Many home heaters and furnaces use propane to heat the home, hot water, cook, dry clothing and more. When choosing how you want to heat your home, it is important to understand the advantages of using propane!
Propane, also called liquefied petroleum gas, is compressed and stored as a liquid. Propane is colorless, almost odorless and nontoxic. It is a byproduct of natural gas processing or crude oil refinement. Propane is readily available, economical and efficient, plentiful, convenient to use and store, environmentally friendly and safe.
What makes propane the choice of 8.1 million Americans today? The facts speak for themselves.
National fuel prices from the U.S. Department of Energy show that the cost of electricity is more than twice the cost of propane. Even though the purchase price of propane is higher than the electric model, propane’s high efficiencies allow a homeowner to use less energy than the appliances that run on other fuel sources. Not only that, but with propane, you have the unique ability to purchase ahead of time when prices are low and store it for the winter.
Since propane is created from natural components, natural gas and petroleum, it is readily available here in the United States. In fact, almost 90% of the propane that is used in the United States is produced right here.
Since propane can become liquid under pressure, it's an energy source that can be used virtually anywhere! So, it can be used and transported to many different areas, such as areas beyond the reach of natural gas mains, wherever you live.
As efforts are made to reduce gasoline consumption by 20%, propane is the smart alternative. Increasing the use of this affordable fuel in fleets could deliver a significant portion of the displacement goal.
Petro can deliver it right to your home with our propane delivery services. Propane tanks are environmentally friendly, require little maintenance, and can last up to 40 years. Propane's portability in liquid form makes it a convenient fuel for grilling, camping, and other uses. Up to 56,000 miles of pipeline and more than 6,000 retail dealer locations make propane readily available throughout the United States.
Propane is non-toxic and insoluble in water. Because it is released as a gas, it doesn't spill, pool, or leave a residue. Propane exhaust creates 60-70% less smog-producing hydrocarbons than gasoline, according to studies by the Southwest Research Institute. It cuts emissions of toxins and carcinogens like benzene and toluene by up to 96%.
Propane has a very strong safety record, due in large part to the stringent codes and regulations developed by the propane industry and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Learn more about propane safety and handling from Petro.*
Propane is such a versatile fuel source that many people don’t even realize what it can be used for! Our propane experts have compiled a list of all the uses for propane. Propane can be used year-round and the options are nearly endless.
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