Propane Uses

propane uses

Not only does propane gas save you money on monthly energy bills, but it’s also better for the environment than almost any other fuel source. Over 90% of propane is produced in the United States, and is a by product of oil refinement and natural gas processing. In fact, propane gas is one of the few clean-burning fuels recognized in the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments.

The portability of propane makes it possible to enjoy the efficiency and economy of gas service virtually anywhere. And, propane is only about half the cost of electricity.

  • Reduces energy costs
  • There is an abundant supply
  • An in-place infrastructure means it’s readily available

Over 60 million people nationwide choose propane gas to run:

  • Furnaces
  • Ranges
  • Generators
  • Patio heaters
  • Water heaters
  • Dryers
  • Swimming pool heaters
  • Outdoor grills

Advantages of Propane Furnaces:

  • Run in Shorter Intervals compared to Electric Heat Pumps
  • Warmer Air Discharge at registers
  • 10 Year Longer Life Span

Advantages of Hydronic Systems:

  • Pump Hot Water Through Under Floor Piping to warm floors
  • Keeps Warm Air Low

Advantages of Propane fueled Tankless Water Heaters:

  • Reduced energy costs
  • Initial investment will typically be offset within three years
  • Typically last 20 years or more
  • Use less space than tank type water heaters
  • Provides an endless supply of hot water

Advantages of Propane Generators:

  • Keeps electricity available during an outage
  • Can be primary energy source
  • Turns on automatically
  • Burns cleaner than diesel
  • More durable than gasoline
  • Runs quietly
  • Propane can be stored without deteriorating
  • Cogeneration units provide heat and power
  • Theft proof

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