Spring Cleaning? Don’t Neglect Your Propane Appliances!

The chill is out of the air and the trees are in full bloom. Spring has sprung here in Northeastern Pennsylvania and as we begin to inch closer to the summertime, now is a good time to give your home a deep clean.

If you’re ready to clean out the cobwebs and get a fresh start, you don’t want to neglect cleaning your propane appliances. But how do you go about it? Don’t worry, here are a few tips on keeping your propane appliances in proper working condition.

Propane Gas Grills: Clean Before You Grill

As we’ve mentioned in previous blogs, you should give your grill a thorough cleaning before firing it up this season. Unless you’ve been doing some winter grilling, your grill has been sitting dormant for six months or more. So a good scrub is in order!

Remember to not only clean the grill but the burners and gas lines as well. Use soapy water and a clean wire brush to get rid of any tough grease stains. Don’t forget to towel dry your burners before use!

Propane Tanks: Clear Away the Debris

With a snowy winter and a stormy spring, chances are your propane tank may be surrounded by down branches, dry grass, and other debris. You want to remove any flammable debris that is within 10 feet from your tanks. This will not only ensure safe delivery of any propane gas but also for safety precautions. Since propane is flammable, surrounding debris could easily cause a flare up in your background.

Remember not to store your propane cylinders or tanks inside your home. Instead, you want to store them in a cool, outside area to avoid any possible explosions. Also, remember to schedule an annual inspection of your propane system to make sure everything is in working order.

Propane Water Heaters: Wash Away the Grit

Propane water heaters can heat your water quicker while producing less of a carbon footprint and use less energy than an electric water heater. But just like all other propane appliances, it’s good to keep your water heater in top condition to keep it working properly for years to come.

The best thing to do to this time of year is to flush out your water heater to remove any sediment buildup that may have formed over the winter months. Sediment can form from the minerals in your water supply. The sediment can harden into grit, causing it to build up in your heater and decreasing its effectiveness.

Propane Fireplaces: Keep it Clean

After months of use, you’re ready to shut off your propane fireplace until the winter. But before you do, take the time to clean it. Even though propane burns cleaner than a wood-burning fireplace, it’s still important to clean around the pilot on a regular basis to avoid any buildup.

And don’t forget to clean your chimney! Gas fireplace chimneys should be inspected and cleaned annually to prevent any issues down the road.

Propane Furnaces: Change the Filter

Like your fireplace, chances are you won’t be using your propane furnace until next winter. Now is the perfect time to have it inspected to make sure there are no issues with the furnace. By scheduling an inspection now, you can prevent any problems down the road such as links or any blockages. And don’t forget to change the filer regularly!

Keystone Propane is Here to Meet Your Propane Needs

The most important cleaning tip we can recommend is to schedule an annual inspection by the experts at Keystone Propane. We’ll make sure your propane system is running properly for years to come. Contact us today for more information.

Tradesman™ Portable Forced Air Gas Heater

Key Features of the Commercial Grade L.B. White Tradesman (LP and NG) Portable Gas Heater for Industrial and Construction Sites

  • LP (liquid propane) and NG (natural gas) models available
  • Ultra models include Self Diagnostic Service Saver for convenient trouble-shooting
  • Dependable electronic spark ignition
  • Superior tri-shield finish provides extended protection against abrasion and corrosion.
  • Thermostatic temperature control  (170 and 400 models)
  • Adjustable front leg provides easy direction of heat (170 model)
  • Variable output saves fuel
  • 100% test fired at our plant
  • Direct-fired = 99.97% fuel efficiency
  • CSA US and Canadian certified

Norseman™ and Workman™ Convection Heaters

Key Features of the Commercial Grade L.B. White Workman Convection Gas Heater for Industrial and Construction Sites

  • LP (liquid propane) and NG (natural gas) models available
  • Lightweight for easy maneuverability
  • Piezo pilot ignition
  • Direct-fired = 99.97% fuel efficiency
  • Enclosed stainless steel burner provides superior wind resistance
  • 360° heat output
  • One piece barrel, no assembly required
  • 100% test fired at our plant
  • CSA US and Canada certified

Specifications of Workman Convection Gas Heaters

100N Plus 225 PLUS
Btu/h Rating 100,000 40,000-225,000
Fuel Consumption (max.)
     LP Gas
     Natural Gas
(cu. ft./hr.)
Ignition Type Pilot Pilot
Dimensions L = 16.5″
W = 15.0″
H = 25.0″
L = 16.5″
W = 15.0″
H = 25.0″
Shipping Weight (lbs.) 21 21
Certification CSA CSA

Norseman Convection Gas Heater

The Norseman heavy-duty portable convection heaters feature cast iron burners and heavy gauge steel bodies. Norseman portable heaters are ideal for rental or frequent usage on construction sites, or anytime electricity is not available.

Key Features of the Commercial Grade L.B. White Norseman Convection Gas Heater for Industrial and Construction Sites

  • LP (liquid propane) models
  • Ideal for heavy rental use
  • Horizontal Norseman has low ceiling clearance
  • Direct-fired = 99.97% fuel efficiency
  • 360° heat output (200 Plus and 250 models)
  • Heavy duty, one piece barrel
  • 200 Plus CSA US and Canada certified

L.B. White has perfected every aspect of our portable construction heaters design to withstand harsh working environments. This has led to our reputation for reliability, durability and serviceability in the field. When the comfort and safety of your work crew is at stake… you want the leader in portable heating equipment for any commercial, industrial or construction job… L.B White.

Specifications of Norseman Convection Gas Heaters

Btu/h Rating 200,000 200,000 250,000
Fuel Consumption (max.)
LP Gas (lbs./hr.)
9.3 9.3 11.6
Ignition Type Pilot Pilot Pilot
Dimensions L = 41.0″
W = 9.0″
H = 12.0″
L = 18.0″
W = 13.0″
H = 24.0″
L = 18.0″
W = 13.0″
H = 24.0″
Shipping Weight (lbs.) 30 34 34
Certification CSA CSA CSA

Premier® Portable Heater

Key Features of the Commercial Grade L.B. White Premier™ Portable Gas Heater for Industrial and Construction Sites

  • Heat outputs from 80,000 to 350,000 Btu/h
  • LP (liquid propane), NG (natural gas) and dual fuel models available
  • Versatile indoor and outdoor placement of heater
  • Direct-fired = 99.97% fuel efficiency
  • High volume of air output for maximum heat distribution
  • Dependable, electronic spark ignition
  • Switch fuels easily with simple valve turn on dual fuel units
  • Tri-shield finish provides superior protection against abrasion and corrosion
  • Easy to transport
  • Vent mode for circulation of air
  • 100% test fired at our plant
  • Two stage heat output (Premier 350LP or NG)
  • 20′ remote start thermostat standard
  • 12′ extendable ducting for 80 and 170 models (12″ or 18″)
  • CSA US and Canada certified