Are You Ready For Winter? Four Easy Steps to Becoming a New AmeriGas Customer

Now is the time to prepare in advance for the upcoming winter season. We want to assist you in that preparation! Whether you want to become a new customer or are a current customer looking for more information, here is everything you need to know about our services. In this three part blog series, we will cover the following topics:

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Builders: How Heating with Propane Helps Your Homeowners

On PERC‘s (Propane Education and Research Council) website tailored to construction professionals,, they describe how heating with propane furnaces, boilers and space heaters can improve the efficiency, performance and comfort of homes and buildings.

Propane provides more versatility, affordability, and comfort than any other heating choice — it’s that simple. Propane heating systems can be configured as central or zone, forced air or radiant. Best of all, propane systems can help buildings and homeowners slash energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions — up to 68 percent, in fact. Here are a few considerations for your project.

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Restaurant Patio Amenities: Heaters, Sconces, Tiki Torches & More

Restaurants: Propane-powered patio heaters can extend your outdoor dining season by raising outdoor air temperature to comfortable levels. Enhance the curb appeal of your patio and entrance area with patio heaters, sconces and tiki torches. Add additional amenities to further enhance your outdoor patio or courtyard, like fire pits, hearths and decorate flame features.

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Brand New: Propane Safety Website

We’re pleased to announce – an interactive, safety-focused website for all our customers. This site will bring consistent and accurate safety content and is a great resource for customers in search of safety information.

The site is both visually enticing and user-friendly, and contains a wide variety of safety resources:

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Help Your School Earn $2000 with our School Days Program

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If your school could receive up to $2,000 to spend on whatever it really needed in order to improve the educational experience that it offers you and your children, what would they choose to spend it on? Between books, computers, sporting equipment, band instruments and supplies, drama club, and more, there are so many areas that our School Days Program can assist with.

By simply collecting AmeriGas propane receipts from those who donate them, your school earns $.02 for every gallon on said receipts. From families who attend the school and faculty who work there to local businesses, any donated receipts can really add up! Since there is no minimum gallon requirement, anything collected will benefit the participating school. Turn gallons into dollars and use those dollars to enhance your children’s education.

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Labor Day: Summer’s Unofficial Send-off

According to the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association (HPBA), there is no definitive history about how the word “barbecue” originated – or why it’s sometimes used as a noun, verb, or adjective. Some say the Spaniards get the credit for the word, derived from their “barbacoa” which is an American-Indian word for the framework of green wood on which foods were placed for cooking over hot coals. Others think the French were responsible, offering the explanation that when the Caribbean pirates arrived on our Southern shores, they cooked animals on a spit-like devise that ran from “whiskers to tail” or “de barbe a` queue.”

Most Americans consider Labor Day a uniquely American experience, but in all reality, Labor Day has its origins in Canada. Stemming from 1870’s labor disputes in Toronto, in 1872 a parade was held in support of a strike against the 58 hour workweek. As a result, 24 union leaders who were responsible for organizing the event were arrested under anti-union laws.

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Plumbers: Help Enhance the Value of Your Clients’ Homes

Want to know where your homeowner’s energy costs are going? Just turn to the hot water faucet. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that approximately 20 percent of a home’s energy costs are spent heating water. That’s why helping your homeowner select an efficient water heater is critical—and a propane tankless water heater is one of the most efficient options available. Fortunately, in today’s market, consumers have more energy-efficient options, such as propane water heaters, than in the past. In your profession, you can directly advise your clients of the benefits that propane water heaters can offer to them as homeowners. Not only will you be improving your bottom line, but your clients will be extremely satisfied with the results they see and money they save.

PERC (Propane Education and Research Council) is offering an online course for you to learn how you can help consumers save and enhance the value of their homes by helping them understand why propane is the best energy choice for water heaters. Bonus: You can even win a $500 gift card for taking this brief online training course.

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Seasonal Employment Opportunities at AmeriGas

AmeriGas is the nation’s largest propane distributor, serving over 2 million residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural and motor fuel propane customers in all 50 states. We currently have immediate openings nationwide to join our Seasonal Flex workforce:

During our peak business months of October through March, AmeriGas and the AmeriGas family of propane companies, employs additional delivery representatives to help us meet the needs of our customers.

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Landscapers: 6 Steps to Switch to Propane Mowers

Propane-powered lawnmower

In an article from Total Landscape Care, see the six steps they list if you are considering switching your lawnmowers to propane:

1. Establish a relationship with a propane-fuel provider in your area. Metro Lawn provides a propane fuel program to help your business go green and save green.
Offering the only complete conversion program from beginning to end, Metro Lawn professionals will train your team on propane conversions and tailor a program to provide Fuel Your Way™.

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LP Gas: Uses Farther Afield

In case you’re interested in how propane is used around the world, the World LP Gas Association just put out a great report on the landscape and opportunities for propane in small islands in developing countries. Propane plays a very important role in these unique economic and geographic situations, and there is even more room for its use to grow. Propane can be quite cost effective compared to other energy sources, and along with its clean burning profile makes for a good fit for island economies that import most if not all of their energy needs.
The report goes into greater detail, but on a high-level basis propane is attractive because it is more easily transportable, has multiple uses such as heating and cooking, and is available at a lower cost than other energy sources, among other reasons.

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