What to do with your propane gas during a power outage.

A hurricane. Windstorm. Snowstorm. A blown transformer. There are many reasons why you might suffer a power outage. And while some places in the country might be more prone to outages than others, such as rural areas, you’re simply not immune no matter where you call home.

Power outages can range from a mild inconvenience to life-threatening situations, such as having the power source for your heat knocked out in the middle of winter.

What can YOU do to whether these kinds of storms?

using propane during power outage

Propane: Power Through Your Outages

One easy, clean and affordable answer is propane. If you choose propane for your appliances, heat and water heater, you can enjoy all of your luxuries like cooking and hot showers even if your power is out. There’s simply no more practical solution to a prolonged power outage than propane gas.

Let’s explore how this gas can benefit your life–or in some extreme situations even save it–especially when the lights go out.

Propane is Your Go-To Power Source

When all else fails, you can always count on propane.

Let’s start with your appliances. If you have an electric stove, for instance, you’re out of business during a power outage. But if you use propane to light up your stove, you’re…well, cooking with gas, as they say!

You can also power your refrigerator with propane. No more dumping food that’s gone bad during a power outage. Reliable propane will keep your perishables from expiring before their expiration date.

A propane stove is a great source of heat when your power is out and you rely on electricity to keep your house warm. Depending on the size of the unit, you can keep most of your home comfortable if you lose power in the dead of winter. You can also choose a propane fireplace to help ride out a power outage that knocks the heat from your home.

If you don’t power individual appliances and a heating source with propane, you could always opt for a standby generator to get power to what you need to get power to with an environmentally clean and affordable gas. And if you have an appropriately-sized storage tank, you’ll have an ample supply of propane. You can easily hold up to a month’s supply in a standard residential tank.

A real benefit of propane for all of these uses is affordability. While other energy sources like natural gas and electricity tend to go up, propane remains an affordable option you can rely on and not break the bank with. No more devastating power losses and money in the bank.

There’s also the fact that propane-powered appliances have a longer life than electric units, so even when the power’s on, your electric stove or refrigerator has a greater chance to go on the blink when you least expect it. So propane is a smart and efficient choice even when you’re not plagued by a power outage.

As you can see, propane is a great ally to have in your corner when the lights go out.

Diversified Energy — Fulfilling Your Propane Needs

For the past 18 years, Diversified Energy has been providing home and business owners with the propane they require for their power source.

Whether you’re running a generator during a power outage or simply running a stove for an outdoor kitchen, Diversified Energy delivers the propane that powers so many areas of your life. Being the 31st largest propane supplier in the U.S. speaks for itself when it comes to reliability, great service and quality products.

Diversified Energy offers an automatic home delivery program that means you get the propane you need when you need it. No need to monitor or ever get stuck in a situation like a sudden power outage where you need propane and don’t have it–Diversified Energy’s got you covered.

Besides propane gas delivery, Diversified Energy also provides storage tank rental, above and underground tank installation, gas line installation and repairs. We are a full-service propane company serving nearly all areas of North Carolina, as well as northern South Carolina and some areas of Pennsylvania and Virginia.

You can also rely on us to get you the propane you need for other uses, such as running your clothes dryer, working your pool heater or supplying your outdoor grill with the heat needed to cook up those thick, juicy burgers or steaks.

Have more questions about Diversified Energy’s services, how propane gas can be a benefit and what you can do to make propane the power you rely on in the event of a power outage? Contact your Local Service Center and speak with one of our professionals today.

Or stop by one of our showroom/offices and check out the many propane products we offer from top manufacturers and chat with our friendly and knowledgeable sales representatives.

One thing that can be said about Diversified Energy: we will NEVER leave you in the dark.