Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Propane Safety and tornadoes
Tornadoes can occur during any season of the year. In some cases, they can occur with little or no warning, bringing with them winds that can exceed 250 miles per hour. Every year, there are approximately 70 fatalities and 1,500 injuries from tornadoes.
10 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Family Safe
If your home uses propane, there are a few simple steps you can take to keep your family safe and avoid potential dangers.

1. Create an emergency preparedness plan and review it with everyone in your family. Post a list with contact information for your propane retailer and emergency services (fire department, etc.) along with instructions for turning off propane, electricity, and water. If you do need to turn off your propane, contact a service technician to inspect your propane system prior to turning it back on.

2.  Consider installing UL-listed propane gas detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. These detectors provide you with an additional measure of security.  Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions regarding installation, location,
and maintenance.

3.  If severe weather is in your area, listen to your local authorities, or television and radio stations, for instructions on the appropriate course of action to take. Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes can develop and move quickly. Have a battery-powered radio available in the event that the power goes out.

4.  If a tornado is approaching, immediately take action. If you are inside your home or a building, go to the lowest level possible such as a basement or a storm cellar. If there is no basement, go to the center of an interior room on the lowest level. If you are in a mobile home, trailer, or vehicle, get out immediately and seek shelter in a sturdy building or storm shelter.

5.  After a tornado has struck, use extreme caution and take the time to carefully evaluate the condition of all the structures on your property. Check the entire area for downed power lines, damaged gas lines, or damage to your propane tank. If your propane tank becomes dislodged from its service line, it’s likely to be leaking gas out into the surrounding area. A spark from a fallen power line or other ignition source could pose a danger to anyone nearby. Also, debris and water can find their way inside regulators and controls, causing potential safety issues. If it is dark, use flashlights, not candles. Immediately call your local utility company or propane retailer if any of these hazards exist. Do not attempt repairs yourself.

6.  If you find a propane tank on your property that is not yours, or if your propane tank has become dislodged or is missing, contact your propane retailer or your local fire department immediately.

7.  Never use outdoor propane appliances indoors or in enclosed areas, particularly during a power outage. This can result in carbon monoxide poisoning or death. These include such appliances as outdoor portable heaters, barbecue grills, and portable generators. Only use appliances indoors that are designed and approved for indoor use.

8.  Inspect your propane appliances for water or other damage, if it is safe to do so. If the appliances have electric components and have been exposed
to water, they can create a fire hazard. Do not ever turn on a light switch, use any power source, or inspect your household appliances while standing in water. This can result in electrocution.

9.  Schedule a time for a qualified service technician to perform a complete inspection of your propane system if you suspect any of your propane appliances, equipment, or vehicles have been under water or damaged, or you have turned off your gas supply. Never use or operate appliances, equipment,
or vehicles, or turn on the gas supply, until your system has been inspected by
a qualified service technician. Do not attempt repairs yourself.

10. Exercise sound judgment. As with any challenging situation, your composure during and after tornadoes and other severe weather events will ensure you don’t take unnecessary risks or pose any additional dangers to your family and home. Stay calm; use radios, television, and telephones to stay informed and connected. If any questions arise, contact your propane retailer or local fire department.

Taking these 10 simple steps can help promote safety all season long. With a little advance planning, you and your family can be prepared for severe weather events such as tornadoes.
For additional information on preparing for tornadoes, other natural disasters, and severe weather conditions, visit usepropane.com or contact your propane retailer.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Staying comfortable and safe during the winter is as easy as planning ahead. Please familiarize yourself and the members of your family with this cold weather preparation checklist, which is provided by the Propane Education & Research Council.
Maintain an adequate supply of propane in your tank. Call Auxier Gas when your propane tank percentage is at 30%. A severe storm can hinder additional propane deliveries.
Use energy wisely. Winter storms and the resulting inaccessible roads may make propane deliveries difficult (even impossible) for several days. Use energy conservatively by setting your programmable thermostat to as low as is comfortable—possibly a few degrees cooler at night and when nobody is home. Close off any rooms that don’t need to be heated.
Keep the path to your propane tank clear. A clear path helps our drivers get to your tank easily, fill it quickly, and move on to our next valued customer.
Allow your appliances to vent properly. If it is safe to do so, clear snow and ice away from outdoor vents, chimneys, and flues to prevent blocking any ventilation.
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Clear snow and ice from around your propane tank. This includes regulators, regulator vents, piping, tubing, and valves. Use a broom instead of a shovel to prevent damage to your propane system components.
If you smell gas, take the right steps. Immediately put out all smoking materials and other open flames. Do not operate lights, appliances, telephones, or mobile phones. Get everyone away from the home or area where you suspect gas is leaking. If safe to do so, close or shut off the main gas supply valve by turning it to the right (clockwise). Call us immediately from a safe place to report the leak. If you cannot reach us, call 911. Do not return to the area until a qualified technician or emergency responder gives the OK.
Never use a stove or bring your gas grill indoors for space heating, even during a power outage. Only use appliances indoors if they are approved for that purpose. Never store, place, or use a propane cylinder indoors or in enclosed areas. Without proper ventilation, deadly carbon monoxide (CO) fumes produced can build up.
Operate portable generators with caution. Never use a portable generator (gasoline, diesel, or propane) indoors or in enclosed areas. Doing so can result in carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning or death.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

****No snow here, but what if? ****
We want our drivers and you to be safe!
Please clear your propane tank for us to make a quick delivery. The easier we can deliver to you, the faster we can get to the next customer! Underground propane tanks, please consider marking your tank with a driveway marker in deep snow, and clearing the lid.
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Friday, September 29, 2017

Thank you to everyone who has participated!
$50 Gift Card:  Amy M.
$50 Gift Card:  Gerald Y.
$25 Gift Card:  Edward F.
$25 Gift Card:  Kevin H.
$15 Skyline Gift Card:  Lou H.
$10 Graeter's Gift Card:  Phillip J.
Grilling Tools:  Judy P.
Grilling Tools:  Dave B.

Thank you to everyone who has participated.
Participation has been low over the past 6 months.  Keep checking back for updates!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Auxier Gas Homecoming Cookout and Cruize In!
REGISTER YOUR CLASSIC VEHICLE HERE before you arrive, no waiting and no charge!  
The first 50 cars are guaranteed a Dash Plaque!!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Auxier Gas a propane company in Greater Cincinnati and Clermont and Warren Counties is a leader in the area of propane Autogas.  Check out the recent video here with Auxier Gas: https://vimeo.com/229028163/0dc2911f62

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Auxier Gas Propane a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati invites you to attend Homearama at Rivercrest July 8th to 23rd.  You can visit www.cincybuilders.com to purchase discount tickets.  We proudly support all of the custom home builders in the association.