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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 […]

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Our new website is live!

October 9, 2017

We have felt for some time that Pelgas needed a more vibrant presence on the web, so we made this a priority, and we are now happy to announce that our new site is live! We think you’re going to like our new site because, like everything we set out to do here at Pelgas, […]