Northside Inc. has a trained staff that is able set up, repair and maintain your propane system. We offer a "stay-full" route in which we monitor and maintain the levels of your tank. We are also able to fill grill bottles, campers and RV's.
Propne is more than heat for your grill!! Over the years propane has proven itself as an excellent source of energy to heat homes, heating water, cooking, drying clothes, fueling gas fireplaces, and lighting and heating outdoor living spaces.
What is Propane?
It is often referred to as liquified petroleum (LP). Propane is a hydrocarbon (C3H8) It is produced from both natural gas processing and crude oil refining, in equal amounts of each. It is nontoxic, colorless, and virtually odorless. As with natural gas, an identifying odor is added so the gas can be readily detected.
In the United States there are approximately 70,000 miles of interstate pipelines making propane readily available for homeowners. Because propane is stored in portable tanks, it can be used in areas beyond gas mains. To fuel homes, large tanks can be buried underground because propane is a nontoxic, nonpoisonous fuel that doesn’t contaminate aquifers or soil. Refueling a propane vehicle takes about the same amount of time as refueling a gasoline vehicle. Nationwide,
propane refueling infrastructure consists of more than 10,000 public and private sites.
Accorinding to tests conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency propane is one of the cleanest burning of all fossil fuels. Propane fueled vehicles produce 30 percent to 90 percent less carbon monoxide and about 50 percent fewer toxins and other smog-producing emissions than gasoline engines. Propane also is nontoxic, so it’s not harmful to soil or water.
Propane is a very safe fuel. But as with any energy source, there are steps you should take to further ensure your safety:
If you detect a gas leak, immediately evacuate everyone from the house and call your local propane provider or the fire department from a neighbor's telephone.
Learn what propane smells like. Propane retailers have scratch-and-sniff pamphlets to help your family recognize its distinctive odor.
Know where gas lines are located, so you won't damage them when digging or working in the yard.
Change or clean furnace filters regularly as recommended by the manufacturer.
Don't store cleaning fluids, oil-soaked rags, gasoline, or other flammable liquids near a gas-burning appliance where vapors could be ignited by the pilot light. Propane is a very safe fuel. Propane's unique molecular properties make it much safer and cleaner than related petroleum-based energy sources. As with any energy source, there are steps you should take to further ensure your safety.