New to Propane?

New to Propane?

By: Amy Duda, Service Manager at Dead River Company

Are you new to propane? You may have recently upgraded, may be thinking about upgrading, or potentially moved into a residence where you’ll be utilizing propane for the first time. If this is all new to you, then you’ve come to the right place! As a Service Manager at Dead River Company, I’m going to be answering some of the most frequently asked questions about residential propane.

Benefits of Having a Full Service Provider

Benefits of Having a Full Service Provider

By: Robert Morrissette, Service Manager at Dead River Company

We’ve all heard the saying “you get what you pay for.” In areas of the country that experience all four seasons, specifically northern New England, having a full service heating oil and propane provider – like Dead River Company – can be beneficial for several reasons and can pay off in the long run.

How to Read Your Tank Gauge

How to Read Your Tank Gauge

By: Whitney Martin, Delivery Dispatcher at Dead River Company

This is the time of year when homeowners in northern New England flip their heating system switch to “on.” Some may not be sure if they need fuel or not. As a delivery dispatcher at Dead River Company, I frequently give quick tutorials on how to read a heating oil or propane tank gauge.

Because fuel consumption varies based on weather, personal preference, occupancy, and home weatherization, the best and easiest way to determine if you need fuel is by reading your tank gauge.

Changes in Your Home Can Impact Your Fuel Consumption

Changes in Your Home Can Impact Your Fuel Consumption

Just like seasons impact the weather, changes in your home can impact your fuel usage. For example, when your son and daughter are away at college; you’re most likely using less hot water than when they are at home.

Ensuring that your home heating provider is aware of these changes is especially important if you’re on automatic delivery, which is calculated in part by your fuel usage history.

Safety Doesn’t Happen by Accident

Safety Doesn’t Happen by Accident

From the time we’re old enough to comprehend, we’re given instructions on how to stay safe. From “always look both ways before crossing the street” to “no running with scissors!” the admonitions for safety are everywhere.

We do things every day to stay safe—we step on a bathmat after a shower; we wear our seatbelts; and we keep our propane tanks clear of snow and ice. Wait, what?