2019 Winter Newsletter

Ask Zac: fees and automatic delivery

General Manager Zac Cromie answers questions on why some companies charge fees and when customers can sign up for automatic delivery.

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Feel safer at home: a word on power outages, DIY, and generator safety

What should you do to feel safe at home? Are do-it-yourself techniques recommended? What about generator safety?

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The future of heating oil

As our state strengthens its commitment to cleaner-burning fuels, the heating oil industry continues to move forward too.

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The challenge of winter deliveries

We are committed to getting you your fuel all winter long. But cold weather poses obvious challenges, which is why we ask our customers to “clear the way” to their fuel tank after it snows. Our drivers are experts at maneuvering their trucks, but safety codes prohibit us from navigating our vehicles on slippery driveways. Read the full article…

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Spring is approaching- schedule a tank cleaning

Since the year flipped to 2019, the weather has been all over the place. In the wake of a very wet 2018, we’re having an up and down start to the year with heavy bouts of snow, rain, and sunshine. While you’re out shoveling another 3-4 inches of snow, the official start to spring is Read the full article…

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Beating the Freeze: Preventing Frozen Pipes

We’re positive you didn’t ask for the severe weather arriving this week, but mother nature plays no favorites. But here we are, faced with reports that the polar vortex originating in the Midwest will move on to Pennsylvania this week, eventually hitting the entirety of the Northeast. It’s about to get very, very cold. For Read the full article…

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Four things propane users should do for winter preparation

Aren’t we already in winter? In short, yes, but in Pennsylvania and surrounding states, winter comes and goes like rain in the summer. One day it’s snowing, the next day it’s in the mid-forties. With snow frequently in the upcoming forecast, we thought it would be a good idea to share a few thoughts on Read the full article…

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Employee Spotlight: Getting to Know Customer Service Representative Jessica Light

Get to know Smith Propane and Oil Customer Service Rep. Jessica Light!

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4 Reasons to Switch to Propane this Fall

Propane is efficient, readily available, economical, and safe. Here’s 4 reasons to switch to propane as your primary heat fuel.

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Case Study: Propane Delivery to Commercial Farm in Indiana County

Who Apex Farms in Penn Run, PA The Story Apex Farms*, located in Penn Run, is a farm and nursery operating in Indiana County. One of the biggest challenges of the year for the Apex is crop drying season, which typically lasts 2-3 months during the Fall. Apex, like many farms in the region, uses Read the full article…

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