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NEED KEROSENE?  – you can fill your kerosene containers at our Mora office, 1015 Industrial Road, Mora. Monday thru Friday  9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call us at 320-…

November 3rd

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Thank you so much for delivering 2 days earlier than schedule and making sure we didn’t run out of propane! You guys rock!

Andy, Lakeville

Residential Propane

Efficient • Clean • Environmentally Friendly

The more you discover about propane, the more sense it'll make for your family. Smart homeowners trust propane for their furnaces, water heaters, gas fireplaces, dryers, stovetops, grills, pools, spas, garages, back-up generators and more.

The truth: Not all propane service is created equal. The provider you choose makes a difference. Trust your home to Beaudry Oil & Propane for superior reliability and service. 

We treat every customer like family. That means you'll get to talk to a real person when you call us. It also means a wealth of benefits and options including:

Through up-to-date technology and training, we are committed to safety, quality standards, and service that exceed your expectations.

We offer a wide variety of programs and tank sizes to fit every residential need. Join our thousands of satisfied customers, and find out how you can be part of the Beaudry family today.

 

What is Propane?

 

Propane is a hydrocarbon and is sometimes referred to as liquefied petroleum gas, LP-gas, or LPG. Propane is produced from both natural gas processing and crude-oil refining. It is nontoxic, colorless, and virtually odorless. As with natural gas, an identifying odor is added so the gas can be readily detected. 

Is Propane the same as Natural Gas?

 

No.  Propane is a byproduct of either Petroleum or Natural Gas. There is minimal difference when comparing how well they perform in household or commercial appliances and equipment.  

Is Propane imported like gasoline?

 

No.  Nearly 97% of the Propane we use is actually produced here in North America.

Who uses Propane?

 

Propane is used by more than 12.6 million U.S. households for home heating and other purposes. Millions of other Americans use Propane for agricultural, commercial, industrial, and transportation applications. 

What can Propane fuel in my home?

 

As a clean, versatile energy source, propane is frequently used for home heating, water heating, cooking, fireplaces, and clothes drying. In outdoor spaces, propane is a widely used energy source for outdoor grills, lighting, and heating for pools and spas. When electric power goes out, propane is often used to power standby generators.

Is Propane safe for the environment?

 

Yes. Propane is an approved clean alternative fuel listed in the 1990 Clean Air Act. Propane is a nontoxic fuel that doesn't contaminate aquifers or soil.

Is Propane safe for my family and me?

 

Yes. Propane is a very safe fuel when properly used and maintained. As with any energy source, there are steps you should take to further ensure your safety:

  • Read the Important Safety Information carefully with you and your family members.
  • 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
  • Do not 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.
Do I have to keep an eye on my tank level or can someone monitor it for me?

 

Beaudry Oil & Propane offers a plan where we can monitor the level in your Propane tank with our Automatic Delivery  Program.  If you prefer to monitor your tank, the best time to call is when your gauge is at 30%.

Is the price the same all year or does it go up and down like gasoline?

 

Prices can fluctuate throughout the year.  You can protect yourself from spiking Propane prices by enrolling in some of our money saving Customer programs: our Pre-Buy Program or our Budget Price Cap Protection Plan.    

How much does the tank you provide cost me?

 

Using our Propane tank is free provided you meet the annual minimum usage requirements.

How do I know what size Propane tank that I will need?

 

Generally, a 500 gallon tank can hold enough propane to meet the annual energy needs of an average home. 1,000 gallon tanks are used for larger homes with swimming pools or spas. Smaller tanks may be needed if propane is not your primary heating source.

I was told they were going to fill the tank but it’s only at 80%. Did they forget to finish filling it?

 

No, we typically fill tanks to 80%. Propane expands and contracts depending upon the weather.  A tank filled to 80% in the winter might show on the gauge a bit lower than 80% because the colder it is outside, the more compressed the propane inside.  Conversely, in the summer months, it could read higher.  The gauge’s reading on your tank is “approximate,” as it is temperature sensitive.

When is the best time to call for a delivery?

 

The best time to call is when your gauge reads 25-30%.  You never want to let your tank get too low and run the risk of running out in cold weather.  Heavy snowfalls or extreme cold may prevent your propane provider’s ability to do the delivery within 1-2 days. It is always best to order in advance. 

Why do you have to do a leak test?

 

NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency) code 54 states that a system must be leak tested after an interruption in service, such as running out of propane. Also, our insurance company requires that we have an updated leak test on file for all our tank sets as a safety measure. You can avoid a leak test fee by not running out of propane. 

How can I recognize a Propane leak in my home?

 

Propane has a strong, unpleasant smell, like rotten eggs or a skunk’s spray. Propane manufacturers add the smell deliberately to help alert customers of Propane leaks. If a smell of Propane is detected, shut the valve off on the tank and contact your Propane provider immediately.

Go to our Safety page for more details.

How many gallons of Propane does the average home use per year?

 

Every home is different and every part of the country has a different climate and duration of winter.  Central-Eastern Minnesota homes built for example in the last 15 years and at 2000 square feet or so should be prepared to use between 700 and 850 gallons per year.  This depends on your personal preferences for temperature in your home, the severity of winter, additional propane appliances (water heater, stove, dryer, and fireplace), etc.

When you call us, you will talk to a live person who knows the local fuel market, not an answering machine or a call center multiple states away. We are a family-owned Minnesota company, and we always have been. We look forward to serving you.

 

Speak live with a Beaudry Oil & Propane representative today!

800-637-4117 or 763-441-2383