10 Interesting Propane Facts

Propane is one of the most versatile and planet-friendly fuels around: you can power just about any equipment in your home, business, or farm with it, and usually come out ahead in the game compared to other energy sources – especially electricity!

Here are 10 facts you might not know about this clean, green home energy source:

  • Propane is a three-carbon alkane with the molecular formula C3H8; it is one of the lightest, simplest hydrocarbons in existence, and as a result one of the cleanest burning of all fossil fuels.
  • Propane is produced as a by-product of two other processes: natural gas processing and petroleum refining.
  • Propane is naturally odorless; an odorant 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 Clean Air Act of 1990.
  • Propane gas does not spill, pool, or leave a residue; this makes it harmless to soil or water if a tank were to leak.
  • Propane furnaces can be up to 95 percent efficient, saving energy without you having to give up comfort; propane tankless water heaters can achieve even greater efficiency – up to 98 percent!
  • Propane clothes dryers dry more quickly and with less static created than electric units, saving you time and money and reducing wear and tear on your wardrobe.
  • Propane ranges and ovens enable precision and instant temperature control – the key reason why nearly 95 percent of professional chefs choose to cook with gas.
  • Propane is good for our country’s economy, since more than 90 percent of it is produced domestically.

No matter how you slice it, propane is a premium performance fuel for your home, business, or farm. Why not consider making the switch?

Did you know that Poore’s offers reliable propane deliveries and expert propane equipment installation and service anywhere in our Delmarva service area? Now you do! Contact us to become a Poore’s customer or to request a propane delivery today.