Allied Propane is committed to helping you enjoy the comfort and convenience of propane — keeping you safe is our number-one priority. Below are valuable safety and maintenance tips for your year round use.
You can find more tips at UsePropane.com.
This page is intended for your at-leisure information gathering: In an emergency, always immediately call 911.
Propane is flammable, yet can cause frostbite
Propane (also called LPG — liquefied petroleum gas — or LP gas) is a liquid fuel stored under pressure. In most systems, propane is vaporized to a gas before it leaves the tank. Propane is flammable when mixed with air (oxygen) and can be ignited by many sources, including open flames, smoking materials, electric sparks and static electricity. Severe freeze burn or frostbite can result if liquid propane comes in contact with your skin.
Maintenance and safety tips for your propane dryer
- Be sure your dryer’s vent is unobstructed.
- Clean lint screen after each use.
- Clean exhaust duct periodically.
- Check outside vent periodically and make sure it opens and closes freely.
- Never run your dryer when not at home.
Maintenance and safety tips for your propane furnace
- Follow manufacturer’s installation and operating instructions.
- Have your furnace and venting inspected annually by your authorized heating dealer.
- Change your furnace filters regularly.
- Before firing up and using your propane gas furnace for the first time each season, be sure to have your venting system checked. Insects may have built nests that could obstruct flow.
- At the first indication of incomplete combustion (yellow flame instead of blue, or soot present), contact Allied immediately.