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Don’t Fall Into an Energy Trap

Watch out for hard core sales people on your doorstep that may attempt to convince you to replace your furnace or air conditioner. CTV’s W5 recently investigated the practice. Go to their site now (link) and get the full story.

Information about your rights and legislation that protects you from predatory contracts can be found at this Government of Ontario webpage (link).

 

CTV W5 Energy Trap

CTV W5 Energy Trap

Dan Moran and 5 Star Home have joined our team.

Since 1985, Bangs Fuels has earned a reputation for honest and reliable service, providing heating and home comfort solutions to thousands of homes in Perth and in the surrounding area. With both fuel delivery and an in-home service department, we have been able to offer a hassle free, one-stop-shop solution to our customers.

As we grow as a company, we need to ensure the people we grow with share the same vision and goals of providing the highest quality of work and customer service. Therefore, when it became time to expand our service department, the clear choice was to approach Dan Moran and 5 Star Home.

Dan Moran has over 25 years of experience and his team at 5 Star have been delivering quality service and products to Perth and the surrounding area since 2008.

Dan started his career as a heating technician with a local company in 1992 and grew with them over the next 16 years. Dan quickly learned the business while gathering a broad range of experience across the HVAC industry. His customers soon relied on him for accurate and reliable expertise, as did his employer. In 2000 he was promoted from senior field service technician to service manager and guided the company for the next 8 years as it doubled its HVAC business.

Dan is a unique and skilled mentor who continues to actively train and develop the next generation of caring and competent Bangs Fuels / 5 Star Home professionals. They are ready to serve you.

We are overjoyed at Bangs Fuels to have Dan and 5 Star Home join the team and look forward to continuing our tradition of honest and reliable service with the highest quality available.

 

Photo of David Bangs & Dan Moran

David and Dan in front of our propane tank.

Propane On Hand

If you have driven by on Christie Lake Road lately you’ll notice a mammoth 66-foot propane tank at the back of the property. “The tank gives us more flexibility and a choice of suppliers. We’re not tied into one specific brand,” says David.

Getting the tank installed and online has been a 13-month project. It allows David to keep a supply of propane on hand, ensuring his customers will be looked after, especially during the cold winter months.

 

Propane Tank

Our 66 foot propane tank.

Energy Saving Tips

Winter scenicLast winter was one of the coldest Canadians had experienced in many years. Record breaking cold and successive winter storms led to significantly higher energy demand. This translated into higher costs of heating oil, natural gas, electricity, and propane, and in some communities caused delivery delays.

Families and businesses that rely on propane can have confidence that Canada’s propane industry is prepared, should we experience a repeat of harsh conditions this year, by offering additional supplies to meet potential demand. As the voice of Canada’s propane industry, we are also encouraging Canadians to plan ahead and top up their propane tanks now, should winter make an early appearance.

To help you prepare for colder weather and save money, here are a few steps that you and your family can take during the winter:

  • Ensure that your driveway and access to your tanks are cleared.
  • Turn down the thermostat. Manually, or using a programmable thermostat, raise the temperature a few degrees while you are at home and lower it when you are sleeping or away.
  • Reduce hot water consumption. Lower the temperature setting on your water heater. Consider showers instead of baths, and reuse water for laundry.
  • Reduce drafts. Install caulking and weather stripping around windows, doors and other openings such as ducts, fans and vents.
  • Keep curtains and blinds open to receive sunlight during the day, and close them at night.
  • Hang clothes on a rack to dry rather than using your clothes dryer.

Keeping Canadians warm and safe is our top priority. Canada’s propane industry will continue to make every effort to provide reliable and affordable service to its valued customers, and the Canadian Propane Association encourages customers to contact their propane retailer to put their winter plan into action. By working together, Canadians and Canada’s propane industry can take the sting out of winter.