Propane is one of many energy sources that one can use to fuel your home and appliances. So why pick propane over, say, natural gas or electricity? Propane provides cost efficient, versatile, clean, and reliable energy. To fully understand propane’s best strengths, we will break down the 4 reasons why you should convert to propane.

Benefits of Converting to Propane

  1. Cost 

Propane is an incredibly efficient and clean fuel, which means propane-powered appliances cost less to operate (especially when compared to natural gas). In terms of comparing energy output levels, one cubic foot of propane equals 2,516 BTUs while one cubic foot of natural gas provides 1,030 BTUs. Compared to electric appliances, propane ones cost less to run and generally have a longer lifespan. One important aspect of propane’s cost efficiency is that appliances that use it require less maintenance. Using dirty fuels like natural gas create sulfur dioxide and particulates, which increases need for maintenance. Propane, being a clean fuel, makes appliances run with greater efficiency and less maintenance.

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  1. Versatility 

Propane is an incredibly versatile energy source as it can run pretty much any household appliance. The most crucial power appliances can be powered via propane, from heating your house to cooking your food. 

A brief list of residential appliances you can run using propane:

  • Home Heating
  • Cooking
  • Hot Water Heating
  • Pool Heating
  • Fireplaces
  • Generators
  • RVs
  • BBQs

Part of propane’s versatility comes from its tank sizing options. Each tank size fits a specific purpose. The smallest size tank we offer is 57 gallons, which is usually used for fueling fireplaces and outdoor grills. The largest tank we offer is sized at 1000 gallons, which is commonly used for homes running all of their appliances on propane. Tanks of this size can be placed underground to accommodate lack of yard space, further illustrating propane’s versatility. For more information on residential tank sizes, click here. If you are interested in using propane for commercial purposes, such as fueling agricultural or industrial equipment, click here.

  1. Environmentally Friendly

Propane is a good fuel to consider when looking for an energy source that reduces your carbon footprint. Compared to natural gas, propane has up to 20% less greenhouse gas emissions. Being a non-toxic, nonpoisonous fuel, propane poses zero threat to your groundwater or soil. No threat of negative environmental impact means that propane tanks can be installed underground without having to worry about contaminating the soil. 

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  1. Reliability

Propane is an incredibly reliable energy source as it is self contained, so it can be used when you have nowhere else to turn for powering your appliances. In terms of providing reliable delivery, we offer automatic or “will call” propane deliveries to customer owned or leased tanks.

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It is understandable that emergencies arise, and that is why we also offer a 24 hour emergency residential delivery service. Propane is a lot more reliable than energy sources such as natural gas, as natural gas requires energy lines. Energy lines are not always easily accessible depending on where you live. Aside from relying on energy lines, houses that aren’t equipped for natural gas are costly to convert. Although electricity can also be a viable energy source for your home, a fallen branch during a storm can be the difference between whether you have power or not. Propane wins in this scenario for two reasons: first, propane tanks can be placed underground, away from storm debris and other environmental risks. The second reason propane is more viable than electricity is that propane can be used to provide fuel for your back up generator when you have no other energy source to rely on. 

 Interested In Converting To Propane?

Are you looking to power your home, building or appliances with propane? If you would like to request more information about converting to propane, the residential and commercial propane services we provide, or would like a quote, click here. If you are interested in ordering propane from us, click here.