How Is Propane Different From Natural Gas?

Not All Gases Are the Same in Home Heating

gas energy options pennsylvaniaHaving gas-fired appliances in your home is an attractive feature a lot of folks here in the Greater Delmarva region take advantage of.

  • On a gas range, precise on-a-dime temperature control makes cooking more pleasurable and easier.
  • Gas fireplaces eliminate the effort of maintaining a wood fire while still providing the warmth and ambiance associated with one.  

When you’re thinking about adding gas to your house, you may believe that propane and natural gas are essentially the same. They’re both gases, so how much difference can they be?

Some very big differences, in fact!

Propane and natural gas are not the same thing. In fact, propane has advantages that natural gas does not. We’ll help you understand exactly what makes them different in three distinct ways:

Propane is Increasingly More Reliable

One of the primary reasons that so many people enjoy having propane in their home is because they will always have access to it if they need it.
It’s one of the most significant distinctions between propane and natural gas. Your fuel supply is stored right on your property in a propane tank. It’s always directly accessible to you.

Conversely, with natural gas, you’re at the mercy of a utility company and its infrastructure. Natural gas service interruptions are quite common in all seasons because of pipeline failures. These are caused by extreme weather, vehicle accidents, construction equipment collisions with a gas line, or the simple wear and tear that comes with aging pipelines. When pipes are damaged, natural gas consumers by the hundreds—and perhaps thousands—are left without the gas they need to heat their homes and run their appliances such as their ranges and water heaters until the repairs are completed.

Propane is Environmentally Friendly

When it comes to environmental friendliness, not all gases are created equal. Methane is a primary component of natural gas and is also a greenhouse gas.

Propane is not a greenhouse gas. It has such a low carbon content that it is classified as clean fuel in the 1990 Clean Air Act and the 1992 National Energy Policy.

Propane is Perfect for Off-the-Grid Living

If you want natural gas in your home, you must live in a community with natural gas lines. There’s no other choice! If you don’t already have a natural gas connection to your property, adding a connection to the natural gas lines in your neighborhood may cost upwards of thousands of dollars.

But you can enjoy the benefits of propane gas in your home no matter where you live! Poore’s Propane—and the versatility of propane gas—provides you with dependable, safe propane delivery, propane tank installation, affordable propane tank leasing, and expert installation and service of propane appliances whether in a neighborhood or in a largely rural area.

What’s better? When you get propane from Poore’s, you also get convenient payment options like our SmartPay budget plan and Auto Pay that let you control your propane costs in the way that is best for you and your budget.

Not only will you get reliable propane delivery, but you’ll also get respectful, responsive service. Good luck getting that with a big natural gas utility!

Become a Poore’s Propane customer and get the best propane delivery and service in the Delmarva Region today. Call us to learn more.