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Smart ways to retain heat in your home this winter

January 31, 2019

You wouldn’t leave a window open in the middle of winter with your heating system cranking, would you? That’s basically what happens when you leave air leaks untreated in your southwest Iowa home. That’s right: the average American home leaks an amount of air equal to a four-foot hole in an exterior wall through spaces around […]

Propane: What is that smell?

January 7, 2019

If your home, farm, or business is powered by propane gas, a keen sense of smell and a quick mind can really come in handy when it comes to staying safe. Your sense of smell matters because propane has a distinctive rotten egg odor, thanks to a chemical that propane producers add to the gas […]

Five things you can do to help us keep your Pelgas propane deliveries coming

December 11, 2018

Winter 2018-19 doesn’t officially arrive until December 21, but unofficially we have already gotten a taste of what Mother Nature may have in store for us here in Southwest Iowa. As we inch toward winter and the unpredictable weather and travel conditions it brings, we want to remind you of some steps you can take […]

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Carbon monoxide safety basics

October 30, 2018

If an appliance burns fuel to produce energy – whether it is a water heater, furnace, boiler, fireplace, cooking range, or space heater – it emits some amount of carbon monoxide (CO) as it operates. In small amounts and properly vented, the gas is harmless – but if it accumulates in your home, it can […]

Seven cost-effective ways to save energy and money this fall

October 8, 2018

Fall is in full swing here in Southwest Iowa, and cooler weather is on the way. As always, it’s best to be ready for it. Here are some of the best ways to save money and stay comfortable in cold weather months to come: Seal air leaks – The average American home leaks the equivalent of […]

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Propane: the cleaner, greener fuel

August 13, 2018

You probably know that propane is versatile enough to power just about any equipment you use in your Southwest Iowa-area home or business (including your vehicles) – but did you know it was one of the greenest fuels around, too? Here are three big reasons why using propane benefits the environment. It reduces emissions – […]

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Propane Autogas: transforming transportation in our National Parks

July 10, 2018

Summer is a great time for a road trip – and if you’re lucky enough to have your explorations take you to one of our country’s incredible National Parks, be on the lookout for a familiar diamond-shaped propane logo on the back of the park’s tour and maintenance vehicles. That logo indicates that the vehicle […]

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Why is my propane tank only 80 percent full?

June 19, 2018

Have you ever noticed that your propane tank is never 100 percent full? There’s a (propane safety) reason for that: You see, propane expands in the presence of heat (just like water). That’s why propane tanks, which are exposed to heat in the summer, are filled to only about 80 percent of their capacity – […]

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Grill safely in 2018!

May 1, 2018

It is spring in Iowa – which means it’s time to dust off the propane grill, refill your propane cylinders, and get cooking! Just remember to do it safely. Follow these 18 tips for safe grilling in 2018: Before using your propane grill, check the connectors and hoses for cracks, leaks, or other damage. Clean […]

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Seven propane advantages for builders

March 29, 2018

If the goal of your construction project is to create a beautiful, efficient, high-performance building, then powering up with propane could be one of the smartest choices you can make. Consider these propane advantages for new construction – especially when compared to using electricity as a power source: Environmental performance – Propane emits less than […]