Advantages of Propane for Your Business

Upgrade your buildings, your equipment, or your next construction project with clean-burning, reliable, and efficient propane fuel. You’ll cut utility bills, slash operating costs, reduce downtime, and get better performance from propane-powered heating systems, appliances, and equipment.

Propane is an abundant, domestically produced fuel. It has similar performance characteristics as natural gas, but offers much greater flexibility.

So, what can you achieve with propane? 

Build Anywhere

Because it’s stored onsite, propane can supply power anywhere you want to build, including off-the-grid locations. And anything in a home or business that can run on natural gas can run on propane. That means you can construct buildings with first-rate amenities regardless of where they’re located.

Plus, propane is easy to incorporate into construction projects. We can install and connect building systems and other applications on your schedule, using either above-ground or underground storage tanks. Propane also gives you jobsite flexibility by powering portable generators and temporary heaters.

Maximize Comfort

Propane heating systems and amenities can turn restaurants and other properties into appealing destinations. Energy-efficient propane furnaces heat air to a much warmer temperature than electric heat pumps, while propane fireplaces, fire pits, and gas lamps make guest areas and outdoor patios warm and inviting. 

Provide Clean Power

Propane is non-toxic and non-caustic. If propane leaks, it simply vaporizes into the air without leaving an oily mess or polluting the environment. This makes it ideal for indoor use in warehouses and other commercial applications, such as restaurants. And, because propane burns clean, propane-powered furnaces and appliances typically require less maintenance. 

Lower Your Energy Costs

When it comes to heating commercial and industrial buildings, especially large-scale buildings like warehouses and hospitals, propane is one of the most cost-efficient options. Propane systems and appliances are far more efficient than their oil or electric counterparts.

For instance, a tankless propane water heater can save building owners up to 50% on water heating costs, compared with the costs of operating a standard electric storage tank heater.

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Power Forklifts Without Downtime

Propane is one of the cleanest, most reliable, and most efficient fuel sources for forklifts. Because it burns clean, propane is great for indoor use of equipment. And, unlike electric batteries, propane motors don’t need to be recharged—so you can get more work done with less downtime.

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Propane is among the cleanest burning of all fossil fuels, with one of the lowest carbon emissions per million BTUs. Propane produces significantly fewer greenhouse gas emissions than diesel, gasoline, or even electricity. Substituting propane for gasoline or fuel oil can reduce atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide as well as air pollutants like carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide.

Propane is listed as an approved, clean fuel in the 1990 Clean Air Act and as a clean energy alternative in the National Energy Policy Act of 1992.