You Can't Be Too Informed
Your energy consumption represents a good portion of your budget. You will herein find a Q & A that will help you better manage your use.
How Is My Consumption Impacted?
There are many factors that will influence your energy consumption. If you use propane as fuel for heating your house, its size, its window frame sealing and its all-around insulation will have a major impact. The number of individuals living in the house, the ideal temperature for your comfort and your life habits will also have a considerable influence. In fact, each client is unique, so a full assessment of your needs administered by one of our representatives is a must.
Moreover, your equipment's efficiency, be it a furnace, a fireplace, a water heater or the cooking range, all can be affected.
How May I Monitor the Percentage of Propane Left in My Tank?
Even if you are on scheduled delivery, Propane Levac recommends you keep a close tab on the percentage of propane left in your tank. In order to do so, simply lift the tank's lid: you will then find a measuring scale indicating the percentage of propane left. If it is at 30% or less, contact us to request a delivery.
What Should I Do if I Leave the House for an Extended Period of Time?
If you leave your home for a few weeks, you probably already know about lowering your heat command and asking a friend or a neighbour to keep an eye on your property. For safety reasons, it is the same for propane. Find out the percentage of propane left in your tank and contact us to let us know if you are leaving. We will then align our delivery with your temporary needs. Make sure you have access to your bills and are able to make payments in order to avoid delays in your next delivery. The person who plows your driveway, be it yourself or someone else, should also clean the access to the tank, simplifying the task for your Delivery Agent. Using precaution allows you to leave worry-free.
Is Propane Safe?
Spread the word: propane is one of the safest fuels out there. Some of its features, as well as the regulations with which its equipment must comply, the training and the handling of the equipment make propane safer than gas, diesel or compressed natural gas (CNG). Proper use and handling allows you to benefit from the advantages of propane inside as well as outside.
Know that it is important to handle your equipment and the propane tanks in a properly cautious and safe manner.
A Safety Matter
An Inspection Every 10 Years.
To meet the requirements of the industry, Propane Levac asks for a full mandatory inspection of your equipment every 10 years. This inspection will be carried out by a Certified Technician. Otherwise, the inspection is non-valid. To find a Certified Technician near you, please contact us. We will be happy to provide you with a recommendation. If you already have a Technician, we suggest you contact us so we can confirm if that inspector is legitimate.
Year-Round Delivery: Snow Removal Around and All the Way to the Tank Is Logical.
Because propane must be delivered by truck and this process requires access to the tank, some rules apply to make our delivery simple. Make sure to clear out the access to the tank, including parking and steps. Clear a safe path for your Delivery Agent to have easy access to the tank. Remember he must perform many deliveries a day and that snow lumps may become major obstacles!
Prevention for a Tight Sleep: Put Up Propane and Carbon Monoxide.
They are a cost-efficient way to improve safety and detect gas leaks. Carbon monoxide, or CO, is a toxic yet colorless and odorless gas. Propane appliances and devices, like every other fuel-operated appliance, represent a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning if they are not properly set up, used or maintained. The area also has to be well ventilated.