Using Energy Wisely To Help Save The Environment

Using Propane Safely In Your RV

Propane can be used in many ways in your RV. It can be used to heat the cabin, the water, power the refrigerator, power your generator and cook your food, but if you don’t follow a few safety precautions, it can also put your family in a great deal of danger.

Tank Inspections

Your propane tanks will need to be recertified every few years. Between those certifications, you should inspect the tank for any signs that they are unsafe to use. Look for dents and rusting, as well as if the nozzle doesn’t accept the hose easily. You should be able to tighten the connection by hand. If you have to use a wrench to tighten the connection, the nozzle needs to be replaced.

Filling

Propane tanks are now to be equipped with nozzles that prevent overfilling. The propane tank must have enough open space inside it to expand. If …

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Should You Purchase A Generator?

No one can ever predict when the power might go out, either due to a storm or some other cause. For this reason, many business and homeowners invest in generators in order to ensure they are never without electricity. If you are considering purchasing a generator, you may be trying to determine whether doing so would be a good investment or not. Here are some aspects to take into consideration when trying to decide:

Where you live

If you live in an area that is prone to sever storms, whether tornadoes, thunderstorms, or blizzards, then you might very well want to have access to a generator. Storms sometimes cause outages that could last for several days. It is very possible to survive indefinitely without electricity, and as long as you have ample candles, alternate cooking devices and other necessities, then being without power for up to a week shouldn’t be much …

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Two Tips To Help Your Business Get The Best Rate On Propane

If you are the owner of a business that utilizes propane as the primary way to heat your facility, your aim is likely pretty similar to that of the residential propane customer:  You want to buy enough fuel to get you through the cold season at an affordable rate.  However, as a commercial propane consumer, you have the ability to command rates that the individual patron may not have access to.  Use this information to learn more about how your company can get the propane you need without exceeding the budget.

Buy Propane When Demand Is Low

One of the best ways that you can save money on propane delivery is to purchase the substance when the demand for it is at its lowest point:  The warm seasons.  Propane manufacturers often find that a lack of customers is causing them to lose money when it’s hot outside.  Because of …

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Wind Farms: A New Way to Harness Energy

With more and more people becoming environmentally conscious, there are plenty of new ways humans can get energy from a variety of natural resources. Solar has long been a popular alternative, and now wind power is also on the rise in the United States. Large wind turbines can be seen in many areas of the country. Also known as wind farms, these huge turbines are designed to help harvest and then disperse the power found naturally from wind.

How It Works

When the wind blows, the wind turbine begins to spin in a circular motion, similarly to a windmill. Inside the turbine is a large shaft that begins to rotate around. This shaft is attached to a heavy duty gearbox that is also attached to a generator. As the shaft spins, it communicates with the gearbox and generator, creating electricity. A typical wind turbine is about 325 feet tall, has …

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The Best Reasons To Include Propane In Your Emergency Preparedness Plans

In the event a severe storm is your weather forecast, it is nice to know you and your family do not have to worry about heat, having a way to eat or having light at night if the power goes out. If you have ever been through a storm that knocked out power for more than a week, you probably know the importance of having energy that is fast, easy, and economical and does not plug into electricity to work. Learn more about how you can include propane in your emergency preparedness supplies.

Starting With Your Gas Grill

You may enjoy grilling out in the summer and you might only keep one tank for your grill because you only use it during the summer. However, storing a couple of tanks is a good idea for having a great way to cook if the power is out. You can safely store …

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Broken Lightbulb Keeping You From Installing A New One? Quick Ways To Safely Remove A Broken Bulb

Removing a broken light bulb from a socket can be difficult. You don’t want to just reach in and grab the broken portion or you could end up with serious injuries. You don’t want to spend money calling an electrician if you don’t have to. Here are a few simple ways to get that broken light bulb out safely.

Get Started

Before you try any of the options described below, you’ll want to take care of a few safety issues.

  1. Turn the power off at the main breaker box.

  2. Put on a pair of rubber safety gloves.

  3. Have a cloth on hand to clean up the glass shards.

Grab a Potato

Even though the electricity is turned off, you don’t want to reach in with your hands. Those shards of glass could cut you. Potatoes are safe and easy ways to remove broken light bulbs. Cut your potato in half. …

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