Propane for Earth Month: Clean, Versatile, and Sustainable Energy Solution

By Styer / April 28, 2023

As we celebrate Earth Month, it is essential to explore sustainable energy alternatives that can reduce our carbon footprint and promote a cleaner environment. Propane emerges as an eco-friendly fuel source that ticks all the boxes. In this blog post, we will delve into the benefits of propane, its significant contributions to a greener future, and how it can be an ideal choice for environmentally conscious individuals.

Clean Burning Fuel

Propane is a clean-burning fuel that emits significantly fewer greenhouse gas emissions compared to traditional fossil fuels. With its low carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, propane helps improve air quality and reduce the impact on climate change. By using propane as an alternative to fossil fuels, we can take a step towards achieving a cleaner and greener environment.

Versatile Applications

Propane’s versatility extends to a wide range of applications. It is commonly used for residential heating, cooking, water heating, and powering appliances like dryers and fireplaces. Additionally, propane finds extensive use in agriculture, serving as a clean fuel for irrigation pumps, grain dryers, and generators. Its portability and reliability make it an ideal energy solution for off-grid locations and emergency power backup. Propane’s flexibility ensures that it can seamlessly integrate into various aspects of our daily lives.

Renewable Propane

With the increasing demand for renewable energy, renewable propane has emerged as a sustainable alternative. Derived from sustainable feedstocks such as vegetable oils, animal fats, and waste products, renewable propane offers a carbon-neutral option. It can directly replace conventional propane without any modifications to existing infrastructure or equipment. By embracing renewable propane, we can significantly reduce the carbon emissions associated with propane use and contribute to a more sustainable future.

Energy Efficiency

Propane is renowned for its high energy efficiency. It enables precise temperature control and quick response times, making it ideal for space heating and water heating applications. Propane furnaces and boilers outperform their electric counterparts, providing cost savings and reducing overall energy consumption. Furthermore, propane-powered appliances like stoves, dryers, and water heaters have shorter operating times, resulting in lower energy consumption. By adopting propane as an energy source, individuals can not only reduce their environmental impact but also enjoy the benefits of energy-efficient solutions.

During Earth Month and beyond, propane stands out as a clean, versatile, and sustainable energy solution. Its clean burning properties, versatility across various applications, the emergence of renewable propane, and high energy efficiency make it an excellent choice for individuals seeking to minimize their carbon footprint. By embracing propane, we can contribute to a greener and more sustainable future for our planet. If you are interested taking a step towards a cleaner and greener future, call us today to schedule your propane delivery!  

Propane Safety Tips

By Styer / February 28, 2023

At Styer Propane, we take a tremendous amount of time and energy to ensure that our employees and customers are safe in their handling, transportation, and use of propane. We have made it our number one goal to provide comprehensive safety information to our customers through print and online materials.

If you smell gas in your home here are some things to remember:

  • Avoid Open Flames and Sparks– Put out any open flames and do not cause any sparks or attempt to create an open flame. Flames or sparks can trigger an explosion or fire.
  • Evacuate the Area– Have everyone in the building or home evacuated from the area you suspect gas it leaking.
  • Shut Off the Propane– If it is safe, turn off the propane from the main gas supply valve on your propane tank. To close the valve, turn it to the right (clockwise)
  • Report the leak– Call your propane retailer, 911, or your local fire department. Keep everyone from returning to the building or home until your propane retailer determines it 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.

A gas leak can be very dangerous if the situation is not handled properly, so it is important to follow these steps carefully. Getting your system regularly maintenance can lower the risk of issues with your propane supply. If you have any questions about propane safety, ask a Styer Propane Professional and they will be happy to address your concerns.

Ways to Save on Propane

By Styer / January 31, 2023

This winter is turning out to be another expensive energy season, but at Styer we are committed to bringing you honest, competitive pricing like always. With prices soaring across the energy industry, it is important now more than ever to make sure your home is using propane efficiently so price fluctuations affect you as little as possible.

Plan ahead for the winter season

Each year we offer our Pre-Buy Program which guarantees a price for a certain amount of propane. When our customers sign up for the Pre-Buy Program they commit to purchasing a certain amount of propane and we commit to charging no more than the price per gallon you agreed to. So, this means that if the prices go up during the season you will still pay the same amount per gallon! This is a great way to make your energy bills more manageable throughout the season. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook for announcements.

We also offer a 12 month budget plan that start in May of the current year. This plan allows customers to make monthly payments on their account, which should be more affordable than a full delivered amount. If you want to learn more about our budget plan option, click the button below or call our offices to discuss.

Keeping the Heat

Most houses are full of small holes and gaps, that could be the culprit of your rising energy bill. These gaps could be in the foundation, around the doors and windows, and in the attic. Finding those air leaks in your house could help keep the heat inside your home. Another way to make sure you are efficiently heating your space is to make sure your house has proper insulation. With insufficient or aging insulation, it is going to be very difficult to keep the heat inside you home.

Get Smart!

Many homeowners are opting out of the traditional programmable thermostats and getting a smart thermostat. Why? The main reason being, it can cut your energy use by 10 to 12 percent! These smart thermostats track your temperature preferences and patterns so that it can lower and raise your home’s temperature. It even knows when to use less heating and cooling when the house is empty and more when you’re home. And the best feature is that it’s done automatically, so there is no effort needed by you.

Choosing Styer Propane for all your propane needs

We are a local family owned business, so we understand how important it is to save money. For years we have been serving Chester County, Montgomery County, Delaware County, Berks County, and the entire Philadelphia area. We pride ourselves on honest, hard work that has made our family proud for decades. Our goal is to deliver high quality customer service and to bring you competitive prices. If want to learn more about our propane service and budget options, call us today at (610) 458-8389.

Happy New Year from Styer Propane

By Styer Propane / December 30, 2022

We hope that you have been able to celebrate with family and loved ones this holiday season. It is a busy time of year for most but that is especially true in the propane business. Our dedicated team of professionals, work year-round to keep your homes warm and we are grateful to have them at Styer Propane.

As 2022 comes to a close, we want to thank all our customers for their continued support and trusting us with all things propane. At Styer propane our goal has always been to deliver a high degree of customer satisfaction through personalized quality service, and we will continue to make it our mission to meet this goal.

We hope you all had a nice holiday season surrounded by family and loved ones, and we wish you all happy and healthy New Year!

It’s the Holiday Season and Soon the Holiday Weather Will Follow

By Styer / November 24, 2022

As far as winter weather is concerned, ours has been pretty mild so far! Up North they have already had their first snow, so we know that it is not too far away at this point. Maybe this holiday season will bring Jack Frost along with it.

In the evenings we have been having some colder temperatures and as the temperature continues to drop, your home will use more propane. If you are a will-call customer, remember to request fuel delivery when your tanks are at 35% (or anywhere below). Don’t wait until your tank is at risk of running out of propane. Nobody likes having the shivers with a full belly of turkey!

We want to remind all our customers once that winter weather hits, our drivers cannot safely deliver to driveways that are not passable. If a driveway has a significant amount of uncleared snow and ice, especially if it is on an incline, please be aware that our drivers will not make a delivery until conditions change. Additionally, we ask any customers expecting a delivery to please clear snow from the tank covers prior to a drivers arrival. For those who have underground tanks, we kindly ask you to mark your tanks with a stick or flag so that our drivers can easily recognize when then get to your property for a propane delivery. We would also appreciate it if customers would please shovel a path to the tank or tank fill so that our drivers have an opportunity to easily find and fill your propane as they make their way to all customers during times of rough weather.

We thank all of our customers for helping us ensure safe deliveries year after year and wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

We Are Here for You All Season Long

By Styer Propane / October 31, 2022

Those fall temperatures are setting in and we are getting into our busiest time of the year. Once that first cold snap hits, our phones ring nonstop until Easter! Here at Styer Propane, we want you to know that we are here for you and your family all winter long. You can turn to us for all of your propane needs during the cold season and all year round. We have you covered every step of the way. From Installation of new lines and tanks to timely fuel delivery, you can count on us to provide personalized quality service.

We know that you won’t forget about the extra hour of sleep this weekend, but is there something else you should remember? Whether you set your clocks back on Saturday night or Sunday morning, let this serve as a reminder to check the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors throughout your home. If the batteries are dead, they are of no use in an emergency!

And last but not least, Happy Halloween! We hope that everyone has a safe night out and gets lots of treats. Please be extra aware of trick-or-treaters as your are driving home from work today.

We Continue to Make Safety Our #1 Priority

By Styer Propane / September 30, 2022

From how we store and deliver your propane to how we operate our trucks, there are countless safety regulations that we are required to follow. In order to keep our customers and team members safe, we ensure that safety regulations are followed every step of the way. We stay up to date on any changes or modifications to regulations so that our emphasis on safety remains constant.

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.

If you have any questions about your account or are interested in setting up an account, contact a member of the Styer Propane team at (610) 458-8389.

Winter is Coming!

By Styer Propane / August 31, 2022

It may not feel like it outside, but winter is right around the corner. Just like bears preparing for hibernation, we must make sure that our homes are ready for the cold. Getting your heating system regularly maintained will save you money on fuel costs and save you the headache of broken-down heating system mid-winter. Here in the Delaware Valley the first frost typically comes in early October and that will be here before you know it. We always recommend that homeowners have their heating system maintained annually by a trained HVAC specialist. Your propane furnace depends on it!

In preparation for the cold months, it is essential that you have a dependable propane service. With our Pre-Buy program our customers not only save money, but also receive personalized quality service. We would like to remind all our ‘will call’ customers to call us when your gauge reads 30% to schedule a delivery. The deadline to sign up for our Pre-Buy Program is September 30th or while supplies lasts. Learn more about our Pre-Buy Program and sign up today before it’s too late!

2022-2023 Pre-Buy Program is now available!

By Styer Propane / August 1, 2022

Enrollment for our Pre-Buy Program has begun. With these hot summer days, we know fuel costs for the winter may not be on your mind. With a few simple steps, we make it easy for you to start saving.

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, 2022. 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.)

Here at Styer Propane we make it a point to provide propane that fits your budget. If our Pre-Buy Program sounds right for your family, click the link below to learn more and get started!

Click Here for Pre-Buy Information

Click here for your Pre-Buy form

As always if you have any questions, call us at (610)458-8389!

Find the Right Size Propane Tank for Your Home

By Styer Propane / July 1, 2022

In the world of propane there are a few different tanks that you can choose from, and all depends on how you use propane. The right size tank will be dependent on the size of your home, the appliances that use propane, and your geological location. Here in the Delaware Valley, we experience colder temperatures in the winter, which means you will go through propane much quicker. So, if you are using propane to heat your home throughout the winter, we recommend opting for a larger tank.  

Fun Fact: Similar to water, propane expands when heat is added to it. The difference? With the same temperature increase, propane will increase in volume nearly 17 times greater than water! To allow for expansion Propane tanks are only able to be filled to 80%.

1000 Gallon Propane Tank

This tank holds up to 800 gallons of propane when it is full. If you have a larger home or your home appliances all run on propane, this is the right size tank for you!

500 Gallon Propane Tank

This size tank is mainly used for heating homes but is also perfect for homes that have 2-3 propane appliances. These appliances could be space heaters, generators, or hot water heaters. This tank holds 400 gallons of propane when full.

250 Gallon Propane Tank

Holding 200 gallons of propane, this tank is ideal for homes that use propane as the source for their supplemental heating. This tank would also work for homes that use propane for 2 home appliances such as water heaters, pool heaters, or generators.

120 Gallon Propane Tank

The 120-gallon propane tank, also know as the 420 lb. propane tank, works for homes that uses 1-2 residential appliances. This tank holds 96 gallons of propane when full and is most used for a hot water heater or space heater alone but can also be paired with another small appliance like a dryer or stove.

No matter what your propane needs are, you can count on Styer Propane to always deliver! Call us today to discuss the right propane tank for your home.

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