Propane is one of the best fuels around when it comes to keeping you warm in any weather – but how does propane itself respond to cold?
In general, propane deals very well with temperatures as they drop, but it does have some problems with extreme cold. Here’s why: When propane is stored in your tank, it’s a liquid under high pressure; it must expand into a vapor to be ignited. But as temperatures drop, so does pressure inside the tank – to the point where eventually pressure may not be high enough to effectively power your propane appliances.
When we say extreme cold, we’re not kidding: propane turns to a liquid at -44 degrees F. Still, some precautions should be taken if you own a propane-powered home in a cold climate.
To avoid pressure problems during cold weather extremes:
Some other extreme weather propane tips:
Winter is coming – do you have enough propane to keep your family safe, warm, and comfortable in your Middle Tennessee or Southern Kentucky home? Fill up today with the pros at Advanced Propane.