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4 Indications You May Need a New Propane Tank

Propane tanks are durable and designed to last, but that doesn’t mean they’re invincible! It’s important to check up on the health of your propane tank to know when it’s time for a replacement.

If you’re worried about the state of your propane tank, check out the following indicators that a tank is in need of a replacement.

1.     Smell of Propane Around the Tank: If you smell propane around the tank, call New England Propane immediately. Propane leaks can be very dangerous.

2.     Rust Developing on the Tank: If you notice rust on your tank, you may have caught a leak in the making–– again, call New England Propane immediately. Rust causes the walls of the tank to start thinning and eventually result in propane leaks which can put your whole family in danger.

3.     Flames on the Appliances Aren’t Blue: A blue flame shows a healthy propane system. If you notice yellow or orange flames, this could be a symptom of a problem with your tank.

Note: change in flame color is an indication of an unhealthy tank, nothing necessarily wrong with that particular appliance.

4.     The Furnace’s Pilot Light Doesn’t Stay Lit: The pilot light on your furnace will stay lit as long as there is a continuous stream of propane. If the light is not staying lit or keeps going out, this points to a problem with your propane tank.

Notice any of the above-mentioned symptoms? Don’t hesitate in contacting New England Propane to give your propane tank the help it needs.

For emergencies, call our main office at (203) 792-7654 or your local number right away.