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Insider Tips For Choosing The Best Propane Supplier

Feb 14th 2014 at 11:47 PM

Whether you are looking for cheap propane for heating your home or you have a large industrial complex and need commercial propane gas to poweryour operations, one thing remains for sure — the success or failure of your needs depends on the propane supplier you choose. When it comes to choosing the best propane supplier, some people will tell you to go for the most affordable. This is understandable given the fact thatcheap propane is definitely more attractive compared to more expensive propane. But, if you asked an insider, a professional who really knows how the industry works and what’s most important, you will learn that the choice of the best propane supplier extends way beyond just superficial price comparisons to find the one that sells the best value for their propane. Below are a few insider tips for choosing the right propane supplier.

- Compliance with industry standards; not all propane suppliers who operate within the U.S. comply with all federal and state legislation that regulate the industry. There are many ways they get around these regulations. Because these rogue companies incur fewer costs in their enterprise, they are able to sell propane gas to consumers at incredibly low prices. This is one of the key red flags when it comes to buying cheap propane. Cheap sounds good, but the price still has to fall within some reasonable limits otherwise you might be buying substandard products that may cost you — and your propane appliances — more in the long run.

- Safety protocols; when looking for a propane supplier, ask yourself how much importance they place on safety. If not handled properly by qualified professionals, propane gas can be very dangerous and you do not want to take any risks handling it by yourself. The safety protocols within the supplying company itself are a clear reflection of the importance they place on the safety of their customers.

- Experience and reputation; although these two appear obvious and don’t really look like insider tips, the real secret lies in how you set about establishing them. When evaluating the reputation of a propane supplier, instead of just reviewing what past and present customers are saying about them and their products, you should take it a step further and consider what other competing companies in the industry are saying about them. This is especially important if you want to buy commercial propane on a relatively large scale. This can help you learn more about how the company operates under the radar.

About the Author:

This article was written by Krista Scarlett, communications specialist for ThompsonGas. The 16th largest retail propane company in the U.S., ThompsonGas has been family owned and operated since 1946. The propane gas dealer provides cheap propane for residential and commercial propane gas service to customers across 10 states in the East and Southeast.

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