Why use propane?
Propane is safe, reliable, clean burning, and non-toxic. It is a lot less expensive than electricity and other energy sources. It is an environmentally friendly choice – it was green long before green became trendy.
Is propane reliable?
Yes. Propane supplies are plentiful, and more than 88 percent of the propane used in the United States is produced domestically. An extensive and well-planned infrastructure assures that propane can be delivered wherever it is needed. It is used in millions of homes, farms and businesses through out the United States.
- Home Use: Propane is used each year by more than 60-million homeowners in the United States. Propane burns cleaner, works harder, and operates smarter for homeowners. It is used for home heating, water heating, cooking, clothes drying, pool heating and outdoor living.
- Farm Use: Nearly 900,000 farms in the United States use propane because it is a clean-burning, reliable, and efficient energy source. It is used regularly for irrigation pumps, grain dryers, standby generators and to run farm equipment. It is an essential fuel for crop drying, flame cultivation, fruit ripening, space and water heating and food refrigeration.
- Business Use: Businesses are the predominant propane consumers. It is used to keep employees warm, trucks and forklifts running, and customers happy. Unlike electricity, propane isn’t subject to load-balancing requirement, which helps businesses easily budget energy expenses.
Is propane safe?
Propane is one of the safest heating sources.
- Propane won’t ignite when combined with air unless the source of ignition reaches 940° F
- Propane has the lowest flammability range of any alternative fuel
- Propane gas is nontoxic and produces minimal emissions
- Propane is not harmful to soil or water
- Propane leaks are easily detected because an odorant (ethyl mercaptin) with a scent similar to rotten eggs is added as a safety measure
- Unlike gasoline and alcohol fuels, propane can’t be ingested because it is stored in a closed container under pressure. It vaporizes when released from its container
- If propane gas leaks, it doesn’t puddle; it readily dissipates into the air
How do I become a Hunt Country Propane member?
- If you are building a new home, Hunt Country Propane can provide you with propane services.
- We proudly serve homes, businesses, and farms in Loudoun, Fauquier, Clarke, and Prince William counties and would love to talk with you about our services. Please call 540-687-3608 to learn more about our services plans.
What areas do you serve?
We service Loudoun, Fauquier, Clarke, and Prince William counties; to see the specific areas we serve, please click here.
When I purchased my home I was told that my tank was owned by the propane company. I wasn’t happy. How did that happen?
When the builder built your home rather than purchasing a 500 or 1,000 gallon tank he had your propane company provide it without charge with the requirement that you, the homeowner, must purchase propane from only that propane company indefinitely. If is similar to purchasing a new car, for example, a Ford, and being told that for the life of the auto you can only purchase gasoline from one company, for example, Shell. Typically, year after year homeowners who do not own their propane tank pay significantly more for propane than homeowners who own their tank. Company owned tanks were a good deal for your builder and the propane supplier, but a bad deal for you, the consumer. In over 25-years of building custom homes in the area we never installed a company owned tank. All the custom homes we built in the area the homeowner owned their tank when the home was completed.
Can any propane company fill up my tank if I do not own it? What alternative do I have?
No, only the company who owns your tank can fill it. Your best course of action is to negotiate the purchase of the tank with the company that owns your tank. Typically, your savings will pay for the tank purchase in a 2-3 year period. The sooner you own your own tank, the sooner you can start saving on your fuel bill.
Does Hunt Country Propane offer an automatic delivery schedule?
We have a state-of-the-art forecasting system that anticipates your need for deliveries. Our Automatic Delivery Service means comfort and convenience for our customers.
How can I schedule a propane delivery on my own?
If you’d like to schedule your own delivery, simply fill out this form, or call our office at 540-687-3608.
How do I read my Propane tank gauge?
We encourage all customers to familiarize themselves with their tank and equipment so they can help keep track of how much fuel they have on hand. Propane tanks are filled to approximately 80% – 90% to allow for expansion of gas during periods of high temperatures. Please keep in mind that the gauge is strictly an indicator of the fuel in the tank and can vary by as much as 10%.
What if I plan to do any excavating or remodeling around my home?
State laws require anyone who digs to notify utility companies before starting. Digging can be dangerous and costly without knowing where underground facilities are located. Miss Utility must be called 48-hours in advance to mark any utility lines. Keep in mind, Miss Utility DOES NOT mark propane gas lines, private electricity, water sewer, or phone lines. Contact Hunt Country Propane to have your gas line marked. Not only is it dangerous to dig around underground utility and gas lines but fines and repair costs may be imposed if damage is done. Please call Miss Utility at 1-800-552-7001 (in Virginia) before you dig!