Winter advisory


Before winter arrives

  • Mark the location of your tank(s), fill pipe, chimney and exhaust vents, so they can be easily located.
  • Make sure you know how to shut off the main supply valve of your propane or oil tank, as well as appliances such as your furnace, boiler, fireplace or water heater.
  • Have an Irving Energy licensed technician clean and service your home heating equipment (it is recommended that this be done annually).
  • We recommend you have a UL-approved carbon monoxide detector.



After winter arrives

  • Clear snow and ice off the top of tanks, gauges, fittings and lines. By doing so, you’ll prevent snow or ice build-up that can cause leaks. We recommend using a broom to avoid damaging the tank or system components.
  • If safe to do so, clear snow and ice from appliance vents, chimneys and flues so they can vent properly. A lack of ventilation can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • If safe to do so, carefully remove heavy icicles or large amounts of snow from the roof area above your tank and piping.
  • By maintaining a clear path to your tank, you can help ensure safe delivery of your propane and heating oil.

Before winter arrives

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