Click: A Day in the Life

A few snapshots of our servicemen installing an under ground tank. It’s all in a day’s work for the professionals at Advanced Propane.

Fun out-takes during the filming of Advanced Propane’s TV Commercial. Enjoy!

Advanced Propane’s first television commercial is airing this Fall on News Channel 5.  Deputy Barney Fife (aka Sammy Sawyer) is on the case of Aunt Bee’s hot water problem – she is out!  He suggests she turn to Advanced Propane for help!

Why? Advanced Propane’s emphasis is on providing exceptional customer service while delivering a quality product for excellent home energy value!

Propane’s efficiency and versatility will allow Aunt Bee to power a wide variety of appliances at a lower energy cost, while providing the comfort and convenience she deserves. Aunt Bee’s new tank-less propane water heater, for instance, will provide hot water on demand, every time!  Add to that the convenience of having to rely less on electricity, and Aunt Bee’s hot water problems are solved!

To view the commercial… Click:

The Stewarts of LaGuardo, founding owners of Advanced Propane Inc., were featured recently in the “Meet Your Neighbor section of Wilson Living Magazine.

Coming from a long line of Wilson County farmers and business owners, the Stewart entrepreneurial spirit continues to pass down through the generations. Regarding their current business success, “Mr. Dan” Stewart and sons, Danny and Ted, started the family propane gas business in the summer of 1992.

The magazine article also highlights Danny and Diane Stewart’s home completed in 2007 on land that once belonged to his great-grandfather before the lake came up. Their home is built around a variety of propane gas-operated devices and appliances, including a gas furnace, on-demand tankless water heater, gas cook range and a backup generator that runs on propane. “We have the refrigerator, central heat and air, freezer and main lighting to the house, and, of course, my television connected to the generator. We can live 100 percent without an electric company, if necessary. We can go indefinitely as long as we’ve got gas,” says Danny, who serves as COO of the company.

The Stewart family cites a tradition of hard work that keep family ties strong and helps the family business grow.

To read the article in its entirety, click the following link!

Propane gas grills are undoubtedly one of the most popular outdoor appliances used today. Gas grills are replacing charcoal grills in increasing numbers because of their ease of use without the clean-up involved with charcoal grills. LP Gas grills commonly use a portable propane bottle that can easily be re-filled or exchanged for continued enjoyment without the hassle of loading more charcoal and stirring up the ashes. Operating a grill safely will ensure that the food is prepared properly and the grill user is safe from harm.

In an effort to avoid any problems and to ensure a safe and enjoyable summer season, we offer the following   tips:

•    Half of all gas grill home structure fires begin on an exterior balcony or unenclosed porch.

•    Always use your grill outside in a well-ventilated area.  Never bring or store cylinders inside or in an enclosed space such as an enclosed porch or a shed.

•    Position the grill well away from siding, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches

•    Use flame-resistant pads underneath the grill.

•    Propane is a liquid hydrocarbon that vaporizes into a colorless, odorless, highly flammable gas. In properly maintained and operated systems, propane is completely safe. However, it can be dangerous if an uncontrolled release of propane occurs. In order to detect an uncontrolled release of propane, an odorant (usually ethyl mercaptan) is added to the propane

•    Do not allow children to tamper or play with the cylinder or grill.

•    Maintain a three foot safe area around the grill.

•    Do not wear loose fitting clothing while barbecuing.

•    Keep grill covered when not in use however, make sure the grill is turned off and cooled down before covering.

•    Do not smoke in or near propane cylinders.

•    Check the gas cylinder hose and connections for leaks before using it for the first time each season. A light soap and water solution applied to the hose and fittings will reveal escaping gas by releasing bubbles. If you determine that your grill has a gas leak either through the bubble test or if you smell gas and there is no flame, turn off the tank and contact a qualified propane contractor. If the leak persists with the tank off, leave the area and call the fire department immediately.

•    Never use matches or a lighter to check for leaks!!

•    Always use and store propane cylinders in an upright, vertical position, store tanks away from all potential sources of ignition.

•    Make sure the grill burner controls are turned off and keep the cylinder valve closed when not in use.

•    Use long handled grilling tools to give the chef plenty of clearance from the heat and flames while cooking.

•    Never leave the grill unattended while in use.

•    Periodically remove grease and fat that has built up in the trays below the grill as eventually it will ignite from the heat of the grill.

•    At the end of the season, after disconnecting the propane tank, cover the disconnected hose-end fittings and burner air intakes with small plastic bags or protective fitting caps to keep out dirt, moisture and insects

•    If you repaint your barbecue shell, choose a high heat, fire-resistant point. If you repaint your gas cylinder, use only white paint.  NEVER PAINT A TANK BLACK OR SIMILAR COLOR. IT IS ILLEGAL AND THE EXTRA HEAT ABSORBED BY THE TANK CAN CAUSE OVER-PRESSURIZATION.

•    If there is a significant and uncontrollable release of gas or a fire, call the fire department immediately and move all people and pets away from the area.

Happy Grilling!!!