Ontario Propane Blog

Is Propane a Better Choice Than Oil For Heating?

Posted on Thu, Jan 06, 2022 @ 06:33 PM

Have you recently bought a rural property or cottage and are thinking about alternative energy sources? Or maybe you've decided that this year it's time to update your furnace to increase efficiency.

Many residential home heating alternatives are much more effective, efficient, and environmentally friendly than oil and propane is at the forefront of these alternatives.

If your heating system using fuel oil to heat your home or cottage, it may be time to switch to propane so that you can start taking advantage of all the benefits propane heating has to offer.

Let's look at some common questions that home owners have about residential energy sources.

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Topics: Benefits of Using Propane, Environmental Advantages of Propane, Switch From Oil to Propane

Canada’s Most Popular Alternative Vehicle Fuel - Propane!

Posted on Mon, Dec 20, 2021 @ 09:44 AM

A few weeks ago on December 9, the global propane industry came together for Auto Propane Day. The event provided an opportunity to promote the important benefits of low-emission auto propane.  

Propane is a low carbon, clean-burning energy source that is safely transported and used across Canada every day. Propane’s utilization helps to improve air quality, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the environment.

Today, we're sharing the Canadian Propane Association's press release, and a link to their collection of resources on automobile propane.

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Topics: Propane Benefits

Cozy Up to an LP Propane Gas Fireplace this Winter

Posted on Fri, Dec 03, 2021 @ 08:30 AM

Are you a propane customer thinking of adding a gas fireplace to your home or cottage?  A fireplace will create a focal point and heat source to a living room, kitchen or recreation room. This winter, everyone in the family will enjoy the ambiance it brings.

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Energy Saving Tips from the Canadian Propane Association

Posted on Tue, Nov 30, 2021 @ 12:58 PM

Energy costs have been on the rise this year and many homeowners are looking for ways to reduce the impact on the family finances. 

The Canadian Propane Association recently shared the following tips to reduce your energy bill and manage your propane usage.

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Topics: Residential Propane Service

Get Ready for Winter Propane Delivery

Posted on Wed, Nov 17, 2021 @ 01:11 PM

We are heading into December in central Ontario with a good covering of snow in many places. After a mild rainy fall - it seems sudden, but not unexpected.

While you're doing last minute preparations for winter around the house or cottage don't forget these tips for propane delivery.

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Topics: Winter Propane Tips, Delivery Options

CPA Press Release: Governments Must Help Canadians With Rising Energy Costs

Posted on Thu, Oct 28, 2021 @ 12:10 PM

As we head into winter, many home and cottage owners in central Ontario are concerned about rising energy costs: oil, natural gas and propane. The Canadian Propane Association issued a press release last week to urge governments to step in and help with relief to cover escalating prices.

We'd like to share that press release with you today, to keep you informed about the situation.  


GOVERNMENTS MUST HELP CANADIANS WITH RISING ENERGY COSTS

The Canadian Propane Association: October 22, 2021

With energy costs continuing to rise as the winter season approaches, the Canadian Propane Association (CPA) is calling on federal, provincial, and territorial governments to work together in providing support to Canadians facing higher energy costs.

“At a time when Canadians are trying to get their lives back to normal and with COVID-19 continuing to be a significant challenge, the last thing they need is the additional burden of sky-high energy bills,” said Nancy Borden, Chair of the Canadian Propane Association. “The federal, provincial and territorial governments need to work together to provide relief against increasing energy prices.”

There is plenty of propane supply in Canada to meet customers’ needs. Canadians can be assured that propane will be delivered to their homes and businesses, hospitals, and other institutions that depend on propane for their energy requirements. In addition, CPA members have enhanced their own storage capacity in recent years.

The pressure on price is a world phenomenon. Canada, as a participant in the global marketplace, is not immune to movements in world prices.

The increasing upward pressure on global energy prices has resulted in an increase in the price of such fuels as oil, gasoline, diesel and natural gas, in addition to propane, within Canada’s own marketplace.

The challenge for Canadians is in dealing with the high costs of energy that many will likely be facing this winter.

While all Canadians will be affected by higher prices, those living in rural areas are particularly exposed, given their dependence on fuel heating for their homes, farms, businesses and for transportation. Low-income Canadians and those on fixed incomes, such as seniors, will also need support.

“The federal government has a leadership role to play in helping Canadians offset the increased costs for energy,” said Borden. “It must turn its attention to developing policies and programs in conjunction with provinces and territories that will offer relief to Canadians from high energy costs. This could be done through such actions as introducing or enhancing home energy rebates, particularly for lower carbon fuels such as propane.”

To help Canadians prepare for winter and help reduce energy costs, the CPA has developed the following fact sheet: CPA Winter Preparedness for Propane Users.

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About the Canadian Propane Association

With approximately 400 members, the Canadian Propane Association (CPA) is the national association for a growing, multi-billion-dollar industry that impacts the livelihood of tens of thousands of Canadians. The CPA develops and produces industry training materials, offers an emergency response assistance plan to its members, and provides advocacy services for the propane industry. The CPA does not monitor or provide an analysis of propane prices or supply and cannot comment on individual businesses’ operations.

For further information, contact: Tammy Hirsch, Sr. Director, Communications and Marketing by email: media@propane.ca or phone: 587-349-5876.

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