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What is propane gas?

Posted on Thu, Sep 01, 2022 @ 12:15 PM

Today, let's look at what propane is and a bit of history about this important source of energy. 

"Propane is an efficient and portable fuel composed of carbon and hydrogen atoms – chemical symbol C3H8 – that is a derivative of natural gas processing and oil refining." [source: CPA]

Propane is often referred to as LPG or liquified petroleum gas. It is a gas that is compressed and stored as a liquid. Propane is nontoxic, colourless and virtually odourless - so an identifying odour is added in so that it can be easily detected.

Did you know that propane produces 43% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than using an equivalent amount of electricity generated from the grid?

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Propane Tips: Prepare Your Home for Fall & Winter

Posted on Thu, Sep 16, 2021 @ 01:48 PM

The official start of the fall season is fast approaching. And that means getting your home or cottage ready for the colder weather. It's much more pleasant to get your property prepared while the weather is warm and it's great to be outside.

It’s likely we have several months before the snow begins to arrive, but the colder temperatures and higher demand for energy in the fall are a good reminder that we should now start preparing our propane appliances for the season ahead.

To help you prepare your home for colder weather and to ensure you save money through the efficient use of propane, here are a few tips that you can take:

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Topics: About Propane

Why is Propane Energy a Better Choice?

Posted on Mon, Jul 05, 2021 @ 07:40 AM

Although Canadians have been using propane for years for heating, grilling, and other applications, the global emphasis on clean fuels has reignited interest in making propane the fossil fuel of choice. But while you may have heard propane being an important alternative fuel, many Canadians don’t know very much about what propane actually is or why it’s so great. Let’s take a closer look at both of these questions:

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Important Considerations When Buying a House With Propane

Posted on Mon, Jun 14, 2021 @ 10:13 AM

Are you looking to move into a new house this year? Then you have probably looked into some alternative methods that will help you reduce costs and empower you to live a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle.

Residential propane can do just that, and is a huge selling point when buying a home in the 21st Century.

As a clean-burning, cost-effective and safe alternative energy source, propane will help you to save money on your monthly utility bills, significantly reduce your carbon footprint and improve your energy efficiency. These are all fantastic elements to keep in mind when purchasing your new home.

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Propane Applications: What Can Propane be Used For?

Posted on Mon, May 03, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

If you have read anything online about propane, such as our blog titled ‘15 Reasons Why Propane is the Best Choice for You’, you’ll already know the vast number of benefits that the use of propane can have for your residential property or commercial business. 

Even if you haven’t read about the subject of propane, you’ll probably have heard somewhere about how propane is a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly source of fuel that produces fewer greenhouse gases than other carbon-based energy alternatives, including coal, gasoline, diesel and oil. 

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Topics: About Propane

Propane is a Versatile Energy Source for Every Room in Your House

Posted on Wed, Nov 18, 2020 @ 03:17 PM

Are you remodeling your home and considering propane? Or maybe you're planning a new build rural home or cottage and need to decide on your source of energy? One thing is for sure, propane offers home owners a range of benefits and for every room in your house!

Let's start with propane for heating.  A propane furnace or boiler provides the ultimate home comfort. Both with heat air to a higher initial temperature which means you get to your desired thermostat setting faster, plus it's easier to maintain at that level. In addition, propane heating is incredibly efficient and clean!

Next let's think about hot water for your kitchen, laundry and bathroom. Installing a high efficiency propane water heater or a propane tankless water heater will provide all the hot water you need and lower your energy bills.  With a high-efficiency propane storage tank water heater, you can save up to 16 percent in annual energy costs compared with electric models.

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Topics: Propane Appliances, About Propane

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