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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.

At Home Uses for Propane

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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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