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Check Your Propane Tank Level

As the mercury drops, we’d like to stress the importance of monitoring your propane usage. The temperature that the state of propane changes from liquid to vapour is -44°F. This is the vaporization point. Pressurized propane vapour in your tank is what fuels your household appliances. As temperatures rise, more vapour is created. Conversely, as […]

Get Ready for Summer

The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and the Jays are rolling – spring is in full bloom! As we dust off our patio sets and fire up our grills, we wait in eager anticipation for May to come around so that we can relinquish our pool covers and prepare our backyard oases for […]

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How To Reduce Heating Costs this Winter

Well, well, well…Winter has finally reared its ugly head! Temperatures are plummeting and the cost of living seems to rise every day. Welcome to 2022! With that being said, the team at Core Fuels has put together these helpful tips on how to reduce heating costs to your home this winter: Ensure windows and doors […]

Core November Sale 2021

Check out Core Fuels’ November 2021 Lubricant Sale on Grease, Motor Oil, D.E.F. and Hydraulic Oil. Sale ends November 30, 2021.

Core October Fall Sale 2021

Check out Core Fuels’ Fall 2021 Lubricant Sale on Grease, Motor Oil, D.E.F. and Hydraulic Oil. Sale ends November 30, 2021.

Use Propane to Keep Outdoor Spaces Comfortable, Fun, and Safe in Cooler Fall Weather

Just because the days get shorter and temperatures get lower doesn’t mean that life gets put on hold, and construction crews and families alike rely on propane to keep patios and job sites both warm and comfortable. Powering our community safely is part of our mission at Core Fuels and Red Cap Propane Ltd., so […]

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What Should I Look for in a Diesel Fuel Delivery Company?

Diesel fuel is the lifeblood of many Ontario businesses, and having a reliable supply of the fuel could mean the difference between making it big or taking a dive in today’s competitive Canadian marketplace. That’s why it’s important to choose a diesel fuel supplier that takes great pride in getting diesel deliveries to you when […]

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Is Propane Green Energy?

While steps like recycling bottles and replacing our SUVs with hybrids will help grow your green footprint, there are few things that will affect your impact on the planet more than changing the way you power your Ontario home. If you’re looking for a greener way to fuel your appliances without sacrificing comfort or performance, […]

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How Can I Cut My Propane Gas Bill?

Propane is one of the most efficient home fuels around – but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a little bit more from your appliances with just a little savvy effort. Try these cost-effective ways to save some money on propane bills for your Ontario home in the coming months. Seal air leaks. Protect against […]


Why Switch to Propane for Your Landscaping Business?

Competition is fierce for professional landscapers in Ontario these days, with everyone looking for new ways to expand their business, cut their costs, and stick around for the long haul. Want to know one of the best ways to get a leg up on your peers in the local landscaping market? Switch your lawn maintenance […]

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How to Dispose of Your Propane Tank

Once you make the switch from a charcoal barbecue to the clean-burning convenience of a propane grill, you’ll probably find yourself spending more time cooking in the great outdoors – and using more propane gas in the process. The good news is that exchanging or refilling a propane tank is super easy. But occasionally, you […]

Water heater

How to Choose a Water Heater: Part 2 of 2

In Part I of this blog, we discussed some of the first steps in choosing a water heater for your Ontario home. Here in Part II, we’ll discuss some other factors to consider before you buy. Shopping for a water heater: Other considerations When you’re ready to look for a water heater replacement, you’ll want […]

Water heater

How to Choose a Water Heater: Part 1 of 2

A conventional water heater typically lasts about 8-10 years – although that number that can change quite a bit based on how well it’s made, how hard the water in your home is, and how well your equipment was installed and maintained. Based on statistics alone, however, it’s a good idea to be proactive and […]

Pros and Cons

Buying vs. Renting Your Propane Tank: Pros and Cons

One of the most important decisions you will have to make when you install a propane tank in Ontario is whether to rent or buy the tank. The answer to that question depends on several factors that you will have to consider before making your decision. Let’s take a look at pros and cons of […]

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Auto Propane: A Smart Choice for Your Fleet

Did you know that propane – the same stuff you use on your BBQ grill – could be used to power your light- to medium-duty vehicles? In fact, smart fleet managers in government agencies and businesses across Canada are increasingly turning to auto propane as an ideal fuel for their school and transit buses, courier vans, […]

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Five Reasons to Upgrade to a Propane Grill This Summer

Canada Day is coming, which means it’s time to start planning for that amazing long weekend barbecue with your friends and family. Rather than dragging out that old, trusty-but rusty charcoal grill and spending half an hour trying to light it (then half an hour afterward cleaning it), why not upgrade to a portable or […]

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Five Ways Propane Can Make Your Summer More Fun

Summer’s here…time for some outdoor fun, courtesy of clean, green propane gas! With a little help from propane, you’ll be able to: Grill like the pros – Unlike a charcoal barbecue, a propane grill offers instant ignition and easy cleanup – plus the same precision temperature control and even heating that you get from your propane […]

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How to Safely Change a Propane Cylinder on a Barbecue

Summer is peak barbecue season here in Ontario – time to get out and get grilling! If you’re planning to spend a lot of time at your propane grill in the coming months, you will eventually have to replace or refill your propane barbecue cylinder – when you do, be sure to do it safely! Here’s how: […]

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Automatic Propane Delivery for Your Ontario Farm: Take the Worry Out, Don’t Run Out

It’s one of the busiest times of the year for farmers here in Ontario, as crops reach their peak and are ready for harvest. The question is, will you be ready with enough fuel to power your combines, tractors, balers, forklifts and other farm equipment as the farming pace quickens through the season? You will […]

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Core Fuels Card Lock Locations: A Convenient Option for Fleets on the Go

Answer honestly: do you wait until the last minute to fill up your truck, or have trouble keeping track of fuel receipts for yourself or your delivery teams? If you do, you’re not alone: most of us want to squeeze every last mile out of our tank of diesel fuel before we have to buy […]

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Seven Keys to Making the Perfect Victoria Day Burger

May is National Barbecue Month, capped toward its end with Victoria Day – the unofficial kickoff of summer here in Canada. If you’re looking to grill the perfect burger this Victoria Day, here are 10 tips for doing it on your propane grill: Clean your grill. Clean your grill with a wire brush before you […]

Q and A

Four Common Propane Questions, Answered by the Canadian Propane Association (CPA)

If you’re new to propane as a residential customer, you might have some basic questions about the clean, green gas – and if you do, there’s a pretty good chance that the Canadian Propane Association has already answered them. Here’s a sample of common questions and answers from the CPA; for more, visit their website at […]

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10 Interesting Facts About Propane Gas

Propane is one of the most eco-friendly and efficient home fuels around – and one of the most versatile. In fact, you can power just about anything with propane, and probably save money in the process! Don’t know much about clean, green propane? Here are 10 facts about this clean, green home energy source: Propane […]

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Five Advantages of Bulk Fuel Delivery for Your Ontario Farm

Your farm needs a regular supply of fuel delivered throughout the planting season – whether its colored diesel for your off-road equipment, clear diesel for your vehicles, or propane for your barn heating and generators. That’s why you need a supplier like Core Fuels to provide reliable bulk deliveries when you need them most. Why […]


Eight Ways to Keep Your Farm’s Bulk Fuel Tanks Free of Water and Other Contaminants

Rust. Bacteria. Algae. If you have a bulk fuel storage tank on your Ontario farm, these small contaminants can cause big problems as they accelerate the breakdown of your fuel – and the breakdown of your equipment. At the heart of all three contaminants, of course, is water – specifically, condensation that builds on the walls […]

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Have You Checked Your Fuel Levels Lately?

Spring has officially arrived, which means that warmer weather will soon on the way. But we’re not out of the heating season woods yet: temperatures in our Ontario service area can dip below 10˚ C well into May, so your heating equipment will be doing its duty for a bit longer. With that in mind, […]

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Five Reasons to Convert Your Ontario Home or Business to Propane

Considering a propane conversion for your Ontario home or business? It could be one of the smartest decisions you will make in 2019. Here are five reasons get on the propane bandwagon in the year ahead: It’s a do-it-all fuel – Propane can power just about any appliance inside or outside your home from a […]

Red-dyed fuel

What Is the Difference Between Clear and Coloured Diesel Fuel?

There was a time when all diesel fuel sold in the North America was clear, without dye added to it. But times have changed. Today, diesel fuel is sold in Canada in clear and red forms; understanding the difference among these fuels – and among the tax and legal implications of each – is critical if […]


Core Fuels and Red Cap Propane: Powering Your Ontario Agribusiness

With spring planting just around the corner, the time to think about upgrading your farm is now, using equipment and fueling methods that will cut costs, save time, improve efficiency, and reduce emissions on your Ontario-area farm. The good news? Propane and propane-powered farm and commercial equipment can help you with each of these important […]

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Carbon Monoxide Safety

You probably know that carbon monoxide (CO) is dangerous. But do you know what causes a build-up of the potentially deadly gas in your home – or what to do if you or a family member experiences CO poisoning? Here are some important CO facts and safety basics for your Ontario home: Carbon monoxide is produced […]

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Four Signs It Is Time to Replace Your Furnace

A properly maintained propane or heating oil furnace could last 15 years or more. But eventually, parts will wear down and heating system efficiency will suffer – and if you wait too long for a furnace upgrade, you will end up spending more money on heating repairs than the unit itself is actually worth. The big […]

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Core Fuels Card Lock Location Safety

If you want a convenient way to keep your truck fleet on the move making money rather than sitting in long lines waiting to re-fuel, our Core Fuels Card Lock locations can be a valuable, time-saving option for you. Just be sure to use them safely! Here are some safety guidelines to follow when filling […]

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Five Key Benefits of Propane for Your Ontario Home, Business or Farm

Propane is one of the most versatile fuels around today. In fact, millions of people around the world use propane for everything from heating their homes and domestic water to powering indoor and outdoor appliances. Commercial users put propane to work for everything from fleet fueling to agricultural tasks. Why make propane your fuel of […]

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10 Ways to Prepare for Severe Weather in Your Propane-Powered Ontario Home

Now that winter is in full swing here in Ontario, it’s a good time for a reminder about preparing for and responding to severe weather conditions in your propane-powered home; as always, your family’s safety is our number one concern. Here are some severe weather and hurricane safety reminders for your family: Always listen to […]

What temperature is best for your home?

Managing the temperature of your Ontario home with a thermostat is one of the easiest ways we know to save on your propane or heating oil bills. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, getting one is a smart move; if you use it correctly, it could save you 10 percent on your energy bill […]

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Winter Safety Tips for Your Propane-Powered Ontario Home

Propane heating systems are a safe and effective way to keep you comfortable all winter long. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be knowledgeable about what could happen in your home when using propane – or that you shouldn’t be ready to act during an emergency if one arises. Here are five propane safety tips for […]

Propane: What is that smell?

If your home or workplace is powered by propane gas, a keen nose and an ability to think quickly can be vital assets when it comes to staying safe. Your nose matters because propane has a distinctive rotten egg odor – something propane producers add to propane gas to make leaks easy to detect (propane is […]

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Can Propane Freeze in Your Outdoor Propane Tank?

If you heat your home with propane, you already know how well it keeps your family warm and safe no matter how cold it gets here in Ontario. But just how cold can it get outside before the gas in your outdoor propane tank starts “acting up?” The answer is pretty dang cold. Propane turns […]

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Six Money Saving Tips for Winter Heating Bills in Your Ontario Home

Winter hasn’t officially arrived here in Ontario, but heating season certainly has – and with that heating season comes heating bills. Want to keep those bills as low as possible? Here are six ways to do it: Use your programmable thermostat. Drop temperatures by two or three degrees for eight hours a day (when no one […]

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Why Choose Automatic Heating Oil Delivery from Core Fuels?

No one wants to deal with the hassle of managing their heating oil supply – or with the consequences of a heating oil runout. Fortunately, there is a FREE service from Core Fuels that helps you avoid these problems while taking many of the hassles out of heating your home: Automatic Heating Oil Delivery. If you’re […]

Three things you can do to help us keep your fuel deliveries coming

Winter can be pretty unpredictable here in Ontario, and that unpredictability can make delivering heating oil or propane challenging: the combination of blizzard conditions, packed ice and extreme cold can make it difficult for our delivery teams to reach you and provide the fuel that keeps your family safe and warm, or your business up […]

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Farmers: Look Back and Plan Ahead for Your Propane Supply

Harvest season can really put a strain on your farm’s propane and agricultural fuel supply – if you find yourself a short as we hit the tail end of preparing this year’s crop, call us for a propane delivery or agricultural support services to keep you on schedule. If you have already made it through this […]

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Five Questions about Propane

Propane is one of the most efficient, effective, and versatile energy sources around…but how much do you know about this clean, green fuel? Here are some quick propane facts – to learn more, visit the Canada Propane Association website. 1. What is propane? Propane (also called liquid propane or LP) is clean-burning fuel comprised of […]

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Avoiding Heating Oil Runouts

The last thing you want to do in the middle of an Ontario winter is run out of heating oil – but it can happen pretty quickly if temperatures suddenly drop and you forget to check your fuel gauge. The good news is that running out of home heating oil will probably not harm your […]

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Core Fuels: Your Dual Fuel Provider

At Core Fuels, we work hard to make life simple for you – which is part of the reason we offer conveniences like our Equal Budget Plan. But one of the best ways we know to simplify life for you in this or any heating season is to make Core Fuels your dual-fuel provider. If […]

Propane appliances: the more the merrier

If you already power your home heating system with propane, you probably have a pretty good idea of how well it does its job – providing clean, high efficiency, high heat performance. The question is why aren’t you using propane elsewhere in your home? If you have a propane furnace and an electric water heater, for […]

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What to Do if You Smell Propane Gas

If you have a home that is powered by propane gas, a keen nose and quick thinking can be the most important keys to keeping your family safe. Your nose matters because propane manufacturers give the gas a rotten egg smell (propane is naturally odorless) to make it easy to detect a leak. When that […]

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Propane Gas: Clean, Green, and Versatile

If you only use clean, green propane gas for grilling, you’re not taking full advantage of its amazing versatility. Propane can power just about any appliance inside or outside your Ontario home – and usually do the job better, more efficiently, and with fewer harmful emissions than other fuels. Consider these propane possibilities: Water heaters […]

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What’s the Difference Between a Boiler and a Furnace?

Many people refer to the appliance that heats their home as a furnace, but that may not be true: it could also be a boiler. Knowing the difference between these two pieces of equipment can be helpful when it comes to some money-saving do-it-yourself tips, or if you need to explain to us a problem […]

Welcome to Core Fuels’ new website and blog!

At Core Fuels, we’ve been serving our Ontario neighbours for more than 40 years – and in that time we’ve learned that the best way to earn people’s loyalty is to continually look for ways to deliver more value and a better experience. It’s in that spirit that we present our new blog and our […]