Why Choose Propane for Your Home or Business?
Propane is a clean energy source that gives off less than half of the greenhouse gases that electricity does, considering that more than half of US electricity is produced in coal-fired plants. Rebates and other incentives are often available at the state and federal level for propane-powered home.
Energy costs will be reduced significantly with propane compared to electricity. A home or business with all propane appliances can see as much as 50% fewer annual operating costs versus an all-electric home.
Propane is not harmful to soil or water if accidentally released. Propane is compressed as a liquid with a chemical odorant added to help detect leaks, it is safely transported and stored until it is used in its gas form. Installation and service personnel are trained and licensed through state and company training programs.
Propane is the most desirable fuel source for builders, homeowners, and business owners. Builders love the marketing advantage, flexible construction uses, and green benefits. Homeowners enjoy the comfort, convenience, and cost savings. Business owners use it for office heating, forklift fuel, crop drying, and more.
Residential Propane Benefits
- Home Heating
Propane furnaces and boilers will not only improve efficiency and reduce energy costs, but they are preferred over their electric counterparts because of the quality heat they provide. Plus, the portability of propane patio heaters gives you more usable space.
- Water Heating
The most modern technology in water heating is the tankless (or hybrid) water heater. Propane tankless water heaters can reduce energy costs by 60% and operate at up to 98% efficiency. A tankless water heater can last 5–10 years longer and save 12–16 square feet relative to a standard 50-gallon unit.
- Indoor & Outdoor Appliances
Chefs demand it and homeowners deserve it. According to the American Gas Association, 96% of chefs prefer cooking with gas. Gas burners provide heat control, even distribution, and instant on-and-off gas burners that allow cooking to start immediately and cool quickly, improving safety.
- Pool & Spa Heating
Propane pool and spa heaters can bring water to the desired temperature more quickly and efficiently than an electric heater.
- Fireplaces & Log Inserts
The convenience of flipping a switch to turn that cozy fire on entices more homeowners to choose a propane-fueled fireplace. Propane-fueled fireplaces also provide the function of efficient heat.
Commercial Propane Benefits
- Forklift Fuel
Propane cylinder exchange programs power a forklift fleet. All forklifts used in the state of Texas have required vehicle emissions tests since 2011. Propane is a certified clean alternative fuel.
- On the Farm
Many uses of propane include crop drying, flame cultivation, fruit ripening, space heating for barns, chicken houses, nurseries, stock tanks, running of a variety of engines, and natural processing of feed for all your livestock needs.
- Commercial & Industrial Buildings
More than a million hotels, restaurants, and laundromats use propane for heating and cooling air, heating water, cooking, refrigerating, drying clothes, barbecuing, and lighting. More than 350,000 industrial sites rely on it for space heating, brazing, soldering, cutting, heat treating, annealing, vulcanizing, and more.
- Petrochemical Industries
Use propane in the manufacturing of plastics.
- Recycling Yards
Propane is a portable source of fuel for torch cutting through many types of metal, making it an easy-to-use fuel for all end users.
- Road Crews
Road crews rely on propane for the fuel of choice and efficiency for vehicles, as well as the heating source of asphalt and patching material.