The holiday season is winding down. You may be busy taking down your holiday decor and your guests are finally heading back to their home. While you may be busy trying to get back into the swing of normal life, there are a couple of things that you should do if your home uses propane for warmth, warm water, or to power your stove. Here are a few of the important things to do after the busy holiday season.
Check the Propane Levels of Your Tanks
During the holiday season, you may use more propane than you normally do. People often have house guests over, cook more than normal, or have their kids home from school in the day, so they keep their home warmer in the day than they would when everyone is at school or work. After the holidays, it is a good time to check the propane levels on your tank. Many newer tanks have meters or sensors on them that tell you the level on your tank and exactly where it is, much like a gas tank on a car. You do not want to run out of propane, so be sure to call in a professional when you begin to run on low.
Ensure Your Flames Are Blue
After cooking up a storm or using more hot water than normal, your propane-powered appliances may encounter problems. The pilot lights on the equipment should always be blue, as should the flames on a propane-powered stove. If the flame is red, yellow, or orange, there is a problem that needs to be addressed. It can range from a dirty or blocked burner, rust issues, or an igniter that is starting to go out.
Do a Battery Check on Your Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Finally, the new year is always a great time to check your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. Ensure the units are working and replace their batteries, as needed. If the units are not working, be sure to replace them.
If your propane tank is low or you notice that there is an issue with any of your flames, it is important to have more propane delivered or to have the propane pilot light inspected and repaired. A propane service can help you with all of your propane needs, including delivering propane, fixing pilot lights and replacing igniters. Contact a propane service today if you are in need of more propane or repairs.