Common Signs That You Need A New Tote Heater

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If you use a tote heater to keep propane tanks or other types of tanks warm, then you probably rely on it to help ensure that your propane is not affected by the weather. If you have been using the same tote heater for years now, however, it might be time to replace it. These are a few signs that you may need to buy a new tote heater so that you can protect your propane tanks during the winter months.

Your Propane is Still Being Affected by the Weather

When using your propane during or after the winter months, if you find that it has been affected by the cold temperatures even though you were using your tote heater, you shouldn't just assume it's because the temperatures dipped lower. The best tote heaters can help protect propane in even the coldest of temperatures, so if yours has failed at doing so, chances are good that it needs to be replaced.

The Tote Heater is Cool to the Touch

When you touch your tote heater, it should feel slightly warm to the touch. Because of their safety features, tote heaters should be safe to touch without being burned. If you do not feel any warmth at all, however, it could be because the tote heater is not generating the heat that it should be.

It's an Older Model

Older tote heaters often are not as effective at keeping propane tanks warm. Plus, some of them lack all of the newest and best safety features, which you can enjoy if you purchase a new tote heater. If you have been using the same tote heater for a long time now, you may want to think about replacing it with a newer and better model, even if it still seems to be working properly.

The last thing that you probably want is to find out that your propane has been affected by the winter weather because you cannot count on your tote heater. Even though you might not have thought about replacing it, these are a few signs that it might just be time to start looking for a new tote heater for each of your propane tanks. Luckily, they are available in various sizes and price ranges, so no matter how big or small your propane tanks might be or what your budget is, you're sure to be able to find an option that is right for you.

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