Spring is here. Are you ready for baseball and grilling?

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Spring is here!

I know, I know– we may be getting ahead of ourselves announcing spring’s entrance in the middle of March. You might call that March madness, but this is a big week- MLB Opening Day kicks off on Thursday, with it high expectations for Bryce Harper and the new-look Phillies. Before you know it, we’ll be breaking out the grill and firing it up with family and friends.

Speaking of the grill, how’s your propane supply? Here’s a few tips for the upcoming season.

Make sure your Tank is Full

Nothing will crash your barbecue faster than getting the grill fired up without any “juice”. On a mid-size grill, on tank generally lasts between 18-20 hours of grilling. If you were grilling all last summer, chances are it’s time for an exchange or refill. At Flynn, we’re happy to refill you tank. If you’d like to refill with us, you can drop your 20# tank off at our office and you can pick it up the next day. If you need it filled right away, take your tanks to Moore’s Auto. They have a refill station and the propane is from Flynn. Tip: You can usually get more propane when you refill, rather than exchange.

Propane Safety

Propane grilling gives us an excuse to get outdoors and enjoy the season. The season, however, doesn’t always cooperate. In our area, spring showers lead into summer thunderstorms, complete with rain, lightning, and thunder. If you’ve lived in the are long, you know a thunderstorm is usually just around the corner. What does this mean for my propane?

Not a lot. But safety is key. In the event of a fire or flood, it’s important to be prepared. Take a few minutes to make a plan. In your plan, include a list of emergency contact numbers, including your propane company. Also include clear clear instructions for turning off your home’s propane connections, along with electricity and water.

With all the water we get, there’s a chance you could be faced with flooding. If flooding occurs (and it’s safe to do so), turn off your propane by closing the valve (turning it clockwise). If it’s unsafe to reach your propane connection, don’t risk it. Call your gas company or fire department instead.

When storms have passed, check your propane tanks (both cooking and heating), propane lines, and components for damage.

Back to Baseball

Spring is back. Baseball in Philly is back. Long summer nights with friends, family, and fireflies, is back. At the center of it all? Propane. Give Flynn Energy a call for all of your propane needs– we’ll be around all season long.

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