Common Propane Myths

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Propane has long been one of the most efficient and versatile fuels around – yet some people still think of it simply as the stuff you find in your barbecue or camp stove. The truth about propane is much more interesting – and exciting, if you’re a Louisiana, or Arkansas, homeowner.

In this blog, we’ll explore some common myths about propane – and the truth behind them.

Myth #1: Propane is barbecue fuel
Fact: Propane is great for much more than grilling – in fact, it’s one of the most versatile fuels around. You can use it to power just about any type of equipment, including your:

Propane is not simply capable of running these appliances – it will often do it better than other energy sources, especially electricity. And no matter how many appliances you have, they can be supplied with gas from a single, refillable propane tank.

Myth #2: Propane is dangerous
Fact: Propane is as safe to use as any other home energy source – in fact, because propane manufacturing, handling, installation, and service laws and codes are so strict, it may be safer for home use than other forms of energy.

Consider these propane safety facts:

Myth #3: Propane is costly
Fact: When you consider total cost of ownership of propane equipment, propane is one of the most cost-effective energy choices around. Propane heats fast and effectively, with many propane appliances reaching efficiencies of 98 percent – and because propane burns clean, your equipment will last longer and need less maintenance.

Myth #4: Burning propane is bad for the environment
Fact: Burning propane emits less than half the carbon of heating oil when burned, and less than electricity when it is produced by coal-fired generation plants. And because it is nontoxic and doesn’t pool, a propane leak cannot contaminate water or soil.

Myth #5: Propane is in short supply
Fact: Propane is available in abundance in the U.S., and most of it is produced right here at home. Because it is a byproduct of the petroleum refinement process, the means to produce and distribute propane are already available without the need for additional investments of time and money.

Considering propane for your new home heating system or heating system upgrade? We can help. Contact us today to learn more or get a FREE, no obligation estimate on propane installations for your Louisiana, or Arkansas, home.