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Freezing temperatures; double check propane levels Submitted: 01/03/2014

Shardaa Gray
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sgray@wjfw.com

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RHINELANDER - You want your appliances to work through the cold winter months.

Temperatures usually don't get low enough for that to become an issue.

But that could happen soon.

Temperatures are predicted to drop to -30 degrees Monday morning in some areas.

You should double check your container levels if you use propane gas.

AmeriGas says there's no specific level you should keep your container at, but you don't want it too low.

"I would not be shocked if some high draw furnaces not operating efficiently, that's why we always suggest and recommend that you stay on the good side of level within your propane container," said AmeriGas Customer Relations representative, Chris McDonald.

McDonald says those high draw furnaces are high BTU furnaces demanding a large sum of vapor fuel quickly.

"Don't run it close to zero. Monday will be a perfect example of that."

It's possible your appliances won't work if there's not enough vapor to support the volume in the container.

"It's not likely. Is it a chance? Sure. There's always a chance if you're sitting at one, two percent on a 500 gallon tank, which is the average size for household; you've got 10 gallons in there," McDonald said.

"It gets that cold for long enough, and should happen to reach that -44, you're going to run out of vapor to support the appliances in the house."

It's unlikely that will happen if the extreme temperatures last only one day.

But it could happen if it last longer than that.

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