your propane will last, including the following:
Different propane equipment uses different amounts of fuel. The average propane furnace in the U.S. burns through about 1,000 gallons of propane each year. Water heaters may use 250 gallons.
An analysis on Propane101 determined that a home with a propane furnace and other gas appliances running at 50% capacity for 18 hours a day (which represents a very cold day) will use 277.2 gallons per week.
Getting the most from your propane system requires a correctly sized propane tank. At LG Jordan, we can help you determine what fuel tank is right for your home. For example, a 120-gallon propane tank might be fine for two or three propane appliances. On the other hand, a 500-gallon propane tank would probably be best for whole-home heating and appliances.
Calculating how quickly you’ll go through the propane in your tank can be a pain, but LG Jordan can handle all that planning for you. And it won’t cost you a dime.
Sign up for an automatic delivery schedule. Our state-of-the-art computerized system estimates your propane usage using your customer history and weather forecasts. Then, we’ll schedule your next fuel delivery well in advance. No more checking your tank gauge or remembering to call for propane —automatic delivery is a stress-free way to completely avoid runouts.
Don’t worry about having enough propane this winter. The LG Jordan team is always here to help. Reach out to us to join our family of customers.