Propane, Clean American Energy

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Propane is ...

  • Safe,
  • Versatile,
  • Portable,
  • Environment Friendly,
  • Energy Wise,
  • and Saves Money!

Propane Facts

Propane gas is used by millions of Americans who save money on their energy bills when they use propane for home heating, hot water, cooking and grilling, laundry drying, fireplaces, and even for back-up power generation.

When used as a home energy source, propane fuels a variety of systems and products. It offers homeowners reliability, cleanliness, improved performance and, on average, costs less per BTU than electricity.

With Propane You Can...

  • Heat your home in the winter, even if there's a power outage
  • Cook your dinner
  • Make yourself a cup of hot tea
  • Heat your water for a hot shower
  • Dry your clothes
  • Grill a thick juicy steak
  • Bake chocolate chip cookies
  • And save money on energy bills!

Propane Benefits

People who use propane gas enjoy the following benefits of this source of exceptional energy:

  • Propane is better for the environment than many other energy sources.
  • Propane is portable and can go anywhere at any time, well beyond the reach of natural gas lines.
  • Propane tanks can be placed safely underground, as an alternative to above ground installation.

Propane appliances offer many advantages over their electrical counterparts:

  • Propane gas furnaces produce warmer air than an electric heat pump.
  • Propane gas furnaces last an average of 20 years, while electric heat pumps last an average of 12 years. Furthermore, the cost of repairing propane gas furnaces is also lower than the cost of repairing the electrical counterpart.
  • A propane gas water heater recovers twice as fast as an electric one.
  • Propane gas dryers dry clothes faster and more efficiently than electric dryers. The moist heat they produce is not as likely to scorch or discolor fabrics as electric dryers, resulting in less wear and tear on fabrics.
  • Propane gas ranges heat more evenly and reduce the risk of burning with its "instant off" feature.
  • Propane gas appliances are not dependent upon electricity, so you won't be left "out in the cold or go hungry" during a power outage.

Consumers may pay twice as much to operate electrical appliances than those that use propane gas.

Propane is Safe

Propane is a safe fuel to use in homes and businesses.

  • Propane is a non-toxic gas, will not contaminate soil or groundwater supplies, and is exempt from the EPA's tough underground storage regulations.
  • Propane leaks are easily detected because an odorant with a scent similar to rotten eggs is added as a safety measure.
  • Because propane produces minimal emissions, it is safe to use indoors.
  • Propane is involved in fewer accidents and fires than electricity.
  • Propane equipment and appliances are manufactured to rigorous safety standards.
  • Highly skilled and licensed service technicians perform safety checks on appliances and ensure that homeowners understand how to properly maintain their propane appliances and enjoy a healthy, safe environment.

Versatility of Propane

Propane is used by millions of Americans each day. As one of the cleanest burning of all fossil fuels, propane produces significantly less emissions and is widely recognized as an environmentally friendly fuel alternative.

  • For the homeowner, propane can be safely used in and around the home for furnaces, water heaters, air conditioners, outdoor grills, fireplaces, and many different appliances.
  • Millions choose this clean-burning fuel for bus, taxi, delivery, and other fleets to minimize air pollution in metropolitan areas.
  • Propane is used on hundreds of thousands of U.S. farms for irrigation pumps, grain dryers, standby generators, pest control, and other farm equipment. It is an essential fuel for crop drying, flame cultivation, fruit ripening, space and water heating, and food refrigeration.
  • Millions of commercial establishments, including restaurants and hotels, depend upon propane for heating, cooking and other uses. Ninety-seven percent of professional chefs prefer cooking with gas.
  • Industrial uses include propane-driven forklifts and fleet vehicles.