If you read this blog, you probably already know that propane is one of the most versatile and clean-burning fuels around – a gas capable of efficiently powering just about any appliance in your home, commercial business or farm, almost always more effective than electricity.
But how much do you really know about propane? Here are 10 facts to get to know more about this clean, green home energy source:
- Propane is a three-carbon alkane with the molecular formula C3H8; it is one of the lightest hydrocarbons in existence, which makes it one of the cleanest burning of all fossil fuels.
- Propane is a by-product of two other fuel-making processes: natural gas processing and petroleum refining.
- On its own, propane is odorless; a chemical is added to propane to make it easier to detect leaks.
- Liquid propane turns from a liquid to a vapor at -44F; as a liquid, it weighs half as much as water.
- Propane is the only alternative fuel listed in the 1990 amendments to The Clean Air Act.
- Propane gas does not spill, pool, or leave a residue; this makes it harmless to soil or groundwater if a tank leaks.
- Propane furnaces can be up to 95 percent efficient; propane tankless water heaters can achieve even greater efficiency – up to 98 percent.
- Propane clothes dryers dry more quickly while creating less static than electric units, saving you time and money and reducing wear and tear on your wardrobe.
- Propane cooking ranges offer precision temperature control – a key reasons why nearly 95 percent of professional chefs choose to cook with gas. Propane stoves also cost less to operate than their electric counterparts.
- Propane is good for our country’s economy, since more than 90 percent of it is produced domestically.
No matter how you look at it, propane is a premium performance fuel for your home, business, or farm. Why not consider making the switch?
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