Propane is the cleanest and most versatile fuel for many appliances. It can not only heat your home, propane can also power everything from water heaters, generators and stoves/cooktops to fireplaces, clothes dryers, outdoor grills, space heaters and more.
Propane also happens to be a reasonably priced fuel. But that’s just for starters. Look at all these other benefits.
Because of the clean burning characteristics of propane, virtually little maintenance is required to retain the high efficiencies of propane fueled equipment. Because propane is nontoxic and doesn’t pose a threat to soil and water (above or below ground), it is not regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency.
The installation of new propane heating equipment generally requires an initial investment that is typically 20-40% less than comparable oil heating equipment. Propane equipment also generally lasts much longer than oil-fired systems and electric heat pumps. Additionally, propane appliances are also 40-60% less expensive to operate than comparable electric appliances. Compare propane vs. electricity.
Every propane appliance is made with safety shut-offs and most appliances are equipped with electronic ignition systems to give you years of trouble-free operation. Propane has one of the best safety records in the industry today. To make sure you always use propane safely, please go here.
Virtually all of the propane consumed in the U.S, is produced in North America. Supply is so abundant that our country now exports 10 billion gallons per year—enough to power four million fleet vehicles or 12 million homes.
Propane appliances typically reduce energy costs, delivering better value and comfort than other heating sources. With a clean-burning, high-efficiency propane furnace, less than 10% of fuel is wasted in the combustion process. In comparison, more than two-thirds of the energy used by a power plant to generate and transmit electricity is wasted. Today’s propane furnaces are now 97% efficient.
Propane tanks can be installed just about anywhere, above or below ground. Unlike oil tank installations, propane tanks can be set at a lower grade than the appliance it’s fueling, without the groundwater contamination problems associated with underground oil tank installations.
Read more about why people in Minnesota use home propane appliances.
Posted: September 28, 2017
When you request scheduled propane delivery service from your fuel supplier, you can stop checking your gas gauge and end the worry about running out of propane.
Your propane company will calculate your needs using a system based on the weather and your household’s propane usage. It allows your supplier to accurately predict when you will need fuel and provide convenient and reliable scheduled propane deliveries.
Posted: September 8, 2017
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have displaced tens of thousands of people and the overwhelming costs of damages continue to mount every day. Now, more than ever, all of us in the propane industry—as well as the millions of customers we serve—want to step up and help.
As a beginning, the National Propane Gas Association and the Propane Research and Education Council have worked together to create webpages that provide vital information and resources for both propane marketers and their propane consumers. These pages will be updated regularly with new information.
Posted: July 27, 2017
In a national survey, homeowners were asked what they liked most about propane. One of the top answers was: Local propane suppliers are very dependable.
That really illustrates the benefits of relying on your local propane company. You can count on them for a quick and courteous response whenever you need their help.
Posted: June 12, 2017
Outdoor grilling is one of the most popular ways to cook food and nothing says summer like firing up your backyard barbecue and loading it up with hot dogs and hamburgers. However, precaution and awareness should always be part of your grilling plans. The peak month for grill fires in almost here (July), and roughly half of the injuries involving grills are thermal burns that could have been avoided.
Posted: May 18, 2017
Propane is one of the most versatile fuels available, and that’s just one of the reasons why more people in Minnesota—and around the country—are expanding their use of this clean, American-made fuel. With a built-in supply of fuel on your property—and historically high levels of propane inventory readily available for use—people can take comfort in knowing that they always have easy access to fuel.
Posted: April 28, 2017
From lower fuel costs to fewer repairs to increased comfort and greater peace of mind, there are many great reasons for Minnesota homeowners to consider upgrading their old propane appliances or expanding their use of propane further.
But now, thanks to current rebates available through the Safe Appliance Installation Rebate Program, which is managed by the Minnesota Propane Association (MPA), homeowners can offset the cost of installing a range of new propane appliances.
Posted: March 27, 2017
Propane home heating systems are a smart investment because they can generally keep your home warm for less than the cost of electricity. And with residential electric rates set to go up for many people in the state, propane’s value has increased even further.
But what Minnesotans seem to like the most about propane is the comfortable, consistent heat that’s delivered.
Posted: February 28, 2017
If you should ever run out of propane, (or add a new appliance) your propane service technician will visit your home to perform a piping system leak check to make sure there are no leaks. MN Fire Codes require your propane company to perform a piping system leak check before refilling your tank and restarting your appliances. Here’s why this is necessary.
When there is propane in your tank, there is constant pressure in the system; when your supply tank is low or out, you may experience inadequate system pressure and an interruption of service.
Posted: January 27, 2017
According to an article posted by Fleets & Fuels, the Independent School District 15 (ISD 15), in St. Francis, MN is among the growing number of school districts in the state that have been converting its bus fleet to Propane Autogas.
Many states besides Minnesota have been adopting alternative energy incentive programs in recent years, which has resulted in more school districts purchasing Propane Autogas buses, according to the Propane Education and Research Council.