Last updated 7 days ago
Propane is widely used in American households and businesses to power appliances and generate heat. This naturally occurring fuel is not only convenient to use; it is also environmentally friendly and non-toxic. To understand the eco-friendly advantages of using propane, let’s take a look at its environmental impact:
Propane is Non-Toxic
Propane is a naturally occurring gas that is extracted from hydrocarbons that lie deep beneath the surface of the earth. Once propane has been produced, this odorless and colorless gas is non-toxic to humans and the environment. In both liquid and vapor form, propane is harmless to natural ecosystems. This means that, if propane is spilled, it will have no harmful impact on the earth.
Propane Produces Lower Emissions
Propane is one of the most clean-burning fuels available today. In order to be used as a fuel, propane must be burned in a combustion process. Once propane has been ignited, it produces vapors, which are also called emissions. The emission levels of propane are much lower than the United States’ requirement for clean-burning fuel. This means that propane emissions are not considered a greenhouse gas.
Propane is an Approved Alternative Fuel
Because propane is so environmentally friendly, the U.S. government and the EPA have approved propane as an official clean fuel. In addition to being used in appliances and production, propane can also be used as an alternative fuel for vehicles. Propane-powered vehicles can produce up to 90% fewer emissions than gasoline-powered vehicles.
Propane is an extremely clean-burning fuel that is a fantastic choice for your fueling needs. At Tri-Gas & Oil, we offer commercial, residential, and agricultural propane delivery services, and we stand behind the exceptional service that we provide our customers. To set up propane delivery today, call us at (888) 556-6173.
Last updated 12 days ago
In this video from the Propane Education & Research Council, you will learn about Micro Combined Heat and Power, or CHP. Micro Combined Heat and Power systems use cutting-edge internal combustion technology to generate energy from propane. For an in-depth look at how CHP systems work, watch this informative video.
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Last updated 17 days ago
Propane is used in millions of American households for furnaces, water heating, air conditioning, fireplaces, and more. This convenient and clean-burning fuel produces lower emissions than other fossil fuels, and is produced right here in the United States. Let’s take a brief look at how propane is produced:
Propane in Nature
Propane is naturally created during the process of organic decomposition. When organic material breaks down slowly over a long period of time, hydrocarbons are produced. In its natural state, propane is mixed deep underground with other hydrocarbon fuels. These hydrocarbons are what we commonly know as propane, gasoline, butane, and other fuels.
Separation of Propane
To produce propane, the hydrocarbon fuels must first be brought to the surface of the earth through a drilling process. Once these natural fuels have been brought to the surface, they are sent to the oil refinery for separation. During the oil-refining process, oil is separated from the other hydrocarbons through a process that involves boiling the oil and sending it through an oil trap. As propane and other gas-based hydrocarbon fuels are heated, they become separated from the heavier oil and gasoline.
After the gas-based hydrocarbons have been separated from oil, this mixture must be further refined for propane production. The gases are cooled and mixed with a substance called absorption oil. The absorption oil isolates and purifies the propane, separating it from the other gases. The propane is now ready to be sent off and used in homes, business, agriculture, and for a variety of other uses.
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Last updated 24 days ago
There are a variety of ways that you can heat the water in your house. If you have a tank-style water heater, then you will have a reservoir of water hot around the clock, ensuring that you have hot water when you need it most. Unfortunately, this is a very inefficient design that results in what are called standby losses, which is the loss of energy through the walls of the water heater tank and the fuel pipe. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that standby heat loss accounts for 10-20% of a home’s annual water heating bill.
If you want to switch to a more efficient design, consider a tankless water heater. This modern type of water heater will last longer, use less energy, and is compact and fits virtually anywhere in the home. Find out how you can start saving money today with a tankless propane water heater by calling Tri-Gas & Oil of Maryland for more information at (888) 556-6173.
Last updated 1 month ago
Propane is an inexpensive and eco-friendly way to heat your home, fire up your grill, heat your fireplace, and heat your water. To find out how you can hire a propane technician to install and re-fill your propane appliances, watch this video clip.
If you want propane appliances for your home, call a propane service technician. He will install all of the propane systems you need to start saving money, including gas lines, tanks, regulators, and meters. Propane service technicians are trained in the safe operation of propane use. Watch the video for more information about propane and propane appliances.
To learn more about how you can get high-quality propane service for your home, contact Tri-Gas & Oil of Maryland. Call us at (888) 556-6173 for more information, and visit us on the web to see all of the propane products and services we offer, such as home delivery and installation.