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Should I Repair My Own Propane Appliances?

Written on: November 23, 2020

fixing propane appliances new yorkWith do-it-yourself culture at the forefront these days, it seems like a no-brainer to attempt a repair yourself (or with the help of YouTube) before calling for help. For some household problems, this makes perfect sense. It can be a smart, economical approach, and you might learn a valuable new skill or trick! However, when it comes to propane-fueled appliances, D-I-Y is not the way to go and we do not recommend it.

Our Priority: Your Safety

Propane installation and service requires training and experience. Our team of experts offers safe and accurate service for your Western New York home. They are equipped and ready to handle repairs on your fuel-burning equipment—repairs that could be dangerous for anyone without the proper training to attempt.

“Smart” Propane Appliances

The latest high-efficiency propane appliances are computer driven. While this makes them very user friendly, repairing them requires high-level training.

We’re Here to Help You

At Hometowne Energy, your safety and well-being is our top priority. If you’re concerned that your propane equipment requires repair, please let us know right away. Once you contact us, we’ll come out so we can either repair the issue right away or make recommendations on what your next steps should be.

Propane Safety Tips

When you think of propane, you probably think of its true stench—reminiscent of rotten eggs or a dead animal. The truth is, propane is odorless. The unpleasant odor associated with this fuel is actually added by manufacturers so that you know right away if your tank is leaking. This is so important that we recommend the purchase of a propane gas detector to any family where a member of the household has a compromised or weakened sense of smell.

If you smell propane, follow these instructions right away.

The process to ensure your safety doesn’t end there! We’ll perform a leak test to confirm that your system is safe to use before you resume your regular routine.

Get even more propane safety tips from Hometowne Energy here, and contact us today to learn more about the benefits of propane!