Tevis Propane Blog

  • What do I do if my pilot light goes out?

    Good question! Many propane appliances have a pilot light which isa small, constantly burning flame inside the appliance. It is used to ignite a main burner when needed and an important safety feature. If your appliance doesn’t have a pilot light, it probably has an electronic ignition instead. There are lots of reasons a plot […]

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  • Are you a “Locavore”?

    According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a locavore is someone who eats foods grown locally whenever possible. Often, that means food grown and harvested within a 100 mile radius. Why eat locally grown foods? There are lots of reasons. The benefits include, improving local economies, helping the environment, supporting local growers and protecting your family’s health. Right […]

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  • Blackout!

    Blackout. Grab your flashlight and…? How about you just sit back and relax instead. There’s no need to lose a refrigerator full of food, or TV time either for that matter. A propane generator can power all your lights and appliances until the electricity’s back. They come in two types – portable and stationary – […]

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  • Are you grilling like a master?

    According to Stephen Raichel of the Barbecue Bible, the first step to master grilling is to know the difference between direct and indirect grilling. As the name implies, direct grilling is when you place the food directly over the fire to be cooked. This is what most people think of when they hear the terms […]

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  • Common Propane Delivery Questions

    Here are some answers to common propane delivery questions. What is the 80-20 rule? While Liquid Propane Gas (LPG) is a very versatile and modern fuel, most dial gauges found on propane tanks are pretty low-tech. First of all, as its name indicates, liquid propane gas is delivered and stored in its fluid state. But […]

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  • Why did my tank percentage fall so quickly?

    This is a common question propane energy users ask shortly after receiving a delivery to their tank. To answer the question, let’s start with the bleeder valve. The bleeder valve on your tank is always used during delivery. It is designed so that during the filling process, liquid will come out of the open valve […]

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  • Propane Buying Options

    If you have a home heated with propane you are likely familiar with some key terms that are used in the industry. Automatic delivery, will-call, fixed pricing or capped pricing to name a few. You may find it difficult to understand the differences in the heating oil jargon, especially fixed and capped pricing. Capped and […]

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  • They say my grill tank is expired. What are my options?

    With grilling season coming into full swing, it’s likely you may have to refill your propane cylinder at some point. And when you do, you should know that by law, once a propane tank is 12 years old it cannot be refilled without certain steps being taken. You have two options: you can buy a […]

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  • Great Balls of Fire! It’s Cookout Season!

    May is National Barbecue Month. With warmer weather, longer days and Memorial Day officially kicking off summer, May is a perfect time to practice your grilling skills. Whether you are a seasoned griller or you have a brand new grill that you are itching to try out there are a few things you need to […]

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  • What the first-time propane tank user should know

    So you’ve moved into your new home with that big propane tank sitting in the backyard. Now what? It’s time to celebrate! Not only is propane a clean and cost-effective way to heat your home, U.S. Department of Energy research says that propane clothes dryers perform at half the cost of electric dryers. Additionally, The […]

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