Propane is one of the cleanest burning sources of energy and produces low greenhouse gas emissions1. Since propane is non-toxic, it is safer to store and transfer than any other fossil fuel. Propane also boasts a narrow range of flammability. Learn more about the advantages of home heating propane.
1Compared to energy sources such as oil and electric.
2Compared to 14 years for electric heat pumps.
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Appliance selection varies by location. Contact your local branch for availability.
Yes, while most gas furnaces are shipped configured for natural gas, they can be easily converted to propane.
This question is often asked during the period immediately following delivery, especially during periods of cold weather. So while your tank gauge may read 80% right after a fill, inspecting the gauge the following morning may show a percentage drop of up to 5%, even if no gas has been used.
This occurs because your propane gas is delivered as a liquid. Like all liquids, it expands as temperatures rise and contracts when temperatures fall. (Actually, the liquid propane in a tank will expand 270 times its volume as it vaporizes into a gas. The vaporized gas is what your equipment and appliances burn in order to operate).
You will still have the same number of litres of propane, but it will occupy more or less volume depending on changes in temperature.
It is for this reason -whether the propane tank is being filled partially or completely - the delivery driver uses the bleeder valve (and not the gauge) for measurement during the delivery process.
It is important to note the gauge reading on your tank only measures the level of liquid remaining in the tank.
It is time to re-order propane when your gauge reaches 20%.