Top-of-the-Line Fuel for All Your Needs
At McLaughlin's Energy Services, our name says it all! Supplying customers with a variety of fuels, liquid propane gas and generators is our core business. We've been doing it since 1954, adding products and services as the supply of natural resources, and the preferences of consumers have changed.
Today, we are a local area leader in sales and service of solutions for your heating and cooking needs. We provide all of the fuel solutions you need as well as helpful information concerning the variety of fuels we sell so you can make the right decisions for your home or business:
Oil heat is one of the most prominent uses of petroleum (with fuel for transportation being another). It remains an economical, efficient alternative to electricity, with the capacity to provide far greater BTU's per gallon than the equivalent kilowatt hours. At McLaughlin's, we sell fuel oil, we deliver it, and we even have it available at a self-service pump - outside our local showroom. We can advise you on how to best use oil heat for your home or business!
Liquefied Petroleum Gas (or Propane) is an environmentally-friendly alternative supply of energy for a variety of residential and business uses. At McLaughlin's, we have long recognized the importance of providing this product to consumers in our area. With a 60,000 gallon supply on-site, and radio dispatched "Bobtail" delivery trucks, we can bring this product to you for a wide variety of uses, including Central Heating.
Whether it's used for main heating, emergencies, or supplemental heating, K-1 Kerosene is an economical, alternative energy source. At McLaughlin's you can drive up to our self-service pump outside our showroom, and fill your approved safety containers.
Tank Monitors offer state-of-the-art technology. Our tank monitoring device automatically tracks your tank fuel level and schedules fills when you need it. Tank Monitors are an excellent solution for vacation homes, pool heaters, and emergency heating that doesn’t always have a consistent usage. We offer this is a free service to our qualifying automatic customers.
Automatic or Keep Full
Let McLaughlin’s take care of you with our automatic fuel refill program! Signing up for our keep full program will ensure that our advanced computer software will estimate your fuel usage and indicate when you need a refill by automatically scheduling your next delivery. You can then spend less time worrying about fuel and more time on what matters. Put your trust in us to keep you taken care of!
Take the responsibility of your propane service into your own hands and let us know when you need fuel. When it’s that time to get your tank filled up, give McLaughlin’s a call.
What Do I Do If I Run Out Of Propane?
To start, do your best to avoid running out of propane. If a valve or gas line is left open when supply runs out, it is possible for a leak to occur when the system is repressurized with propane. It is also a federal code requirement (National Fuel Gas Code Section 4.2.1/4.2) that a qualified gas technician performs a leak test paid for by you to ensure that you do not have a leak in your system.
Consider being put on keep full with McLaughlin’s so that you never have to worry about costly leak tests and service interruption on your gas supply! This is free-of-charge to you and gives you the peace of mind knowing that you won’t have to risk running out by forgetting to check your gauge.
How Do I Read A Propane Tank Gauge?
Not all gauges are created equal. What we mean by this is not all tank gauges are exactly the same. However, there is good news, all tank gauges read in a percentage that reads from 0 - 100. Propane tanks are only filled to 80% capacity. What that means is when you are at 40%, you technically have half a tank of fuel left. 20% would be ¼ of a tank.
Also, keep in mind that a gauge is not always 100% accurate. It is simply an approximation and actual fuel level may differ slightly. If you notice you are at 20-30% please give us a call and let us know so we have ample time to get you on a route to have you filled in time before running out!
Safety and Compliance
The Safety and Compliance fee is applied on propane deliveries only. This helps to offset the costs McLaughlin’s incurs to comply with federal, state and local government regulations. Such as those relating to environmental, hazardous materials, homeland security, and workplace safety. This fee is $9.69 per delivery.
What to do if you smell gas? Propane has an added odorant to make it smell similar to rotten egg or a skunk
- NO FLAMES OR SPARKS! Immediately put out all smoking materials and other open flames. Do not operate lights, appliances, telephones, or cell phones. Flames or sparks from these sources can trigger an explosion or a fire.
- LEAVE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY! Get everyone out of the building or area where you suspect gas is leaking.
- SHUT OFF THE GAS. Turn off the main gas supply valve on your propane tank, if it is safe to do so. To close the valve, turn it to the right (clockwise). Check your gauge, as the odorant can settle to the bottom of the tank and come through your appliances and smell in the house, this is possible anywhere below 15%.
- REPORT THE LEAK. From a neighbor’s home or other nearby building away from the gas leak, call your propane retailer right away. If you can’t reach your propane retailer, call 911 or your local fire department.
- DO NOT RETURN TO THE BUILDING OR AREA until your propane retailer determines that it is safe to do so.
- GET YOUR SYSTEM CHECKED. Before you attempt to use any of your propane appliances, your propane retailer or a qualified service technician must check your entire system to ensure that it is leak-free
Carbon Monoxide Safety Info
WHAT IS CARBON MONOXIDE (CO)? You cannot taste or smell CO, but it is a very dangerous gas produced when any fuel burns.
CO CAN BE DEADLY! In extreme cases, high levels of or extended exposure to CO can result in brain damage or death.
IF YOU SUSPECT CO IS PRESENT, ACT IMMEDIATELY!
- If you or a family member shows physical symptoms of CO poisoning, get everyone out of the building and call 911 or your local fire department.
- If it is safe to do so, open windows to allow entry of fresh air, and turn off any appliances you suspect may be releasing the CO.
- If no one has physical symptoms of CO poisoning, but you suspect that CO is present, call your propane retailer or a qualified service technician to check CO levels and your propane equipment.
Consider acquiring a CO/Propane detector for your home or business. Better safe than sorry!
We accept all major credit cards, checks, and cash. We also have a few other options available to you.
- Auto Pay: McLaughlin’s will automatically charge your card on file after 3 days from the transaction date.
- Payment Plan: We offer a 10-month payment plan for our customers. This plan gives you the option to make equal monthly payments, making your fuel payments more affordable. Our payment plan begins on August 1st, and ends on May 31st. Using this schedule, you can use the extra two months of the year (June/July) to pay any usage amounts that may have accrued due to a colder than usual season.
- Online payment: We offer you the option to pay your invoice for service or fuel right from our website through PayPal.
For more information concerning our products or services, or to schedule your FREE fuel estimate, call us today at 717-762-5711!