One of most important things to ask your home heating fuel provider is NOT what’s the price per gallon. The real question should be what does your supply look like in the likelihood of a crisis? Will your current energy provider be able to deliver to your home in case of an emergency or natural disaster?
Yesterday (1-31-19) the Governor of Michigan Gretchen Whitmer asked residents to turn thermostats down. “Due to extremely high demand for natural gas with record-low temperatures, and an incident at a facility,
@ConsumersEnergy has asked everyone who is able to please turn down their thermostats to 65° or less until Friday at noon.” Why? Demand for natural gas is likely to hit a record high this week, and the heating fuel is in short supply in the region. Pretty scary, huh?
At Combined Energy Services, we have grown and prepared our infrastructure to be able to serve our customers regardless of the situation – be it man-made disaster or mother nature. Our defensive position was developed back when CES was founded. We knew the importance of having an adequate supply chain. We worked in three supply centers into our original service area – Sullivan County, New York.
As demand for Combined Energy Services products grew, we realized that we needed to add supply centers to our new locations. These supply centers, in Ulster & Orange Counties, New York; Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania; and then Newton, New Jersey, also served a duel purpose. In the event of a catastrophic occurrence in one location, CES could still provide service with one of its other locations. Brilliant thinking, right?
Between having physical supply locations in three states and a bulk supply location in upstate New York, Combined Energy Services has your home heating fuel supply covered. Couple that with competitive pricing and great service, this 50+ year old family owned business has your back. Can your discount price only fuel supplier claim that? Give us a call at 800-874-1975.
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Introducing the Combined Energy Services App!
Bringing Account Management Directly to Your Finger Tips
The Combined Energy Services App shares everything you need to stay on top of your CES account and be a smart energy consumer. Pay your bill with ease, monitor your deliveries, and more, all with a few simple swipes. Simply download the app and create your account. You will need your account number, so have a bill or delivery ticket handy. When the registration is completed, you will then have access to all of your billing and delivery information. The log in you create can also be used on your computer via our website.
Take care of your propane or home heating oil account from anywhere.
- Pay your bill
- View billing & payment history
- Tank info & estimated tank level
- Delivery history
- Add payment methods
- Manage multiple accounts
- Manage alerts
Download the CES app on the Apple Store or Google Play Store:
Everyone loves a day of grilling outside with family and friends in the summertime. Although this may be a refresher for some, CES wants to give out some important information a s Labor Day approaches – here are some propane safety tips to keep in mind when firing up your gas grill:
First off, what is propane? Propane does not occur naturally, but is refined from raw crude oil and raw natural gas. Propane is then stored under pressure as a liquid; therefore, the name Liquid Propane (LP). LP gas is the ONLY gas that should ever be put into this cylinder
Propane has some properties that are important for safe consumer use. Water boils at 212°F, at which point it turns to a gas. Propane boils at -44°F, so the liquid propane in your cylinder is below -44°F to maintain a liquid state. For consumers, this means that exposure to LP gas can freeze your skin and the tissue underneath resulting in severe damage. This is also why LP gas is released from the cylinder as a gas, not a liquid, known in the industry as “vapor service.”
Propane is also heavier than air and will seek the lowest space available. This is why consumers should never store a LP cylinder in an enclosed space, such as a garage, shed or basement. If the cylinder leaks or if propane is expelled through the pressure relief valve, an ignition source could spark a fire or explosion. Also, the cylinder should always be stored in an upright position so the pressure release valve can function properly (it is at the top of the tank). As propane is odorless, the manufacturer adds an odorant for obvious safety reasons.
With all that in mind – here are some additional safety tips since we’re half-way through “Grillin’ Season” —
Storing Propane Tanks During Winter
Some of us continue to grill all year long, but if you’re planning to winterize your grill, there are several things you should do to prevent injuries and accidents. Start by coating the grill plates, burners and other internal metal parts with cooking oil to prevent moisture build up over the winter. This will reduce the possibility of rust forming.
If you’re storing your grill outside during the winter months, it’s ok to keep the propane tank connected, just shut it off. Cover the grill with a tarp, and keep it away from your home. This will prevent an accident if the tank explodes, and will protect the grill from icicles that may fall.
If you’re storing the grill indoors, never bring the tank inside! – not even into a detached garage or a storage shed. A small gas leak can cause a huge explosion if the tank is stored in an enclosed space. Starting a vehicle or snow blower can provide enough of a spark to spell disaster. Instead, do the following:
- Disconnect the tank and store it outside in an upright position away from dryer and furnace vents, and children’s play areas.
- Tape a plastic bag over the grill’s gas line opening to prevent insects from nesting.
- If you live in a snowy area, mark the location of the tank to avoid accidents.
So before Summer is over…
Come to Combined Energy Services for all your residential propane needs. From tank installations, deliveries, back-up generator service, or BBQ cylinder refills- we are your one stop shop for all your gas needs!
The hot weather is back and its finally time to make the most out of our backyards!
By using Propane Gas, you can save money on all those outdoor appliances while cutting down on your carbon footprint.
Not only is Propane Gas a more Eco-friendly alternative to conventional gas and electric energy systems, it’s also safer and cheaper. Factoring in both the installation and maintenance costs of your equipment, propane can save around 30 per cent compared to electricity and 25 per cent compared to conventional oil energy.
At Combined Energy Services we offer propane gas services for many uses including: Cooking, Water Heating, Clothes Drying, Central Heating, Back-up Electric Generator, Space Heating, Garage Heating, Pool & Spa Heaters, Gas Fireplaces, and BBQ Grilling!
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