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All Industries Can Benefit from Propane Fuel

propane services north carolinaIf you need fuels for your North Carolina business, Rose Oil can handle the job with our trained professionals. Restaurants, hotels, resorts, dry cleaners, greenhouses, farms, offices and warehouses are among the many businesses in North Carolina that rely on propane service and propane delivery to keep their operations prospering.

Industries We Serve

Food service

Restaurants and commercial kitchens use propane for cooking, and that means saved time and money. With propane appliances like grills, ranges, cooktops and ovens, there’s no more wasting time cooling your heels while the burners get hot. Propane creates an instant flame-powered heat, allowing a restaurant to operate at optimum pace compared to traditional electric kitchens.

Landscaping

Landscape companies can use propane for their commercial mowers. If your landscaping work is commercial, your own clients who want to reduce their carbon footprints may be excited about your going green by switching to propane, which has far less emissions than traditional commercial fuels.

Manufacturing

Propane-powered forklifts can work both indoors and out, making it an ideal choice for warehouses and factories. Because propane is eco-friendly, nontoxic and safely contained in a propane cylinder or tank, a propane forklift doesn’t harm the air quality when used indoors.

Agriculture

Commercial propane heaters keep barns, livestock and greenhouses warm. It also is an energy-efficient, cost-effective method of drying crops. Farmers in remote areas can have their fuel delivered through our tank loaner program, letting them take full advantage of the time in each day.

Construction

Propane is a go-to fuel for generating temporary heating at a construction site. It’s also beneficial for your building timeline, since all of your vehicles and equipment can be powered all day at your construction sites, once you’re all set up with our tank-loaner program.

A Variety of Propane Options to Meet Your Business’s Needs

Rewards and Incentives for Greener Fuel Can Benefit Your Business

Sometimes, going green can save you green! In the residential-construction industry, for instance, smart builders often incorporate propane into their design plans for high-efficiency propane homes. Building with propane is much better for the environment than electricity, and utilizing propane in a home design can earn points toward LEED certification.

Backup Generators for All Industries

You don’t want to be without power, and neither do your employees and customers. That means thinking about options for a backup power source. Propane is also the best choice for backup generators for businesses (and homes), since it can be stored indefinitely and will not deteriorate over time, like gasoline, or thicken in cold weather, like diesel.

If Your Business Uses Propane in and around Franklin County, We Can Help.

No matter what type of business you have, we can help you save money and reduce your carbon footprint with the help of propane. In turn, you can spend your saved time and energy on growing your business! Reach out today to learn more about what Rose Oil can do for you.

Dear Valued Customer,

Once again, we’re seeing energy prices surge across the board. We know how painful that can be for our customers. It’s painful for us as well.

What’s going on?

Gasoline has risen more than a dollar more per gallon vs. year ago. Natural gas prices have skyrocketed more than 150%. Crude oil prices have climbed above $80 per barrel, a level we haven’t seen in seven years. Wholesale propane prices have hit their highest weekly average levels since February 2014. The cost of electricity has not been spared either.

We share your pain

People sometimes misunderstand how negatively all this impacts us as well. We don’t make more money when prices rise like this- we make less. Think of it this way: it’s like when the cost of coffee, milk or oranges rise. It’s not the local grocery that is profiting (look instead at the producers and wall street hedge funds.)

Our customers have a harder time paying their bills. They reduce their purchases. We need to tap into our lines of credit more. Our phones light up with questions. The sooner energy prices drop, the happier we’ll be.

In the meantime, please talk to us about things we can offer to help you reduce your energy costs, or handle payments more easily. And if you are having trouble with your bills, please call us. We can generally work with you if you reach out before you fall behind.

Trust us to come through for you

We’ve been in business for many years and have deep roots in the community. We have secure access to supply. We are doing everything possible to ensure we can deliver—even if other companies cannot—no matter the cost or difficulty we face.

We thank you for your understanding and we appreciate your loyalty. As we’ve done quite a few times in the past, we will get through these tough times by all working together.

Top 4 Reasons to Tune-Up your Heater Now

Scheduling a fall heater tune-up is more important than many people realize. Whether your heater is on the newer side or has been around for decades – especially if it’s been around for decades – a yearly tune-up and inspection can save you money on your energy bills this season, throughout North Carolina and Southside Virginia counties.

Save your dough

Most household spend up to a third of their utility bills on heating costs, but with regular maintenance, you can save big. Like almost everything, heaters work best when they are in good shape. Clogs, buildup, and dirty air filters can all decrease heater efficiency, but removing those obstructions allows air to flow more easily, while using less energy – and that adds up to savings for you.

Reduced repairs

Lots of heater problems start out rather minor, but they can turn into major issues when ignored. A straightforward fix now can save you a big fix – and the big cost that comes with it – next season. Maintenance tasks as simple as tightening a belt or cleaning your systems coils can prevent bigger issues down the road and save you money on costly repairs.

Let your heater live longer

If you’ve grown fond of your decades-old heating system and want to keep it around as long as possible, the energy experts at Rose Oil can teach you tips for keeping your furnace or boiler from kicking the bucket. Two of the best tricks for prolonging your heater’s lifespan include:

  1. Upgrading your thermostat to a smart or programmable unit gives you more control over how your energy is being used. You’d be surprised how much money you can save by allowing your house to grow cooler than your comfort level while you aren’t at home! But more importantly, saving energy means your system won’t have to work as hard, and is less likely to croak on you.
  2. Having an annual heating system tune-up can prolong the life of your heater by preventing the snowball effect of a few minor malfunctions coalescing into a total system failure.

Beat the rush

It should come as no surprise that heaters break most often during the winter, when they are in use. Unfortunately, this means that technicians are busy during peak season. Depending on what is wrong with your heater, special parts may need to be ordered. Don’t let your turkey – or your family – grow cold this holiday season, since an unexpected heater breakdown is preventable.

A tune-up with Rose Oil this fall can save you big headaches later

By taking the time to check for and correct any issues with your heating system, you can prolong your heater’s life and reduce repair costs and energy bills. Reach out to Rose Oil to schedule your tune-up today. One of our experienced energy professionals will make sure you are all set for this coming winter season in Vance, Granville, Franklin, Warren, Wake, Durham, Wilson, and South Side Virginia counties.

Apples to Oranges: Which Energy Source Saves You More?

home efficiency north carolinaThere is a lot of confusing information out there when trying to compare propane and electricity as energy sources. Part of the confusion stems from the fact that they are measured using different types of units – propane in BTUs and electricity in kilowatts. Read on to learn more about what propane and electricity share in common and how they differ. Rose Oil energy experts are ready to answer your questions and can help you evaluate what works best for your North Carolina home or business.

Energy conversion math

Electricity and propane are measured differently, but fortunately, conversion formulas are available to makes sense of the math. For example:

Even so, a straight conversion between electricity and propane doesn’t really give a full look at the true cost of each energy source; in order to see the big picture, we have to take energy efficiency into account.

Energy efficiency

While it may cost a few cents more to use the same amount of propane as electricity, that doesn’t really matter much when less propane is needed to accomplish a job. For example, if it takes two hours to dry some loads of laundry using electricity, but only 90 minutes to dry the same amount of laundry using propane, the propane would be considered more efficient energy-wise, as well as cost-wise, since using less energy costs less.

The efficiency gap

The greater the amount of energy required to run your appliances, the more the efficiency gap grows between propane and electricity. For example, a heater tends to use much more energy than a washing machine, and thus the efficiency benefit of having a propane heater is greatest. Propane is especially cost-effective for high-energy appliances.

Eco-friendliness

If selecting an energy source that is environmentally friendly is important to you, it makes sense to learn more about how electricity and propane are made, since that can affect their carbon footprint and efficiency.

Propane is considered a primary energy source, while electricity is a secondary source of energy. In other words, propane can be used in its original form, just as it was collected from the earth. Electricity, on the other hand, is only available for use after being created by a different source of energy, such as fossil fuels used to generate electricity at the plant. Although electricity does not itself emit harmful greenhouse gases, the energy sources used to generate electricity do. For consumers who are seeking energy that is low in emissions, propane can be a good choice.

Join the Rose Oil Family

The energy experts at Rose Oil are on hand to help you sort out which option is right for you, considering all the factors relevant in your situation. And we offer monthly payment plans, and automatic delivery options too, so you can choose the plan that works best for you. Rose Oil provides service throughout many counties within North Carolina–Vance, Granville, Franklin, Warren, Wake, Durham, Wilson, and South Side Virginia counties. We can set you up with the right size of propane tank, get it installed, and have you filled up in no time!

propane space heater north carolinaWith temperatures soaring here in North Carolina, tackling a heating problem is probably one of the last things on your mind right now. But now is exactly when you should be thinking about heating issues if you want to be ready once temperatures drop.

One of the most common issues that we hear our customers complain about is uneven heating –specifically, they have a problem room that their central heating system just can’t make comfortable.

If you have one of those rooms, there’s an easy solution: install a propane wall heater.

6 Benefits of Propane Wall Heaters

A descendent of the radiator, a wall heater is a standalone heating unit mounted directly to a wall. They are an efficient and cost-effective way to keep small- to medium-sized areas warm without taking up valuable floor space.

Why consider a propane wall heater? Here are five of the most important benefits.

The Bottom Line

Whether you want to save a little money or just want a quick way to warm up, propane wall-mounted heaters are one of the best solutions for small-house living or supplemental heating in a larger space. Affordable and efficient, they provide targeted heat at the touch of a dial, with no fuss and few repairs.

Considering a propane wall heater for the fall? Now is the time to book your appointment for propane wall heater installation in Durham, NC, before the post-Labor Day rush. We feature Rinnai EnergySaver® Direct Vent Wall Furnaces that will keep the high-efficiency heat coming all winter long. Contact Rose Oil today to learn more about what models might work for your space and budget!

oil payment options north carolinaTo say that it’s been a bumpy year so far is probably an understatement – most of us can use a dose of predictability, especially when it comes to money matters.

We can’t control the news cycle, but we can help make your fuel bill paying a little less stressful – thanks to our monthly payment plan.

With the Rose Oil monthly payment plan, we’ll spread your annual fuel costs over 10 equal payments, making each one more manageable (your payment will be based on an estimate of your past bills using the off-season market price for propane or heating oil, which is usually less – and sometimes far less – than the peak season price). You’ll have two easy adjustment bills (or credits to your account) per year if you use more or less fuel than your estimate.

With a monthly payment plan, you’ll avoid paying for almost a year’s worth of fuel during the small window of peak heating season. Instead, you’ll get level, predictable payments throughout the year, no matter how much gas you use.

With a monthly plan from Rose Oil,

Monthly Payments = Free Peace of Mind

Enrollment for our monthly payment program is now open: the sooner you get on board, the sooner you’ll say goodbye to heating bill surprises!

Think of how much easier it will be to plan your monthly budget knowing what your energy bill will be! In a time where every day brings new surprises, it’s nice to have something you can rely on, from a company you can rely on.

Enrollment is underway for the Rose Oil monthly payment program! Contact us today to learn more about ways you can save on propane delivery in Henderson, Spring Hope, and nearby areas of NC!

tankless water heaters north carolinaWhy pay to heat water you’re not going to use – or to reheat already warmed water that’s been sitting in a tank?

That’s the thinking behind a tankless propane water heater, which instantly heats the water you need – and only the water you need – to use.

Operating this way gives a tankless system some advantages over a conventional water heater (one with a storage tank), including:

Thinking about upgrading your water heating system? Now is the perfect time! Check out our current Specials on Rinnai Tankless water heater here – or contact Rose Oil Company today to learn more about finding the right propane water heater solution for your Piedmont Triangle home!

propane leak north carolinaYou may not heat your home with propane during the summer, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you aren’t using the gas during the hot months for your built-in grill, water heater, pool or spa heater, backup generator, or other outdoor living equipment.

With that in mind, it’s a good idea to revisit some propane safety tips so your family can enjoy peace of mind throughout the summer. Here are some propane safety reminders for your north central North Carolina and southern Virginia home.

  1. Learn and teach all adults in your home know how to shut the valve on your main propane storage tank in case of emergency. If you don’t know how, contact us.
  2. Make sure everyone in the house knows how to detect a propane leak (follow your nose…propane smells like rotten eggs) – and what to do if you think you have one.
  3. Learn how to prevent and deal with carbon monoxide issues:
    • Professionally service your propane heating equipment every year – this will help technicians spot a potential CO hazard early.
    • Install carbon monoxide detectors, following manufacturer’s instructions for placement and maintenance. Replace batteries at least once a year, and replace the unit as suggested by the manufacturer (usually every five or ten years, depending on the model). We also strongly recommend installing propane leak detectors to protect against the potential for propane odor loss during a leak.
    • Clear vents, chimneys, and flues quickly after a storm to make sure your home remains adequately ventilated.
    • Learn the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, and what to do if anyone in your home experiences them.
  4. If severe weather is forecast,
    • make sure you have enough propane gas to last at least a week in case of road closures; if you don’t, schedule a propane delivery as soon as possible. Don’t forget to include enough fuel to run your propane backup generator if the power goes out!
    • always follow the instructions of local authorities.
    • if your propane equipment has been damaged or is not working properly, contact us right away. Remember: if you shut down your gas for any reason, the law requires you to hire a licensed professional to restart your system.

For more propane safety tips, visit the Propane Education Research Council (PERC) website.

Stay safe this spring and summer – contact Rose Oil if you have any questions about propane safety, or if you need reliable propane delivery in north central North Carolina and southern Virginia!

farm oil tank loan north carolinaWant an easy way to boost profits and distance yourself from competitors in a commercial construction project or farm? Rose Oil has a solution: our commercial Tank Loaner program.

Our Tank Loaner program brings commercial-grade fuel tanks to your site for the ultimate in flexibility and convenience. Safe, attractive, mobile, and easily transported, our tanks will help make your project:

Tank Loaner Features

Our Rose Oil tanks are safe, attractive, mobile, and easily transported. Some features of our loaner tanks include:

Need a permanent tank installation? We can help you there, too. Contact us to learn more.

For loaner tanks and tank installation for your farm or commercial site, trust the pros at Rose Oil. Call 252-438-7141 to reach our Henderson or Spring Hope office, or contact us directly via email to learn more about temporary tank installation in Vance, Granville, Franklin, Warren, Wake, Durham, Wilson, and South Side Virginia counties.

propane delivery north carolinaIt’s never a good idea to let your propane tank run out of gas—not just because it will interrupt your heating service (which will cost you money to restart), but also because it creates significant safety risks for your propane-powered home.

If You Run Out Of Propane

Here are four things that could happen if you let your propane tank run out. As you’ll see, it’s simply not worth the risk:

  1. Appliance pilot lights will go out if your propane tank runs out—a problem that can be dangerous if not handled properly.
  2. Air and moisture that enters an empty tank creates rust buildup, which can mask the rotten-egg smell of propane and make it more difficult to detect a leak.
  3. If you run out of propane and leave a valve or gas line open, a leak can occur when the system is recharged.
  4. An out-of-gas call requires you to hire a qualified technician to perform a leak test (which you pay for) to meet federal code requirements for propane use.

Propane Run-out Prevention

The good news is you can avoid all these problems with FREE Automatic Fill from Rose Oil! Sign up today and you’ll dramatically reduce the odds of a propane run-out.

Want even more peace of mind? Install a WESROC tank monitor. For a small rental and installation fee, we’ll set you up with a remote monitoring system that tracks your actual usage and alerts us when it’s time to fill your tank. And you’ll also get an email or text to let you know your fuel level is getting low!

Once we get the alert, we’ll set up a propane delivery time that works for you. It’s that easy!

Avoid propane run-outs with convenient propane delivery solutions from Rose Oil Company. Contact us today to learn more about propane delivery in Henderson, Spring Hope, Townsville, Creedmoor and beyond!