Training and Certification Programs Available for HVAC Contractors
Missouri state law requires that all workers who service or install equipment or appliances that use propane gas (LPG) must be certified by the Missouri Propane Safety Commission. To help HVAC employers comply with the state law, the Missouri Propane Gas Association, MPGA, offers a one-day class that meets the training requirements of the Commission’s […]
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Available Funding for Propane School Bus Purchases
School administrators throughout Missouri and across the country are making a change to benefit their students, their school districts and the environment. They are switching to propane-powered buses to save money, reduce emissions and protect student health. The benefits of propane over diesel fuel are numerous, as shown in several case studies from school districts […]
5 Tips for a Comfortable Winter
Whether we like it or not, winter is just around the corner. Staying warm when the temperatures drop can be a challenge, but here are a few simple steps to make it easier. Preparing early is the key. Follow these steps to get ready for winter, then settle in and enjoy the comfort of a […]
Propane Heat vs. Electric Heat | Which is Better and Why
A common question among home buyers, builders and owners is What is the best way to heat their home? In this article, we’ll take a closer look at some of the benefits of propane heating systems over electric heating systems to equip you with the information you need to be able to make a knowledgeable […]
Welcome Home Magazine
Whether you’re a builder, a homeowner, or both, propane can add value to a property. Propane is a clean, American source of energy that can power many appliances in a home to improve performance and efficiency, and provide greater comfort. Welcome Home magazine, produced by the Missouri Propane Education & Research Council, features builder plans […]
2019 Inspiration Home Appliances Lay Groundwork for Propane Lifestyle Comfort
The crews have been busy at the 2019 SHL Inspiration Home. The high-end home set to be powered by propane has taken form. Partnering with MOPERC, the Missouri Propane Education and Research Council, Doug Ross of RC Homes and SHL’s Dave Leathers have selected the high-efficiency propane appliances that will power the luxurious home. Installation […]
Westland Landscape Powers Up with Propane
For Westland Landscape, propane has played a key role in powering their business. Today, Westland is running cleaner, more efficiently and more profitably with propane. Westland started in 1988 as a full-service maintenance company, and has grown into a full-service landscape design and installation company. Owned and operated by Danny Triplett, Westland Landscape provides maintenance, […]
Progress at the Lake’s Propane Home
The crews have been busy at the site of Dave Leather’s 2019 SHL Inspiration Home in the Villages at Shawnee Bend. Progress of this luxury home is moving ahead at full steam, and according to Leathers, is on track to be complete by June 1, 2019. The 2019 Inspiration Home will be powered by propane, […]
There are many ways propane can add value and comfort to your home. From drying clothes or preparing meals, to home and water heating, all the way to keeping your home secure during an electrical outage, propane is a versatile energy source that can keep your home and life going, with no disruptions. Propane gas […]
Exterior Design Trends of Today’s Beautiful Homes
The front of a home—its architectural features, color, texture, and landscaping—makes a statement about the people who live within its walls and their values. It determines the level of respect they command from the guests who are invited inside and the strangers who are merely passing by. Selecting exterior surface materials that compliment one another […]
Creating the Perfect Outdoor Living Space – Design Trends for 2019
The American Institute for Architects recently reported the demand for outdoor living spaces in new home plans has increased six years in a row, now eclipsing the request for a home office or mudroom. Today’s outdoor living areas are bringing many popular indoor features into the outdoors. Covered patios, pergolas and hardscapes now house chef-grade […]
Complete Propane Home: How it Works Outside
Propane appliances can efficiently and effectively meet nearly all of your home’s major energy needs, inside and out, from cooking ranges and drying clothes to outdoor lighting and pool heating. In this article, we’ll discuss the benefits of several propane appliances that can be used outside your home to help you live more comfortably, happy […]
Complete Propane Home: How it Works Inside
Propane appliances can efficiently and effectively meet nearly all of your home’s major energy needs, inside and out, from space heating and water heating to outdoor flame lighting and firepits. In this article, we’ll discuss the benefits of several propane appliances that can be installed inside your home to help you live more comfortably and […]
2019 Inspiration Home Powered by Propane
Dave Leathers is no stranger to designing and building beautiful and efficient homes. As owner of Showcase Publishing at Lake of the Ozarks, Dave has built over a dozen Inspiration Homes at the Lake, publicized them through his premier publications and auctioned them off for a worthy cause. Carrying the tradition forward, his 2019 Inspiration […]
Welcome Home to the Craftsman
The results of a February 2018 survey conducted by Harris for real estate powerhouse Trulia suggests a shift in architectural design is at the forefront for the typical American home of the future. The study of 2000 participants 18 years or older revealed that Craftsman-style homes have replaced the traditional ranch as the preferred architectural […]
Comfort Upgrades for Bathrooms
From travertine, granite, and other natural stone surfaces to high-tech toilets, relaxing soaking tubs, and therapeutic shower heads, bathrooms serve as an inspiring morning space to prepare for the hours ahead and a serene retreat to bring the day to a close. The secret to making bathrooms comfortable is the efficient use of available space. […]
Building the Kitchen of your Dreams
Natural stone or engineered quartz? Sleek tile to rustic hardwood? Designing a kitchen today brings many difficult decisions. Today, there is new consumer mindfulness for living smarter. The National Association of Homebuilders reports this generation’s homebuyers prefer features that enhance comfort and convenience over square footage. Welcoming living spaces that efficiently accommodate friends and family […]
Welcome Home to Propane Living
Propane is a clean and efficient source of energy that can improve the performance of your home and make it more comfortable. People don’t often realize all the ways propane can be used in their homes and the benefits. At MOPERC, we’ve set out to change that with our “Welcome Home” campaign. We are embarking […]
Grill Safety Tips for Spring
If you haven’t already, we’re sure you will soon be outside your home grilling some tasty meals for your family and friends during the weekends. For convenience sake, we hope you are using a propane backyard grill, which lights instantly, heats faster than charcoal, and emits less carbon monoxide and soot.
As We Fight off Getting the Flu, Be Aware of Carbon Monoxide Dangers Too
As you may know, Missouri, along with the rest of the country, has been suffering through a severe flu season. Health experts say it’s comparable to the flu season of 2014-15—maybe even worse.
Missouri’s Unique Opportunity to Help Schools and Students with “Green” Buses Powered by Clean Burning Fuel
Missouri leaders have begun deliberations on how to allocate $41 million in funding received from the VW Clean Air Act Civil Settlement. While many worthy projects are auditioning for a piece of the proceeds, one application stands above the rest: cleaner school buses.
Safety First for your Propane Appliances in Missouri
Propane is an extremely safe fuel, providing warmth and comfort in thousands of homes across Missouri. However, like any important piece of equipment, you should pay attention to the operation of your gas appliances and make sure a proper maintenance schedule is always followed. Please consult your owner’s manuals for what’s required.
Your Propane Company Cares about You
Recently, a national survey polled homeowners about they liked most about propane. One of the top answers was: local propane suppliers are very dependable.
That’s no surprise. Your local propane company takes pride in their responsive service and they truly care about your comfort and safety.
Help for Hurricane Victims
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have displaced tens of thousands of people and the overwhelming costs of damages continue to mount every day. Now, more than ever, all of us in the propane industry—as well as the millions of customers we serve—want to step up and help.
Proudly Independent, Proudly American, Proudly Propane
The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has received a lot of raves for its recent “Proudly Propane” outreach, which reminds everyone why propane is such a great fuel. And they use a fun-loving dog named Blue to get their message across.
Uses of Propane in your Home
Propane is one of the most versatile fuels available, so it really makes sense to explore the many ways that propane can make your life easier and better. With a built-in supply of fuel on your Missouri property, there are many options at your fingertips.