Ontario Propane Blog

First Time Home Propane Users

Posted on Tue, Mar 07, 2017 @ 03:31 PM

With the increased fluctuation of hydro prices, especially for those living in rural areas, it is no surprise that folks are choosing to make the switch to propane. There are quite a few people who have never had a home with appliances that run on propane before, and, therefore, may not be sure how to go about deliveries or other operational tasks.

Then there are people who are buying or renting homes who are in the same boat. They have a propane tank on their property and know that the majority (or all) of their appliances run on propane, but where do they go from there? What information should they collect from the previous home owner, realtor or landlord before they move in?

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Topics: Residential Propane Service, Home & Cottages, Switch to Propane

Why Pay Peak Electricity Rates?

Posted on Mon, Oct 31, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

The first snowfall of the 2016/2017 winter season has already come and gone in central Ontario. We all know that with snow comes the colder weather. If they haven’t already, furnaces and heating sources will definitely be turned on today to relieve the chill that is in the air. With that in mind, for those of you who primarily use electricity to power your heating appliances, keep in mind that the time-of-use for winter pricing changes November 1st, only a few days away. With prices per kWh at an all time high, are you prepared for the increase in your electricity bills?

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Topics: Winter Propane Tips, Propane Benefits, Switch to Propane

Free Propane eBook - Learn About Switching to Propane from Oil or Electricity

Posted on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 @ 03:31 PM

When it comes to heating your home or business, you want an energy source that is clean, convenient, and inexpensive. As a clean-burning compressed gas, propane is an eco-friendly alternative to electricity or fuel oil. 

Fuel oil can be a costly liability. It can leak and cause severe environmental damage. One litre of leaked oil can contaminate 1 million litres of drinking water. Propane has a lower carbon footprint and produces nearly 40% fewer carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon emissions than oil.

Are you tired of having to plan your washing around off-peak hydro electric hours? With propane you are free to use your appliances whenever you want, and enjoy the savings of propane fuel costs 24x7.

Learn more about the benefits of switching from oil or electricy to propane in our free Propane eBook.

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Topics: Propane Benefits, Switch to Propane

Electricity Rates in Ontario On the Rise Again!

Posted on Tue, Mar 15, 2016 @ 02:00 PM

 
If you’re a resident in Ontario, you know well about the constant rise of electricity delivery rates across the province. Ontario has the  fastest rising electricity rates across North America. As of Jan 1st, the province has ended the Ontario Clean Energy Benefit that provided a 10% rebate saving the average consumer around $200 per year. On the same day,  a charge of .2% was also added. As of February 1st, another increase of 1.7% came into effect. Click here to download the PDF from Hydro One outlining the increases. With all of these increases, and possibly more on the way due to  the sale of 60% of Hydro One, you might be wondering if there is a more affordable way to heat and energize your home.
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Topics: Propane Benefits, Switch to Propane

Top 5 Reasons to Switch from Oil to Propane

Posted on Thu, Mar 03, 2016 @ 02:59 PM

If you are still using oil to heat your home or cottage, you might be surprised to learn that propane has several benefits that might have you considering switching to propane, as an alternative, and clean burning fuel. Heating your home or cottage in the winter can be difficult as is with unpredictable Canadian weather, let alone worrying about extra expenditures or environmental impact.

So, what are the benefits to propane? We have laid out 5 reasons why we think you should consider switching from oil to propane.

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Topics: Switch to Propane

Top 5 Benefits of Switching to Propane at Your Restaurant.

Posted on Thu, Feb 18, 2016 @ 03:30 PM

If you operate a restaurant, you understand that the bottom line is always top of mind. Cutting operating costs while maintaining the quality and safety of your restaurant is important. Switching to using propane to power your restaurant is one of the best decisions you can make. We’ve laid out the top 5 benefits to switching to propane.

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Topics: Switch to Propane, Commercial Propane

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