Why Propane?

It’s a question many folks have asked. And obviously, a question that’s been answered quite well. Because millions worldwide are using propane to make their lives more comfortable. Of course, that’s not surprising. After all, the advantages of propane are tough to beat.

  • Clean — propane is clean burning and non-toxic
  • Reliable — propane works when and where other energy sources don’t
  • Good value — propane can offer significant savings over the alternatives
  • Safe — propane has been formulated to be safe, it is regulated by stringent safety regulations

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Propane is Clean and Efficient

Reliance Energy Propane-Powered Pickup TruckPropane has long been recognized as the “green” energy. By using this exceptional energy, homeowners can help cut emissions and protect the environment.

Propane is an approved alternative fuel listed in both the Clean Air Act of 1990 and the National Energy Policy Act of 1992. Propane is nontoxic and insoluble in water.

Because it is released as a gas, it doesn’t spill, pool, or leave a residue.

Propane is a Friendly Fuel.

Propane exhaust creates 60 percent to 70 percent less smog-producing hydrocarbons than gasoline, according to studies by the Southwest Research Institute.

Compared to gasoline, propane yields 12 percent less carbon dioxide, about 20 percent less nitrous oxide, and as much as 60 percent less carbon monoxide. (World LP Gas Association, January 2003, and California Energy Commission, January 2003).

Propane cuts emissions of toxins and carcinogens like benzene and toluene by up to 96 percent, compared to gasoline, according to studies by the Southwest Research Institute.

Propane is Reliable

There When You Want it. There Where You Need it.

Almost 90 percent of all propane is produced here in the United States. You can always count on it. Propane gas is used by more than 60 million Americans each year and gives homeowners a reliable source of heat.

Reliance Propane for Propane Gas BoilersPropane is an Efficient Fuel

Propane offers you a very attractive combination: it costs less and works harder.

Propane on average costs about half as much per Btu as electricity.

Propane burns hotter and more evenly than many other fuels.

Propane appliances have a shorter energy savings payback period (the time it takes for an appliance to pay for itself via energy savings).

Safety is Our Highest Priority

Propane has quite a remarkable safety record, due in large part to the stringent codes and regulations developed by the propane industry and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Statistics compiled by the NFPA indicate that the safest way to heat is with gas.

Propane has Built-In Safety Properties.

Propane won’t ignite when combined with air unless the source of ignition reaches 940°F. Propane gas is nontoxic and produces minimal emissions.

Propane is not harmful to soil or water.

PERC teaches the safe use of propane with an effective preventive maintenance program, GAS Check® (Gas Appliance System Check).