Propane Safety at Home
Safety is our highest priority. Propane has quite a remarkable safety record, due in large part to the stringent codes and regulations developed by the propane industry and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Statistics compiled by the NFPA indicate that the safest way to heat is with gas.
Propane Basics and Safe Use
Propane is an approved, clean fuel listed in the 1990 Clean Air Act and the Energy Policy Act of 1992. Tests conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency show that 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.
Small Cylinder Safety
Learn about the safe storage of propane cylinders.
Safe Grilling Tips
Grilling with propane is a great way to add flavor to your menu. Explore these tips about the safe use of propane for grilling.
Storm Safety Tips
Expecting a severe weather event? Protect your propane system if the weather turns bad. Before, during, or after severe weather, you may need to take specific action to ensure the continued safe operation of your propane system.
What to do if you smell gas
Do you know what to do when you smell "gas?"
Propane Tank Recycling & Disposal
Proper propane tank disposal is something every propane user should be familiar with. If a tank is still serviceable, you may be able to recycle the propane tank — sometimes for money. At some point, however, every propane tank, cylinder, or bottle will reach the end of its useful life. Smaller, portable propane containers, such as cylinders and bottles, usually reach this point sooner than stationary bulk tanks. So, what are your options when it comes to tank disposal?
Learn about industry-wide efforts to help reduce residential accidents involving propane.