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.

6 Ways to Save Energy on Laundry

6 Ways to Save Energy on Laundry

Did you know that the average family of four washes almost 400 loads of laundry a year? Your laundry could be adding up over time – and we don’t mean the clothes in your laundry basket! Washing and drying clothes uses a lot of energy, but it doesn’t have to with these 6 ways to save money on your water and energy bills while doing laundry.

3 Unique Grilling Recipes for your Next BBQ!

Living in Northern New England, we spend most of our snowy winters longing for summertime and warmer days. That’s why, when grilling season rolls around, we’re more than ready to fire up the gas grill for those backyard BBQ’s!

This summer, we’ve rounded up some unique side dishes that you can cook on the grill alongside your main meal. If you missed last year’s healthy grilling recipes, be sure to check them out.

We recommend using a propane gas grill for precise temperature control, no charcoal mess, and easy clean up! And since propane is an EPA certified green energy, gas grills are better for the environment than alternative options.

Now, let’s get cooking! Scroll through the slides for the recipes.

Photo credit: How Sweet It Is

Grilled Corn with Bacon Butter and Cotija Cheese

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 6 ears of corn
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked & crumbled
  • 3-4 ounces cotija cheese, crumbled
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Black pepper

Get the full recipe from How Sweet It Is.

Photo credit: Feasting at Home

Grilled Potato Salad with Black Garlic Vinaigrette

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 ½ pounds baby potatoes
  • 4 cloves black garlic
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chives
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh dill and cilantro

Get the full recipe from Feasting at Home.

Photo credit: She Likes Food

Grilled Cucumbers with Creamy Feta Dip

Ingredients (serves 4)

Grilled Cucumbers:

  • 10 baby cucumbers
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 pinch of salt

Feta Dip:

  • 6 ounces plain green non-fat yogurt
  • ½ cup feta cheese
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dill, chopped
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt

Get the full recipe from She Likes Food.

Beginner’s Guide to Home Heating Systems

Beginner’s Guide to Home Heating Systems

By: Galen Fishburn, Service Manager at Dead River Company

Friends who know I’m a Dead River Company Service Manager will often come to me with questions about their home heating system. I am happy to help people navigate what may be a foreign subject to them. If you’re looking for a “beginner’s guide” to home heating systems, you’ve come to the right place!

Take a Tour Through a Propane Backyard

By: Andrea Karass and Andrew Spires, Residential Energy Advisors at Dead River Company

August is the height of summer in New England, a time when we try to get outdoors as much as possible. Truth is, one of the best places to have outdoor fun in the summer—and actually all year round—is your own backyard.  As Residential Energy Advisors for Dead River Company, we can show you how with one word: propane.

Scroll through the above images to take a tour of the best your backyard has to offer!

Gas Grills
Nothing gathers the family like the smell of something delicious on the propane grill. While summer is synonymous with cookouts, the easy, on-off convenience of propane gas grilling means you can cook out all year long. (And there are no mosquitoes in December!)

Outdoor Fireplaces & Fire Pits

Another way to extend your outdoor living is with a propane fireplace or fire pit. An outdoor fire is certainly fun on a starlight summer night, but it’s downright cozy in October. Turn it on and grab the marshmallows. When it’s time for bed, turn it off and go to sleep worry free. No hot coals to douse.

Patio Heaters

Here in New England, not every summer night is a hot one. Don’t let a fog bank or a drop in temperature spoil your outdoor plans. A propane patio heater (or two) is the perfect backyard appliance. They come in multiple sizes to cover a variety of spaces.

Outdoor Kitchens

In the old days, many New England homes had summer kitchens. For the ultimate summer kitchen, how about the versatility and efficiency of a full outdoor kitchen that runs on propane? Grill, oven, hot water, even refrigeration. (You may never go back indoors!)

Pool Heaters

For people who want to extend the pool season, a propane pool heater is the way to go. Whether your pool is above or in ground, you can heat it more efficiently with a propane heater. Keep swimming well into September.


We think of needing backup power generators for fierce winter storms. Well, a good electrical storm with high winds can knock out the power just as easily as a blizzard. A propane generator is just the ticket for keeping the lights on and your food safe in the hot summer months.

How can you enjoy your backyard with family and friends throughout most of the year? Ask us. We’re happy to be your trusted advisors on all things propane. Your safety and comfort is our main concern, so let us answer all your questions.