Advantages of Propane Gas
We’d like to kick off this first post by welcoming you to the Elite Gas blog. We intend to provide you with tips, news, and other information related to propane gas, energy use, and outdoor activities.
To start things off, we would like to first get to one of the more important questions: why propane? There are many advantages to choosing to use propane gas over other forms of energy like charcoal and electricity. We’re going to take time to highlight some of those benefits here.
Propane is Economical
One of the biggest advantages to propane is in terms of cost. In terms of BTUs (a measure of heat energy) to dollars spent, nothing beats out propane. Since you probably won’t be worried about heating your home for most of the year, the primary place these savings are realized are in the kitchen. Propane stoves, grills, and other cooking appliances are able to heat your food for far less than electric equivalents would cost you.
These savings are especially important for restaurants where even a few dollars per hour saved running a stove can mean the difference between turning a profit and breaking even.
Since propane is so efficient at what it does, that means it can heat things much quicker than electricity can. This is important when cooking or when heating a home. The use of a propane gas grill can help you grill up burgers more quickly, serving hungry guests far more efficiently. This is why the propane grill is as much a staple of the backyard barbeque as burgers, hot dogs, and aprons with funny slogans emblazoned on the front.
Propane is Plentiful
One of the major concerns with oil is the simple fact that we are running out. Propane, however, is in plentiful supply. This is part of the reason why it is so economical – we have a lot of it. Furthermore, since 90% of all propane is produced in the US, making use of propane will reduce dependency on foreign oil. In short, switching to propane will help to make the present energy crisis far easier to manage.
Long Term Storage
One of the great things about propane is how long you can keep it in storage for. Tanks require little in the way of maintenance and can last 40 years. This means if you stock up on propane but do not have any immediate plans for use that’s fine none of the money is wasted! You can sit on a few tanks of propane gas until they’re needed for as long as you need to… well… assuming you expect that need to happen before you retire.
Propane gas produces far fewer hydrocarbons than gasoline, and the gas it releases is non-toxic. This is why propane is recognized as a “green” energy, and has been since 1992. As such, if you are concerned about the environment you can be assured that using propane will give you a smaller carbon footprint than if you burn the same amount of electricity.
Ultimately, there are many reasons why propane is one of your best options for your heating and cooking needs. If we’ve convinced you, feel free to get in touch with us and we can set up your propane system.