Propane Facts & FAQs
- Propane boils at -44 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Propane is naturally colorless and odorless. Odorant is added to propane so it can be detected.
- Propane expands 270 times when it changes from liquid to gas. In the tank propane is a liquid and it is burned as a gas. This expansion makes transportation and storage of liquid propane economical.
- About 90% of propane in America is produced in America.
- Propane comes from oil refining and natural gas processing.
- Over 60 Million people in America use propane.
- Propane is used for heat, hot water, cooking, fireplaces, clothes drying, in vehicles, swimming pool heaters, crop drying, fruit ripening, metal cutting, soldering, etc. This makes propane one of the most versatile fuels around.
- The delivery trucks used to deliver propane to your home and/or business are called "Bobtails."
Q: If I smell propane in my home what should I do?
A: If you are inside, leave the building. Do not turn light switches on or off, and do not do anything that can cause a spark. Leave doors open and if safe - turn off the gas supply at the tank. If you are outside, do not reenter the building. Once you are in a safe area, call your gas supplier and if necessary, emergency services. Keep all people out of the building until emergency personnel or service personnel arrive.
Q: Does Polsinello Fuels rent their tanks for propane?
A: YES. Our tanks are available to our customers as long as they purchase their propane from Polsinello Fuels. We offer tanks of varying sizes to meet our customers' needs. Our tanks are the highest quality tanks and maintained to the most stringent of standards.
Q: Can I pay your delivery driver with a check when they deliver?
A: We offer multiple ways to make paying convenient. You can click here to make a payment online. We also accept most major credit cards and we can process a payment over the phone. You can contact us at 518-465-3535. It is our policy that our drivers do not handle payments. This is to ensure the safety of our drivers and to ensure your payments are received properly.
Q: I ran out of propane, why do you have to inspect my system now?
A: When a customer runs out of propane even when the cause is known, it is always presumed a leak may be the cause. We must inspect the system and check to make sure there are no leaks. This is an industry standard we adhere to and it is for the safety and wellbeing of our customers.
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