What is Propane?

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What is Propane?

Liquefied Petroleum Gas – Commonly Known As LPG

This gas is a widely utilized fuel across the country with more and more people switching to it every day!  It is a compressed gas that is stored as a liquid.  In it’s most natural state it is nontoxic, colorless, and odorless.  If you’ve been around propane before you will notice a odor, however that is added during the production so that people can identify it.  Another fact of the matter is that

Residential Use
Everybody has probably seen the 20lb propane tank beneath the grill, but that’s not all that propane is used for!  In fact, homeowners that have made the switch from oil to propane-fueled furnaces have been seeing the many benefits.  When compared to oil it has 30% fewer emissions and can last upwards of 20 years!  Other appliances, such as refrigerators, ranges, ovens, and dryers are now becoming more economical.  Some other residential uses include:

  • Fireplaces
  • Water Heaters
  • Pool Heaters
  • & Backup Generators

Commercial Use
Just like homeowners, the capabilities of LPG are also becoming widely known by business owners.  One of the most common applications that you might find in a warehouse or large department store is on forklifts.  We at East Coast Propane are able to refill tanks on the premises so it’s an easy decision for business owners.  Other commercial uses for propane include:

  • Heating
  • Generators
  • Refrigeration
  • Mowers
  • & Manufacturing Equipment

Where Does It Come From?
LPG is a byproduct of crude oil.  During the refining process it is separated from the oil and extracted from natural gas.  Most of the production of propane occurs within the United States, making it a vital export.  For those of you who don’t need to know all of the gritty details, we will simply refill your tanks on your premises leaving you with the best alternative fuel on the market!

Are There Cost Benefits?
On average across the nation, propane costs as little as less than half per BTU than electricity.  So this means that if you’re using electricity to heat your home, you could be spending a lot more than you bargained for!  Many propane-fueled appliances features no moving parts.  This equates to fewer maintenance costs over the course of its lifetime.

 

Propane Is Here To Stay!

If you didn’t already know the benefits of switching to propane, hopefully you do now.  If you ever have any questions, a representative from East Coast Propane will gladly answer any questions!

 

 

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