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It's Time to Inspect Your Propane Gas System

Have Your Propane Gas System Inspected with GASCheck™ from New England Propane

The changing of the seasons unfortunately means cold weather is coming. This means homeowners will be firing up their heating systems before they know it. If your home is powered by a propane gas system, it is very important to have your system inspected to ensure the safety of you and your family.

GASCheck™ is an important safety and preventive maintenance program developed by the National Propane Gas Association for your propane system. The team of experts at New England Propane continually receives GASCheck™ training as new products and systems become available to the market. A GASCheck™ of your propane system will take roughly an hour and provide you with printed materials that discuss the safety and condition of your propane system.

Ensure your safety by scheduling a GASCheck™ on our website or by contacting us.

An Important Notice about Propane Safety

Propane is so safe that we use it for the heaters, barbecue grills, and fireplaces in our homes. We wouldn’t put our families at risk, and we do not put yours at risk with propane.

There is a chance of fire or carbon monoxide poisoning with any fuel source, but with a few precautions, you can enjoy your propane heat while reducing the possibility of an unpleasant or dangerous incident.

Propane Safety:

  • Make sure you know what propane smells like – an odorant is added to propane to make it smell sulfuric, like rotten eggs. If you notice the smell, leave your home immediately and call us to report a possible leak.
  • Keep all outdoor propane appliances, including heaters, grills, and generators, outside. Do not use them in enclosed areas like a garage or basement.
  • Store propane cylinders outdoors.
  • Have New England Propane make all repairs or modifications to your equipment, valves, and other parts.
  • Keep flammable materials like paints, adhesives, and fabrics away from your propane equipment.
  • Call us if you see soot – propane burns cleanly, and any soot deposits indicate that your equipment is malfunctioning.
  • Yellow flame warning! A yellow or flickering flame are more signs that your equipment needs repair. Your propane equipment should burn with a steady blue flame.

If you have any questions or concerns about the safety of your propane system, contact New England Propane right away by calling 203-792-7654. For additional information regarding propane safety, please review our propane safety page. The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) also has great resources and information available, which you can find here.