Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) has hundreds of applications. At home, you use LPG bottles for cooking, heating or hot water. Learning about bottled gas is not only limited to its uses but also know the safety measures to avoid mishaps. You pretty much need to start with the basics. Don’t let managing your household gas bottles be a hassle.
Avoid these common errors and you’ll keep your gas flowing like a pro.
Not ordering when the first bottle runs out
LPG supplier provides you with two bottles so you can use the gas from the second bottle while you wait for them to come and exchange the empty one. As soon as one bottle runs out of gas, order a new one.
Forgetting to keep an eye on your gas levels
Monitor gas level of your bottles regularly. Measure the gas levels using the hot water test by pouring hot water down the cylinder while your gas appliance is in use, then run your hand down the cylinder. You will feel cool to the touch at the level of gas. Larger tanks usually have a gauge which measures how much gas is left.
Not providing clear access for delivery
LPG suppliers may find it hard to deliver your LPG if they can’t get access to your property. Gates should be unlocked and anything blocking access like your driveway need to be cleared. If you have pets make sure they’re restrained and tell your provider in advance so they can make a note for deliveries.
Changing your usage, but not your refills
If you’re using more gas appliances, your usage will most likely go up. Consider whether you need to increase the frequency of your LPG orders. If you’re on a regular refill schedule, give your supplier a call to let them know of any changes.
Paying too much
Instability in the price of LPG can make it difficult to balance your budget. It’s also important to ensure you’re receiving LPG at a competitive rate.
LPG is an integral part of your daily life. Make sure you get the right supply to suit your needs.