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Propane For Your Home

Discover the comfort and convenience of propane heating for your home. From propane delivery to equipment, Bluewave Energy is your full service propane provider.

Propane Resources

Propane Coverage
Propane Advantages
Propane FAQs

Propane is an incredibly versatile fuel in the home. Whether you are relying on propane heating for space and water heating or running your household appliances at a higher efficiency, Bluewave Energy provides reliable home comfort you can count on. Comprehensive service plans include automatic or on-call delivery, budget payment plans, free in-home energy assessments, conversions to propane and more.* We are committed to customer service excellence.

We install, service and maintain a variety of home heating propane products that include:

  • Boilers
  • Furnaces
  • Tanks
  • Fireplaces
  • Accessories

Propane Heating Equipment and Appliances selection and availability may vary by propane delivery locations.

Get more value, comfort and convenience with home heating propane.

High efficiency together with greater heat density1 can reduce your monthly energy bills. Propane heating equipment provides more consistent warm air that is distributed more evenly in your home often resulting in a lower overall energy cost. Propane furnaces require little electricity, burn hotter then electric and more completely than oil and operate longer, on average up to 20 years2. Propane equipment often requires less physical space, taking up a smaller footprint at your home.

Bluewave Energy only carries proven, energy-efficient brands from trusted manufacturers.

Propane is a safe, cleaner-burning home heating alternative.

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.

*Not all services available at all locations, contact your closest branch for details.

1Compared to energy sources such as oil and electric.
2Compared to 14 years for electric heat pumps.



Propane Coverage

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* Please contact your local branch for detailed coverage area.

Appliance selection varies by location. Contact your local branch for availability.


Propane Advantages

Propane Delivers Value for your Energy Dollar

Propane is currently a leading, lower cost fuel. It could cost up to twice as much to operate your stove, water heater, dryer, or furnace with electricity than with propane gas. Propane gas furnaces and heaters provide more consistent warm air in a home or business often with a longer equipment life span.

Water Heating

Residential water heating is typically the third largest energy use in the home accounting for nearly a quarter of overall household energy consumption. Propane water heaters save up to $200 annually over electric and heat 2.5 times the water with the same amount of energy

Propane Boilers

If a gas boiler is only 60% efficient, installing a new propane boiler rated at 90% efficiency will cut energy use by one-third. Newer models of propane boilers also require less frequent maintenance than fuel oil units.

Home Heating Furnaces
Propane furnaces operate longer, on average up to 20 years — compared to only 14 years for electric heat pumps.
Safety
Propane is a safe fuel. It has a narrow range of flammability. There are tighter regulatory controls placed on propane pumps that eliminate the risk of over fill. Since propane is non-toxic, it is safer to store and transfer than any other fossil fuel.

Propane FAQs

If I use propane as my primary household energy source, what size storage tank do I need?

Generally, a 500-gallon (1892 litres) tank can hold enough propane to meet the annual energy needs of an average four-bedroom home. Tanks of 1,000 gallons (3785 litres) or more may be needed for large homes with swimming pools and hot tubs. In certain provinces (such as Nova Scotia), the provincial regulatory body determines your tank size for you based on your energy consumption requirements. A permit is usually required. Bluewave Energy manages permit and administration requirements as part of your service package. 

Is it better to lease or own a propane tank?

Owning a propane tank comes with legal requirements such as registration, liability insurance (Canadian industry standard is $5 million liability) and a regulated inspection per the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA).

Bluewave Energy only leases propane tanks to customers.

Each Bluewave Energy cylinder and tank is delivered and installed by a qualified, licensed, third party HVAC technician in accordance with all safety requirements and Bluewave Energy’s own Quality Assurance programs. Additionally, Bluewave Energy completes a documented inspection of every propane tank annually.

Can you convert a natural gas furnace to run on propane?

Yes, while most gas furnaces are shipped configured for natural gas, they can be easily converted to propane.

Can I use both propane heating and an electric heat pump?

Yes. These "dual-fuel" or "hybrid" systems use propane for heating and an electric heat pump for cooling. They can improve energy efficiency and comfort, especially in mixed climates. A hybrid heating system can switch to propane heat, which provides better comfort and more efficient heating in the colder climates.

Why did my tank percentage fall so quickly?

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.

When do I need to place a delivery?

It is time to re-order propane when your gauge reaches 20%.

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