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Using Propane for Your Home

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Propane is one of the most abundant and reliable fuels our country has. Do you know enough about it? Read below to learn all the basics of propane plus its many uses!

Looking to install or convert your heating system to one that runs on propane?

Call our Fsi Oil and Propane team today!

 

WHY PROPANE?

CLEAN

Propane is an approved clean fuel listed in the 1990 Clean Air Act. Substituting propane for other fuels such as gasoline and fuel oil is an economical and viable step toward cleaner air. Using propane reduces the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide and air pollutants like carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide.

 

ABUNDANT
America produces more than enough propane to meet demand. In fact, the U.S. is propane’s leading producer. Propane is an abundant bridge fuel, making it a clean-burning alternative to gasoline and diesel that can address energy challenges while long-term renewable technologies are developed.

 

AFFORDABLE

Propane prices are typically lower than those associated

with gasoline, diesel fuel, and home heating oil due to the

growing supply.

 

AMERICAN-MADE

Propane production keeps quality jobs in our country. Nearly

50,000 workers across the U.S. are employed in propane

production, transportation, and distribution.

 


USES OF PROPANE

HOUSEHOLD/BUSINESS NEEDS

Propane is an excellent fuel to utilize around your home or business. Propane can be used for heating needs including both space and water, cooking (indoor/outdoor), laundering, and back-up power too!

 

ON-ROAD VEHICLES

Propane autogas is an approved clean alternative fuel under the Clean Air Act of 1990 and the third most popular vehicle fuel worldwide behind gasoline and diesel. Propane is commonly used to fuel buses, light- and medium-duty trucks, vans, shuttles, taxicabs, and police and government vehicles.

 

LANDSCAPING EQUIPMENT

More than 130 models of propane-powered commercial lawn mowers are available today from 18 industry-leading brands, including walk-behind, stand-on, and zero-turn-rider options. Some landscape contractors choose to convert existing equipment to propane using EPA- and CARB-certified conversion kits.

 

AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT

Propane influences all aspects of farming operations. It is used to run pumps and engines, heat buildings, and dry and process crops. Propane can also be used to dry corn and power farm equipment such as irrigation pumps.

 

 

Sources:

  1. Propane. “About Propane.
  2. U.S. Energy Information Administration. “Use of Propane.