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Propane Versus Oil - Comparing Versatility & Efficiency

Posted on Thu, Jul 22, 2021 @ 07:00 PM

Propane is one of nature’s most versatile sources of energy.

If you are using oil to heat your home or cottage, you’re likely using another energy source to power your appliances, such as electricity.  But unlike oil, propane can fuel much more than your home’s furnace and water tank.

Many people know that propane fuels outdoor barbecues, but its use doesn’t stop there.  Propane is used in a variety of industries for multiple purposes, from fuelling forklifts to heating greenhouses.

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Topics: Switch From Oil to Propane, Propane Appliances

Commercial Restaurant Kitchens Choose Propane

Posted on Thu, Mar 11, 2021 @ 01:20 PM

Professional chefs prefer cooking on gas, hands-down. According to propane.com over 96% of chefs would rather cook with a gas range. And it's easy to see why.

Gas ranges, cooktops and ovens provide precise temperature control, even heating, and instant on/off capabilities saving valuable time in a busy restaurant kitchen.

And just as quickly as the cooktop heats up, it also cools down fast and this can help prevent over-cooking and is also a safety feature. Electric cooktops can stay very hot for several minutes after being shut off and that increases the potential for burn accidents.

But, there are some other reasons why chefs choose gas cooking over electric and it has to do with costs. Propane is a cost-effective energy, traditionally much cheaper than electricity. Propane has higher BTUs than both electricity and natural gas so a propane stove creates much more powerful heat with less energy consumed.

Propane also burns clean with a low carbon content so it leaves almost no residue. This helps keep propane appliances clean and serviceable longer than natural gas or electric stoves / ranges.

In summary - propane commercial cooking equipment is top-rated by professionals in the restaurant and hospitality industry because:

  1. precise temperature control
  2. more even heating
  3. faster heating and cooling down
  4. lower cost
  5. cleaner and more environmentally friendly

Restaurants and commercial hospitality establishments need to provide the best quality food at the lowest operating costs. Propane in professional kitchens helps owners achieve these results.

Of course, many home and cottage owners also select propane kitchen appliances for exactly the same benefits as those working in commercial kitchens.

And for homeowners, they can utilize one source of clean energy, propane to cook food, dry clothes, and heat the house - all off the electrical grid.

To find out more about switching from electricity to propane in your home or for your restaurant in central Ontario, get in touch with us. We'd be happy to speak with you and provide a quote for propane service.

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Topics: Propane Appliances, Propane Benefits

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

Extend Summer With These Outdoor Patio Propane Appliances for Your Home or Cottage

Posted on Fri, Aug 30, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

With Labour Day just around the corner, summer is unfortunately coming to an end. With the installation of a few propane appliances on your backyard’s patio, however, you can keep enjoying your outdoor space until the snow arrives.

In this blog, Budget Propane Ontario will take a look at some of the propane appliances that will extend summer season at your Muskoka home or cottage and keep you outside even when the evenings get colder.

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Topics: Propane Appliances

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Propane-Powered Appliances

Posted on Fri, May 17, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Warmer weather is here, spring is in the air and there’s no better time to start those spring cleaning chores that you’ve had on your to-do list for the past few months - but remember, don’t forget about your propane-powered appliances.

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Topics: Propane Appliances

Do I Need a Professional to Install my Propane Appliances?

Posted on Fri, Feb 22, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

If you are handy around your house and you’ve decided to purchase a few propane appliances for your home or cottage, you are probably wondering whether you can install these appliances yourself?

Unfortunately, the answer is no. In order to service and install gas appliances in Ontario, it’s compulsory that you have the appropriate Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) training and certifications. 

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Topics: Propane Appliances

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