Xpress Energy Blog
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
By Xpress Energy
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Homeowners can now check their propane tank level on their phones!

Avoid the inconvenience of propane run outs with a Tank Monitor. X-Press Energy has teamed up with Tank Utility and now offers a smart propane monitor that you can control from your phone. Both smartphone and desktop apps let you set alerts and track your usage anywhere, anytime.

For more information or to schedule an installation, contact us today!
610-935-9200 ask for Vickie.

 

*Money back guarantee on cost of monitor.

 
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
By Margaret
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OIL TANK REPLACEMENT
There is no set age where an above ground oil tank needs replacement. It all depends on how well it's maintained. Oil tank failure rate seems to rise after around 30-40 years. Oil tanks can look fine on the outside, but have corrosion inside. Rust eats away at the metal, and can become weakened and leak over time. The amount of condensation that accumulates in the tank is a big factor in tank longevity. Preventing water from getting in the tank helps delay internal rust, but oil tanks are not vacuum sealed. Humidity can cause condensation that leads to corrosion inside. For rust to form you also need oxygen, which is mostly blocked by the fuel. If an oil tank sits empty for months at a time, humidity and moisture are free to do their damage.
It is also possible for corrosion to start on the outside, but that can be noticed and addressed. External rust when evident should be brushed and primed with a rust preventing primer, then paint if desired. If there is visible rust bubbling at a rust spot, it’s best to leave it alone and contact a professional.
A leaking oil tank in the basement, while unlikely, should be easily detectable in early stages due to the smell. Even a teaspoon of fuel spilled will be noticeable. Before a tank actually leaks, there should be signs of rust and deterioration that regular inspection would catch before it becomes a big, expensive disaster. During an annual tune up, our technicians inspect customers oil tanks. We are happy to inspect your oil tank free of charge at any time, call the office to schedule your oil tank inspection. 

Checklist for aging oil tanks:

  • Are tank legs and foundation stable?
  • Is the tank surface free of rust, weeps, or excessive denting? Is the area around the filter and valves free of drips or signs of leakage?
  • Are the oil lines between the tank and the furnace enclosed in protective tubing?
  • Is the tank protected from rain, snow and ice?
  • Is the tank vent unclogged and free of ice, snow, corrosion, or insect nests?
  • Does the tank system have a vent alarm and is it working properly? (Ask oil delivery person if the alarm whistles when full.)
  • Are the areas around the fill pipe and vent pipe free of signs of spills?
  • Are you using an average amount of oil for your system? (Using more oil than normal usually indicates a problem with your system.)

If you have questions or concerns regarding your oil tank, call us today at 610-935-9200

 

 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
By Xpress Energy
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Propane Pool Heat

Pool & Spa Heaters

Heat your above-or in-ground pool or spa more effectively and more efficiently with a propane heater. They warm pools faster with lower energy costs compared with electric models. 

Propane Is Unbeatably Clean

For homeowners interested in lowering their carbon footprint, propane is a low-carbon alternative fuel that burns cleanly and produces significantly fewer greenhouse gas emissions than most other energy sources. In addition, propane is a non-poisonous, non-toxic fuel, that won't contaminate soil or groundwater, making it safe to use anywhere.  Open your pool or spa and have your first propane delivery from Xpress Energy by Friday June 2, 2017 and receive the first 25 gallons* on us! 

Call us today at 610-935-9200 and say "Xpress Energy... start heating my pool!" 

*New Customers only, 300 gallons May 1- September 30

 

 
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
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Landscaping season has begun.  A new shipment of propane mower cylinders arrived today and the staff prepared the tanks for delivery to one of our landscaping customers.  Propane mower cylinders provide cleaner cost effective fueling for the mowers. Leverage propane's low-emissions for green minded customers.  Propane mowers provide reduced fuel loss, labor costs, fuel costs allowing you to pass the savings on with more competitive bids on jobs.  Contact X-Press Energy today for more information on our propane cylinder exchange program 610-935-9200! 

Increased productivity with propane mowers

Hear how propane-powered mowers have helped Stay Green Inc. in Santa Clarita, Calif. increase their overall productivity while cutting costs.

 
Thursday, December 15, 2016
By Jeff G
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The end of the year is a time for reflection while enjoying time with family and friends.  It’s also the time to keep folks up to date on the latest happenings at X-press Energy.

Well, we would like to let you know that big things are happening at X-Press Energy.

We are putting the final touches on our brand-new state of the art propane storage facility in Spring City, showing our commitment in the local propane market and to the communities we serve.  This facility will contain two 30,000-gallon storage tanks along with modern intake and dispensing equipment. This will be our key distribution hub for continuously supplying our customers of clean burning propane.  

This benefits our customers by providing faster and more reliable deliveries with no run outs. It also means we can offer more attractive pricing options because of the location of our propane delivery infrastructure. 

Along with the investment of our new storage facility, we hired a new Sales Director, Jeff Guistwhite.  Jeff's focus will connect our products and services to you.  His cell number is 610-809-5070 email is jeffg@xpressenergypa.com.

X-press Energy will help you make the best energy decisions; please call our Phoenixville office at 610-935-9200. 

Happy Holidays and Happy New Years from the staff at X-press  Energy

 
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