August 24, 2022

If you have propane or gas appliances, you have to perform specific maintenance to keep the house running smoothly.


Here are some important tips for taking care of your propane tank and appliances.


1. Call for delivery early.

Running out of propane can cause damage to the tank and appliances, so it is essential that you know when to call to make sure you get a delivery without interruption in service. We recommend calling when your tank gauge reads between 20 – 30%.

2. Schedule maintenance regularly.

Even if you feel like a handy, DIY person, you should always have professionals service these appliances. Proper maintenance not only lengthens the life of your appliances but ensures they run efficiently and can save you money.

3. Place your propane appliances appropriately.

These appliances need space to breathe, so it is essential that they are not crowded by clutter, walls, or other electric or propane appliances.

4. Keep them clean

By keeping your appliances clean, you can avoid hefty service later on. Like anything in your home, they will collect dirt or dust, so regular cleaning will ensure they always run smoothly and efficiently.

5. Know what to do in the event of a leak

While leaks are rare, they do happen and it is your responsibility to ensure that you and your family know what to do if you encounter one. The most common way to tell if there is a leak is the smell of rotten eggs, caused by the chemical compound added to propane. You may also hear a hissing sound, indicating propane is leaving the gas line.

If you do suspect a leak, act quickly and cautiously. Do not ignite any flame and turn off anything that could create a spark (lights, appliances, electronics). If you can do so safely, turn off the gas to the house and call a professional immediately to ensure your safety.


Maintaining your tank and appliances properly gives them a longer life and you can have peace of mind, knowing they are functioning efficiently and safely.

If you have questions check in with our professionals at 519-740-8209 or by email at primemax@primemaxenergy.com.

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