propane emergency

How to Avoid a Propane/Oil Tank Emergency

No one likes to hear the word “emergency,” especially when that word is being applied to your home. It can be dangerous and will likely catch you off guard. If you utilize propane or heating oil for your house, the last thing you want is to run out unexpectedly. If an emergency does arise, there are a few steps you can take, and luckily, help is available! Spicer Advanced Gas is your reliable, go-to company that you can trust to handle any emergency.

Propane Emergencies

There are a variety of factors that can lead to a propane emergency. However, there are some general guidelines to prevent one. Be alert for any odors of propane around appliances. If you do smell gas, do not light the appliance. Make sure that you read and follow operating and lighting instructions, as well as warning labels. If your pilot light keeps going off, this may be a sign of an unseen issue that should be addressed by a professional.

One significant contributor to a potential propane emergency is the weather. An expectedly cold or long winter can increase your propane use, and if left unchecked, it could lead to an unexpected overuse of your propane. Of course, in the winter, you don’t want to go without heat. To ensure an uninterrupted supply of propane, it is recommended that you call or email when your gauge reads 20-25% to schedule a propane delivery. 

This will give us plenty of time to get you the propane you need without the worry of your levels dropping too low. It is extremely dangerous to run out of propane, so if you become aware that your propane supply is falling, it is crucial to set up an emergency delivery. It is also important to keep in mind that if the tank is empty, a technician may be required to perform a system pressure test before relighting your appliance, which could result in additional charges.

Spicer Advanced Gas offers automatic propane delivery service, as well as tank monitoring options to avoid emergencies. Our automatic delivery service keeps your propane tanks at optimum levels without needing to be home to monitor them. We offer a delivery schedule that is based on your availability and usage needs. 

Oil Tank Emergencies

Heating oil is a cost-effective, safe, and environmentally friendly way to heat your home. Much like propane, you’ll want to take steps to prevent an oil tank emergency. One easy step is monitoring your usage compared to previous heating seasons or months. A sudden unexpected increase in fuel usage can be a sign of a potential leak. You will want to keep your fill pipe easily accessible for your delivery technician. You’ll also want to remove any snow or ice that could potentially block airflow. Especially in the colder months, you don’t want to be without heat. If you do find yourself in a low oil emergency, it is important to establish an emergency heating oil delivery as soon as possible.

If you are someone who enjoys peace of mind when it comes to heating needs, automatic delivery and tank monitoring may be exactly what you need. Instead of keeping track of when you checked your gauges last or when your next order is coming up, simply schedule a specific date for our technicians to take the guesswork out of your heating needs.

Contact Spicer Advanced Gas Today

If you require emergency propane delivery, reach out to Spicer Advanced Gas immediately. Need home heating oil? Advanced Heating Oil will be there to deliver it when you need it most. We are the leading names when it comes to emergency deliveries in the CT area. Accidents happen, and our experienced staff is available for all of your heating and fuel concerns.

We are there for you 24 hours a day for whatever type of emergency arises. Our team also offers tank monitoring so that you don’t have to worry if you are away from home. If you find yourself in an emergency or want to learn more about preventing one, contact us today!