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Care and Service for Your Home Propane Tanks

Propane has a multitude of household uses well beyond the standard tank used to operate your outdoor grill. More than 40 million American households also use home propane tanks for drying clothes, heating their homes in winter, powering hot water tanks, cooking food indoors, and as a backup power source. If you’re one of these households, it’s important to know how to properly care for your home propane tank

Monitor your home propane tanks’ volume 

When you have a home propane tank, it’s important to monitor the tank for volume. Most home propane tanks have a clear indicator of how much gas remains inside. Outside temperature plays an important role in properly reading this indicator and you should only do so when the temperature is at or near 60 degrees for an accurate reading. Also know that reputable service companies that refill tanks, never fill them beyond 80 percent capacity to accommodate the expansion of the gas during warm weather.  

Maintain appliances that use propane

If propane is a significant source of energy in your home, several of your appliances could use it. Whichever ones do, be sure to keep them in good, working order. It’s best to have a propane service company come in at least once a year to inspect these appliances and the connectors that allow propane to fuel them.  

How to spot a leak in your home propane tanks

Home propane tanks are very durable and resistant to punctures. However, a propane leak is still a very real possibility and a situation that you should be well prepared for in advance. The telltale sign of leaking propane is the smell of rotten eggs- which is the mercaptan that is added to the gas so that the human nose can spot a leak. If you smell this anywhere inside of your home or near your tank, call in the pros for an emergency visit.  

Know who to call for repairs and service

If you’re a propane user at home, it’s best to have a trusted propane service company on speed dial should you need them in the future. Pick a company that has earned a solid reputation in the community and that receives good reviews. Meet with them at a time when you don’t need their services and consider buying an annual maintenance plan to ensure that your propane tank and appliances continue functioning as they should.

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Why a propane grill makes the best gift this holiday season

As the holiday season approaches and you begin to ponder your gift list this year, think about those individuals who are foodies, self-proclaimed chefs, or exclusive meat-eaters. We are guessing they have been good and deserve to be spoiled… So for those couple of people on your list this year, contact your local propane provider to find out more about the grills on the market this holiday season. 

They won’t expect it 

A propane grill is a gift that they definitely won’t expect. You can talk to your local propane provider about the best type of grill and the most convenient size. There is no doubt that wrapping this gift will be challenging, and you might just opt for the giant red bow, but regardless of which you choose, you’ll see the recipient’s eye’s light up when you wheel it into the room.  

For the hard to buy for person on your list

For the guy or gal that loves to spend time outside and grill, you couldn’t find a more perfect gift. Consider this especially for anyone on your list who falls within the hard-to-buy-for category. Once you pick the grill (with the help of a trusted provider), you can check that person off the list and look forward to the delight when they see what you’ve gotten them.  

The gift that keeps on giving

A propane grill is really the best gift that you can give to people who love to cook. It’s the gift that keeps on giving for years and years after the excitement of the holidays has come and gone. They will think of you fondly each time they grill burgers and hot dogs this summer or serve up a sizzling, freshly grilled steak for a Saturday night treat.  

A gift that’s sure to please

You’ll be hard-pressed to find many other gifts that will elicit the same reaction as gifting a propane grill. If the grill is still in the box, and you decide wrapping the box is possible, imagine the look on their face when they see the size of their gift. And once they open it, they will no doubt be all smiles and very grateful for such an amazing holiday surprise.

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Easiest Propane Installation Tips in Palm City

Propane comes close to being a perfect fuel for home use. It’s clean, burns efficiently are cost-effective, and is in abundant supply in the US. If you’re a homeowner that’s decided to utilize propane for at least some of the energy needs in your home, here are a few tips for propane installation in Palm City. 

Decide on an appropriate tank size 

Home use of propane requires a storage tank on your property. These tanks can be installed above ground or below grade. There are advantages and disadvantages to each scenario but both require regular monitoring and refilling when the supply has been used up. So if you’re considering making this fuel source part of your everyday life, consider calling a knowledgeable propane installation company in the Palm City area for advice on tank size and placement.  

Choose a location

Above ground propane storage tanks is a common scenario for homes and businesses that use this fuel source. These tanks tend to be larger, oblong holding units that sit elevated from the ground. Their placement can be challenging for both aesthetics and access, and underground storage tanks are a more appealing option if you don’t want a large tank taking us valuable real estate on your property.  

Get estimates

If you’re sold on propane and are ready to have a tank and lines installed on your property, your best bet is to contact an experienced gas contractor to help you through the process. You can get estimates for a tank and line installation from a few reputable providers to be sure you’re getting a fair deal for the service. It’s best to choose a provider that works with all makes and models of propane tanks, lines and appliances.  

Schedule an installation

Once the estimates are in and you’ve compared the costs, choose a propane partner and schedule a tank installation. The process differs a bit depending on if you choose above ground or below ground storage. But, once the tank is in, the process to fill it up, and refill it in the future will be the same.  

We want our customers to feel special and unique because they are! As a result, Elite Gas Contractors works tirelessly to ensure you are completely satisfied, always! We provide a range of customized gas products, appliances, and gas delivery programs so each customer can fulfill their individual gas needs. To get a Free Estimate, give us a call at (772) 888-1719!

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Propane 101: Above Ground vs Underground Propane Tanks

If you’re in the market for a cleaner, more fuel-efficient way to heat your home or cook, you might consider installing an underground propane tank to fuel many possible propane-powered appliances in your home. Appliances that can utilize propane as a fuel source include stoves and ovens, washing machines and dryers, hot water heaters, outdoor kitchen appliances, and even whole-house furnaces. Some propane tanks are above ground and others below, and here is some information to help you decide which is best for your property. 

1. Advantages of the above-ground propane tank

Above ground storage tanks are pretty common for a home that utilizes this fuel source. There are a few advantages of this scenario over the underground propane tank option. The most important advantage is access making it easier to check the tank levels and to refill when necessary.  

2. Disadvantages of the above-ground tank

Above ground, tanks can be a pretty big eyesore on your property. There isn’t much you can do to change their appearance or dress them up in any way. They can also get in the way of yard maintenance and utilizing the full extent of your property.  

3. Advantages of the underground tank

An underground storage tank frees up the entirety of your property so that you can use every square inch. You will have to keep in mind, however, that you can’t put anything on top of an underground tank and you must leave it accessible. Putting the tank underground completely hides it from view which is a major advantage in terms of curb appeal and the aesthetics of your home.  

4. Disadvantages of the underground tank

There are very few disadvantages to having an underground tank and the ones that do exist are very minor. One notable disadvantage is the cost because underground tanks can cost just a little bit more than the above-ground varieties. Other than that, installation is easy, and underground tanks are out of sight out of mind while providing your home with a clean and energy-efficient fuel source. 

5. Finding a propane tank company

If you’re convinced that an underground storage tank is the right choice for you, the first step will be to identify a trusted and experienced installation and service company that can help you get the project started. Be sure to find one that has amassed plenty of years in the industry and who has solid reviews online. Several installation companies will also take care of monitoring the tank and refilling it when necessary. 

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6 Must-have Appliances for Your Home That Use Propane

If you’re looking for ways to reduce energy costs and tread lighter on the environment in the process, perhaps it’s time to consider switching to propane appliances in your home. Propane is a liquid gas that is considered one of the most cost-effective byproducts of natural gas and petroleum on the market. Its supply is domestic which protects it from drastic price fluctuations and supply shortages. Here are six, must-have propane appliances for your home that can also be used with propane home delivery services

1. Clothes dryers 

Clothes dryers are traditionally powered by electricity or natural gas. They also are made to be powered by propane which produces more energy per unit than other fuels and which is more cost-effective than other energy sources. A new propane dryer might be slightly more expensive than its electric or gas counterparts, but consumers make up for the cost difference in energy savings very quickly. 

2. Fireplace

Homes with fireplaces typically use one of three fuel sources – wood, gas or electricity. Propane-powered fireplaces are also an option and becoming more common. Propane is a cost-effective fuel source, provides a hotter heat for warming your home and you can count on a propane home delivery service to keep your home fires burning.  

3. Hot water heater

Your hot water heater has a big job to perform in your house. Every sinkful of dirty dishes, every morning shower and many loads of dirty laundry depend on your hot water heater to perform on demand. Most common hot water heaters are powered by electricity or natural gas, but propane versions are arriving on the market and proving to be an economical option for consumers. 

4. Cooktops

Commercial kitchens have long relied on propane as a fuel source to keep diners well fed. Outdoor kitchens and traditional barbecue pits also typically use propane for cooking. Indoor ranges and stoves, powered by propane, are also becoming an attractive option for cost-conscious buyers. 

5. Furnace

Your house furnace has an important job each winter – keeping your family cozy and warm when the mercury plummets. Furnaces are typically powered by heating oil, natural gas, electricity or wood. Propane furnaces are also available and can provide a cost-effective means of heating your home each winter. 

6. Refrigerator

Propane is a very efficient fuel for heating things up, but it’s also pretty remarkable at cooling things down. Propane refrigerators and freezers have been used in commercial kitchens and on recreational vehicles for many years. They’re beginning to find themselves in homes across the country as homeowners search for ways to reduce financial pressure on the household budget and employ appliances that are less harmful to the environment. 

We want our customers to feel special and unique because they are! As a result, Elite Gas Contractors works tirelessly to ensure you are completely satisfied, always! We provide a range of customized gas products, appliances, and gas delivery programs so each customer can fulfill their individual gas needs. To get a Free Estimate, give us a call at (772) 888-1719!

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5 Spectacular Grilling Recipes For Your Propane Grill This July

The most exciting month of the year is here: July! For many, July means fireworks, family and, most importantly, barbecues. This begs the question, what do I cook?  Well prepare to fire up your propane grill, because we’ve got the perfect recipes for you. 

1.) Steak Kabobs with Garlic Butter

This recipe is an easy and hearty meal option using sirloin beef skewers, mushrooms, peppers, and onions. This recipe is perfect for a snack or appetizer in the afternoon.

Recipe

  • Cut 1 lb of beef sirloin, 1 cup of mushrooms, 1 green bell pepper, and 1 onion into one-inch pieces.
  • Heat grill propane to medium heat high.
  • Thread beef sirloin, mushrooms, peppers, and onion onto skewers.
  • Brush the meat and vegetables with olive oil and season them with salt and pepper.
  • Place the kabobs on the grill and cook for approximately 5 minutes per side.
  • Melt the butter over the kabobs, add the minced garlic and cook for 1 min.
  • Sprinkle the parsley and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve.

2.) Bacon Ranch Grilled Potatoes

Warning: it’s totally normal and okay to drool while reading this recipe. Everyone loves potatoes, and grilling them with bacon and ranch on your propane grill is just the cherry on top. 

Recipe

  • Preheat the grill to 350 degrees.
  • Scrub and slice the potatoes.
  • Prepare foil. Cut off a piece large enough to fold over potatoes on all sides, and spray non-stick cooking spray on the foil.
  • Mix sliced potatoes with ranch dressing and layer them in a foil. Top with sliced bacon, shredded cheese, salt, pepper, and parsley.
  • Grill approximately for 15 min with medium heat on. Flip it over, and grill for another 15-20 min or until the potatoes are fork tender.
  • Serve.

3.) Lime Shrimp Foil Packs

Sometimes dark meats can be a bit too heavy for some people. Please all of your party goers by grilling up some fresh seafood! 

Recipe

  • In a large bowl, combine 1lbs of peeled and deveined shrimp, 3 ears of quartered corn, 1 zucchini that’s cut in half moons, 2 cloves of minced garlic, 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes and 2 tablespoons of freshly chopped cilantro. Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and mix until they are combined.
  • Lay out four pieces of foil. Divide the shrimp mixture into the foils and top each one with a pat of butter and lime slices. Seal packs.
  • Heat the grill to high heat. Place packs on grill and leave until the shrimp is pink. Wait for approximately 10 minutes and then take off.
  • Serve.

4.) Bacon Cheddar Stuffed Burgers

Independence Day wouldn’t be a true American holiday without burgers! Serve this staple with a twist this year. 

Recipe

  • Take about 6 oz of ground beef and flatten it in your hand.
  • Take a bit of cheddar cheese put it on the flattened meat.
  • Add 1 slice of crumbled cheese on top of the cheddar cheese.
  • Cut bacon slices in half and cross them over each other on the cheese. 
  • Use fingers to bring the edges of the beef patty up around the cheese and bacon.
  • Use your fingers to seal the top and make it into a nice burger patty.
  • Repeat for as many patties as you desire
  • Pour BBQ sauce all over the uncooked patties.
  • Grill patties over medium-high heat until cooked through 
  • Place on burger buns and add some tomatoes, lettuce, and onions if you like.
  • Serve.

5.) Honey Mustard Grilled Pork Chops

Another American staple, mustard, is also a great option to incorporate into your grilling recipes this year! But why not change it up from the typical hot dogs and hamburgers and add it to pork chops? 

Recipe

  • Marinate the pork chops in a mixture of ¼ cup honey, 2 tablespoons of dijon mustard, 2 tablespoons of grainy mustard, 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 2 cloves chopped garlic, salt, and pepper for 30 minutes to overnight.
  • Place pork chops on the grill and cook over medium-high heat until the pork chops are lightly golden brown, approximately 3-5 min per side.
  • Serve.

Be prepared for Independence Day this year and ensure that your grille is stocked with enough propane. In the case that you need a propane tank for home, we deliver! Elite Gas is proud to be the best provider of propane grills and propane tanks on the entire treasure coast! Contact us for a free estimate at 772-888-1719.

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Safest Ways to Use Your Propane Grill This Summer

The return of the summer sun also brings the return of backyard barbecues. Outdoor propane grills are among the most common grills found in residential homes, but can be a safety hazard if the proper precautions are not taken. According to the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), over 10,000 homes experience fires originating from outdoor grills; these fires result in over $120 million worth of damages annually. To ensure you and your loved ones have a fun and safe summer, you’ll want to make sure you are using your residential propane grill in the safest was possible.

Grill away from the house

The number one rule of grilling is to make sure your grill is isolated from any flammable objects – this includes your home. Proper ventilation is important for not only the grill but also the propane tanks used to fuel the grill. The best place to put your outdoor grill is on a concrete or stone platform that is a safe distance away from any trees, tall grass, infrastructure and all heat sources.

Fire-extinguisher

When using a propane grill you will want to keep either a spray bottle of water or fire extinguisher nearby to put out any unexpected fires before the flames cause any damage. When you purchase a fire extinguisher make sure you familiarize yourself with how to use it as well as store is a safe distance from the grill.

Inspect your grill

Before turning on your propane grill make sure both your propane tank and equipment have been inspected. It’s not uncommon for propane-powered equipment to undergo some type of damage after sitting unused for the winter months. Using a grill with decayed wiring or other hidden problems can result in a devastating fire. Unless you have been properly trained you should reach out to your local residential propane service in Palm City to ensure these issues are correctly identified and fixed.

Don’t walk away

Many times grill fires happen because no one was paying attention. Just like you would not run errands while your kitchen stove is on, you should not step away from your grill while using it. Leaving your grill unattended increases the risk of a residential fire, which is not only dangerous but also comes with extremely expensive repairs.

A clean grill is a safe grill

Roughly one quarter of all reported grill fires are due to dirty and improperly maintained grills. A proper cleaning and maintenance regimen are imperative to eradicate any grease or fat build-up left on the grill. Excess grease acts as a fuel enhancer and is a main source for fire flare-ups when using your propane grill.  

Open grill, then turn on gas

No grill-master wants to open their grill to a fireball that singes off their eyebrows, but turning your grill on while the lid is still shut is one way to guarantee this happens. If you turn your grill on before opening the lid, the gas builds up in the enclosed area so when you light your grill you are essentially lighting a ball of gas that is trapped under the lid of your grill.
Grilling out is a great summer activity; just make sure you are using your grill safely to keep this summer activity fun and safe. If you are in need of a residential propane service in Palm City, check out Elite Gas Co.

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Benefits of Propane Delivery

Grilling and camping season is just around the bend, so it’s time to make sure you can fuel your summer fun! Participating in your local propane delivery service is an easy and efficient way to ensure your never run out of propane gas for a camping trip or barbeque every again.

Benefits of enrolling in a propane delivery service

Convenient

Participating in a propane delivery service saves you the hassle and time of lugging a propane tank around. Because propane tanks cannot be left in vehicles, for safety reasons, you cannot run additional errand while dropping off and picking up your propane gas tanks. This means you are wasting time and energy purchasing fuel or waiting for a tank refill. A propane delivery service not only ensures you’ll never run out of fuel but also means you don’t have to lift a finger!

Reliable

Going to a propane provider does not mean your tank will be filled on the same day or that they will have the propane tank size you need in stock. Most times you need to wait for a certified or trained employee to help you refill your propane tank. With a propane delivery service you never have to worry about running out of fuel.

Maintenance

All propane tanks have a shelf life and once a tank has exceeded that shelf life it needs to be replaced for safety reasons. By enrolling in a propane delivery service you eliminate the personal responsibility of checking the tank’s expiration date. When you have your tank delivered you not only get a new and freshly certified tank, but your propane provider is also qualified to perform routine maintenance checks.

Cost Effective

It is more cost effective to participate in your local propane delivery service then to purchase a new tank every time you run out of fuel. A propane provider that offers delivery usually will provide a discount as well. Instead of purchasing a new tank and propane, the delivery service will likely only charge you only for the propane gas. Propane as a whole is also is very affordable fuel source that can power more than just your grill at home.

Can propane gas be used for more than just grilling?

Propane tanks are not only used for outdoor activities such as grilling, but can also be a source of energy in and around your homes or RVs!

Some other common uses for propane tanks are:

  • Outdoor heating (i.e. pools, hot tubs, fire pits, etc.)
  • Camping equipment such as stoves, electric mosquito traps and tent heaters
  • RV power
  • Generators
  • Refrigeration for recreational vehicles
  • Forklifts
  • Floor buffers
  • Motor fuel
  • Business and agricultural applications

Propane tanks have many common household uses, and the last thing you want to happen is realize last minute you need to visit your local propane provider to refill or exchange your tank. Signing up for a propane delivery service gives you one less thing to worry about, giving you more time to enjoy a stress-free summer. Looking for propane delivery service near you? Check out Elite Gas Contractors!

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Benefits of Participating in a Propane Tank Exchange Program

Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s time to dust off those propane tank grills and exchange your old or empty propane tanks for new ones in time to enjoy the Florida summer sun.

But why would I need to my exchange propane tank?

You may be thinking, ‘why would I need to exchange my tank; can’t I just buy a new one?’ The answer is yes, you can always purchase a new propane tank, but buying a new propane tank every time you need more fuel is like buying a plastic water bottle every time you are thirsty rather than investing in a reusable one. It is more cost effective to purchase a few propane tanks and participate in your local propane tank exchange program then to purchase a new tank every time you run out.

Refilling and exchanging a tank are the same, right?

They are actually not the same thing! While refilling and exchanging propane tanks leave you with the same result, the process differs in time, cost and convenience.

Refilling a propane tank does not ensure you will be able to get that tank filled on the same day. Most of the time you need to wait for a certified or trained employee to help you refill your propane tank. This could leave you waiting in a hardware store for hours or until someone with the proper skillset is available to help you. With a propane tank exchange program in Palm City, Florida, you are able to drop off your empty tank and pick up a new one without waiting or making a second trip. That means you spend less time running errands and more time doing things you want to be doing.

In general, joining a propane tank exchange program is about the same cost as refilling your tanks. While refilling your propane tank might appear to be more cost effective up front, in the long run it is not. When refilling your propane tank you keep the same tank you brought into the store, meaning you will eventually need to replace the expired tank. All propane tanks have a shelf life and once a tank has exceeded that shelf life it needs to be replaced for safety reasons. By participating in an exchange program you eliminate the personal responsibility of checking the tank’s expiration date; when you exchange your tank (even an expired one) you get a new and freshly certified tank.

The benefits of propane tanks go further than just grilling?

Propane tanks are not only used for outdoor activities, but can also be a source of energy in and around your homes or RVs!

Some other common uses for propane tanks are:

  • Generators
  • Outdoor heating (i.e. pools, hot tubs, fire pits, etc.)
  • Camping equipment such a stoves and tent heaters
  • RV power
  • Forklifts
  • Floor buffers
  • Refrigeration for recreational vehicles
  • Motor fuel
  • Business and agricultural applications

Propane tanks have many common household uses, and the last thing you want to happen is to realize you need to exchange your propane tank just as you are about to throw some grub on the grill or turn on your fire pit. By exchanging your propane tank before the Palm City rush arrives, you’ll be all set to welcome the return of a stress-free Florida summer. Looking for a propane tank exchange program in Palm City, Florida? Check out Elite Gas Contractors!

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Where Does Propane Gas Come From?

Propane gas is a popular and environmentally friendly fuel used by homeowners all over the world. Propane Education & Research Council suggest that North American propane suppliers are meeting the demands of U.S. and export propane. While it’s a natural and inexpensive source, propane is a byproduct of natural gas and crude oil when processed. It’s important to know all about your residential propane in Palm City. This will help you understand where your propane comes from.

Give It Some Gas

Like most people, you’ve probably put very little thought as to where this convenience comes from. Propane gas goes through a refining process that separates the crude oil that’s extracted from natural gas at a plant facility. It is then stored as a liquid under refrigeration or moderate pressure. When you use your tank, the pressure is released as a flammable gas. Its odorless and colorless components are easily detected. It is a clean-burning fuel that produces little amount of pollutants when used properly. And when your propane delivery service in Port St Lucie fills your tank for your next BBQ, you’re supporting the US economy and your local gas contractors, too.

When Propane Gas Comes in Handy

Aside from setting a flame to your latest cookout, propane can help heat your water for bathing or laundry. It’s also commonly used for fuel in automobiles such as traditional vehicles and even construction vehicles such as forklifts, irrigation engines, and turbines. That’s right, fleet vehicles such as taxis and police cars need efficient energy sources as well. Should you heat your barn or operate farm equipment or even indoor machinery, propane can help assist these needs. The next time you mow your lawn, consider a propane-powered mower to get the job done. Propane heaters are especially handy for being energy efficient and a cost effective way to heat your home.

I bet you didn’t know that propane can even be a power source your outdoor lighting and pool. When you use a heater or spa whirlpool for leisure, you are using propane gas. Your refrigerator and freezer can also use propane gas as well as your radiator and heating system.

Safety First

Since propane has the lowest flammable rating of any fuel on the market, it is 20 times more resistant to tank punctures and the leaks are easy to detect. It’s also considered a safer means of energy because it cannot contaminate water or soil and therefore cannot be ingested.
Now that you know a thing or two about your propane supplier in Vero Beach, you may want to trade in your tools for something energy efficient. The contractors at Elite Gas provide installation in gas line repair as well as service all your gas tank or line needs. They service Port St Lucie, Palm City, Stuart, Jensen Beach, Vero Beach, and the the entire Treasure Coast. With over 16 years of experience, Elite Gas Contractors is now a full service gas company so you can have a personalized experience. Contact our team today to get your propane refill!