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Propane tanks are designed to last and last, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t immune to the effects of time and the environment! That’s why it is very important that you check on your propane tank regularly to see if it’s time for a replacement.
Here are indicators you should keep an eye out for:
The Furnace’s Pilot Light Doesn’t Stay Lit
A steady, continuous stream of propane is required to keep a furnace’s pilot light lit, so if you notice your pilot light is struggling to stay lit or keeps going out, all signs point to a malfunction with the propane tank.
Flames on the Appliances Aren’t Blue
A blue flame on a propane-burning appliance is a good sign that everything is working okay! However, if you notice yellow or orange flames? There could be a problem with the tank. It’s worth noting, however, a yellow or orange flame on a single appliance only indicates an issue with that particular appliance.
Smell of Propane Around the Tank
If you smell propane around the tank during a physical inspection, call New England Propane to check for leaks.
Rust Developing on the Tank
If you notice rust on your tank, let us know! Rust can potentially cause the walls of the tank to start thinning as it eats way through the material, which can lead to larger issues such as leaks that put the whole family’s health at risk.
Are you worried about the state of your propane tank? Have you noticed any of the signs mentioned above? Don’t wait to call New England Propane right away to get the help you need.