Propane Heats Your Home
Each fuel used in heating homes acts a certain way and therefore should be properly handled.
Propane, for instance, is a low carbon fuel that is colorless, odorless and tasteless. So, a “rotten egg” smell is added to it in order to detect it.
If you smell a “Rotten Egg” odor, Immediately:
- PUT OUT all smoking materials, turn off open flames
- DO NOT operate lights, appliances, telephones, cellphones
- GO OUTSIDE, away from the home
- If safe, CLOSE or SHUT OFF the main gas supply valve – turn it to the right (clockwise)
- CALL your propane supplier immediately about the leak or call 911
- DO NOT go back into the home until a propane provider, emergency responder or qualified service technician gives you the OK
How to Read a Tank Gauge:
If You Suspect a Gas Leak:
How to Turn off a Propane Tank:
What You Can Do
- Regardless of heating fuel type you use, it’s important to be familiar with it.
- Keep your furnace, and other propane appliances in working order by following the instruction manual.
- Have your propane furnace and other propane appliances regularly checked by your propane supplier or service technician.
Propane Tank Properties
Propane tanks are:
- made of carbon steel
- 20-times more puncture resistant than tanks filled with gasoline, ethanol, or methanol
- equipped with safety valves to prevent a leak and overfilling