10 Important Propane Facts
Written on: May 7, 2021
From home heating, to powering appliances, to keeping construction and manufacturing operations on track to meet their business goals, propane is an ideal fuel for Texas homes and businesses alike. Here are 10 facts you may not know about this versatile and reliable fuel.
- As part of the 1992 Energy Policy Act and before that, the 1990 Clean Air Act, propane was named an alternative fuel.
- When you heat your home or fuel your business with propane, which has efficiency ratings of 95% or higher, you will see your bills decrease.
- About 90% of the supply of propane in the U.S.A. is domestically produced. The industry supports more than 75,000 jobs.
- Propane is odorless in its natural state. The rotten-egg smell you probably associate with it is actually added so that leaks are easy to detect.
- In the event of a propane leak, the fuel will not harm the environment around it. This includes the water, air, soil, plant or aquatic life that may be in its vicinity.
- It’s safe to transport propane in tanks as it does not ignite until it reaches 940°F.
- Cooking with propane gives you a level of precision and temperature control usually reserved for professional chefs—and that can’t be accomplished by electric stoves.
- More than 40 million U.S. households grill with propane.
- The propane industry generates an estimated $53 billion toward the gross domestic product for the U.S., according to LP Gas Magazine.
- Propane water heaters are far less expensive to run than their electric counterparts.
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