A Quick Fix for Propane Systems When Your Heat Isn’t Working

February 11th, 2016 by admin

The winter season is in full swing. After some areas around the country have already seen a few feet of snow and more snow is expected to fall throughout the winter, keeping warm is a top priority. There are many tips you can use to prepare for impending winter storms, including what to do if your propane heating system isn’t bringing heat inside.

If you heat your home or business with propane gas, you may know that a frozen pipe or valve can leave you without heat, which is why most gas companies add methanol to their gas, especially if they are aware of a situation where tiny droplets of water vapor are present in the gas itself. Frozen pipes can safely and quickly be diagnosed and fixed at home with the following steps:

  1. Find the regulator that supplies gas vapor from the tank by locating the small copper tube that connects the tank valve to the regulator
  2. Take a warm damp towel and carefully wrap it around the regulator near the joint of the tube and leave it there for roughly two minutes
  3. The warmed towel will unblock the frozen section and allow the gas to flow into your heating system
  4. Give the system a few minutes to adjust to the reflow of the gas
  5. Check your vents for heat to make sure that the system is operating properly

If your system still isn’t providing heat or you have any questions about getting a new heating system installed, call our JK Mechanical professionals today at 800-JKM-0028.

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