GasTec, a full-service propane provider serving Bucks County, PA and the nearby areas, recently earned two designations dubbing the company as the best in heating in Bucks County. GasTec was named Best of Heating Fuel on the Best of Bucks list, as well as Best of Heating and Cooling on the Bucks Happening List for 2016.
Best of Bucks County is sponsored by the Bucks County Courier Times. The annual list is compiled using a reader poll, which allows readers’ to nominate and vote for their favorite businesses, products, and services in the community. Similar to Best of Bucks County, the Bucks Happening List winners are chosen by local residents. Orchestrated by Bucks Happening Magazine, the Happening List is a people’s choice competition recognizing the amazing businesses, organizations, people, and events that make the area so special.
With the recognitions determined by Bucks County locals, they are a testament of GasTec’s undying commitment to quality and service. As the region’s leading full-service propane company, GasTec specializes in the delivery and installation of propane equipment. GasTec serves residential customers, as well as the commercial, auto, and industrial industries, and provides a range of cost-effective propane tanks, in varying sizes and applications.
For commercial and industrial customers, GasTec also specializes in the plan, design, and installation of customized propane filling stations. By being able to refill on-site as needed, companies can experience increased productivity and profit.
In addition to propane tank design and installation, GasTec provides propane delivery services, including automatic delivery and convenient online ordering. Customers with small propane tanks may also visit the GasTec location in Ivyland, PA to instantly fill up their tanks.
GasTec has been serving customers in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey for more than 60 years. If you’re not yet a customer of the region’s leading propane supplier, visit www.gasteconline.com or contact 1-888-449-3585.
While many homeowners appreciate propane as a reliable and cost-effective fuel option, we understand that sometimes the presence of a propane tank isn’t as appreciated. The truth is that propane tanks, whether above-ground or partially underground, don’t always seamlessly fit in with your yard’s aesthetic, and for many, these tanks can become outright eyesores. However, we’ve found that there are a number of ways to make propane tanks a little more appealing, ensuring homeowners continue to want to reap the many benefits of powering their homes with propane. Consider the following ways to conceal your propane tank.
- Shape up with Shrubs
One of the easiest ways to conceal an above-ground propane tank is by planting dense shrubs and bushes, like juniper and photinia bushes; these will typically grow to at least six feet and thus can effectively conceal your tank. When landscaping around your propane tank, it’s important to plant shrubs and bushes about 5 feet away from your tank to ensure they don’t crowd the tank. You’ll also need to leave an entryway for easy access to the tank when it’s time for a refill so that your landscaping doesn’t get trampled. By landscaping with thriving, colorful shrubs and bushes, you’ll not only be hiding your propane tank, but you’ll be adding an attractive element to your yard.
- Form a Fence Facade
Other homeowners opt for simple vinyl or wooden fences to obstruct the view of their above-ground propane tanks. These fences, usually crafted in a lattice style (although there are countless designs that look great), are relatively inexpensive and can be installed by homeowners themselves. As with the addition of shrubs and bushes, it’s also essential to leave enough room for a propane refill when installing a fence. Additionally, be sure to avoid constructing a complete enclosure, as this restricts the ventilation needed to disperse potentially dangerous propane fumes.
Key Tip: Before you get out the paint cans and brushes, note that propane tanks must remain in the manufacturer’s color, which is typically gray or white.
Photo courtesy Times Union.
- Rock Out with Rocks
For a more creative alternative, consider a rock cover for your propane tank. These covers are designed to look like authentic boulders and can be placed over the entirety of your above-ground propane tank, which, as you’d assume, means they’re very large. Though these rock covers can come at a steep price, they might be a good option for those interested in a year-round solution that doubles as a rain and snow cover to guard against rust and deterioration.
- Fix It Up with a Flower Bed
For homeowners with underground tanks, consider adding a flower bed around or above the propane tank, leaving the dome accessible. This is perhaps the easiest and most aesthetically-pleasing way to disguise the patch of yard near your underground propane tank. Just remember to stick with flowers and other plants with small roots (in other words, don’t plant a tree above your propane tank) and keep in mind that should service to the body of your propane tank ever be warranted, your flower bed will likely be disrupted.
In need of a new above-ground or underground propane tank? Contact GasTec today, one of the most successful and respected propane companies in PA!