Congratulations to Lisa from Grantham, NH for winning a free tank of propane in our ‘Favorite Outdoor Winter Activity Contest’! Lisa was really excited about being our contest winner, and said it made a for a great start to her week. Be sure to check out Lisa’s entry below and stay tuned for more contests from Irving Energy.
“My favorite winter activity is snowshoeing. The snow makes everything so much more peaceful.”
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There are some simple precautions you can take to keep your heating system safe this winter from the elements. Falling snow and ice can cause serious damage to your fuel storage system. For your safety, please make every effort to keep your propane and/or oil storage systems free from significant volumes of snow and ice that could cause damage.
After a snow storm: Should your tank become covered in snow, use a broom to clear it as a shovel may damage the tank. Be aware of icicles and snow that may fall off your roof and onto your tank. Weight from the icicles can cause structural damage to your home and may lead to collapsing of awnings or gutters to fall as well.
After the storm passes and it is safe to do so, check the entire area for downed power lines, damaged gas lines or piping, or damage to your tank. Immediately contact your local utility company or Irving Energy if any of these hazards exist. Do not attempt repairs yourself.
Finally, you should clear snow and ice from your driveway and clear a path to your tank so we can keep your tank full and your home warm all winter.
Congratulations to Carol from Newport, New Hampshire for winning a free tank of heating oil or propane in our fall foliage contest! Thank you to all who shared your favorite place to see the fall colors. Be sure to check back for more chances to win free heating oil or propane, and don’t forget to check out the contest entries for the best places to see the fall foliage.
“The best place for me is at Long Pond on Lempster Mountain in Lempster, NH. My late husband and I spent many a day fishing there and enjoying the serenity and the scenery. When your sitting by the crystal water, seeing the clouds and the brilliant foliage reflected in the water and hear the calling of the Loons you feel so at peace and imagine Heaven being like that. I still go there, alone now, but I know he’s still there with me in my earthly Heaven.”