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Outdoor Summer Safety Starts in Sping

Despite winter taking its time getting on its merry way, Spring is indeed here and hot days and warm Summer nights are not too far off on the horizon. What a welcome thought! Here at Styer Propane, there is no question that things around here do tend to quiet down this time of year until the beginning of Fall. That said, we are still plenty busy with new installations and helping folks out who need propane through the Summer months.

Who needs propane through the Summer? Well, lots of folks as a matter of fact. Certainly homes are still running appliances like stoves and dryers on propane year round. But, there are far more fun applications that our customers have going all throughout the Summer Season. This time of year means picnics and barbecues. We have a good number of customers who have outdoor kitchens and built-in grills on their property which run propane off of a rutted line. And after you’ve had that burger (and waited 45 minutes), what’s better than a dip in the pool? Sure enough, we also have several accounts who also run pool heat off of propane. After you are dried off from the pool, why not spend some time over by the outdoor fire pit which runs off — Yup — Propane!

We enjoy Summer more than anyone, because, well, there is not much room for us to take any time off in the Winter! And though we stress safety throughout the year, we would like to remind folks that now is the time to make sure that there has been no damage to propane lines that run to outdoor usage. It’s best to have a professional run through a safety check in advance of the season so that you can ensure safe operation all Summer long! And whether you have your propane coming to your grill from an underground tank or your BBQ on a traditional grill, we urge all of our home chefs out there to be safe this Spring and Summer in the backyard!

Add 9 Volt Batteries to the Grocery List

There is never a bad time to think about safety in your home. Fire departments around the country and in our area have done a great job making a connection between Daylight Savings and the checking of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors over the last several years. Not all models run on the trusty 9-volt battery, of course, but with Spring Forward coming up in mid March, it is a good time of year to test all alarms, and smoke or carbon monoxide detectors in the home. Furthermore, it is a good opportunity to review your family’s fire escape plan with one another and even practice a few times. Finally, you will want to make sure any fire extinguishers are in proper working order. An emergency is not the best time to find out that your fire suppression equipment is not functional.

Very soon, we will be saying goodbye to what is left of winter and it will be time to enjoy more time outside with our friends and family. Remember that fire safety is not just for inside the home. For those of you who grill, barbecue and even fry food outdoors, it is important to know that there are important safety measures which apply to outdoor cooking as well!

All of us here at Styer Propane take a safety-first mentality as it relates to our clients and want you to know that we are always here for your safety questions regarding propane energy.

Why Choose Automatic Delivery?

If you own your own tank, you have your choice of a number of local suppliers from which to purchase propane. It’s a competitive marketplace and everyone promises the best service. What does good service mean to you? In our world, we feel that our job is to ensure there is nothing complicated about our relationships with our customers. We feel that the best relationships are those where we are able to fulfill the customer’s needs every time! And our customers only generally need one thing:  Propane.

So, we have a number of ways to serve customers, believe it or not. Customers who own their own tanks can choose to call us when they need propane or they can go on an automatic delivery contract. If customers choose to stay on a Will-Call contract, that means they will call us when they need propane. This works just fine as long as customers give us time to make deliveries. For example, if we hit a cold snap like we did a few weeks ago, our phones are ringing off the hook. If a Will-Call customer were to call letting us know his tank is below 10%, we are in a very tough position. In times like that, we are doing everything we can to reach as many people as possible, and with obstacles like icy roads and driveways, our ability to reach everyone is greatly impacted. So, for Will-Call customers, we urge you to call when your tank is around 35%, regardless of the weather.

For automatic delivery customers, well, we have you covered. Our system knows how big your tank is, how large your home is and even what appliances and equipment in your home run off of propane. When we factor in the temperature in our area over time, we can accurately estimate how full your tank is. We will auto schedule your deliveries so that you are never in danger of running low on propane gas.

If you are interested in exploring your purchasing options with Styer Propane, call today and speak with one of our representatives.

Merry Christmas from Styer Propane

It has been a wonderful year here at Styer Propane.  We would like to thank all of our customers and vendors for helping to be one of the areas most trusted propane providers. We look forward to continuing to work with you and for you in the new year! We would also like to recognize our amazing. From the office folks to the drivers and technicians, we feel we have some of the best pros in the business. Thank you all for your year round commitment to providing such great service to our customers!

We love the holiday season here at Styer Propane and we feel that there is no better place to spend the holidays than with family and friends. Accordingly, we would like to remind customers that our offices will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For Will-Call Customers, we would ask that you please plan requests for delivery accordingly and please call when you see your tank at 30% to allow us time to schedule their deliveries efficiently! We wish all of you a wonderful and joyous Christmas Season!

Safety First If You Smell Gas

We preach safety a good deal in our business because frankly, we have to. Our business and the industry at large takes a tremendous amount of time and energy to ensure that our employees and customers are safe in their handling, transportation and use of propane. Propane in its normal state is actually odorless. An odorant, ethyl mercaptan is added so that folks know if there is a leak. The smell of this additive has become synonymous with the smell of propane, and that is desired intent.

When you smell gas, the first thing you need to know is do not cause any sparks or attempt to create an open flame. It is best to leave the area immediately. If it is safe to do so, shut off the main valve on the tank. If it is not safe, simply leave the area and call our office and/or the fire department. Do your best to keep others away from the area until the situation has been resolved. Going forward, be sure to get your system check and maintained in regular recommended intervals.

If you have any questions about propane safety, ask a Styer Propane professional and he or she will be happy to assist you in addressing your query.

Important Safety Rules for Propane Gas

At Styer Propane, we have been providing propane to homes and businesses across the Delaware Valley for over 20 years. In that time, we have made it our number one goal to provide comprehensive safety information to our customers via print and online materials as well. For those who use propane as a source of energy for their home or business, it is important that you are familiar with the smell of propane gas and that you know what to do if you smell gas in the building. Do you?

Here are some important safety tips for what to do in a situation where you smell propane gas:

  • Avoid Open Flames and Sparks – Immediately put out all smoking materials and other open flames. Do no operate lights, appliances, telephones, or cell phones. Flames or sparks from these sources can trigger an explosion or a fire.
  • Evacuate the Area – Get everyone out of the building or area where you suspect gas is leaking.
  • Shut Off the Propane –  Turn off the main gas supply valve on your propane take if it is safe to do so. To close the valve, turn it to the right (clockwise).
  • Report the Leak. From a neighbor’s home or other nearby building away from the gas leak, call your propane retailer right away. If you can’t reach your propane retailer, call 911 or your local fire department. Do Not Return to the Building or Area until your propane retailer determines that is safe to do so.
  • Get Your System Checked. Before you attempt to use any of your propane appliances, your propane retailer or a qualified service technician must check your entire system to ensure that it is leak-free.

It’s Fall at Styer Propane

All of us here at Styer Propane love fall around Chester County. Mother Nature really saves her best show for this time of year and it is a great joy to witness throughout the hills and valleys around our area. For our business, it marks the beginning of our busy season. This time of year as cool days turn into chilly nights, our phones begin to heat up with phone calls from all of our wonderful customers around the Delaware Valley. We would like to remind new and old Will Call customers to make sure that you keep an eye on your tanks. We generally advise folks to give us a call to schedule a delivery when tank levels hit about 35%.  This allows our staff plenty of time to get to your home so that you do not run out of propane.

We look forward to seeing all of you this fall season and invite you to please let us know if there is anything we can do to best serve your propane needs!

Pre-Buy is Here for the 2017-2018 Season

Styer Propane, LLC has a limited amount of propane this year for our Pre-buy program on a first come, first served basis. The propane that you purchase (200 gallon minimum) is for deliveries made after November 1, 2017. All deliveries prior to November 1st will be billed the day of delivery price per gallon. All outstanding balances must be paid, in full, before the pre-buy can be applied to your account. (The 5 cent per gallon discount has already been factored into your pre-buy price.)

THE DEADLINE FOR PRE-BUYING IS SEPTEMBER 30, 2017
** OR WHILE SUPPLIES LAST **.

Pre-Buy to Begin by End of July

It’s summer time at Styer Propane and as many would expect, it is not necessarily our busiest time of year. However, we are already beginning to field phone calls regarding our Pre-Buy program. Styer Propane customers can expect this year’s Pre-Buy offer to become available around the third or fourth week of July 2017.  As always, there is a limited supply allotted for this program and all propane designated for Pre-Buy is first come – first served. We thank all of you for your business and look  forward to updating all of you with details in about three or four weeks!

Memorial Day Message

Allow us to begin by recognizing the sacrifice of those brave servicemen and women who gave their lives fighting for the freedom we enjoy as Americans. May we all take some time to keep them in our thoughts and prayers this weekend as we visit with friends and family.

As you enjoy your long weekend this Memorial Day, we wish you and your family safe travels if you should be taking time to venture to The Poconos, Jersey Shore or the Delaware or Maryland beaches. Remember, if you spend the weekend standing next to a grill, please practice safe grilling as you feed your folks.

Here at Styer Propane, our office will be closed on Monday in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. We will be back open at our regular time on Tuesday, May 30th.