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Replace Your Electric Hot Water Heater with Propane

Posted on Thu, Aug 13, 2020 @ 08:41 AM

Is it time to replace your electric hot water heater, or are you building a home and need to decide on which type to install? Propane water heaters are a great choice as they not only reduce your carbon footprint, but will help you save a significant amount on your energy bills.

Propane water heaters are also:

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Topics: Water Heaters

Time to Make the Switch from Oil to Propane Energy

Posted on Tue, Jul 28, 2020 @ 11:13 AM

If you are still using fuel oil to heat your home or cottage, you might be surprised to learn about several benefits that propane brings as an alternative, and clean burning fuel. Heating throughout the seasons in Canada can result in unpredictable heating costs, from one month to the next, so you want a fuel source that has an economic benefit to help with variable usage. 

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Topics: Propane Benefits

Safety Tips for Using Propane on Your Construction Site

Posted on Thu, Jul 16, 2020 @ 01:55 PM

Building season is proceeding despite the recent economic lock-down, and propane is a portable fuel supply of choice on construction projects across the province. Let’s look at some best practices for propane safety on the job site.

First, here are some facts about propane safety:

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Topics: Propane Safety

5 Questions to Ask When Buying a Propane-Powered Home in Ontario

Posted on Thu, Jul 09, 2020 @ 10:28 AM

When you're looking to buy a new home, asking the right questions is a huge part of making the right decision. So, what questions do you ask when looking at a home that is powered by residential propane

If you’re looking for a new home here in Central Ontario, you may have noticed that a lot of houses are located off the energy and water grid. This is true for many of the smaller municipalities that are located away from larger towns. 

As with most Canadians, you have probably used propane for firing up your barbecue or taking small canisters away with you on your camping trips. You probably haven’t, however, ever used propane to power your home. 

At first the idea of using propane to power your house can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, once you understand the benefits of using residential propane, it can soon become a major selling point.

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Topics: Benefits of Using Propane, About Propane

Tired of Expensive Energy Bills? 4 Benefits of a Propane Water Heater

Posted on Fri, Jul 03, 2020 @ 08:55 AM

Did you know that Ontarians pay the highest rate in Canada for hydro? In fact, the price of electricity has grown significantly faster in Ontario than anywhere else in Canada over the past decade. A report by the Fraser Institute, which used data from Statistics Canada, shows that from 2008 to 2016 residential hydro costs in Ontario rose 71 percent - yet the average rise across the entirety of Canada was just 34 percent.

Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to cut down on your monthly energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time.

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Topics: Energy Savings

6 Ways to Reduce Your Energy Bills in Ontario This Summer

Posted on Mon, Jun 29, 2020 @ 11:30 AM

Spring has come to an end and summer is officially here in Ontario, Canada. It’s a time of joy for many Canadians, but many will be thinking about how to cut down on those expensive energy bills that creep up in the summer months.

With the air conditioning cranked on most days and children staying at home and playing on their electronic devices all day, those monthly energy bills are bound to rise. However, with a few simple steps, you can bring those costs down.

In this blog, Budget Propane Ontario, lists six simple tips that will help you save money on those expensive energy bills this summer:

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Topics: Benefits of Using Propane, Energy Savings

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