Prepare Your Home for Winter

As the temperatures continue to drop, you can rest assured knowing your home is prepared for cold weather with general tips from Blossman Gas for propane safety this winter.

Propane Tips

If you live in a colder climate, now is the time to start preparing your grill for winter. If you’re storing your grill outside during the winter months:

  • Keep the propane tank connected but do make sure it is shut off.
  • Clean your grill and use a protective cover over the grill.

If you’re storing the grill indoors:

  • Do not bring the propane tank inside, even into a garage or storage shed.
  • Instead, disconnect the tank and store it outside in an upright position away from dryer and furnace vents.

Make sure your heating system and appliances are running efficiently. Before the start of each heating season, have a qualified service technician inspect and service your appliances and propane system. This will ensure that your appliances are running as efficiently as possible, conserving fuel and saving dollars.

Never use a stove for space heating and never use outdoor propane appliances indoors or in enclosed areas, particularly in the event of a power outage. Proper ventilation is necessary for their safe operation, and CO fumes emitted can be lethal. Only use appliances indoors that are designed and approved for indoor use. Never store, place, or use a propane cylinder indoors or in enclosed areas.

A winter storm can arrive at a moment’s notice. By joining Blossman’s Worry Free program, having propane in your tank won’t be something to add to your preparation list. Blossman Gas will monitor your gas usage and manage your supply, delivering automatically when you need it. If you’re not part of an automatic delivery program, it’s recommended that you call for delivery when your tank is at 30 percent full. For further information on how to the gauge on your tank, click here.

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