Propane FAQ

Q: Can my tank be buried?
A: Absolutely.

Q: Does my tank have to be buried?
A: No, we have a variety of above ground tanks in different sizes and orientations.

Q: Can I heat my pool / spa with propane?
A: Yes, we even carry the pool heaters.

Q: Is propane “green”?
A: Yes, propane is clean burning, non-toxic, and leaves no residues of any kind. It is also named as a clean alternative fuel by the Clean Air Act.

Q: Can my wood fireplace be converted to propane?
A: Yes, as long as it meets a few basic requirements.

Q: Is propane a foreign or domestic source of fuel.
A: Domestic. According to the Propane Education and Resource Council (PERC), 88% of our current propane use comes from domestic sources, and over half of the remaining 12% comes from Canada or Mexico.

Q: What should I do if I detect an odor?

Q: What should I do if I run out of gas?

Q: Is it safe?
A: Yes. Propane and propane vessels have built in features that make them extremely safe. See the safety page for more information.

Q: Can I heat just one or two rooms?
A: Absolutely. Supplemental heat is one of the most common ways to stay comfortable while reducing heating costs.

Q: Can I use propane for back up energy?
A: Yes. Propane can be used to power generators, or it can power back up heat.

Q: Can I put gas in and throughout my home?
A: Yes, propane can be run throughout a house, however; Trexler-Haines strongly discourages trying to install the components yourself. Please call one of our trained specialists.

Q: Does propane “go bad”
A: No.

Q: What tank sizes do you carry?

Q: Why does propane smell so bad?
A: Propane is actually a tasteless and odorless vapor at room temperature. The smell is a chemical that is added to propane to let people know there is a leak before dangerous amounts accumulate. The name of the chemical is ethylmercaptan.