Admiral Propane customers who’ve been with us for any length of time know we’re committed to customer service. We go out of our way to make sure we offer reliable deliveries and a range of programs designed to make your life easier—and make propane costs better manageable. This year will prove to be no exception. Amidst supply chain issues and geopolitical conflict, higher prices have been seen across the board—not just for the propane we deliver to your home but also at the gas pump and at the grocery store. While we can’t control the cost of fuel, we offer two easy ways to take the sting out of volatile fuel costs.
We know every household budget is different. Read on to see how each works and discover the best option for you:
Even when fuel prices are low, this plan always popular! That’s because our Easy Payment Plan is a smart way to manage winter heating oil and propane costs and avoid unexpected high invoices. It doesn’t matter how cold it gets or how much fuel you use!
We’ll look at your past fuel usage patterns, considering your expected gallons for the year at the current market prices. From there, we’ll spread your costs evenly over 11 months, from June to April. You could see winter bills nearly 50% lower by spreading out your payments. And because you are paying the same amount each month, it’s easy for you to budget your expenses. In May, we’ll adjust your payment to reflect additional usage—or apply a credit to your account if you used less fuel or prices were lower.
The point of the plan is to keep your fuel costs level and manageable, so even if we have a particularly harsh winter or prices spike, you’ll avoid big fluctuations and surprise high bills.
With our Pre-Buy Plan, you buy your fuel before the heating season begins. And please don’t worry, we won’t deliver it all at once! This lets you take advantage of lower off-season pricing by locking in your per-gallon price ahead of time and eliminates worry over unexpected price jumps.
You’ll also be automatically enrolled in our automatic fill service, so you don’t even have to think about ordering. Don’t use as much propane as you paid for? We’ll credit you toward the next season!
No matter what happens with prices next winter, both of our price protection plans are designed to help you keep costs manageable. And even our Automatic Fill service helps you save! Automatic Fill customers pay 10-cents less per gallon, while will-call customers pay the market rate for their date of delivery, plus a per-gallon surcharge. Plus, with auto fill service, you avoid the worry of running out and the expense and hassle of pressure testing your tank and lines.
If you’d like to sign up for the Easy Payment or Pre-Buy Plans, spring is the time to enroll. Review your options here or contact Admiral Propane to learn about all the ways we can help you save.
Are you adding or switching to propane for your Tri-Cities area home? It’s a great decision! Propane is a versatile, eco-friendly, and an incredible energy-efficient choice to power a variety of your home’s heating systems and supplemental equipment. The next big decision is whether you want an aboveground or an underground propane tank. While aesthetics might make putting your tank underground seem like the obvious option, safety and budget are important considerations. Here’s everything you need to consider before you make your choice.
While the cost of the tank itself mainly depends on size, an underground tank will cost as much as twice the amount.
To locate a propane tank underground, you need permits, and you need to budget for excavation, including contractors and extra labor to bury your tank properly and safely. In addition, “sacrificial anodes,” which help prevent corrosion, need to be buried near the tank. An underground tank also needs a special anti-corrosion coating and regular maintenance checks.
An above-ground tank simply needs to meet distance requirements and have appropriate permits. Sometimes, a concrete base is needed for stability, but the cost is small, and we can usually handle it for you. Because it’s aboveground, maintenance is never a tall task.
Aboveground tanks are very safe; however, they are more exposed to the elements, which can make them a little less durable if they’re subjected to extreme or extended heat and cold.
Generally, underground tanks are considered “safer” than aboveground tanks. One main reason for that is that they are protected from temperature fluctuations. Underground tanks are also safer in the event of a leak. Unlike oil, propane can’t harm soil or water, and because the tank is buried, leaking propane can’t escape into the air, causing a fire hazard.
There are numerous other factors to consider, though. For example, if you live in a flood-prone area, an aboveground tank is the safer option. Aboveground tanks stand a few inches off the ground and are bolted down making it more stable and less exposed during flood conditions.
When you invest time and money in making your home and yard look nice, you don’t want a tank ruining the view. But sometimes there isn’t the space—or the budget—to bury your tank. We understand. Usually, we can help situate your tank at the side or the back of your home, in as unobtrusive a place as possible. And we also have all our tanks painted an attractive tan shade that blends in better than a stark white or silver tank.
Of course, “good-looking tanks” shouldn’t be the only factor when choosing the right company for your propane tank installation and subsequent deliveries. But combined with all the other convenient services we offer it shows that we care about our customers and are committed to delivering great and reliable service.
Find out more about all the great services Admiral Propane has to offer by contacting us today! We’ll help you get started.
If your previous fuel provider left you high and dry this winter season, chances are you might be shopping around for a new company to partner with this year. And when you’re doing your research, there’s a lot to consider. National chains have slick advertising, but the headquarters are often several states away—as is the person answering the phone. You can go with a discounter and get a rock-bottom price, but you won’t get much else—and good luck getting anything more than voicemail when you call them. Neither have any ties to the communities they serve other than their wallets. That’s what makes Admiral Propane the right choice.
Admiral has been the go-to choice for propane delivery, propane-powered appliance, and services in the Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia Tri-cities area for more than a quarter of a century. While we’ve grown—we have the capacity to store more than 200,000 gallons of propane between two storage facilities, with a fleet of fuel and service trucks to ensure prompt reliable service—we’re still locally based, and we support the communities we serve.
When it comes to propane delivery and service, we do the best job because we’re your neighbors, and we know where you’re calling from whether you’re in Blountville, Greeneville, or anywhere in-between!
Here are just a few of the reasons why choosing local makes sense:
As an independent, locally-owned business, we can—and do—put customers, not corporate headquarters, first. Contact Admiral Propane today and let us know how we can help.
Nobody thinks about their water heater until there’s a problem at-hand, but your water heater works hard for you daily. The typical American household uses between 60 and 65 gallons of hot water a day for bathing and showering, washing dishes, laundry, cleaning and other tasks. Your water heater produces that hot water, day in and day out.
That nonstop workload takes a toll, which is why the life expectancy for a conventional water heater with a tank is between 8 and 10 years. Not sure how old your unit is? Here’s how to check its age
For a newer unit, a problem with a valve or the thermostat is an easy and inexpensive repair. However, replacing an old water heater makes more financial sense than repairing it. That’s because today’s high-efficiency water heaters will save you money in the long run.
If your water heater is nearing the decade mark, you should watch for these telltale signs and make plans to upgrade to a new water heater.
As your water heater gets older, you’ll notice it just doesn’t work as well as it did just a few years ago. You’ll see higher energy bills or notice that water isn’t typically getting as hot as it should. It’s at this point those repairs may begin to outweigh replacement, and it’s a good indication that even bigger problems may soon follow.
Is the heated water that comes from your tank rusty? That’s a big danger sign because it means that your water heater is corroding. Corrosion can lead to a tank failure and all the hassle and expense that goes with it. Contact us immediately to help address the issue.
If you notice water around the base of your water tank, the likely culprit is a leak in the tank—the result of corrosion. Turn off the tank’s water supply and contact us right away for an inspection of your water heater.
Rumbling noises in your water heater tank are a common sign of sediment buildup in your tank. That sediment can reduce your water heater’s efficiency, and, if left unattended, will lead to corrosion that can reduce the lifespan of your water heater. Contact us for a service call.
“Hard” water contains higher amounts of calcium, magnesium, and other minerals and it can leave ugly spots on your flatware and glasses, dull your laundry, and cause dry, itchy skin. It can also cause lime buildup in your water heater, reducing its efficiency and shortening its lifespan.
If any of those signs are familiar to you, and you want to start thinking about replacing your water heater, Admiral Propane can help. We sell, install, and service energy-efficient tank water heaters and high-efficiency tankless water heaters. And we can help you take advantage of valuable rebates, too.
Tankless water heaters offer several advantages. Tankless water heaters save energy by instantly heating water when you need it, rather than keeping a large tank hot all the time. As a result, you can enjoy virtually unlimited hot water—while seeing savings of up to 40%! They also last twice as long (or longer!) than a traditional tank-style water heater.
You don’t want to wait for your water heater to fail to replace it. And like other essential equipment in your home, such as your refrigerator, you don’t want to go long without it. If you think it’s time, let us help you improve your energy efficiency and comfort with a new water heater! Contact Admiral Propane today to get started.
Whether you need to get merchandise off trucks and onto shelves, or move building materials quickly and efficiently around worksites, all kinds of businesses rely on forklifts every day. And many of those businesses have discovered the advantages of using propane to fuel their forklifts. From powerful performance advantages to time-saving convenience and efficiency, propane for forklifts can keep your operation running smoothly—with significant savings over diesel or electricity. A propane cylinder exchange program with Admiral Propane makes it easy to capitalize on all these benefits!
Propane-powered forklifts also perform better at handling heavier loads and are more capable when it comes to inclines.
Propane-fueled forklifts also require less maintenance and downtime for repairs than gasoline or diesel-powered ones.
Our propane pros will evaluate your business’s needs for propane forklift cylinders and give you a quote for a customized cylinder exchange program. With our no-charge lease program, we’ll set up sturdy, safe storage cages for your cylinders. We thoroughly train your workers in the safe handling of propane cylinders. You’ll get the cylinders you need, right when you need them.
Businesses across eastern Tennessee and Southern Virginia rely on the experts at Admiral Propane for propane forklift cylinder exchange services. Let us put that experience to work for you. Contact us today to learn about how our propane forklift cylinder exchange can help your business!
With life-shifting back towards normal, the pace is quickly picking back up. We know you’re busy! And we know it’s easy to forget little tasks like checking the fuel gauge on your propane tank. Unfortunately, running out of propane is not a little problem.
There’s the inconvenience, of course. But there’s also the need to pay for an emergency fill up, PLUS a mandatory leak test for safety. And depending on what you use propane for, you could be out of heat during a cold snap, risking frozen pipes and the resulting mess and costly repairs.
Admiral has a solution that takes that tiny to-do off your list for good, and at the same time eliminates all those big worries. Our Automatic Fill service is 100% FREE—and it’s an easy way to make your life a little easier this winter!
The main benefit of Automatic Fill service is that you don’t need to remember to schedule propane deliveries. We use proven industry methodologies to calculate your propane usage. Additionally, we take that past usage and factor it alongside the real-time weather patterns to make sure we fill your tank on time, every time. Usually, that’s means we’ll be there when your tank is about one-quarter (25%) full.
Since our calculations are based on your average usage, it’s important for you to let us know of any changes that would result in a big shift in propane use. An extended vacation, more or fewer people living in your home or spending more time at home all day, or new propane appliances or hearth products can all change your propane use.
Another nice benefit? Customers signed up for Automatic Fill get a special rate.* Ask us today for more information?
So, what’s the catch? What’s in it for us? Firstly, there’s no catch. It simply makes things easier on our end too! We’re better able to plan deliveries, using the most efficient routes. That saves time and money, savings we can then pass on to you.
Don’t want to think about your propane use at all? For a small monthly fee, you can also lease a wireless tank monitor. It tracks your usage in real-time and alerts us when it’s time to fill your tank. You don’t have to let us know if you’re going away or having extended family stay for a while. The tank monitor even has an app for your smartphone, so you’ll get a text or email to let you know your fuel level is getting low, or you can use it to check your current propane level and monitor your use to manage bills 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!
Running out of propane can be more than a nuisance. It can be a very expensive mistake. With automatic fill, you can drastically reduce the odds of having one while also saying goodbye to the hassles and headaches of managing your propane deliveries.
What’s not to like? Don’t risk a run-out—contact us to sign up for Automatic Fill service for your Tennessee or North Carolina home from Admiral Propane, today!
If you need a smart solution for warming up hard-to-heat rooms, Admiral Propane has the answer. Propane space heaters are a safe and energy-efficient way to warm additions, in-law suites, and any rooms that don’t get sufficient heat from your main system. We also have options for unheated areas like garages, outbuildings, and sheds.
There are loads of benefits to these versatile heating units, and here are our top three:
Propane space heaters are easy to install and require no ductwork. We have a range of wall-mounted and free-standing models that deliver from 10,000 to 65,000 Btu’s to heat just about any sized space.
These aren’t rickety portable space heaters. Many units are self-adjusting, with variable-speed blowers to eliminate cold spots for consistent, even heat. Temperature-sensing technology means they can control Btu output, burning only as much gas as needed to maintain your desired temperature and save you money!
Propane space heaters can help you keep a space in your home warm, even when the power is out. Don’t be at the mercy of the utility trucks when extreme weather knocks out the electricity!
Propane space heaters can warm a room quickly, while a central heating system can take 30 minutes or more to get to a comfortable temperature. In the fall or spring, a space heater can warm specific rooms on a chilly day rather than cranking up your heating system—and your heating bill.
With multiple units, we can help you set up a zoned heating system for your home, customizing how your home is heated, saving you energy and money.
While both types of heaters are great ways to provide supplemental heat for you home or hard to heat spaces, there are some differences that can affect your choice. Here’s what you need to know:
Direct vent space heaters are usually wall-mounted and direct exhaust fumes outside your home via a small pipe through an exterior wall. They offer precision control, with the ability to vary intensity and fan speed and some even come programmable thermostats and other automated settings. While they are more expensive to install, they can produce as much as twice the heat, although they can also be less efficient.
Since they don’t need to be placed on an outside wall, vent-free propane heaters offer greater installation flexibility, and they can be wall-mounted or freestanding. These units produce a fair amount of heat, but because they don’t vent exhaust outside your home, vent-free space heaters can only burn a certain amount of fuel per hour to operate safely. Keep in mind that it’s illegal to install vent-free heaters in rooms where people sleep for this reason, and some local building codes do not allow them to be installed at all.
The experts at Admiral Propane can answer all your questions and help you choose the right type of heater for your home, whether you’re in eastern Tennessee, Southern Virginia, or Northwest North Carolina. And you can count on us to install and service your propane space heater properly—along with all your propane needs. Contact us today for more information!
Would you consider yourself a procrastinator? Don’t worry if so—we’re all guilty of that at some point or another! Maybe you don’t want—or can—allocate the cost of a tune-up of your home-heating system right now. But what if you could slash your energy consumption and save on your heating bills throughout the whole winter, which, by the way, is forecast to be a bear? It’s all made possible when your propane-powered heating furnace or boiler is firing at peak efficiency, which requires periodic preventive maintenance by a trained technician, like the experts at Admiral Propane.
Dust, dirt, and other particulates that gather in a unit throughout the year hurt performance, causing utility bills to subsequently skyrocket. A professional heating system tune-up and cleaning eliminates the grime and ensures all components are tiptop. Fall tune-ups also drastically cut the risk of a system’s failure. Maintenance also minimizes the chance of needing a major repair, and emergency service always costs more than preventive, so a yearly fall tune-up makes sound financial sense.
Scheduling a furnace or boiler tune-up in the fall also buys time for the technician to conduct a full inspection and make repairs before the temperatures turn frigid.
Below, we list some of the tasks performed by one of our expert technicians at Admiral:
Admiral Propane is here for you and your home across our Tri-Cities service area and beyond. To schedule your annual fall tune-up of your propane heating systems and appliances, contact us today! You’ll thank yourself that you did!
The winters in the greater Tennessee region can be breathtaking in more ways than one. And while the snow-covered mountain caps on the Great Smokey Mountains are beautiful, the temperature in the surrounding communities can quickly drop to sub-zero levels within a matter of hours during a cold snap. Having a fireplace in your home not only gives you a way to escape the cold but provides a great space to snuggle up with your favorite book, person, or pet.
We hear—quite commonly—that people assume their traditional wood fireplaces can get the job done, but this isn’t always the case. In fact, there are several benefits that come with having a gas log fireplace as opposed to your existing wood-burning setup. Let’s look at some of the direct comparisons:
Everyone loves the idea of a traditional wood fireplace—that is, until it comes time to actually use it. The process of collecting firewood and kindling to start the fire can be time consuming, and it can take even longer to get the fire going! Comparatively, with most gas log fireplaces, it takes a matter of seconds to start your fire. Simply press a button and your fire is burning brightly.
Not to mention you don’t have to get up to throw another log on the fire to keep it going. Gas log fireplaces will continue to produce a warm, beautiful flame up until you turn them off.
Anyone who owns a wood burning fireplace knows what a pain it can be to clean them after its last use—and additionally perform routine maintenance. One of the biggest benefits with gas log fireplaces is that there is no afterburn clean up required. Since you aren’t burning actual logs, you won’t have to worry about cleaning the ashes, or look online or in the phonebook for a professional chimney cleaning service.
We will point out however that it’s recommended you have annual maintenance performed on your gas log fireplace—which can be taken care of in a quick, in-and-out visit from our propane professionals. In addition to any maintenance, our team of experts can also help troubleshoot or fix existing issues with your fireplace. Just make sure you are located within the Admiral Propane service area!
When we think about a warm, crackling fireplace we don’t often think about the safety risks they might pose. With traditional wood fireplaces there is a higher risk of a fire spreading throughout your home. It also poses more of a risk to children or animals who may accidentally find a way past the fire screen you put in place.
With gas logs, the fire is contained and the risk of a fire spreading to other parts of your home is much less likely to happen. Also, most gas fireplaces have a protective barrier to prevent anyone from getting too close to the flames.
There’s nothing quite like snuggling down in front of a warm fire. We make it easy for that to happen with our full array of products from top manufacturers like Buck Stove, White Mountain Hearth, Real Fyre, & Empire Comfort. No more chopping wood, no more kindling, no more ashes, no more soot, and no more stress!
Our team of experts are here to help you pick the perfect gas logs for your home—and your budget. Contact us today to discuss your options and find the perfect fireplace for to keep you warm and cozy for the winter season ahead!
If you’ve got your eye on a Tennessee or northern North Carolina home that is powered by propane gas, congratulations – we think it’s a very smart move.
But before you put that deposit down, you’ll need some clarity about a few things – issues that don’t apply necessarily apply to a home that uses heating oil, electricity or natural gas as an energy source.
Here are three questions to ask when considering a home that uses propane as its primary fuel:
If you’re ready to take the plunge on a propane-powered home within our service area, welcome to the neighborhood! Now power that home with reliable propane gas deliveries from Admiral Propane. Watch for our pink trucks this October as we honor Susan G. Komen and Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2019!
Admiral Propane is your propane choice from the Tri-Cities to Greenville, TN to Abingdon, VA & Marshall, NC and everything in-between!