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Propane Generator Safety Tips For Your Home

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Get comfort and peace of mind with a propane whole-house backup generator!

There have been a lot of power outages here in the Hudson Valley this summer. Hundreds of thousands of homes were without power after tropical storm Isaias in August. Many were without power for several days, and some close to a week!

And this year’s potentially record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season is nowhere near over. You and your neighbors could be in the dark several more times. And then come the of winter to bring more power outages.

The best way to keep your home and family safe and comfortable is with a propane whole-house backup generator, powered by propane delivered by Depew Energy!

While portable propane generators may be okay for short outages and small amounts of power, propane whole-house standby generators provide much more safety and comfort. Not only can you keep some lights and the refrigerator on, but you can power a sump pump to prevent flooding in your basement, keep critical medical equipment like electric wheelchairs powered, and run electronics so you can work remotely and keep connected with family and local authorities. And a propane whole-house backup generator automatically kicks on when the power goes out, so you don’t have to go outdoors in bad or dangerous weather and start it like you do with a portable propane generator.

Safety first

With a portable propane generator, you must be extra careful about propane safety. Make sure you thoroughly know how to operate it, and how to attach and detach the propane cylinder.

This is the most important thing: NEVER operate a portable propane generator indoors, in the garage, shed, sunroom, or a covered area like a screened-in porch or carport.

Make sure you have propane for your generator

If you have a propane whole-house standby generator, make sure the tank is kept

full. Have you used it this summer, like in the long power outages after tropical store Isaias? Now is the time to schedule a propane delivery so that your generator has the propane it needs to get through another long outage.

Refill propane cylinders safely

If you use portable propane generators, you need to check that you have adequate propane in your cylinders for a power outage. If you need to refill or exchange empty cylinders, or want to get more cylinders, you can do all that at the Depew Energy offices at 5182 Route 9W in Newburgh.

When you bring your cylinders for refill or exchange, or bring full cylinders home, remember to put safety first.

Have questions about propane safety? Get in touch with us. Our services are just as reliable and thorough as the quality of our heating oil, propane, and diesel fuels that we deliver safely and expertly to all of Newburgh, and beyond!