Nov 17, 2014

Keeping Hydrated and Cool Despite the Heat

1. Alter your pattern of outdoor exercise to take advantage of cooler times (early morning or late evening).

2. Wear loose-fitting clothing, preferably of a light color.

3. Cotton clothing will keep you cooler than many synthetics.

4. Fill a spray bottle with water and keep it in the refrigerator for a quick refreshing spray to your face after being outdoors.

5. Fans can help circulate air and make you feel cooler even in an air-conditioned house.

6. Keep plastic bottles of water in the freezer; grab one when you're ready to go outside. As the ice melts, you'll have a supply of cold water with you.

7. Take frequent baths or showers with cool or tepid water.

8.Combat dehydration by drinking plenty of water along with sports drinks or other sources of electrolytes.

9. If you're wearing a cap or hat, remove it and pour a bit of ice cold water into the hat, then quickly invert it and place on your head.

10 .Avoid caffeine and alcohol as these will promote dehydration.

11 .Instead of hot foods, try lighter summer fare including frequent small meals or snacks containing cold fruit or low fat dairy products.

12 .Finally, use common sense. If the heat is intolerable, stay indoors when you can and avoid activities in direct sunlight or on hot asphalt surfaces. Pay special attention to the elderly, infants, and anyone with a chronic illness, as they may dehydrate easily and be more susceptible to heat-related illnesses. Don't forget that pets also need protection from dehydration and heat-related illnesses too.

Pre-Buy

With 98 degree weather and humidity making it feel like 102 its hard to think about propane and winter supply however its Pre-buy time again and what better time to take advantage of the lower price than now.

Sep 22, 2014

What should I do if I smell gas?

  • NO FLAMES OR SPARKS! Immediately put out all smoking materials and other open flames. Do not operate lights, appliances, telephones, or cell phones. Flames or sparks from these sources can trigger an explosion or a fire.
  • LEAVE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY! Get everyone out of the building or area where you suspect gas is leaking.
  • SHUT OFF THE GAS. Turn off the main gas supply valve on your propane tank if it is safe to do so. To close the valve, turn it to the right (clockwise).
  • REPORT THE LEAK. From a neighbor’s home or other nearby building away from the gas leak, call your propane retailer right away. If you can’t reach your propane retailer, call 911 or your local fire department.
  • DO NOT RETURN TO THE BUILDING OR AREA until your propane retailer, emergency responder, or qualified service technician determines that it is safe to do so.
  • GET YOUR SYSTEM CHECKED. Before you attempt to use any of your propane appliances, your propane retailer or a qualified service technician must check your entire system to ensure that it is leak-free.

How to recognize the smell of propane?

Propane has a strong, unpleasant smell like rotten eggs, a skunk’s spray, or a dead animal. Propane manufacturers add the smell deliberately to help alert customers to propane leaks, which can create a safety hazard. Teach everyone in your home or building what propane smells like.

Nov 8, 2013

Gauge

Safety Check

To Our Valued Customers:

 To comply with insurance requirements, this is to inform you of our policy for servicing customers who run out of gas. We are in business to service you and provide a safe working environment for our employees. Unfortunately, we realize there may be times when you unexpectedly run out of gas. This can create an unsafe environment for both you and our delivery drivers. At this time if you run out of gas we MUST do a safety inspection. In addition, our drivers are in your area at least once a week to maximize their efficiency and minimize operating costs, which keeps our gas costs to our customers competitive. However we will be charging a $45.00 service fee to come out and do a safety inspection if you run out of gas. Again we hate to do this but it takes time out of our busy schedule to do an inspection so take just a few minutes out of yours and check your tank.

If you experience a situation where you run out of gas, you should:

  1.  Close the service valve on the propane storage tank.
  2. Shut off all appliance valves.
  3. Call your propane supplier immediately. 

It is imperative you are at home so we can check the entire gas system for leaks and light all pilots. IF we arrive and NO ONE IS HOME, and find your tank is empty, WE WILL NOT FILL YOUR TANK. The driver will leave an “Out of Gas” tag instructing you to call us.

 

As a friendly reminder, in order to avoid running out – always order your next delivery when your tank reaches 30%, this will allow seven (7) days for scheduling. Delivery requests can be made after business hours with our answering service. Be sure to leave name, address, telephone number, amount of gallons (100 gallon minimum) – and if prepay– verify payment is under the lid.

No Bake Summer Berry Icebox Cake

Ingredients:
•19 oz graham crackers
•8 oz cream cheese, softened
•2 (3.4 oz) packages Vanilla Instant Pudding
•2-1/2 cups cold milk
•12 oz Cool whip 
•3 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
•1-1/2 cups fresh blueberries
•2 oz white chocolate chips
Instructions
1. Beat cream cheese and dry pudding mixes in large bowl with mixer until blended.
2. Gradually beat in milk.
3. Gently stir in Cool Whip or homemade whipped cream, reserving ½ cup.
4. Spread a thin layer of cool whip in a 9x13 pan just to coat the bottom.
5. Layer the gram crackers on the bottom and up the edges of pan 
6.Spread a layer of pudding mixture over grahams and top with a layer of blueberries and sliced strawberries.
7.Place graham crackers on top of berries, then pudding mixture, then layer of berries again. Repeat at least 3 times.
8. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight until the graham crackers have softened completely.
9. When ready to serve, melt white chocolate chips in a bowl as directed on package and drizzle over dessert.