407 Main Street
Jackman, Maine

Safety Tips for Oil and Propane

Oil Tank / Furnace Tips

  • Inspect your oil tank yearly – if you notice a leak contact us as soon as possible.

If your heating system turns off - try checking the following before making a service call:

  • Check the boiler switch (the red switch usually in a closet or stair well), make sure it is in the "on" position.
  • Look at the thermostat to be sure it is set above room temperature or to "heat".
  • Check your circuit breaker, and or, fuse box. It may be tripped.
  • Lastly, press the reset button on the furnace burner – it is a red button located usually on the top of the burner. Only reset one time.

If the unit comes on, you are probably in good shape, if not, please give us a call and we will be happy to help you get it going.

The following link will offer more tips on your heating system: www.maineenergymarketers.com

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 building or area where you suspect gas is leaking.

3. Shut Off the Gas. Turn off the main gas supply valve on your propane tank, if it is safe to do so. To close the valve, turn it to the right (clockwise).

4. Report the Leak. From a neighbor's home or other nearby building away from the gas leak, call your propane retailer right away. If you can't reach your propane retailer, call 911 or your local fire department.

5. Do Not Return to the Building Area. Wait until your propane retailer determines that it is safe to do so.

6. Get Your System Checked. Before you attempt to use any of your propane appliances, your propane retailer or a qualified service technician must check your entire system to ensure that it is leak-free.

Visit https://propane.com/safety/ to learn more.