Propane

New Canaan's Dependable Propane Service


New Canaan Oil is a full-service propane company, offering propane delivery in Connecticut.

If you’re looking to reduce energy costs or you’re thinking of adding a new feature to your home, you may want to consider New Canaan Oil & Propane to offer you exceptional service!

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  • Propane is a versatile energy source. Here are just a few ways propane can add to your home:

    • Generators
    • Heating
    • Hot Water
    • Tankless Hot Water Heaters
    • Stoves and Ovens
    • Grills & Outdoor Kitchens
    • Fireplaces
    • Pool Heaters
    • Dryers
    • Firepits

    • Approved Clean Fuel (1990 Clean Air Act, 1992 Energy Policy Act)
    • Low-Carbon alternative fuel
    • Produces few greenhouse gas emissions
    • Safe for soil and water
    • Low maintenance

    • Economincal option
    • Heats faster than electricity.
    • Actual per gallon price depends on final purchase volume.
    • Your purchase amount is estimated by analyzing uses and anticipated annual volume.

    • Heats air to 130 to 140 degrees and operates in short intervals minimizing operating costs
    • High efficiency propane-fired units qualify for tax credit and other incentives

    • Stringent codes and regulations
    • GASCheck (Gas Appliance System Check) for Homeowners

Propane Tanks

Typical Tank Sizes for above ground and underground propane tanks:

  • 120
  • 250
  • 320
  • 500
  • 1000

New Canaan Oil will lease tanks to customers, sell tanks to customers and make deliveries to tanks already owned by the customer.

Things to know about your propane tank:

  • Gauges on Tanks – float system and located on top of tank
  • Tanks are filed to 80% (warmer months) and 85% to allow for expansion
  • On/Off Valve – SHUT OFF VALVE on top of tank
  • ASME Valve propane delivery driver uses to fill propane tank
  • Propane is delivered as a liquid and sold as a liquid. Turns to gas thru the regulator
  • May see frost on the outside of the tank on a hot summer day

Automatic Delivery

New Canaan Oil & Propane will configure a delivery schedule for you based on your consumption. You can expect timely deliveries and have peace of mind knowing that we will be there when needed.

  • Propane is delivered as a liquid and sold as a liquid. Turns to a gas thru the regulator
  • May see frost on the outside of the tank on a hot summer day
  • During the season in which you use your propane, New Canaan Oil New Canaan recommends checking your gauge periodically, and alerting us if it reads below 40%.
    Click Here for instructions on checking your propane tank gauge.

Propane Saftey

Propane Smell. Teach everyone in your home or building what propane smells like. Always take action if you smell any kind of foul odor.

Emergency Procedures. Learn what to do in the event that you smell gas and about the dangers that carbon monoxide can pose.

If You Smell Gas
  1. No Flames or Sparks! Immediately put out all smoking materials and other open flames. Do not operate lights, appliances, telephones, or cell phones. Flames or sparks from these sources can trigger an explosion or a fire.
  2. Leave the Area Immediately! Get everyone out of the house or area where you suspect gas is leaking.
  3. Shut Off the Gas. Turn off the main gas supply valve on your outside propane tank, if it safe to do so. To close the valve, turn it to the right (clockwise).
  4. Report the Leak.From a neighbor’s home or outside on a cell phone AWAY from the gas leak, New Canaan Oil at 203-966-5539 or call 911
  5. Do Not Return To the Building or Area until New Canaan Oil, your emergency responder, or qualified service technician determine that it is safe to do so.
  6. Get Your System Checked. Before you attempt to use any of your propane appliances, a New Canaan Oil qualified service technician must check your entire system to ensure that it is leak-free.
Flammable Materials

Move any flammable and combustible materials (such as paper, clothing, wood, gasoline, and solvents) away from any propane appliances.

Learn About Your Propane System

Request a visit from New Canaan Oil to learn what’s “under the dome” on the top of your propane tank. Identify the shut-off valves, regulators, and safety relief valve, and how they operate.

Talk With Your Children

Be sure they understand the following important safety tips:

  • Learn what propane smells like.
  • If you smell gas, tell an adult right away and then go outside
  • Do not turn or play with the knobs or other controls on a stove, oven, water heater, or other appliance.
  • Do not play around or climb on a propane tank, gas line, appliance, or other parts of the propane system.

Switching to New Canaan Oil

The process of switching propane providers is easy. If you lease or own your tank it is a simple process.

If you own your tank
  1. New Canaan Oil will notify your current propane company that you are changing to New Canaan Oil
  2. Perform Gas System Check
  3. Perform Gas Appliance System Check
If you lease your tank
  1. New Canaan Oil will notify your current propane company that you are changing to New Canaan Oil*
  2. New Canaan Oil will arrange for a new tank delivery
  3. New Canaan Oil will disconnect your old tank and install a new one and fill it
  4. Perform Gas System Check
  5. Per form Gas Appliance System Check

*The previous supplier will pick-up the disconnected tank.

Call us today at 203-966-5539 or email us at info@newcanaanoil.com for more information switching to New Canaan Oil.

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