Things You Should Know

kerosene supplier north carolinaYou can count on Briles Oil & Gas to keep you and your family warm. We provide heating oil and kerosene delivery and service you can trust. And we’ve been doing it for decades—since 1960.

As a Briles Oil & Gas customer, you benefit from the following:

Safety Matters

At Briles Oil & Gas we value family. We also make a point to treat our customers like family. This is just another reason we make safety a priority for all of the services we provide. If you use kerosene in and around your North Carolina home, we want to make sure you do so safely. So let’s take a moment to review some best practices when it comes to kerosene heater safety.

When operating a kerosene heater, it is important to take steps to prevent a buildup of carbon monoxide. For this reason, you should always operate your kerosene heater in a well-ventilated room.

Here are some additional safety tips:

  1. Keep the heater and all of its parts clean an up-to-date. A dirty wick is one of the main causes for toxic fumes.
  2. Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Change the batteries and replace the units according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  3. Never leave the heater running unattended. Turn it off when you leave the room.
  4. Keep your kerosene heater on a level surface and away from flammable materials.
  5. Never try to move your heater while it’s in use.
  6. Keep children and pets away from the kerosene heater.
  7. Never add fuel to a heater that hasn’t been allowed to completely cool down. Wait at least one hour before refueling. And don’t overfill it.

Fall Kerosene Heater Maintenance

Now that cooler weather is approaching, you are likely to have more use for your kerosene heater. Here’s what to do after you take it out of storage this fall:

  1. Install new batteries.
  2. Test the shut-off mechanism.
  3. Inspect the wick for proper operation.
  4. Fill the tank with fresh kerosene. Don’t use kerosene from last fall or winter. It may have spoiled. And never overfill your heater past the “full” level.

Briles Oil & Gas provides safe and dependable kerosene delivery. You can use the kerosene we deliver with confidence.

Briles Oil & Gas Is There When You Need Us

When it comes to heating oil and kerosene delivery, Briles Oil & Gas is a full-service fuel provider you can trust. We’re a family business that treats our customers like family. And we have decades of experience serving homes around Davidson and Randolph counties in North Carolina.

Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a delivery.

Things You Should Know

propane tips north carolinaFamily matters at Briles Oil & Gas. And when you’re a Briles Oil & Gas customer, we treat you like family. Family looks out for each other. Safety matters. From water heaters to grills to pool heaters, chances are you’re getting a lot of mileage out of the propane appliances in and around your North Carolina home. It’s always a good time to remind yourself of best practices when it comes to propane safety. And if you haven’t yet, make sure that everyone in your household knows what to do if they smell gas.

A Safe Choice

Propane has a great safety record. It’s subject to strict government regulations and high industry standards. Every Briles Oil & Gas professional is trained to follow all industry, national, and local regulations when installing propane tanks, and our drivers are kept up to date on the most current and thorough best practices for propane safety. So you can feel good about using propane in your home. And you can feel even better knowing that Briles Oil & Gas is your propane and propane services provider.

Important Safety Instructions

Propane has a great safety track record, but it’s still important to know what to do if you smell gas. And make sure that everyone in your household knows too. Here are the essential steps to take as soon as anyone smells gas:

Briles Oil & Gas

Briles Oil & Gas is a full-service fuel provider you can trust. We’re a family business that treats our customers like family. And we have decades of experience safely delivering propane to homes around Davidson and Randolph counties in North Carolina. Click here to see if we serve your neighborhood.

Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a delivery.

You Can Count on Briles Oil & Gas

commercial propane north carolinaA lot of businesses depend on propane to get the job done. Briles Oil & Gas gets the job done when it comes to providing safe and reliable bulk propane delivery and service. And we go beyond delivery. We also have the knowledge and expertise to help you manage your propane usage and costs. With the economy being what it is right now, running your business as efficiently as possible could be the difference between remaining profitable and falling into the red. If you have a business in the greater Asheboro region of North Carolina, let Briles Oil & Gas put our decades of experience in the industry to work for you to help your bottom line.

Commercial Uses for Propane

From hotels and restaurants to poultry farms and manufacturing plants, a wide variety of businesses rely on propane. And the smart businesses rely on Briles Oil & Gas to for their bulk propane delivery.

Here are some of the ways businesses in the greater Asheboro region use propane:

Briles Oil & Gas

Whatever business you’re in, you can count on our family business for all your propane needs. Briles Oil & Gas is a full-service provider delivering to homes and businesses in Alamance, Chatham, Davidson, and Randpolh counties. Click here to see if your business is in our service area.

Contact us today to find out how your business can benefit from having a fuel-services company with a long track record for outstanding service.

Join Our Budget Program!

fuel payments north carolinaTurn on the news and you’ll hear about record-breaking gas costs and the rising cost of airfare. Thanks to inflation and supply chain delays caused by Covid, almost everything is getting more expensive and harder to get. There is also a great deal of anxiety around heating costs. At Briles Oil & Gas we care about our customers, and we know you must keep a close eye on your household budget.

An Introduction to the Budget Program

That’s what Briles Oil & Gas is happy to offer our customers a way to take control of their heating oil costs. Simply enroll in our Budget Program. When you enroll, we’ll estimate your heating oil usage for this year based on last year. Then we’ll divide your yearly total into 10 even payments you’ll pay from July to April.

It couldn’t be easier. You’ll know exactly what you’ll have to pay each month. And even during high usage months—even if you get more than one delivery in a month—your heating oil bill won’t change unless we need to make a minor adjustment once or twice.

You may not know how much it will cost to fill your car with gas a week from now, but when you sign up for the Briles Oil & Gas Budget Program, you’ll know exactly how much your heating oil bill will be 2, 4, and even 8 months from now.

Best of all, participation in this program doesn’t cost you anything. Enrollment is free!

Budget Program Benefits

Here are some things to consider about our Budget Program:

  1. You won’t use more heating oil than you normally would. We’ll still deliver heating oil when you need it.
  2. Your heating oil bills will be more predictable and manageable. That’s especially comforting now, because heating fuel prices have been fluctuating a lot lately.
  3. You’ll have more cash on hand during the winter months.
  4. Even if you get multiple deliveries in a month, you’ll still pay just your one monthly payment.

Our family business is here for you and your family. Briles Oil & Gas is a full-service provider you can trust. We’ve been providing reliable and courteous service to homes around Davidson and Randolph counties in North Carolina for sixty years.

Contact us today to learn more or to enroll in our Budget Program and take control of your heating oil costs.

Available at All 3 Briles Oil & Gas Locations!

grill tank refill north carolinaMay is here, and if you haven’t yet, you’ll probably start firing up the grill very soon. This is the season to get outside and really get cooking. And propane is the most popular fuel for grilling. It offers precision, convenience, and ease. There’s also a lot less work and cleanup with a propane grill versus with a charcoal grill.

If you have a propane grill in your backyard, you’ll need to refill the portable propane cylinders that keep it going. Don’t worry. Briles Oil & Gas has you covered.

Beyond Grilling

Propane cylinders can do more than just fire up your grill and help you cook a delicious meal for your family and friends. Because they’re portable, there are few limits to what they can do and where they can go. Take them camping with you. Use them to power a propane deck heater, patio heater, or firepit. There’s a lot propane can do to help you get more out of your outdoor space.

And if you’re looking to add to or upgrade your outdoor space, Briles Oil & Gas is proud to offer a quality selection of propane grills and firepits.

Need Propane? Come to Briles Oil & Gas

Whenever you need propane for your grill, firepit, or other propane appliances, visit any of our three convenient locations to have your propane cylinder refilled and recertified.

Briles Oil & Gas can help make sure you always have enough propane for your next cookout, BBQ, or party. Just come to any of our three locations (Asheboro, Denton, and Ramseur) to refill your propane cylinders. We can also recertify your propane cylinder for you.

Briles Oil & Gas

Our family business is here for you and your family. Briles Oil & Gas is a full-service provider you can trust. We’ve been providing reliable and courteous service to homes around Davidson and Randolph counties in North Carolina for sixty years. Click here to see if we serve your neighborhood.

Contact us today to learn more or stop by one of our three locations for a refill.

Get More Out of Your Backyard

backyard propane north carolinaNow that winter is behind us, it’s time to spend more time outdoors. Make the most of your outdoor space and make your North Carolina backyard the place to be with the addition of a propane grill or firepit.

One of the benefits of living in a region with so many great weather days is the opportunity to really maximize your outdoor space. Host get-togethers, have family meals, and relax as you watch the sunset (or rise). There’s no limit to the different ways you can spend quality time with your friends and family under the sun or stars. And with the addition of a propane grill or firepit, you’ll get even more out of your backyard.

Propane Grills

There’s a reason so many professional chefs choose to cook with propane. It’s convenient, efficient, and gives you a tremendous amount of precision.

Briles Oil & Gas sells a wide variety of quality propane grills and accessories from Wilmington, a trusted brand known for its quality and durability. When it comes to choosing the right propane grill for your home, there are a lot of options. You can have a freestanding or built-in grill. You can keep it simple or customize it with additional accessories like a side burner, smoker, steamer basket, or rib rack. Yum!

The grills we sell at Briles Oil & Gas are built to last. You’ll enjoy yours for many years to come.

Propane Firepits

With the addition of a propane firepit to your outdoor space, you’ll get the comfort and ambiance of a fire without all the work (and expense) associated with a traditional wood firepit.

At Briles Oil & Gas, we offer a selection of beautiful firepits from HeatMaster and Buck Stove. We’re sure to have the style and size firepit that’s right for you.

Need Propane?

Hopefully, you already know that you can count on Briles Oil & Gas for your propane as well. Whenever you need propane for your grill or firepit, visit any of our three convenient locations to have your propane cylinder refilled and recertified.

Briles Oil & Gas

Our family at Briles Oil & Gas wants you and your family get the most out of your outdoor space. We are a full-service provider you can trust. We’ve been providing reliable and courteous service to homes around Davidson and Randolph counties in North Carolina for sixty years. Click here to see if we serve your neighborhood.

Contact us today to learn more about our selection of propane grills and firepits and to make the most of your backyard.

Spring is a good time to upgrade

water heater service north carolinaThis past winter was tough for a lot of reasons. Chances are you asked a lot of your home’s water heater. Think about all it does for your household—it provides all the hot water you and your family need for bathing, laundry, washing the dishes, et cetera. If you have a large home and/or family, that’s a lot of hot water!

Did you know that the winter months are particularly tough on your home’s water heater? Now that the weather is warming up, it’s a good time to assess if your water heater is running optimally, in need of some repairs, or far past its prime and ready to be replaced.

Whatever your water heaters needs are, Briles Oil & Gas is here for you. All around Randolph and Davidson counties in North Carolina, we sell, install, maintain, and repair water heaters. And when your purchase a new water heater from us, you can rest assured you’re getting an outstanding and energy-efficient product.

The Trials of Winter On Your Water Heater

Winter is a taxing time for your water heater. It has to work a lot harder for the following reasons:

When To Replace Your Water Heating System

Age is one of the biggest determinants for whether you should replace your water heater. If your water heater is more than 10 years old, an upgrade is a good idea. Because of how much more energy efficient your new water heater will be, you’ll start saving money on your energy bill the first time you use it. The upfront cost of the new unit will save you money in the long run. Plus, by choosing a propane tankless water heater, in addition to having an endless supply of hot water on demand, you won’t have to worry about tank corrosion or leaks.

Come to Briles Oil & Gas

Our family at Briles Oil & Gas wants your family to be comfortable. We’ve been providing reliable, courteous service to homes around Davidson and Randolph counties in North Carolina for sixty years. Click here to see if we serve your neighborhood.

Contact us today to learn more about upgrading to a new water heater. And be sure to ask about the money-saving rebates we help our customers take advantage of.

Important reminders for keeping your home and family safe

propane safetyNothing is more important than protecting your family and your North Carolina home. As one of our propane customers, we care about the safety of you and everyone in your household. Thanks to very strong regulations and high industry standards, propane has a great safety record. Propane tanks must adhere to strict safety codes and be installed according to all industry, national, state, and local regulations. That’s something the professionals at Briles Oil & Gas always ensure. In addition, our propane delivery drivers are well-versed in all of the latest best practices for propane safety.

There’s a part you and your family can play in propane safety as well. It’s very important that you and everyone in your household know what to do in the event of a gas leak in or near your property.

If you smell gas…

The moment anyone smells gas, it’s essential to take immediate action. Take the following steps to protect your family and home if there’s a gas leak:

Our family at Briles Oil & Gas wants your family to be safe and comfortable. We are a full-service provider you can trust, because our family business treats our customers like they’re one of us. We’ve been providing reliable, courteous service to homes around Davidson and Randolph counties in North Carolina for sixty years. Click here to see if we serve your neighborhood.

Contact us today to request propane delivery or to sign up for our “Keep Full” automatic delivery plan.

An Efficient, Affordable, Eco-Friendly Tool to Heat North Carolina Homes

home energy north carolinaAll Americans want a safe, warm home for their families. With prices rising across the board these days, we’re all working hard to achieve our goals while staying within a tight budget.

At the same time, everyone in this country – and across the globe – is contending against a shared, persistent enemy: climate change. How do North Carolina families heat their homes in an effective, environmentally-responsible way?

These days, the electrification movement dominates the conversation, pushing for all homes to be heated and powered by electricity alone. This is unfortunate, short-sighted and unworkable. It limits homeowners’ energy source choices and places steep financial burdens on them.

When the search for green energy alternatives focuses exclusively on electrification, it ignores other sustainable options. Chief among these is clean-burning, efficient propane!

Propane Is a More Eco-Friendly Home Energy Source

Full electrification advocates don’t often mention propane as a green energy alternative, but it’s greener than electricity in many ways. America’s electric grid relies heavily on greenhouse gas-emitting fossil fuels. While government agencies are working to transition the grid to more-sustainable solar and wind power, their timeline is unknown.

Propane is not a greenhouse gas. It has been classified as an alternative fuel under both the 1990 Clean Air Act and the 1992 National Energy Policy, and it releases practically no pollution. Today’s scientists are working to produce fully renewable propane that is molecularly identical but manufactured with animal fats, plant oils, biomass and other triglycerides.

Propane is Great for Your HVAC System and Appliances

Propane offers a more efficient way to cook, warm your home, and heat your water. Because propane works more effectively than electricity, propane-powered homes have a smaller carbon footprint. Their water heaters and clothes dryers work quicker than electric counterparts.

Additionally, a propane system can accommodate fantastic home additions like outdoor firepits and gas logs.

Propane is Reliable and Affordable

Propane is one of the most cost-effective home energy sources around. While every household is different, most get more bang for their buck with propane than with electricity, largely because their appliances work more efficiently. Also, fitting your home for propane is generally much more affordable than the $20,000 that full-electric conversions can cost.

You also have more reliable heating and power with propane because you control your energy supply. Your house is not relying on an overburdened electric grid that is prone to sudden outages.

North Carolina Homeowners are Turning to Propane

As you can see, propane is a valuable, versatile resource. It can save North Carolina homes lots of money while government agencies work to make the electric grid more reliant on sustainable power. So it’s no surprise that Davidson, Moore, Montgomery, and Randolph counties are seeing more propane tank installations every day!

Whether your North Carolina home uses propane, kerosene or heating oil, Briles Oil & Gas wants to be your partner in home comfort. We handle installation, service, and fuel delivery. Contact us to become a customer today!

Leasing keeps you limited

propane tank options north carolinaThe question of whether to lease or buy comes up a lot in life. Should you rent or buy your North Carolina home? How about your car? It’s a question that also applies to your propane tank. As with most lease versus buy debate, the most compelling reason for owning is usually freedom. When you lease, you are bound by certain conditions. For example, how many miles you can drive per year in a leased car or what sort of changes you can make to a rented home. The same is true of your propane tank. When you lease a propane tank, you’re usually tied to one supplier. When you own your own propane tank, you’re free to purchase your propane from whoever you prefer, and you can shop around for the best service and price.

Propane Tank Options

Briles Oil & Gas sells and installs underground propane tanks in a variety of sizes. If you’re in the market for a new propane tank, our expertly trained and safety-focused propane professionals will discuss your current and planned propane usage and help you choose the right tank size for your North Carolina household’s needs.

We sell tanks in the following sizes:

When you purchase a propane tank from Briles Oil & Gas, you won’t be obligated to use us for your propane delivery needs, but we’re confident you’ll want to because we’re dedicated to reliable, safe propane delivery and respectful, responsive customer service.

Briles Oil & Gas is a family business that treats our customers like family. We’ve been providing reliable, courteous service to homes around Davidson and Randolph counties in North Carolina for sixty years. We’re a full-service provider you can trust. Click here to see if we serve your neighborhood.

Contact us today to learn more about our propane tank services. We’re here to help!