Soon the heat of summer will pass and it will be time to pull jackets out of the closet for those cool evenings. With that in mind, now is the perfect time to install a propane garage heater.
Purchase a highly-efficient and cost-effective vented garage heater and receive a $200 rebate.
This winter your car will stay warm in freezing weather and you can plan projects in a warm garage. Propane garage heaters are great for workshops, barns, warehouses, entry ways, and other areas. With several models to choose from, Burkardt’s L.P. Gas can help you determine the best option for your specific needs. Garage heaters are affordable and we have factory-trained installers. Let us know if you would like more information.
Follow these steps to ensure a safe and warm winter:
- Provide a clear pathway to your propane tank and keep driveways accessible in the event you need a propane delivery.
- Just like walkways, propane equipment needs to be cleared of snow after a storm. If a propane tank is buried under several feet of snow, it is best to use a broom to carefully clear the snow off the tank and around any exposed piping, regulator, gauges and tubing.
- Gas intake and exhaust vents for the clothes dryer, furnace and water heater should be clear of snow or ice. A four-foot area should be kept clear around the vents to prevent high winds from funneling in.
- Regulator vents on the propane system should be free of condensation. If frozen, it could cause a malfunction. If a regulator vent is clogged with iceor snow, contact us immediately.
- Please mark underground tank’s location with a brightly colored stake or flag several feet above the ground so we can identify your tank in the event of a heavy snow storm.
- Last but not least, please check the propane tank percentage gauge periodically and call us if it reads between 20-30 percent. Or, before you call a repairman, in case you might be out of propane!
Please give us a call if you have any questions!
For your convenience, Burkardt’s LP Gas makes propane payments easier by providing you a variety of payment options.
Burkardt’s LP Gas now offers an Automatic Withdrawal option from the bank account of your choice. Simply contact us for an enrollment form. We can deduct your deliveries or Budget payments out of your bank account on the day they are due. We will even email a reminder when the amount is withdrawn from your account.
If you would like one equal monthly payment year round enroll in our Monthly Budget Plan. Burkardt’s averages your prior 12 months propane usage and spreads the amount into equal monthly payments. While it’s too late to enroll this heating season, you may contact Paula at (815) 946-3081, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will contact you before the program begins next June to get you enrolled.
As always, please call with any questions or if you would like to change to a more convenient payment option!
Have you ever wished you had a warm garage you could work in or a warm car when it’s freezing outside? If so, now is the perfect time to install a propane garage heater. Purchase one of these highly-efficient and cost-effective vented garage heaters and receive a $200 Rebate from the Illinois Propane Gas Association.
There are several models to choose from and Burkardt’s LP Gas will help you determine the best option to suit your particular needs.
Propane garage heaters are great for garages, workshops, storage sheds, barns, warehouses, entry ways, utility buildings, and other areas. These heaters are affordable and Burkardt’s LP Gas has factorytrained installers. Please let us know if you would like more information about these helpful heat sources.
The Illinois Propane Education and Research Council has increased its appliance rebate amounts to now include:
- A $350 REBATE for installing or replacing a gas furnace.
- A $250 REBATE for installing a tankless water heater or a propane power vent water heater.
- A $250 REBATE for installing a direct vent gas fireplace.
- A $200 REBATE (NEW!) for installing a vented garage heater.
- A $100 REBATE for a standard vent water heater.
Rebates are available whether you’re replacing a fuel oil, electric, or gas model, or in new construction.
Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to $500 per household per year. We’ll be happy to help you get your rebate and help you start saving
In Jan. 2007, an Illinois law was passed requiring all homes to have at least one carbon monoxide (CO) detector in operating condition within 15 feet of every room used for sleeping purposes.
Burkardt’s L.P. Gas recommends installing both a propane and a CO detector in your home for your safety.
Symptoms of CO poisoning:
- Irregular breathing
Detectors provide an additional measure of security and are an inexpensive way to insure your family’s safety.
We recommend purchasing a detector that provides an LCD read-out of the actual CO level (Kidde Nighthawk) as well as the propane and CO detectors from your local hardware store. Be sure the units you buy are listed by Underwriters Laboratories (look for the UL symbol on the package).
To be sure propane gas detectors operate properly, install and maintain them as the manufacturer recommends.
Please contact us any time you have a question, or if you would like more information about Carbon Monoxide detectors or propane safety. That’s why we’re here.
Severe thunderstorms and tornados were experienced recently leaving area residents without power for several days. Tornados were reported touching down along a 36-mile stretch west of Rockford along I-90. Residents protected against power outages from a propane backup generator experienced no interruption in service with appliances switching seamlessly from electricity to propane.
With cold weather here and the potential for ice and snow storms, propane generators are the perfect choice to protect yourself, your family or business, from any inconvenience and potential damage that can occur due to an extended power outage.
Propane generators are an ideal choice for emergency facilities, hospitals, nursing homes, churches, shelters, media outlets, city or county facilities, or any structure that needs a safe and continual energy supply. Please call us if you would like more information or the recommendation of a certified installer.
Mike Faivre - General Manager
Propane is one of the safest, most environmentally-friendly, and economic fuel choices you can make. Unlike other fuels, propane is non-toxic, non-poisonous, can’t be ingested and is easily detected. Industry advancements during the past 100 years have made the transport and use of propane safer still.
Propane is a versatile energy source used by more than 14 million U.S. families in and around their homes for furnaces, water heaters, cooktops, outdoor grills, fireplaces, generators, and other appliances.
Because your safety is important to us, this spring Burkardt’s LP Gas is implementing a System Check safety program to ensure every propane system is operating safely and efficiently.
If our records indicate that it’s been five years or more since your last System Check, we will be contacting you to schedule your System Check at a time that is convenient for you. If you do not think one has been completed within the last five years, please give us a call and we will make sure you are scheduled for a System Check next spring.
Bill and Bev Burkardt, serving customers since 1982.
What a difference a year makes! Last year at this time we were in the middle of the busiest grain drying season we’ve experienced since Burkardt’s L.P. Gas began in 1982!
Last year yielded such a late and wet bumper crop that we practically worked nonstop keeping up with the propane demand! Propane distribution problems compounded the challenges of a busy drying season. We’re thankful we aren’t experiencing these type of issues this year.
Since we began our business nearly 29 years ago we have had the pleasure of becoming acquainted with many of our customers and their families. We are always pleased to hear your good news and accomplishments and are saddened to hear of any misfortunes you may have. We pray for only the best for all of you.
Thank you for choosing Burkardt’s L.P. Gas to be your propane provider. Your loyalty and trust mean the world to us and your business is very much appreciated. We look forward to another great year serving you! Please let us know how we can provide better service.
Warmest wishes for a truly joyful holiday season and a very Happy New Year!
-Bill & Bev
In today’s busy world you need access to information 24-hours a day. Visit our new Website for access to all Burkardt’s LP Gas services — whenever it’s convenient for you.
You’ll find helpful information about Burkardt LP Gas payment and delivery programs, money-saving rebates, frequently updated safety information, informative newsletters,
plus a lot more!
The Website is also a convenient way to share important information. Perhaps your family has grown or you’ve installed new, more efficient appliances. Just drop us an email if you’ve had a change in lifestyle that affects your propane use. Having your most current information ensures our scheduled delivery routes reflect your propane needs so you don’t run out of gas! Please give us your email address so that we can update our records and keep you apprised of important safety news and other propane-related information.