Heating your home’s water is the second-largest user of energy in your home, accounting for 14-25 percent of overall household energy consumption. We know you’re concerned about the planet, but we also know you need plenty of hot water. With a tankless propane home water heater, you don’t have to give up the things you want to help the environment. Here are five reasons choosing propane service to heat your water is the best choice for your home, wallet and the environment. Continue reading “5 Reasons to Choose Tankless Propane Home Water Heaters” »
Out of gas or need a repair? A ThompsonGas technician is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency propane service and repair. If you think you have a leak, call ThompsonGas immediately at 1-800-768-6612 and follow these precautions carefully. Continue reading “24/7 Emergency Service by ThompsonGas” »
Tailgating and grilling — two national pastimes made even better by propane.
Summer may be over, but don’t stow away your grill just yet. With fall football in full swing, it’s time to move the BBQ from your backyard to the parking lot. Next time you support your favorite team, pack up the party and your portable grill, and give one of these easy tailgating recipes a try.
Swiss Cheeseburger Sliders
Recipe c/o Food Network
Serving Size: 8 sliders
Vegetable oil, for brushing and coating grill
1 pound ground chuck
1 tbsp. kosher salt
1 ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
2 thin slices Swiss cheese, cut into small squares to fit sliders
8 slider buns, halved and slightly grilled
SLIDER TOPPINGS (optional)
Crisp, cooked bacon
Chive sour cream
Guacamole (prepared and chilled before tailgating)
Mayonnaise and ketchup mixture (½ mayonnaise and ½ ketchup)
Grilled pineapple slices
Black bean salsa
Pico de gallo salsa
- Heat home propane grill to medium heat (350 degrees F), and rub grate with a towel dipped in vegetable oil.
- In a large bowl, mix together the meat, salt and pepper until well combined. Shape into 8 (¼-inch thick) patties. (Note: This should be done prior to tailgating and should be chilled until ready to grill). Brush patties with vegetable oil when ready to prepare.
- Cook the patties until browned on first side, about 1-2 minutes. Flip, top with cheese, close grill top and cook until cheese is melted and patty is cooked through, about 1-2 more minutes.
- Serve patties on slider buns with optional toppings.
Grilled Pineapple & Black Bean Salsa
Recipe c/o Grill Grrrl
Serving Size: 4 people
1 pineapple, sliced into large pieces for grilling
1 (8 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 limes — one for in the salsa, one for presentation
¼ cup chopped cilantro
3 tbsp. chopped red onions
3 tbsp. chopped unsweetened coconut
1 tbsp. lime zest
Sea salt, to taste
- Prepare your residential propane grill for direct cooking on medium heat (350 degrees F). Coat grill grates with canola oil. Slice limes in half. Put pineapple slices, limes (citrus facing down) and jalapeno on grill. Grill for about 4-6 minutes.
- Combine black beans, onion, cilantro and coconut in mixing bowl. Once pineapple and jalapeno have cooled, chop pineapple into small pieces and add to bowl. Finely chop jalapeno, including seeds, and add to the mixture. Add juice of grilled lime as well. Zest your lime and add to mixture.
- Let the salsa chill in refrigerator at least an hour. Serve the dip with tortilla chips with second sliced limes as garnish.
Hot Quick Banana Boats
Recipe c/o Taste of Home
Serving Size: 4
4 large, unpeeled bananas
8 tsp. semisweet chocolate chips
8 tsp. trail mix
¼ cup miniature marshmallows
- Place each banana on a 12-inch square of foil. Crimp and shape foil around bananas so they sit flat.
- Cut each banana lengthwise about ½-inch deep, leaving ½ inch uncut at both ends. Gently pull each banana peel open, forming a pocket. Fill pockets with chocolate chips, trail mix and marshmallows.
- Grill bananas, covered, over medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until marshmallows are melted and golden brown. Serve in individual foil packet.
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Each year, the U.S. Department of Energy designates October as National Awareness Month. During this time, public agencies, utilities and other organizations shine light on the importance of conserving energy. From replacing our home’s old lighting to opting for ENERGY STAR appliances, a number of energy-efficient alternatives exist that increase your family’s comfort while saving energy and money.
At ThompsonGas, we’re 100% committed to promoting energy-efficient options today that lead to a cleaner, greener tomorrow. One of the best ways we promote energy efficiency is through our propane services. With National Energy Awareness Month in full swing, there’s never been a better time to learn about and consider switching to propane. Continue reading “October is National Energy Awareness Month” »
At ThompsonGas, we understand no two households are the same. That’s why we offer flexible payment plans* designed to best suit each customer’s individual residential propane needs. Choose from one of our propane payment plans for your budget and lifestyle. Continue reading “Payment Plans for Every Budget” »
It’s our favorite time of the year again — tailgating season! It doesn’t get much better than grilling your favorite foods while cheering on your favorite team. But, with an outdoor kitchen comes outdoor safety concerns, and safe tailgating is critical to ensure the health and well being of your fellow fans. Follow these propane service safety tips and your next tailgating experience is sure to score a touchdown. Continue reading “Safe Tailgating Tips” »
As summer turns to fall, it’s time to start preparing the propane appliances in your home for the colder seasons. With ThompsonGas as your propane gas providers, you have a one-stop shop for everything propane. Whether we’re surveying your current system or simply refilling your tank, we can exceed all your propane needs from beginning to end this fall. Here are a few tips to help prepare your propane home for the fall and winter seasons ahead. Continue reading “Is Your Propane Home Ready for Fall?” »
A few weeks ago, we shared exciting news that ThompsonGas was selected as the first and only provider of propane for six alternative fueled lawn mowers on the National Mall and Memorial Parks (NAMA). Each new mower was donated by the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC and will be refilled exclusively by ThompsonGas using our propane cylinder exchange system. The National Park Service just began operating the mowers and PERC was there for all the action. Check out this video to learn how our propane service is leaving a cleaner, greener mark on our nation’s capital.
As the kids prepare to head back to the bus stop this month, school bus fleets are heading back to school in style with a greener, cleaner fuel alternative. From Nebraska to Connecticut, many school districts across the country are ditching diesel and opting for eco-friendly propane fuel instead. School systems are looking for meaningful ways to save money and improve their impact on the environment. Propane service’s efficiency, reliability and affordability make propane-fueled school buses a growing choice for such demanding, high-mileage routes. Propane vehicles provide a range of low-emission and cost-effective alternatives for public school transportation. Continue reading “School Buses Go Back-to-School with Propane Service” »