Be 100% Sure of Your Tank Levels All Season Long!
We’re coming into a very busy time of year, and while we all do our best to stay on top of things, there’s always the off-chance you may forget to check your propane tank gauge levels.
That forgetfulness puts you at risk of a propane runout, which will require the hassle and expense of not only an emergency propane delivery, but a professional service technician coming in to relight the pilots on your propane appliances.
You can take this worry away with wireless propane tank monitoring from Blue Flame!
Wireless Tank Monitoring: No Work, No Worries!
We’ll keep an eye on the exact amount of propane in your tank with our propane tank monitoring service! Cellular and satellite technology are utilized in small, wireless unit that attaches right to your tank, and allows for precise propane tank gauge readings 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
When your propane tank gauge reaches a set level—around 25% full—we schedule a propane delivery to your home. You don’t have to lift a finger!
Our app will also allow YOU to keep an eye on your propane tank’s gauge level, too! It’s available for download on the Apple Store and Google Play. You can check your tank gauge levels on your phone or tablet anywhere you have WiFi or cellular service.
If you travel frequently or spend part of the year away from home, your propane usage is largely unpredictable. If you have a lot of visitors, your propane use may end up being much greater than what you consider as more usage of your water heater, range, clothes dryer, and other propane appliances. Our wireless propane tank monitoring system will ensure that you don’t run out of propane because of an increase in usage.
Do you have a propane whole-house backup generator? Wireless propane tank monitoring monitors the amount of propane in your tank to ensure that you have enough for power outages caused by summer storms, winter nor’easters, or grid problems as well.
Wireless propane tank monitors are perfect for income properties and second homes. You can track your property’s propane usage from anywhere, ensuring that it always has enough propane.
Wireless propane tank monitoring is the ultimate in convenience and security when it comes to your propane supply. Contact Blue Flame today to add it to your propane tank—setup is done in as little as fifteen minutes!
October is in full swing. While you might be busy enjoying crisp hikes, picking apples, playoff baseball, Halloween parties and football, don’t forget an important seasonal task: scheduling an annual tune-up for your propane furnace and appliances!
The dedicated experts at Blue Flame can provide heating-system tune-ups and repairs for propane-powered equipment to homes across Southern New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania—and right now, Blue Flame is now offering a Tune-up Special for the fall! Our professional staff will provide top-notch fall tune-ups for your propane units. For a limited time only, we’ll take care of your heating system for just $100! * We’ll even take care of your additional propane appliances for just $150! *
Are System Tune-ups Important?
The answer is simple: Yes. Here are 5 reasons why you should schedule one with us at Blue Flame:
- A professional fall tune-up of your propane furnace includes cleaning out blockages and unblocked vents, changing air filters, checking for gas leaks, and replacing worn-down internal components, enabling your furnace to run more efficiently. The bottom line is that running a cleaned-up, efficient propane furnace and other equipment saves you some serious dollars!
- Tune-ups also prolong the health of your propane appliance, as running a dirty or faulty furnace will just further wear it down. If you wait until winter for furnace maintenance but need to use it beforehand, you risk shortening its lifespan. You can add years of longevity by just staying on top of checkups. Save yourself the thousands of dollars needed for a new unit altogether in due time.
- Wear and tear can become hazardous if ignored, especially if you have an older furnace. Propane burns safely, but if you’re using an appliance with blocked vents, cracks, or gas-line leaks, it can become a fire hazard.
- A propane furnace that runs efficiently will use less fuel. Looking ahead and scheduling maintenance in the fall gives you a jumpstart on saving money for when propane prices spike, typically in the mid-winter season.
- If you schedule your propane furnace maintenance early, you’ll have more leeway to get it running smoothly before an unexpected part replacement sets you back or the temperatures plummet. You can ensure all work is finished before firing it up for those incoming 40-30-or even 20-degree days!
Blue Flame can ease stress this fall for our propane-gas system customers. Stay ahead of Old Man Winter and submit a request for a limited-time tune-up today!
*Some restrictions apply. Availability based on location. Call for details.
Discover the Commercial Benefits of Working with Blue Flame!
If your local New Jersey commercial business relies on propane power for its day-to-day operations, we’ll fill you in on how Blue Flame’s forklift cylinder exchange services offer several distinct advantages—and how they can positively impact your bottom line.
Because we’re a local company, we can provide customized, responsive service to meet all your needs. We’ll bring you fresh, full cylinders and take away the empty ones on your schedule—whether you need our services several times a week, once a week, or once a month.
Safety is also our top priority. We follow all local and federal regulations to ensure that. For your cylinders, we install sturdy, safe storage cages. We teach your employees—in detail—how to handle propane cylinders safely. Our cylinders are also carefully inspected to make sure everything is in safe, working order.
Propane Forklifts are the Superior Choice
Power. Propane-powered forklifts, unlike electric ones, can run at full power if there is propane in the cylinder. The battery on an electric forklift loses power as it runs down. Propane-powered forklifts are additionally more capable when handling heavier loads—and perform better dealing with inclines.
Cost-effectiveness. Electric forklifts generally take between eight and ten hours to recharge, and if the battery dies during business hours, you’ll be down a forklift. Worse still, charging stations consume space as well as necessitate significant investments. Because refueling takes only minutes with a propane forklift, work is done far more efficiently.
Safety. Propane forklifts are safe to use both indoors and outside if safety protocols are followed.
Versatility. Gasoline-powered forklifts are unable to be used indoors, and electric forklifts aren’t efficient outdoors cannot be operated in the rain. That’s why a propane forklift is the best way to get outstanding performance both indoors and outside!
Environmental Friendliness. Propane forklifts produce far less greenhouse gases than gasoline-powered forklifts. In the unlikely event of a propane leak, there is no environmental damage like there would be if there was a gasoline leak. Electric forklifts aren’t as “green” as many people believe them to be, either. How so? Because 40% of the country’s electricity comes from coal-fired power plants.
We are prepared to support any size business, anytime, with as much propane as needed. We will make sure you never run out! Contact us today to learn more about our complete setup, delivery, and training support. We will gladly provide you with a free estimate! Get personalized, responsive forklift cylinder exchange services when you choose Blue Flame!
Be ready for whatever weather comes our way!
Have you been enjoying fall so far? There’s so much to do in the South Jersey area—what with apple-picking, pumpkin-carving, and leaf-peeping, too!
But, make sure not to neglect the things that need to be done if you use propane to heat your home prior to the colder seasons ahead. After all, we know you want your home to stay warm and comfy when the time comes to turn on the heat! Here, we’ve put together a list of some key tasks that should be on your to-do list:
Sign Up for Automatic Delivery (if you haven’t already!)
There’s a lot going on and sometimes tasks get forgotten.
If you are a traditional “will-call” customer and fail to check your propane tank levels on a regular basis, you could end up with a propane runout, leaving your home without heat—and the need for a mandatory safety check, too. Our automatic delivery service utilizes your propane history alongside the current weather conditions to determine when you’ll next require a fill-up, then schedules a delivery ahead of time so you have it before you run out.
Enroll in Wireless Propane Tank Monitoring
Our wireless propane tank monitoring is ideal for you if you want the most straightforward, convenient, and secure way to monitor your propane supply!
It utilizes both wireless and cellular technology to keep track of your propane supply 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When your propane tank reaches a quarter full (25%) we are notified and schedule a delivery. With the included app on your smartphone or tablet, YOU can also keep track of how much propane you have, too!
Get Your Heating System Tuned-Up
A professional service technician’s tune-up of your home’s heating system assures that it is running at maximum efficiency and effectiveness. Before breakdowns occur, the expert can also thoroughly examine your heating unit and make any necessary repairs. Give us a call today–we’ll be happy to help you out.
Program Your Thermostat Properly
If you don’t already have a programmable or smart thermostat, now is the best time to pick one up. They’re readily available at home improvement shops and online retailers. Programming your thermostat correctly can save you up to 10% on your heating costs! This is what the U.S. Department of Energy recommends:
- When you’re at home and awake, set the thermostat for 68°.
- Lower temperatures by 10° for the hours you’re asleep or away from home.
Maintain Your Ductwork
Now is an excellent time to vacuum and clean the vents on your forced air heating system, ensuring that they function properly and do not spread dust and other allergens throughout your house. Remove any obstacles that would prevent heated air from circulating freely, such as drapes or furniture. If you haven’t had your ductwork cleaned in the past five years, now is the time to call and schedule an appointment. Cleaning the ductwork not only keeps your home’s air cleaner and safer, but it also allows ductwork cleaners to find and repair leaks in your ductwork, saving you money on heating bills.
Seal All Leaks
Some easy do-it-yourself work and caulk, weatherstripping, and expanding foam can get rid of from drafts around doors, windows, and outside walls. This means your propane heating system won’t have to work as hard to keep your home warm, saving you up to 10% on your heating costs.
Get dependable propane delivery for your propane-powered home all season long by becoming a become a Blue Flame customer today!
Discover the environmental benefits of propane!
Some people may initially think the only way to reduce the environmental impact of their home is by converting it to utilize a full arsenal of electric-powered appliances and systems, such as those for heating, cooking, water heating, clothes drying, and more.
In reality, that’s actually a flawed idea. Propane is a much more environmentally friendly energy source than that of electricity.
Propane Makes Your Home More Efficient
Did you know that propane produces less than half the amount of greenhouse gases as electricity—all to produce the same amount of energy? In the United States, coal-fired power plants account for more than 40% of energy production. The second-greatest source of greenhouse gases in the United States after transportation is electricity generated by coal, which also produces harmful emissions that contribute to smog, pollution, and acid rain.
In terms of energy efficiency, propane always outperforms electricity. Propane is more energy-efficient than electricity in terms of the overall quantity of energy consumed in extraction, production, processing, and transportation to the point of usage.
Propane is 88% efficient overall. Electricity, on the other hand, is a meager 32% efficient.
Propane-fueled homes generate 30% less CO2 and 50% fewer greenhouse gases than electric ones. Propane-powered appliances such as water heaters have a lower environmental impact than comparable electric devices since they consume less energy.
Propane Helps Push for a “Greener” Tomorrow
Propane demand for household use is increasing at a rapid pace. This trend will continue, fueled by the current real estate and building booms. In the residential construction market, propane-powered homes have been gaining popularity. Propane is further appealing to potential homeowners since it has greater energy efficiency and allows them to have sought-after features like gas cooking and fireplaces in their homes. People are switching their home heating systems from electric to propane to gain greater comfort and decrease their energy expenses.
By 2025, the demand for propane in the United States will reach 10 billion gallons each year. Propane can fulfill that need while also providing a stable and secure domestic energy supply that is not reliant on imports or the aging, failing infrastructures of utilities.
The propane business is committed to delivering on the increasing demand for propane while also making it cleaner and greener, as well as putting it to use in the battle against global warming. Renewable energy is revolutionizing the energy industry and the planet. It allows us to reduce our dependency on extracting fuels from the earth, such as oil or natural gas drilling.
Renewable propane is even more environmentally friendly than conventional propane. It’s the by-product of the renewable diesel process. Biomass, animal fats, vegetable oils, and other triglycerides are being used to develop ways to create renewable propane in Europe and the United States. Renewable propane is an important component in meeting rising demand for propane while minimizing environmental impact even further.
Get reliable delivery of environmentally friendly propane for your New Jersey or Easter Pennsylvania home, today! Become a Blue Flame customer and experience the difference we can make for you.
Look no further than Blue Flame for your propane service needs!
We’re well aware that there are a lot of propane suppliers here in Southern New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. How do you best choose just one?
This question is especially important at this time of year if you use propane for home heating. You need to know that you’ll always have the propane you need for your home to stay warm, safe, and comfortable all winter long.
To find that propane company, there are four key things you need to look for. And when you take a closer look at Blue Flame, and you’ll find all of them!
One advantage Blue Flame has over the big national propane companies is that we are locally based. We understand your needs when it comes to propane better than they do. When you need us, we’re here for you—whether it’s an emergency propane delivery or a tune-up of your home’s propane heating system. You’re not transferred to some far away call center, nor stuck on hold for hours at a time with hundreds of other customers.
Fast, Reliable Service
Our responsiveness also leads to fast service. With our Automatic Delivery service, we use your propane usage history and factor it alongside the current weather conditions to accurately predict when you’ll need more propane and quickly schedule it—without you even needing to contact us! If you want even more precision when it comes to our speedy propane delivery, we offer wireless propane tank monitoring, too! Likewise, you can get quick, easy access to a full propane cylinder for your grill or outdoor appliance at one of our many Lil’ Hank’s Tank Exchange locations in the region. The closest to you is likely within just a few miles!
Our propane prices are not only competitive but fair and transparent. We don’t do hidden fees or bait-and-switch pricing. New customers who use propane for home heating can get a great price of $1.69⁹ per gallon on their first delivery!
We also make managing your propane costs a piece of cake with our SmartPay plan, where your propane costs are spread out over even, easy monthly payments.
We are grateful for our customers and appreciate the wonderful reviews they have given us over the years. We work hard every day to earn our customers’ trust. Here’s some of what a few of your neighbors have to say about their service from Blue Flame:
“Office staff, techs, and drivers are all professional and care about their work and it shows! They will do everything they can to service your needs within 24 hours of contacting them. Someone is always available to answer your call no matter what time of day you call, you will be greeted with a friendly voice. Prices are the lowest in the area!” – Christina S.
“The absolute best prices and customer service hands down! They are a local family-owned business, and they work hard to give you the lowest prices in propane while being so pleasant and accommodating! Thank you, Blue Flame!” – Joy
“Really happy with my service from Blue Flame. They go out of their way to make sure your satisfied. The national chains charge twice as much with never-ending fees and don’t care about service. Blue Flame makes me feel like family! Hard to find these days!” – Wayne G.
Get the quality propane service you deserve. Become a Blue Flame customer today and experience the difference we can make for you this season—and for years to come!
Discover the Benefits of Using Propane in Your Home!
The real estate market has been on fire lately, as you’re probably well-aware if you’ve been house-hunting in the Garden State.
While hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and space to entertain are the dominant wants on television house-hunting shows, most real-life house-hunters are looking for other features that better improve their day-to-day quality of life.
It’s a dominant reason why so many homebuyers are choosing homes powered by propane instead of electricity. Propane provides the efficiency and amenities that make the quality of life in your home so much better. To further understand these trends toward powering your home with propane, you must get familiar with some of its distinct advantages over electricity:
Increased Energy Efficiency
Propane produces many more BTU’s (British Thermal Units, a measured unit of heat) per dollar than electricity. That not only lowers your energy costs for home heating, but for other uses as well.
In both the short term and long term, you’ll spend less money without having to give up a smidgen of comfort.
Propane’s Environmental Benefits
You might be surprised to know that electricity is not “cleaner” than propane—despite the push by some municipalities and states to go “all-electric”. Coal-powered power plants account for nearly half of the electricity generated within the United States. Needless to say, coal is NOT an environmentally friendly means of power generation.
In fact, electricity generation is second only to the transportation sector when it comes to creating greenhouse gases in the United States. Propane is so clean-burning that it produces close to zero greenhouse gas emissions. You can reduce your carbon footprint with some high-efficiency appliances by nearly 50% or more when you use propane instead of electricity!
Although there may be a push in some areas for “electrification”—the movement to electric-powered systems and appliances—of home heating and comfort equipment, the electricity grid is not well known for being reliable. With propane, however, your fuel is right there at your home in your propane tank. Gone is the necessary reliance on a power grid or utility—plus, you’ll know you always have the fuel you need, when you need it when you get dependable propane deliveries from Blue Flame!
If the power does go out, it’s propane to the rescue! Propane whole-house backup generators can keep the lights on, the electronics charged, the food in the fridge and freezer safely cold, the sump pump running, and more.
Propane water heaters can heat more water—faster—than their electric counterparts, and propane tankless water heaters give you endless hot water, on-demand. Gas-powered clothes dryers get your laundry dry about 25% faster than electric ones. They also leave your clothing with less static cling, less wear, and fewer wrinkles by the end of the cycle.
Propane ranges give you precise, instant temperature control that no electric range ever can. Electric ranges have pre-set heat settings, with no option for going in-between. Propane ranges let you set the flame exactly where you want it, whether it’s just between low and medium-low for a perfect simmer, or between medium-high and high for the right sear.
Get a cozy, warm fire in a propane fireplace by just pushing a single button.
Propane also makes your backyard better with propane grills, pool and spa heaters, outdoor fireplaces, deck, and patio heaters, firepits, insect traps, and outdoor lighting. And you can always get safe, full propane cylinders at your local Lil’ Hank’s Tank Exchange!
When you’re looking for your dream home, it should be nothing short of a top priority to make sure it’s powered by propane! And if it is, you know you can count on us for reliable propane delivery now—and for years to come! Become a Blue Flame customer today and experience the difference we can make for you.
It’s Easy to See Why Propane Gas Is a Popular Choice!
Drive around Southern New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania and you’ll see a lot of homes now with propane tanks in their yards, or on their properties.
That’s because homeowners are discovering the advantages that propane brings to their homes and their daily lives!
And if you’re considering adding propane to your home, you can count on dependable propane services from Blue Flame! We provide propane delivery you can count on all year-long, including our worry-free Automatic Delivery service, safe, expert propane tank installation and affordable leasing, too.
But why choose propane gas in the first place, you ask? Let’s highlight some of the key factors:
Energy Efficiency and Monthly Savings
When heating your home with high-efficiency propane systems, homeowners can expect an average of 90% efficiency and some as high as 98%! This means just 10% or less of the propane gas is lost to the combustion process. Compared to that of electric-heated homes, which offer efficiency levels as low as 60%—or even less. That means nearly half of the energy you pay for is lost somewhere along the way!
A propane-powered water heater can heat nearly twice the amount of water as an electric water heater—all with a 30% reduction in cost. The most popular type —propane tankless heaters—can cut your water heating energy costs by close to 50%.
Propane appliances—on average—are often 40-60% less expensive to operate than electricity-powered alternatives.
Propane Enhances Your Home Life
Home heating and water heating are just the beginning of what propane can do in your home.
- Propane ranges are not only energy efficient, but they offer precise, instant temperature control for a superior cooking experience too.
- There are a few reasons that propane clothes dryers are the preferred drying appliance—they typically get laundry dry 25% faster than electric counterparts and with fewer wrinkles, both of which save time and money for busy families.
- Propane fireplaces are easy to operate and require less work, making them a great way for homeowners to get cozy.
- A propane whole-house generator keeps your home safe and comfortable when the power goes out.
Improve Your Backyard Spaces
Propane does a lot outdoors at your home. Cookouts are made better and easier with propane grills—PLUS you can easily get full, safe propane cylinders at your nearest Lil’ Hank’s Tank Exchange!
You can easily utilize our cylinders outdoors in several other ways, including firepits, deck and patio heaters, and insect traps, too.
Enjoy the Benefits of Propane No Matter Where You Live!
Gas appliances such as gas ranges and fireplaces are often desired by homeowners. You can enjoy the convenience of gas appliances without being dependent on a natural gas utility when you use propane.
Because your propane supply is secured right there at your home, you don’t have to worry about natural gas lines elsewhere. Blue Flame can provide you even more security about your propane supply with our wireless propane tank monitoring option!
Enjoy all the great benefits that propane can provide! Become a Blue Flame customer today and experience the difference we can make for your home or local business.
This Is Your LAST CHANCE To Lower Your Monthly Payments Before the Fall Season!
Between cookouts, beach days, and getting ready for Back-to-School season, this is a busy time of year. But taking a few minutes to enroll in our SmartPay plan will make your life much easier in the months ahead—where you’ll enjoy more far control over your propane costs.
How Does SmartPay Work?
Look at your last few propane bill statements. You will likely see that your gas usage—and your costs—fluctuate a great deal from month-to-month due to seasonal changes.
Here in the Southern New Jersey-area, it’s undoubtedly true that your fuel costs are highest in the winter when you rely on propane for heating your home. That is also when you are dealing with expenses from the holidays and the forthcoming tax season.
Budgeting for monthly propane costs can be an anxiety-inducing task in this regard. What makes SmartPay so convenient is that there are no more ups and downs on your propane bill. We’ll take your annual propane costs and spread them out over eight easy, even monthly payments from August through to April of 2022.
Now you’ll know—in advance—exactly how much you will be paying for your propane each month. With no spikes and no surprises, planning your budget becomes so much easier!
AutoPay: Added Ease and Convenience!
Save yourself the hassle of remembering to pay your bill by enrolling in AutoPay!
Your monthly payments will be automatically deducted from credit card, debit card, or bank account. Your payments will always be up to date. If you use a credit card with rewards to make your Poore’s payment, and you will earn that card’s benefits even quicker!
Enjoy Automatic Deliveries and More!
In cold weather, running out of propane is a big problem. Without heat, your home will be uncomfortably if not dangerously cold. Pipes can freeze and burst.
All it takes for these things to happen is forgetting to check your propane tank gauge. However, Blue Flame has two easy ways to avoid the expense and hassle of a propane runout: Automatic Delivery and Wireless Propane Tank Monitoring.
With Automatic Delivery, we use a sophisticated computer system to track your propane usage based on your usage history and current weather conditions. With this data, we accurately predict when you’ll need propane and schedule a delivery before you run low.
If you want even more precise control of your propane supply, wireless propane tank monitoring uses wireless and cellular technology to let us know in real time exactly how much propane is in your tank. Once it reaches a set level, we’re alerted and make a propane delivery to your home. You can even access this information yourself right through a user-friendly smartphone app!
Take advantage of this great opportunity to better control your propane costs. Contact us today to get started on enrolling in SmartPay!
Get Familiar With the Many Different Sizes, Styles, and Applications of Propane Tanks!
If you’re in the market for a new propane tank for your home in southern New Jersey or eastern Pennsylvania, you may be wondering about what size you should ultimately get.
But don’t worry! Blue Flame is here to help. Our propane experts will thoroughly discuss with you your prior—and expected—propane usage to determine the right size propane tank. We’ll also provide safe and expert installation and provide hassle-free propane tank leasing, too!
In addition to our leased tanks, Blue Flame also sells 20-, 30-, 40- and 100-pound portable propane cylinders. You can use these sizes for grills, deck and patio heaters, firepits, outdoor fireplaces, portable generators, insect traps, camp stoves, tent heaters, and powering appliances in your RV—just to name a few!
Propane Tank Sizes and Their Common Uses
120- and 150-gallon tanks. These are not typically used for whole-house heating, but rather to power your propane cooking range, dry clothes, and power a propane fireplace.
250-gallon tanks. If you need propane for three propane appliances or more, you’re going to need a tank that is at least this size. These tanks may be utilized in home heating, but only for small square footages.
500-gallon tanks. Heating your home with propane is environmentally friendly, energy efficient, and cost-effective. These tanks are often used in whole-house heating systems. For example, a 500-gallon tank is usually enough for an entire house’s heating needs, as well as cooking and washing appliances.
1,000-gallon tanks. These tanks are most used for commercial purposes. They provide a source of fuel for all sorts of operations from heating to fueling commercial kitchens. If you own a very large home and use propane for heating, cooking, water heating, and other high-BTU appliances like a pool or spa heater, you may be able to utilize this size tank.
Should I Lease or Buy My Tank?
When purchasing a propane tank, there are many associated costs. These include the cost for buying and installing the tank, as well as any future maintenance or repair charges that might arise. These costs can quickly add up to thousands of dollars over the lifespan of the unit if you choose to buy your tank outright.
However, Blue Flame offers easy, affordable propane tank leasing. You can be sure that our tanks are well-made, safe, and durable. When you choose to lease your tank, we’ll handle all maintenance and any needed repairs, so you’re off the hook for those costs!
Have questions about our propane tank installation and leasing? Get in touch with us and we’ll gladly answer them!
Blue Flame— If you live anywhere in New Jersey from Cape May to East Brunswick—including Vineland, Cherry Hill, Princeton, Toms River, Long Branch, Brown Mills and Lakewood—you’ve seen our trucks on the roads. But we deliver more than just propane. We deliver value, dependability, and a commitment to excellence!