Propane is compressed and stored as a liquid. It is colorless, nearly odorless and nontoxic. Propane is a byproduct of natural gas processing or crude oil refinement.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the cost of electricity is more than twice the cost of propane. While the purchase price of propane is higher than the electric model, propane’s high efficiency allows a homeowner to use less energy than the appliances that run on other fuel sources. In addition to higher efficiency, with propane you have the unique ability to purchase ahead of time when prices are low and store it for the winter.
Propane is created from natural components, natural gas and petroleum, which means it is readily available here in the United States. Almost 90% of the propane that is used in the United States is produced right here at home.
Since propane can become liquid under pressure, it is an energy source that can be used virtually anywhere, meaning it can be used and transported to many different areas, even those areas beyond the reach of natural gas mains.
Propane is non-toxic and insoluble in water and because it is released as a gas, it doesn’t spill, pool, or leave a residue. According to studies by the Southwest Research Institute, propane exhaust creates 60-70% less smog-producing hydrocarbons than gasoline. Propane cuts emissions of toxins and carcinogens like benzene and toluene by up to 96%.
Due in large part to the stringent codes and regulations developed by the propane industry and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), propane has an extremely strong safety record.
The uses for propane are nearly endless.
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