Your propane delivered with top-notch friendly service.
Sparlings Propane has been delivering propane to your community since 1951. We take great pride in supplying our neighbors with energy-efficient propane by knowledgeable and friendly staff.
We have the propane appliances and equipment to keep your home heat at just the right temperature all year round.
Home comfort delivered.
Our propane is delivered with the peace of mind that comes with reliable service.
Propane appliances for the home.
Professional technicians install, service and maintain a wide selection of propane appliances. Financing and water heater rentals available.
Why Choose Sparlings?
The Sparlings Client Space gives you 24/7 access to your account, so you can view and manage your deliveries.
Get convenience and peace of mind. Sparlings will monitor your tank and schedule your deliveries to your home.
Pay your propane invoice in the way that works best for you. We’ll show you how.
Avoid surprise by choosing equal payments. Your monthly billing amount is spread over the 10-month heating season.
Order online and get your home heating propane delivered right to your door. It’s easy!
Choose maximum comfort with a plan that covers annual maintenance and most repairs on your heating system.
Heating is important! That’s why we’re always available if you need us.
Eligible customer can save up to 4 cents per litre off the regular delivered price of home heating propane.
Have a question about our products, safety or services? See our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for residential customers below.
A. Yes, eBilling is still available for customers who wish to receive an email alert that your bill is ready.
A. To sign up on Client Space for the first time, have a copy of your statement on hand and your civic address number.
A. You should place your order for propane when the gauge reads 20%.
A. That’s easy. Click on the 'Forgot your password' link and we'll send you instructions to reset your credentials.
A. Simply make your selections for the type of service you require within your Client Space.
A. Sparlings offers two programs to help you manage your home heating budget against spikes in price volatility or seasonal home heating costs during winter months. You can opt-in to our equal billing program where we divide your monthly bill over a 10-month interest-free period from September to June. Equal billing payments are based on your annual household consumption. Additionally, once per year before the home heat season starts, customers can enroll in our fixed price program where your price per litre is offered at a fixed rate.
Your Propane Appliances and Equipment
A. Yes. Sparlings offers a wide range of top-quality brands for home heating equipment such as propane furnaces, boilers and water heaters. Sparlings also offers appliances such as fireplace and more.
A. Sparlings is a full-service company. We do not out-source your emergency service. As a Sparlings Customer, you have access to 24-hour service from the largest dedicated propane service team in Ontario.
A. Should a consumer choose to own a propane tank, various legal requirements are his or her responsibility. To provide propane supply to a consumer-owned propane tank, Sparlings would require confirmation that the consumer has properly registered the tank, carries sufficient liability insurance (Canadian industry standard is $5 million liability) and subscribes to the required inspection regimen, as prescribed by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA).
A. Tank Monitors enable Sparlings representatives monitor the amount of propane remaining in specific propane tanks across Ontario remotely. Propane deliveries are scheduled based on propane tank data to reduce the number of trips to and from your property. Monitors are installed and maintained by Sparlings personnel. You can download your own app to monitor the propane in your tank as well.
A. Yes. Sparlings maintains an extensive inventory of propane appliance parts, piping, and venting materials at each branch - but we are not a parts stores.*
*Parts, equipment, 24 Hour Emergency Parts Availability and 24-Hour Emergency Service are exclusively for Sparlings Customers and Contractors participating in Sparlings propane partners™ program.
A. No. As a Sparlings Customer, you are equipped with a propane tank(s) for a modest annual tank rental fee. As the tank owner, Sparlings is responsible for:
- Registration with TSSA
- Documented initial inspection
- Visual inspection at time of each propane delivery
- Annual documented inspection
- Maintenance (including repairs, leveling and painting)
- Emergency Response in the event of an emergency
- Replacement costs
A. Each Sparlings cylinder and tank is delivered and installed by qualified, licensed personnel in accordance with all safety requirements and Sparlings own quality assurance programs. While in service, each Sparlings tank is inspected by the driver at the time of each delivery. Any visible deficiencies are reported for follow-up. Additionally, Sparlings completes a documented inspection of every propane tank annually. Once every 10 years, a complete appliance and equipment inspection is completed and documented.
A. Every propane cylinder and tank is fitted with a relief valve. If the pressure inside the tank or cylinder is too high, the relief valve is designed to activate at specific pressure levels depending on the application.
If a relief valve is activated, it is designed to close again once the pressure inside the cylinder or tank has been reduced below the relief valve setting.
On most propane cylinders, the relief valve is an integral part of the service valve. It's one of the reasons propane cylinder valves must be replaced every 10 years.
Safety & Environment
A. Leaks are uncommon, but a simple way to check piping, fittings or a tank for a leak is to mix dish soap with water and spray it on the area you are concerned about:
- If bubbles form, you may have a leak and should take immediate action: Turn off the propane supply to that appliance and call your Sparlings Branch immediately.
- If a leak is at fittings at a tank or cylinder: Turn off the propane (using the valve at the tank or cylinder) and call your Sparlings Branch immediately.
- If the tank or cylinder itself appears to be leaking: Call your Sparlings Branch immediately.
Important Note: This is not intended as a comprehensive commentary on leak detection and response. This general information is provided as an overview for information purposes only. Contact your Sparlings Branch for further information or assistance.
A. Propane is heavier than air. In the unlikely event of a propane leak, vapours may collect in low-lying areas, including ditches, basements, and wells. If you suspect a propane leak, Contact your Sparlings Branch immediately.
A. The Compressed Gas Association (CGA) was established in the 1930's and proposed a set of recommendations to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
Today, all aspects of the propane industry are subject to stringent standards in an effort to ensure workplace, consumer and public safety. Sparlings award winning Quality Assurance Team continues to implement new safety and training initiatives which lead the industry. Additionally, Sparlings is a stakeholder in P38 Inc., which has developed an unprecedented Code of Conduct initiative in partnership with Zuirch and Marsh. This is a self-funded, proprietary product of P38.
A. At existing locations, Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) commits to inspecting each bulk propane facility in Ontario at least once annually. This schedule is subject to change due to exceptional circumstances.
At Sparlings, we recognize that our ability to deliver safe, reliable energy begins at every bulk plant, at every storage facility and at every Sparlings location. Each is designed, installed and maintained to the highest standards - and voluntary improvements and investments in technology are made to further enhance facility safety.
Each workplace is inspected monthly by members of Sparlings Joint Health & Safety Team in support of Risk Management objectives.
A. Propane is non-toxic and non-poisonous. But if you were in a room filled with propane, it may displace sufficient air that you may become light-headed, or unconscious. Extended oxygen shortage may cause asphyxiation.
A. Propane is safe energy. In fact, the National Fire Protection Agency declared gas the safest way to heat your home by a 4 to 1 margin. (*Source. U.S. Department of Energy, LPG Land Transportation and Storage Safety).
A. Sparlings is a leader in the propane industry. We are serious about the safety of our Customers, our employees and the communities we serve.
Sparlings manages regulatory compliance in four (4) primary areas of operations.
- Occupational Health & Safety (qualifications of people, safety of the workplace)
- Fleet Safety (truck and transport operations)
- Technical Compliance (propane tanks, appliances, equipment and Customer installations)
- Emergency Preparedness (transportation and storage, Emergency Response)
Our Compliance Commitment is "more than meets minimum standards". Sparlings demonstrates leadership by its actions, by participating in the development of industry standards and by investing in our people through skills development, safety programs and technology - in our trucks and our facilities.
A. Sparlings operates a modern fleet of trucks and equipment. Newer engines are more energy efficient and they produce reduced emissions. Additionally, each of our vehicles is maintained to the highest level of safety and operating standards. Policies are in effect to ensure "No Idling" and include regular maintenance.
Our fleet is Clean.
All light and medium duty vehicles operate on clean Propane. Propane is cleaner than gasoline, diesel, natural gas, E10 and E85.
Every propane delivery is scheduled in the most efficient sequence possible from the most convenient Sparlings location.
All our measures add up to a fleet that consumes less fuel with a reduced carbon footprint.
A. Propane comes out of the same well as natural gas and crude oil. These products are called "hydrocarbons" because they contain hydrogen and carbon. At a fractionation plant or refinery, the substances are "Cleaned up", heated, cooled and separated. The chemical formula for propane is C3H8.
Propane is shipped throughout North America by pipelines, trucks, tank cars (rail) and marine.
A. In its natural state, propane is odorless. As a safety precaution, an odorant called Ethyl Mercaptan is added so any presence of propane may be easily detected.
A. Propane is 270 times more compact as a liquid than as a gas. Conversely, propane will expand 270 times if it changes from a liquid to a gas.
One litre of liquid propane will expand to 270 litres of vapor.
A. Just to look at propane, it would be difficult to tell it from water. Like water, propane can exist as a liquid or a gas. In its natural state, propane is a clear, odorless, colorless, non-toxic liquid. As it changes from a liquid to a gas, it appears as bubbles.
A. Propane is stored under pressure, in specially designed tanks. Depending on the application, the cylinder or tank may be constructed of steel, aluminum, stainless steel or composite.
All Sparlings tanks are made to the highest standards by tank manufacturers in Canada and the United States. Regardless of material, each propane cylinder and tank is designed and manufactured in accordance with stringent requirements. This applies to the cylinder on a barbecue, the tank in your backyard, or the tank on a propane delivery truck.
A. There is a direct relationship between temperature and pressure:
If the outdoor temperature is 10 degrees, the propane inside a cylinder or tank will also be 10 degrees. As the temperature outside the tank increases, so does the temperature inside the tank. As the temperature rises, so does the pressure inside the tank.
Propane cylinders and tanks are never filled to 100% capacity. Sufficient space must be left in the container for the liquid to expand. As the temperature of liquid propane increases, it expands and takes up more space inside the tank, forcing the vapor into a smaller, tighter space.