Forever Propane Has the Answers to All Your Propane Questions!

propane florida If you grew up in a home heated with #2 heating oil or even electric heat, the idea of heating a home with propane might seem odd. After all, most people still think propane is just for grills and camping. But as electric rates continue to increase and the cost of oil remains unpredictable, many homeowners in South Florida area are looking for a domestic fuel source with less volatile prices.

Others are wondering if electricity is as “green” a choice as it’s cracked up to be (it’s not!). And once they do learn more, most people are discovering all the benefits of propane.

Here are the answers to all your questions—some of which might surprise you!

What Exactly is Propane Gas?

Propane is a byproduct of natural gas that is one of the cleanest, most versatile, and efficient fuels around. It provides steady, reliable heat at an affordable price. Propane also offers exceptional performance and efficiency in a wide range of home appliances at a much lower cost than that of electricity.

Because it is compressed and stored in a liquid state, it is sometimes referred to as Liquid Petroleum Gas or LPG.

Where Does Propane Come From?

Propane is a domestically sourced fuel. In fact, the U.S. produces more than enough propane to meet current demand and became a net exporter of propane in 2011. That increases our energy independence and reduces our reliance on foreign oil imports.

Is Using Propane Increase My Home’s Efficiency?

Propane generates more Btus than an equivalent amount of electricity, and it delivers more than twice the Btus of natural gas, so you need much less propane to produce the same amount of heat or energy.

Also, propane appliances are also extremely efficient, so they waste very little fuel in the combustion process. On the other hand, about two-thirds of the energy used by a power plant to generate and transmit electricity is wasted along the way.

What Can You Use Propane For?

Because propane is so energy-efficient, it’s a smarter choice than electricity for a wide variety of appliances. For example, propane water heaters generate much more hot water at a cheaper cost per gallon compared to electricity.

In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, homes that heat water with propane rather than electricity can see average annual savings of $174!

The same technology that makes propane ideal for water heaters makes it a smarter choice than electricity to power all kinds of appliances that use hot water or heat, including:

  • Clothes washers and dryers
  • Dishwashers
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Patio heaters
  • Pool and spa-tub heaters
  • Outdoor grills

Is Propane Safe?

While it’s a highly flammable gas under certain conditions, leaks are rare, and propane is a safe and clean-burning way to heat your home and much more. Additionally, propane has a distinct rotten-egg smell to help you quickly notice leaking gas.

Is Propane Reliable?

If you run your home with propane and the electricity goes out, you still have options. Your home will stay warm and comfortable thanks to your supply of propane stored right on your property in a tank that’s kept full thanks to prompt propane deliveries from Forever Propane. With a propane-fueled backup generator, your lights and countless other appliance can keep running until the utility companies can make necessary repairs. Now that’s some added peace of mind!

How Can I Get Propane? Call Forever Propane Today!

Whether you’re ready to make the switch away from electric systems, or have more questions, the professionals at Forever Propane can help! We have the knowledge, experience, and resources to answer all your questions about the benefits of propane for your home.

We can get you started with the right size propane tank for your needs, plus reliable propane delivery and so much more. Contact us for more information today.

This Convenient Device Keep Track Of Your Propane Level!

propane monitor app florida If you’ve ever run out of propane, then you know what a hassle it is. There’s the inconvenience, of course. Then, there’s the cost of an emergency fill-up plus a mandated leak test for safety. That said, constantly checking your propane tank level is a hassle, too. And if you travel frequently, or are away for extended periods, you can’t ever be sure how much propane you have!

Even simply letting your tank get too low can cause problems. When propane levels get too low, air can get into your system, which can lead to expensive damage. Therefore, in general, you shouldn’t let your tank’s propane level go below 30% before placing a delivery request.

For all these reasons noted above, we’ve introduced wireless propane tank monitoring service. Will a wireless propane monitor really prevent a runout? It absolutely can.

What About My Automatic Deliveries?

Lots of our customers already enjoy our automatic delivery service to eliminate the worry of a run-out. But if your propane usage varies month-to-month, automatic deliveries might not be the best solution for you.

Why is that? Automatic delivery service relies on consistent propane usage patterns. We use a proven algorithm based on your usage and the weather conditions to determine when you will need your next propane delivery. Since our calculations are based on your average usage, it’s important for you to let us know of any changes that would result in a big shift in propane use. Things like an extended vacation, more or fewer people living in your home, or adding new propane appliances can all change how much propane you use.

Many of our customers’ propane use fluctuates because they only use their home seasonally, or they travel often. In some cases, they use propane for systems that they don’t use predictably, like for a spa heater. Keeping us in the loop can be as much of a hassle as checking your tank levels. That’s why we offer our customers the real-time accuracy of our Otodata wireless propane tank monitoring service!

So How Does a Tank Monitor Work?

Wireless tank monitors track the level of propane in your tank in real-time and transmits your usage via wireless cellular technology. When the tank gauge reaches a preset level, typically 30%, the monitor alerts us—and you—directly via the wireless mobile app.

In addition to timely alerts, the app gives you even more control and insight. You can use it to easily track and adjust your monthly energy consumption to help you save on energy costs.

Even if you don’t use it to improve energy efficiency, a tank monitor can save you the expense and hassle of fuel runouts and take the guesswork out of knowing when to order fuel—especially if you’re ordering propane for a second property or an Airbnb rental.

A wireless tank monitor is easy to install, and we can have you ready to go in a matter of minutes! Contact us today to find out more about the benefits of wireless tank monitoring and how we can get you set up—100% hassle-free.

Choose the Experts at Forever Propane To Get the Job Done Right!

appliance repair floridaOne of the great benefits of propane heating systems and propane appliances is that they are less prone to breakdowns. But regular maintenance is key to avoiding problems with any equipment. Whether you need a gas system repair or are looking to install a new appliance in your Ft. Lauderdale area home, Forever Propane is the team to choose.

Our certified technicians are trained to make sure all your propane gas equipment is installed correctly and operating safely, from tanks to appliances.

Tank Installation & Maintenance

Whether you’re converting to a propane system and need propane tank installation, or tank replacement, we have your back. We’ll help with:

  • Ensuring you get the right size tank for your needs
  • Getting it sited and installed safely
  • Convenient, affordable tank leasing—including maintenance
  • Re-leveling tanks if the ground has shifted
  • Relocating your tank if it needs to be moved.

Heating System Repair & Maintenance

Of course, the expert techs at Forever Propane can install your propane-fueled heating system. They can also perform maintenance to keep it running at peak efficiency, and make any repairs should anything breakdown:

  • Propane regulator testing and replacement
  • Valve, gauge, and propane connection replacement
  • Propane piping modification
  • Propane vaporizer installation and repair

Propane Appliance Installation & Repairs

Propane produces about 2.5 times the amount of energy (Btu’s or British thermal units) as natural gas, so using propane in an appliance set up to run on natural gas could become dangerously hot. If you’re converting from natural gas to propane, it doesn’t mean you have to replace all your appliances. The in-house team of technicians at Forever Propane can convert your natural gas appliances to run safely on propane. And of course, we offer expert repairs on all your propane appliances.

Whether you need installation or repair for your gas system, Forever Propane has more than 70 years’ experience serving homeowners and businesses in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, and nearby communities. We’re the company they trust for propane deliveries, appliance, and equipment services.

Call Forever Propane For Your Propane Needs!

Whether you need assistance with installations, maintenance, or repair, we’ve got the knowledge, skills, and resources to help. Get in touch with us today to learn more or to become a Forever Propane customer.

Our New Mobile App Makes Things Even Better!

propane app floridaWhen it comes to delivering propane and providing great service, we’re always looking for ways to rise above the competition and make it easy for you to do business with us. That’s why we’re excited to introduce the new Fuel Genie mobile app! We think you’ll love how it’s made all kinds of tasks and requests easier, from ordering propane to checking and paying account balances—even reviewing past service records!

It’s super easy to get started—all you need is your Forever Propane account number and your email address. You’ll find your account number on your latest printed or emailed statement. Just search for “Fuel Genie” in the Apple App Store or Google Play and download the easy-to-use app.

Then, when you’re ready, click on “Account Login” and follow the prompts to set up your account. Don’t forget to save your password!

Check out all the things you can do once you’ve registered:

  • Make secure online payments
  • Set up automatic payments
  • Request deliveries
  • Review statements and payments
  • Retrieve or change your password
  • Update your contact information or credit card details

Try it, You’ll Like It!

The Fuel Genie app and our online account portal are just the newest ways we’ve developed to help you streamline your to-do list, eliminate paper clutter, and reduce the stress of ordering propane and paying bills. It goes together with other great services and benefits we offer, such as our budget-friendly payment options, automatic delivery service, tank monitoring and more!

Of course, we’re always here for you, and are happy to take your calls. But using the customer portal or app means you can access your account and request deliveries any time that’s convenient for you. Login and create your Forever Propane online account today and make sure to download the Fuel Genie app to discover all the great benefits for yourself!

Get Easier Management of Your Propane Services

fuel account app floridaAt Forever Propane, we’re always looking for ways to make doing business with us as streamlined and convenient as possible. And that’s why we’re excited to introduce our new Fuel Genie app! It integrates smoothly with our online account system to make all kinds of tasks and requests easier. From scheduling a propane delivery to checking and paying account balances—even checking service records.

It’s easy to get started, too! All you need is your existing Forever Propane account number, which is located on your latest invoice. Once you have that, simply search for Fuel Genie in the Apple App Store or Google Play, and download the easy-to-use app. It lets you order propane, pay bills and more on the go, right from your phone, tablet, or smart device.

Try it, You’ll Like It.

The customer portal and Fuel Genie app are just the newest ways we’ve developed to help you streamline your to-do list, eliminate paper clutter, and reduce stress. It goes hand-in-hand with other great services and benefits we offer, like budget-friendly payment options that help you manage costs, installation and maintenance services, and more!

Check out all the things you can do once you’ve registered:

  • Make secure online payments
  • Set up automatic payments
  • Request deliveries
  • Review statements and payments
  • Retrieve or change your password
  • Update your contact information or credit card details

Make Sure to Setup an Online Account!

Don’t have an online account yet? It only takes a minute. Just click on “My Account” at the top of this website and follow the prompts to set up your account. Don’t forget to save your password!

Of course, we’re always here for you and are happy to take your calls. But using the customer portal or the Fuel Genie app means you can access your account and request deliveries any time that’s convenient for you.

Download the Apple or Google Fuel Genie app today to discover all the great benefits for yourself!

A Guide To Keep You & Your Home Safe in a Storm

hurricane safe home floridaHurricane season has barely started here in South Florida, and yet we’ve already seen record rainfall, flooding, and near-tropical storm-force winds pass through. What’s more? The National Hurricane Center is predicting another busy season in 2022, thanks to the effects of La Nina. While Miami hasn’t had a direct hit since 1992, it’s no reason to be complacent about the weather.

In general, propane is very safe, and in flood-prone areas like Miami, large aboveground and underground propane tanks are required to be placed safely and securely anchored. But in extreme weather situations, it’s important to take additional precautions that will protect your family and property.

Propane Storm Preparation

Here’s what you need to do prior to, during, and after a powerful storm:

  • Order propane. Have an adequate supply of propane in your tank. It’s critical to never let your gauges go below one quarter—25%—if you’re a will-call customer before placing a delivery order…and this is especially true before a storm approaches! Both during and after a major hurricane, propane and other types of fuel may not be readily available, as roads leading to your home or farm might not be accessible for delivery.
  • Know how to shut off the gas. If a hurricane threatens your safety, you should turn off the main gas supply valve on your propane tank, if it is safe to do so. To close the valve, turn it to the right (clockwise). It’s also a good idea to turn off the gas supply valves located near individual indoor appliances.
  • Keep important info handy. Post a list with contact information for your propane retailer and emergency services (including the local fire department, etc.) along with instructions for turning off propane, electricity, and water. If you do need to turn off your propane, contact a service technician to inspect your propane system prior to turning it back on.
  • Check the area. After the storm passes and it is safe to do so, check all around for downed power lines, damaged gas lines, or damage to your propane tank. High winds and floods can move, shift, or damage gas lines and tanks. Use flashlights, not candles, if it’s dark, and immediately call your local utility company and us if any of these hazards exist. Do not attempt repairs yourself. If you find a propane tank on your property that is not yours, or if your propane tank has become dislodged or is missing, contact Forever Propane or your local fire department immediately.
  • Operate appliances safely. Never use outdoor propane appliances indoors or in enclosed areas, particularly during a power outage. This can result in carbon monoxide poisoning. Appliances such as outdoor portable heaters, barbecue grills, and portable generators should ONLY be used outdoors. Never store place, or use a propane cylinder indoors or in enclosed areas such as a basement, garage, shed, or tent.
  • Check for damage. If your home or property was flooded, inspect your propane appliances for water or other damage, if it is safe to do so. Appliances that have electric components can create a fire hazard if they have been exposed to water. Never turn on a light switch, use any power source, or inspect your household appliances while standing in water. You could be electrocuted.

Be Safe, Not Sorry When Dealing with Propane

Above all, listen to local authorities and follow directions to evacuate your home or property. Use extreme caution when returning to your property, and if you have any doubts about your safety, leave the area immediately and have your property inspected by a qualified building inspector or structural engineer before re-entering.

If you suspect any of your propane appliances, equipment, or vehicles have been under water or damaged, or you have turned off your gas supply, contact us to inspect and test your system. Never use or operate appliances, equipment, or vehicles, or turn on the gas supply, until your system has been inspected by a qualified service technician. At Forever Propane, your safety is our number-one concern. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions about keeping safe during and after storms.

How Could Your Business Benefit from Propane?

commercial propane equipment floridaWhether you need to get merchandise off trucks and onto shelves, or move building materials quickly and efficiently around worksites, all kinds of businesses rely on forklifts every day. And many of those businesses have discovered the advantages of using propane to fuel their forklift fleets. From powerful performance advantages to time-saving convenience and efficiency, propane for forklifts can keep your operation running smoothly, with significant savings over diesel or electricity.

So, if you’re a South Florida-based business with a forklift fleet of your own, we’re here to tell you just how a propane cylinder exchange program with Forever Propane makes it easy to capitalize on all these noted benefits.

Why Choose Propane Forklifts?

Propane-powered forklifts provide several advantages that gasoline- and diesel-powered machines simply can’t match, including:

Power. Unlike electric forklifts, propane powered ones will operate at 100% power so long as there’s propane in the cylinder. Conversely, electric forklifts lose power as the battery drains. And when they’re out of power, it can take eight hours—or longer—to fully recharge. With a propane forklift, refueling takes only minutes. All your employees must do is replace the empty cylinder with a full one, and the forklift is back on the job. Propane-powered forklifts also perform better at handling heavier loads and are more capable when it comes to inclines.

Cost-effectiveness. Faster refueling means less downtime. Plus, Forever Propane’s bulk propane deliveries come with volume discounts, making propane even more affordable. Charging stations for electric forklifts take up space and require large up-front investments. Propane-fueled forklifts also require less maintenance and downtime for repairs than gasoline or diesel-powered ones.

Safety. Propane forklifts are safe to use both indoors and outside. Gasoline-powered forklifts cannot be operated indoors, and electric forklifts are inefficient outdoors and can’t operate in wet conditions, like those afternoon showers that pop up quickly on an otherwise sunny South Florida afternoon. That’s why the best option for top performance indoors or out is a propane forklift.

Environmental friendliness. Propane forklifts emit dramatically fewer greenhouse gases than gasoline-powered forklifts. In the rare event of a propane leak, there’s no environmental damage. Meanwhile, about 40% of the country’s electricity generation comes from coal-fired power plants, making electric forklifts far less “green” as people may think they are.

Propane Offers Incredible Versatility

Propane’s versatility is a plus on your job site. In addition to forklifts, it can be used to power just about any equipment on your construction site, including:

  • Welding equipment
  • Commercial mowers
  • Asphalt heaters
  • Concrete grinders, saws, polishers, trowels, and dust extractors
  • Pressure washers
  • Small cranes
  • Water pumps
  • Floor buffers

Propane is also a smart and efficient fuel for a broad range of commercial applications, including landscaping, agriculture, restaurants and hospitality, hospitals, and much more.

Get Started Today with a FREE Estimate from Forever Propane.

Contact us today to learn about how our propane forklift cylinder exchange can help your local South Florida business. Our in-house team of professionals will evaluate your business’s needs and get you ready to roll.

Make the most efficient choice!

pool heaters floridaEven in South Florida, a pool heater can keep the water in your pool at the optimum temperature year-round. Choosing the right type of pool heater—and selecting the right size—can ensure you’ll get maximum enjoyment from your pool while achieving money-saving energy efficiency. Typically, you only need to heat your pool or spa for less than half the year, but in any case, propane makes the most efficient choice for your pool heater.

Why Choose Propane?

A propane pool heater will produce more heat, so it will warm up the water in your pool or spa much faster than an electric heater. Additionally, an electric pool heater will take hours to bring the water to a comfortable temperature. And as the outside temperature gets cooler, an electric pool heater must work harder to heat the water—which drives up your energy costs.

But the size of your pool heater is important too. Calculating the right size will get you the best results. Basing your needs on your pool’s surface area is smarter than using gallons. That’s because a pool with a large surface area provides more space for heat to escape and subsequently, more water to heat.

Calculate the Surface Area of Your Pool:

  1. Multiply the length times the width. So, if your pool is 15 x 30, then the surface area is 450 square feet.
  2. Divide the surface area 3 to get the minimum recommended BTU size for your pool. When you divide a surface area of 450 by 3, you get 150. That means the minimum size heater is 150k BTUs.
  3. If you are using the same heater to warm a spa, the rule of thumb is to add approximately 30%. So, a 15 x 30-foot pool plus a spa would require about 200k BTUs to heat.

We Offer Top-Quality Pool Heaters from Jandy, Hayward, Zodiac, and More!

Of course, there are other variables. If you prefer your pool’s water to be warmer, a solar cover can offset nighttime heat loss rather than using more energy to reheat your pool in the morning. Likewise, if you only use your pool on weekends, or are away for a few weeks at a time, the minimum BTU pool heater will heat your pool quickly, while a higher BTU unit will be better if you use your pool daily, or at night.

Whatever your needs, the pros at Forever Propane can help you enjoy your pool and spa in year-round comfort! Stop by our Miami showroom to see our available selection, or contact us today for a FREE estimate.

Get Ready for a Summer That Sizzles!

gas grills floridaOne of the best things about South Florida living is that grilling season never really ends. However, a good question to ask yourself this year is, “how long have I been using the same, old grilling setup?” Perhaps you’re noticing that your grill isn’t performing as well as it once did, or it’s beginning to show visible signs of wear and tear. In either case, it might be time to add some new sizzle to your deck or patio!

Forever Propane has one of the best local selections of grills, whether you prefer propane or charcoal. Of course, there are benefits to both—and plenty of reasons to have one of each. We’ll help you decide which one is best for you!

Is It Better to Grill with Gas?

A propane grill is ideal for a deluxe outdoor kitchen, with tons of options for built-in stations. A propane grill also offers unparalleled control, plus a wide range of accessories and add-ons such as multilevel grills, griddle attachments, side burners, rotisserie, and more. Free-standing cart-style propane grills can offer almost as many options for smaller spaces.

What’s better? Forever Propane sells, installs, and services a broad range of top-quality built-in propane and gas grills, right here in Downtown Miami! We offer models from leading manufacturers such as Aurora, Echelon, Choice, and Legacy, as well as American Outdoor Grill, ProFire, Blaze, and FireMagic.

Traditional Charcoal Grills

Sometimes, only the smoky, caramelized flavor and high-heat crust of charcoal will do. Charcoal grills are perfect for smoking and slow cooking. And for some people, getting that smoldering heat just right is part of the joy of grilling.

That’s why we offer an impressive selection of charcoal grills from Weber, Everdure, Blaze, and FireMagic that deliver as many options for built-in outdoor cooking set-ups as there are ways to barbecue ribs.

Hybrid Grills

Tight on space but can’t decide between charcoal or propane? The Big Green Egg is a charcoal-fueled grill/oven/smoker that you can use as a pizza oven, and even bake bread! It offers searing heat for the perfect steak, or more delicate grilling for seafood and fruit. It’s all possible thanks to patented air-flow controls that give you complete control over the temperature inside your Big Green Egg, keeping accuracy to within only a few degrees.

It’s also easy to keep clean because the heat retained in its interior ceramic walls burns away residual grease buildup.

Contact Forever Propane Today—We’ll Help You Get Grilling!

Ready to see all the possibilities? Come visit our Miami showroom. Whichever type of grill you need, our trained, experienced propane service technicians will safely and properly connect your new built-in gas grill to your home’s propane supply. Prefer to use a propane cylinder? Take advantage of our convenient cylinder refills and exchanges at our Miami or Fort Lauderdale locations. Contact the pros at Forever Propane today.

Dear Forever Propane Customer,

We want to acknowledge the recent, alarming surge in energy prices. This is difficult for everyone and we want you to know we are here to help any way we can. If you need assistance or have any questions please contact us to discuss the best solution.