How will you power your business?

We’ve talked about the agricultural applications of propane previously on our blog, highlighting its use for forklifts, irrigation engines, grain dryers, flame weed control, movers and more. Many famers and landscapers love propane for its low-cost, because it is low-maintenance, and for its reliability. But what other businesses can take advantage of the benefits of propane? Here are a few:

Restaurants: Our residential customers know how great propane is for cooking on the stove, grill or in the deep fryer. Gas cooking appliances heat faster and allow for more control, making them great for restaurants, too.

Outdoor events: For weddings, parties, concerts and festivals located outdoors during spring, fall or winter, you’ll want to keep guests warm! Propane-fueled patio heaters become the warm huddle spot during any event, and extend the season for outdoor fun. Many outdoor events also use propane for keeping food warm during buffet-style serving! Here is an example from the most recent Urbanna Oyster Festival, where our propane was used:

Construction sites: For those who work on construction sites or home renovations, going to work on a cold day can be miserable! Construction employees benefit from the same types of propane heaters used at outdoors events, making them more warm and safe on the job.

Heating larger buildings: Hotels, schools and office buildings take large amounts of energy and a longer amount of time to heat during the winter months. Propane is a faster, more reliable way to keep customers, staff and students warm on frigid days.

Vehicles: For businesses with fleet vehicles or busses, increasing gas prices can be a financial burden. Propane is a cheaper, clean, safe way to fuel your vehicles. Hear about it more from a company who recently converted to propane for their vehicle fleet:

If you’re ready for all of the benefits of propane to power your business, contact your nearest Revere Gas location learn more about how we can make your company safer, more efficient, and more productive!

Power’s Out, Heat’s On – Winter Savings Special

January has been an extremely cold month for Virginia residents. With single digit temperatures, the last thing anyone wants to face is the loss of power AND the loss of heat! We are partnering with Regency this month to ensure you’ll stay warm through any winter storm with our Winter Savings Special! Save up to $600 on select Regency models now through February 23rd, 2018. Visit your nearest Revere Gas location for more information and to see which models are available.

How to Have a Stress-Free 2018

It’s officially a new year, which means most people are thinking about their resolutions and goals they wish to complete in the next 12 months. January is a great time to think about ways to improve everyday routines, health and wellness, and finances!

However, many New Year’s resolutions are forgotten or pushed aside when the business and stress of monthly obligations and bills get in the way. With so much of our time spent trying to remember due dates, stressing about forgotten tasks and focusing on what needs to be done, it can be difficult to ever accomplish what we set out to do on January 1st.

The key to having a stress-free 2018 is taking charge of your schedule to leave room for the fun, exciting activities you have planned for the year. This means setting your bills on automatic payment plans, marking your calendar with reminders for the entire year, and setting dates for projects now. Doing these extra steps today will help avoid stress in the future!

We want you to have the best year yet, which is why we offer our Automatic Delivery service. Nothing is more stressful than when you need to heat your home or cook a meal and you’ve run out of propane because you forgot to check the meter. Not only do you have to wait for a technician to make a trip to your house, but you’ll also need a leak check! Automatic Delivery guarantees a delivery ticket whenever your tank reaches 30%, making your propane levels our responsibility instead of yours. You’ll never stress about keeping an eye on your tank’s levels, increased use because of weather, or waiting for delivery!

If you are a Revere customer currently signed up for Will Call Delivery who is ready to make the switch to Automatic Delivery, call your nearest Revere location to learn more, and take one less worry off your to-do list.

A Year in Review: 2017

2017 has been a great year for Revere Gas, and we are so thankful for our family of employees and customers, and to be a part of the communities around our offices. Our 75th year may have been our best yet! We are constantly looking for ways to make our services easy and accessible for customers, striving to have the best possible customer service, and look forward to another year together. With 2018 just around the corner, we thought we would review some of the highlights of our year:

Community events: Revere Gas is proud to be a part of such a close-knit community, and this year we were able to sponsor and attend so many great community events! From a chilly start with the Middlesex Polar Plunge to warming up at the 2017 RE Strong Race, we got out and about for some great causes. We also loved seeing everyone come together for events like the Urbanna Oyster Festival, the Gloucester Daffodil Festival, and the Urbanna Christmas Parade. Our community is what fuels us, and we are proud to fuel our community.

Getting in the spirit: Our team is very creative, and this year we had a blast getting in the spirit for holidays and events. You may have seen our pink truck driving around for breast cancer awareness, and each individual office had some great decorations and donation boxes for the cause. You may have also seen the fun goodie bags we gave to our 75th walk-in customers at each location in honor of our 75th anniversary! At our open house, we went all out for fall with painted pumpkins, corn hole boards and outdoor fires! We can’t wait to see what fun ideas our employees will come up with in 2018.

New friends and family: This year we got to welcome new members of the Revere family with the acquisitions of Richmond’s Mr. Able Propane in September and Dixie Fuel Company in June. We have a strong desire to better serve propane customers throughout Virginia, and look forward to giving the best possible service to our new customers in 2018.

Once again, thank you to everyone who has supported Revere Gas and made our 75th anniversary a year to remember. We hope everyone has wonderful and safe holidays, and a happy new year!

Fuel Your November

It is finally beginning to get cold in Virginia, and propane is the star of this month. From heating your home to cooking your Thanksgiving turkey, propane can fuel your November in a number of ways! If you’re as excited about the colder months as we are, check out these useful ways to take advantage of propane:

Space heaters: For areas in your home that need supplemental heat because they aren’t as warm as you’d like, propane space heaters are a great option. Space heaters warm quickly and are extremely reliable. There are many different types of space heaters, and our specialists are here to help you pick the perfect one!

Thanksgiving dinner: Cooking with gas is extremely efficient! It heats pots and pans more quickly than an electric stovetop because the heat is immediate, and allows for great temperature control. You can also deep-fry your turkey this month using a propane fryer, a delicious and fun way to bond on Thanksgiving (be sure to read up on safety tips beforehand)! Whether you need a 20lb propane tank, a burner or a deep fryer, our staff is here to help you prep your memorable Thanksgiving meal.

Fireplace: Nothing makes the season brighter than gathering around the fireplace to tell stories or watch holiday films. Propane fireplaces are easy to manage and warm quickly, perfect for a chilly November evening at home. Best of all, they are easy to clean and you’ll never need to stock up on firewood to keep them burning. We carry a large variety of fireplaces and hearths to ensure there is one to choose for every style home!

If you’re ready to get the best uses out of propane this month, contact us or visit your nearest Revere location to find out how we can fuel your November!

Special Hearth Cleaning and Inspection Offer

An annual cleaning and inspection of your hearth products can add years of service to your equipment, improve efficiency, and give you warmth and enjoyment in your home. Relax and enjoy the peaceful moments this fall and winter by taking advantage of our Hearth Cleaning and Inspection Special!

Our Special Hearth Cleaning and Inspection Offer to existing Revere Gas customers is only $115 per unit and $80 for each additional unit cleaned during the same visit.

Our service will include:

  • Clean the burner tube and/or plaques
  • Clean the logs and check for proper placement
  • Clean the pilot assembly
  • Clean the blower and verify its operation
  • Clean the fireplace glass
  • Check electrical connections
  • Check gas pressures
  • Check and replace decorative material
  • Verify venting operation
  • Free replacement batteries for existing remotes
  • Review operation and care of the unit with the customer

We are also offering a Remote Control Special with this offer!* This includes:

  • On/Off Remote Skytech 1001A, available for $75 (normally $119)
  • TSTAT Remote Skytech 1001TH, available for $115 (normally $159)

Rely on Revere Gas for all of your propane needs – from lighting your pilot light to maintaining your fireplace – from season to season. Contactyour nearest Revere Gas location to schedule an inspection now. 

(*Offer good when purchased /installed at the time of hearth cleaning.)

Propane Gas Energy Saving Tips for Fall & Winter

Though it may still be warm in many areas of Virginia, it is time to start preparing for cold weather. Many people dread this time of year, worried that their bills will spike as temperatures drop. However, there is still time before turning on the heat, and we have a list of ways you can save on energy this winter:

1.     Proper sealing: If you have drafty windows and doors, or older wooden floorboards that let air through, you’ll want to make sure you have them properly sealed. These areas can run your energy bill high by letting cold air in.

2.     Make use of sunlight: During the day when the sun is shining bright, be sure all of you curtains and shades are open to let It naturally warm your home. This way, you won’t need to crank the heat nearly as much during daylight hours.

3.     Pay attention while cooking: This may seem small, but wasted gas from cooking adds up over time. Make sure the flame doesn’t extend over the bottom of the pan while cooking. Turning the gas on high doesn’t always make it heat faster, and it’ll use more gas in the process.

4.     Checks & tune-ups: To make sure your appliances and heating system are working efficiently, have them serviced by a professional at least once a year.

5.     Change filters: A dirty filter takes more work to pull air through. Before turning on the heat this fall, check the filters on your furnace and air returns to see if they need to be cleaned or replaced.

6.     Programmable thermostat: Install a thermostat that allows you to program a temperature change when you go to bed or leave the house. This way the heat will not be as high when no one is home to benefit.

Stay warm and efficient this fall and winter! If you have questions about your heating system or need to schedule your regular tune-up, contact your nearest Revere Gas location.  

Family Owned Revere Gas Purchases Richmond’s Mr. Able Propane

Revere Gas has purchased Natural Gas Company of Virginia, doing business as Mr. Able Propane, of Richmond, Virginia. Mr. Able Propane is a propane gas and HVAC equipment supplier with more than 3,000 customers in the greater Richmond area. The move comes as Revere celebrates its 75th anniversary and is part of our desire to better serve propane customers throughout Virginia. Continue reading

Benefits of a Propane Fireplace

Fireplaces can be the best part of the colder months of the year. Some of our favorite holiday stories even feature them! However, traditional wood-burning fireplaces can be incredibly difficult to install and manage. Luckily, there is another way you can have the warmth and comfort of a fireplace in your home without hassle!

A propane fireplace provides all of the benefits of a wood-burning one, but with less effort and cleanup. Here are a few advantages of a propane fireplace:

Convenience and cost: If your home already runs with propane, installation and maintenance will be fast and easy. Propane is also cheaper than purchasing wood over time, and even less expensive than electric models that can drive up your energy bill.

Cleanliness: Because propane fireplaces are not burning wood, they will not leave soot and debris behind after use. Unlike a wood-burning fireplace, you don’t run the risk of tracking grime into your home after cleaning your fireplace or adjusting logs.

Reliability:  When cold weather sneaks up on you, you won’t have to worry about having firewood available. On days where snow and rain appear unexpectedly, having a fire going indoors is comforting and part of what makes us look back fondly on winter weather. If the power goes out, you’ll still have a source of heat and light, quickly. Avoid venturing into the elements to gather or buy wood by having a propane fireplace, which is always ready with the flip of a switch.

Socializing: A propane fireplace can be the trick to getting your family together in one space! Everyone wants to gather around the warmest spot of the house, and the result will be more socializing and bonding time between family members and friends, especially during holiday parties. What a great memory-maker!

If you’re ready to add a propane fireplace to your home, contact Revere Gas to find out about your options!

Revere Air HVAC Energy Saver Inspection Agreement

As we head into the cooler months, it’s important to make sure that your HVAC system is operating properly and poised to keep your home comfortable. That’s why Revere Air is offering a Revere Air Energy Saver Inspection Agreement for our customers in the Middle Peninsula communities.*

All inspections with our Energy Saver Agreement include a 16- point check list and during this inspection ($89 per seasonfor the first heating and cooling systems, additional $75 for subsequent systems), we will:

  • Inspect and check calibration of thermostat
  • Inspect and oil blower assembly
  • Inspect and oil all motors
  • Inspect and adjust belts and pulleys
  • Inspect condensate pump and drain
  • Inspect indoor and outdoor coils
  • Inspect unit electric disconnect
  • Perform temperature checks
  • Inspect relays and contractors
  • Inspect safety controls
  • Inspect unit wiring
  • Check refrigerant level
  • Check amp draw on motors
  • Inspect air filter
  • Check system operation
  • Inspect duct work

All inspections with our Energy Saver Agreement include:

  • Priority Service: Your service calls will receive preferred, “cut to the front of the line” attention.
  • Diagnostic Fee: Reduced diagnostic fee on service calls: $45, compared to standard fee of $89.
  • Fewer Service Problems Mean “Peace of Mind”: Our annual inspections help prevent breakdowns, assure maximum efficiency and extend the life of your equipment.
  • Discounted Repair Costs: On systems with current Energy Saver Inspection Agreement, save 10% on all system repairs–parts and labor!

 

 

Sign up for an Energy Saver Agreement today and make sure your heating and cooling system is ready for whatever nature throws at it! Apply here.

*Our HVAC department is based in Hartfield and services the middle peninsula – including Middlesex, Mathews, Gloucester, and King & Queen Counties. Call our Hartfield retail office at 804-776-9724 if you’re unsure of your eligibility for HVAC service. 

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