If you power your home with propane, you already know how well it does its job of keeping you warm and safe no matter how cold it gets here in Buffalo or Rochester. But just how cold can it get outside before propane starts to act a little…funny?
The answer is pretty darn cold: propane turns to a liquid at -44 degrees F. If it gets that cold or colder, pressure inside the tank will drop to the point where it is too low to effectively power your propane heating equipment.
The good news is that as cold as it gets in this part of New York State, temperatures won’t quite reach that low (for you trivia buffs, Buffalo reached an all-time low temp of -20 way back on February 9, 1934, according to the National Weather Service; Rochester reached its own record low of -22 degrees the same day), but it still pays to take some precautions if you own a propane-powered home in the area.
To avoid pressure problems during cold weather extremes:
Other extreme weather propane tips:
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