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Propane Safety Page

Propane Safety

Know how to protect your home and family

propane safetyFor more than 100 years, Downey Energy and the Downey family have been serving homes and businesses in the Hudson Valley.

Our customers are not merely account numbers in a database. You are our neighbors, whether you live in Poughkeepsie, Beacon, Carmel, Cold Spring, Peekskill or anywhere in our service area.

We care about you and take propane safety seriously. We make sure that our delivery drivers and service technicians have up-to-date training in the latest propane safety standards. And we want you to know about propane safety too, so you’ll be able to keep your loved ones and property safe.

What do I do if I smell gas?

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Thanks to strong regulations and high propane industry standards, propane has a strong safety track record. But you still must know how to protect yourself if you smell gas, whether it’s in your home or anywhere else around gas equipment.

These propane safety tips are essential for protecting lives and property and must be taken as soon as you smell gas:

Do you want to learn more about propane safety? The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has developed the learning modules below, with topics ranging from propane tank safety to propane heater safety!

Click on the modules from PERC below to review a variety of topics related to propane safety.

What is Propane?
What to Do If You Smell Gas
Can You Smell It?
Maintaining Your Propane Appliance
Carbon Monoxide Safety
Lighting Pilot Lights
Running Out of Gas
Using Space Heaters Safely
Safe Grilling
Small Cylinder Transportation and Storage
Power Outages
Flood Preparedness
Spring/Summer Weather Safety
Winter Storm Preparedness
Wildfire Preparedness

Downey Energy is ready to help when it comes to propane safety. Any questions? Contact us!