As you know, it can get pretty cold here in the Seacoast region of Maine and New Hampshire in the winter.
If you have an outdoor aboveground propane tank, our winters may have you wondering if the propane inside of it is damaged or frozen in some of our most bitter cold weather.
This is where science comes in.
First, the freezing point of propane is -44. So it’s highly unlikely you’ll have to worry about your propane gas freezing.
Extremely cold weather can impact your propane, however. Like all liquids, propane contracts when it gets cold. That means the volume of the propane in your tank will shrink when it gets very cold. The shrinking volume leads to a loss of pressure. If that pressure gets to low, the propane in your tank won’t be able to reach your gas burner. If that happens, you may have problems operating the propane appliances in your home, like your heating system, water heater and stove.
Even though this scenario isn’t very likely here in the Seacoast area, it still makes sense to know what to do when the temperature plummets.
You can learn more about safe propane usage on our Propane Safety page.
Winter is just around the corner! Do you have enough propane to keep your home and family warm, safe and comfortable? Get in touch with P Gagnon today to learn more about our propane delivery services, including automatic delivery!