Propane is a versatile and clean fuel with many uses in homes, businesses and agriculture. In rural areas without pipelines, people rely on propane gas for domestic and farming uses. For many homes, gas propane can be their most important source of heating. A residential propane service can set up regular scheduled deliveries to make sure that you never run out of this necessary fuel.
What makes propane such a popular fuel?
Propane is versatile, clean and ecofriendly. It has much lower emissions than other fuels and costs less. In addition, appliances that use propane, like tankless water heaters, tend to last for much longer than appliances using heating oil, diesel or other fuels. Propane tanks are used for indoor and outdoor purposes, in homes, farms and industrial settings.
In homes, they can be used to power spas, pools, outdoor grills, and even lighting. In industrial settings, propane energy is used for space heating, brazing, soldering, cutting, heat treating, annealing, vulcanizing, and much more. It is used on over 350,000 industrial sites, including in petrochemical industries that manufacture plastics.
Down on the farm
In rural areas, propane is used to heat homes and to run farming equipment. As many as 8.1 million households in the U.S. rely on propane, and 4.6% of these use it as their primary source for heating.
One major advantage of using propane for domestic heating and cooking purposes is that is is a reliable source even in the worst weather. Unlike electric, the supply won’t just cut off suddenly in the middle of a snowstorm. Propane fuel can be used to power domestic appliances for cooking, laundry, water heating, generators and fireplaces.
On the farm, propane uses include running irrigation pumps, grain dryers, standby generators and other farm equipment. More than 660,000 farmers use propane for essential tasks like crop drying, flame cultivation, fruit ripening, space and water heating and food refrigeration.
New technology for residential propane services
New technology makes residential propane service highly efficient. Propane tanks can be monitored using by such services as WatchDog. A fuel forecasting system ensures that customers will not run out of fuel.
Delivery tanks too are updated with routing and tracking systems, computerized metering and cylinder tracking.New technology also makes it possible to provide customers with high purity propane which burns cleanly with the lowest emissions.
Residential propane service can ensure that homeowners never run out of this versatile and essential fuel.