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Summer Safety Tips When Using Your Propane Grill

In Texas, the summer season brings it with the chance to spend as much time outdoors with friends and family as possible. The possibilities for entertaining are endless, whether it hosting an outdoor barbeque for the Fourth of July or simply spending an evening outdoors with family. When grilling outdoors, however, it is important to remember crucial safety tips to ensure a fun experience for all. With Northwest Propane on your side, safety will be the top priority.

Whenever you are grilling outdoors, there are several things to keep in mind to make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time. First and foremost, it is critical to make sure your propane tank is kept outdoors with fresh, open air surrounding it. Never keep your propane tank indoors or in a closed or confined space, and always make sure it is in an upright position. Be sure that your propane tank is not positioned too closely to the exterior of your home, and keep it away from any bushes or shrubbery that may be located on your landscape. A quick spot check of the tank itself is crucial before you begin grilling, as you should never use a tank with any physical abnormalities or deficiencies. If you notice any abnormalities in your propane tank, do not attempt to make any alterations yourself, as this can prove extremely dangerous. Our residential propane experts can ensure that your propane tank is operating effectively, so it can serve you all summer long.

When it comes to your propane, it is also important to remember that you should never keep your propane tank in an enclosed space, or anywhere it will be exposed to extremely high temperatures. Also, remember never to smoke or use lighters near your propane tank, as this proves a very dangerous fire hazard.  Whenever you are in need of propane service, rely on the experts at our Dallas propane company Northwest Propane. For more information, give us a call at 800-274-6121 or contact us online today.

How to Prepare Your Grill for Summer Cookouts

Technically, grilling season starts with Memorial Day weekend, but temperatures here in Dallas have already been mild enough for cooking outdoors. Before you light up your grill for the summer, you need to make sure that you have enough fuel to get you through all the summertime backyard barbecues until Labor Day or beyond. At Northwest Propane Gas Company, we provide new residential propane tanks and propane tank exchange in Dallas for those who use that as their source of fuel for the grill.

Before checking your propane tank, prepare your grill for cooking. Clean out the inside of the grill and check the gas jets for clogs. Soak the grill grates in soapy water and scrub any built-up food residue off. If the grates are made of cast iron, coat the in vegetable oil on both sides and bake in the oven at 400 degrees F for an hour to season the grates, which makes them non-stick. Replace the grill grates, and check the propane tank.

There are several ways to check if your propane tank for your grill needs to be replaced. Tap the side of the tank. If it sounds hollow, take it to a propane gas tank exchange. Another method is to weigh the tank, and if it feels light in weight, it is time for a replacement. To determine exactly how much propane is left in the tank, pour heated water over the outside of the tank and look for where the exterior of the tank begins to sweat. This is level the propane is filled to in the tank.

Grilling safety starts with a clean grill and tight connections with the gas line and propane tank. If you have a low propane tank on your gas grill, we can exchange it for a new tank that is completely filled with 20 pounds, compared to other companies’ 15 to 17 pound exchange tanks. Call us at Northwest Propane Gas Company at 800-274-6121.

Propane Gas Tank Exchange for Backyard Grilling

Warmer temperatures bring a yearning to pull out the barbecue grill and cook up a hefty batch of barbecue ribs, chicken or hamburgers. If you own a gas barbecue, that means checking for a low propane tank as well as deciding what to grill. At Northwest Propane Gas Company, we offer an easy way to fill your propane gas tank for summer entertaining, outdoor parties or a leisurely weekend.

Refilling your old propane tank is not your only option. Exchange programs can be a safer, wiser choice. Many people do not know that propane tanks go out of date and need to be replaced or recertified for safety before they can be refilled. While purchasing a new residential propane tank can avoid that hassle, taking advantage of exchange options can easily save you time as well as money.

Using a Dallas propane tank exchange such as Northwest Propane Gas Company eliminates having to wait around for a trained employee to fill your tank. For those with busy lifestyles, that can interfere with tight schedules. Plus it’s easier because all you have to do is substitute your empty propane tank for a new one. You do not have to wait around for someone qualified to refill your tank. In addition, replacements offer peace of mind because each tank is filled with high-quality propane and certified for safety. Instead of worrying whether last years’ tank is leaky, you can place your confidence and grilling safety in the hands of a professional.

By using our highly recommended service, you can also avoid the hassle involved in disposing of your old cylinders properly. Unless the tank is completely empty, propane containers must be delivered to a hazardous waste facility. By using our program, you can bypass that step. Northwest Propane Gas Company is committed to bringing its customers the best propane gas tank exchange program in Texas. It’s easy to get started. Simply call us at 1-800-274-6121.

Safe Grilling Tips for the Big Game from Your Dallas Propane Company

The big game is this weekend and there is sure to be gatherings across the nation to enjoy the game and have fun. But what is fun and the big game without grilling hot dogs, hamburgers, or steaks on the propane grill? Gathering on the porch in the warmer North Texas climate to grill your favorite food before kick-off should be done with safe grilling tips from your Dallas propane dealer, Northwest Propane.

The Propane Education & Research Counsel suggests a few tips for making outdoor meal preparation as easy as 1-2-3. Modeling safe grilling tips for your children and friends during your big game party will help make the meal and gathering a success.

These simple grilling safety tips can help make your outdoor meal preparation a success:

Grilling Prep

  • Help choose the recipe.
  • Help pick the ingredients while grocery shopping.
  • Suggest appetizers and side dishes to accompany the grilled meal.

Food Preparation

  • Measure the ingredients used in the recipe.
  • Create or stir marinades.
  • Create or mix rubs.
  • Get the ingredients from the pantry or the refrigerator.
  • Wash the ingredients.
  • Help carry the ingredients to the grill.
  • Assemble the grilling accessories that will be used while grilling.
  • Set the table.

Safe Grilling

  • Hold the plate while grilled items are taken off the grill.
  • Make sure parents follow safe grilling practices.
  • Brush the marinade on grilled items.
  • Help assemble the food (put toppings on burgers, for instance).
  • Put garnishes on finished grilled food.
  • Make sure parents turn off the burners when finished grilling.

Clean-up

  • Clear the table.
  • Clean the food preparation area.

Your Dallas TX propane experts want to remind you, safety first, when using propane grills and products. For more information on propane and propane dealers in the Dallas TX area, call 972-247-6121 or visit Northwest Propane online.

Heating Your Home with a Propane Heating System

Your Dallas TX propane experts at Northwest Propane know having reliable and energy efficient heating in your home during the winter months is important. Comfortable and efficient propane heating system technology is the answer.

A recent Propane Education & Research Council article talks about heating your home with propane:

Propane-fueled heating systems enable builders to offer the ultimate in heating comfort and energy efficiency, while remaining environmentally responsible.

Forced-air central furnaces fueled by propane, on average, provide warmer air than electric heat pumps–up to 25 degrees warmer. Propane furnaces have operating lives of 15-20 years, 5-10 years longer than electric heat pumps. And propane is reliable, ensuring that your home and your family stay warm and comfort even during electrical power outages.

The benefits of propane to homeowners are obvious, but many propane home heating systems have features that make them the smart choice for builders, too.

Propane furnaces, even ultra-high efficiency models, have low-profile designs, so they can fit into tight spaces with height restrictions or narrow side clearances – even a closet. Many models can be installed and vented in a variety of ways, and some are even certified for zero clearance on side and back, to sit flush against walls.

Most of today’s propane furnaces are equipped with electronic ignitions that activate the burners only when gas is needed. This enhances safety, and efficiency, by eliminating the need for standing pilot lights.

In addition to conserving energy with electronic ignition, propane gas furnaces are available with vent dampers. These “flapper” devices installed in the flue close when the heat demand has been met, trapping residual heat for circulation in the home.

One exciting technology in propane heating systems is a combo-heater that uses water heaters to provide space heating. Basically, the water heater operates conventionally until heat is needed. Hot water then circulates through a water-to-air heat exchanger coil in the air handler of the furnace, and warm air is distributed throughout the house by ducts.

These units can achieve up to 90 percent efficiencies for both water and central heating. Over one million of these systems have been installed in the United States since 1974.

Combo-heaters are very well suited for both new and existing construction projects:

  • Units are direct vented and require no chimney.
  • They have completely sealed combustion chambers. This is not only a safety feature, but also allows them to be installed virtually anywhere in the home.
  • The life of the water heater is significantly lengthened because increased circulation of water reduces sediment build-up.

Your Dallas propane heating professionals can help you with all your propane needs. Call 972-247-6121 or contact Northwest Propane online.

Motor Fuel Conversion in North Texas with Northwest Propane

As the leading alternative fuel in the nation, there are many reasons to convert to propane gas. Whether saving you much-need money off of fuel cost or increasing the lifespan of your engine, the benefits of propane gas are staggering. When you are contemplating making the switch in North Texas, our Dallas TX propane experts at Northwest Propane can assist you, offering our superior service to meet all your propane needs and ensure your satisfaction.

With propane fuel, you can save money off fuel costs, as compared to gasoline and diesel. By increasing your engine life, you can decrease on maintenance for your vehicle, saving you from countless trips to the mechanic for various services. Propane is also extremely environmentally-friendly, allowing you to rest easy knowing that fueling your fleet isn’t destroying the atmosphere. And with 90 percent of our propane produced in the United States, with 1/3 made in Texas, you will know that you are supporting your local economy and lessening our dependence on foreign oil.

When considering a motor fuel conversion to propane gas, there are many factors to be considered. Our Dallas TX propane company can walk you through it, explaining the benefits of propane at every step. For additional information regarding motor fuel conversion in Dallas and the surrounding area, give us a call at 972-247-6121 or contact us online today.

At Home Uses for Propane

Propane Gas Grill

outdoor propane grill

Northwest Propane of North Texas realizes some people are unaware of the advantages to using residential propane products.  With the crazy weather in Texas, sometimes it’s difficult to hold out for the perfect weather conditions for swimming. If it’s a chillier day out, and you want to go swimming, a cheap efficient fix would be to use propane to heat the pool. It is also a great idea for summer night pool parties to heat your hot tub with propane. It is simple and more cost-efficient than paying high electrical bills.

Also, consider using it for your summer barbeques. It is a quicker and more efficient way to hang out by the pool side and serve hot dogs and burgers to your guests while enjoying sunny North Texas afternoons. However, it’s not only for outdoor cooking. Indoor cooking with propane is actually a great way to save time and money. Sometimes it can be a long wait for a normal oven to heat up. A propane oven is instant and actually cooks the food more evenly allowing for a better tasting meal. It is also safer for a house with children because the propane burners cool off rather quickly.

Another frustrating occurrence around this time of year is the many severe thunderstorms that rip through the Dallas-Fort Worth area. More often than not power outages are cause by lightning strikes, high winds, or cars hitting electrical poles in the treacherous road conditions. It is scary when the fridge and freezer stay out for extended periods causing sometimes expensive food to go bad. It is also difficult to complete simple tasks, especially those requiring a computer or light. In these situations it is good to have some sort of back up propane generator. We deliver in any weather when you need propane, usually within 24 hours. We at Northwest Propane  provide the quickest and most customer friendly experience in the area for all your  propane  needs.

Contact Northwest Propane for all your propane delivery needs.

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