Propane Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Are you concerned about saving money on energy?
Here are some Propane Tips To Try:

  • Change furnace filters once a month during winter.
  • Replace old appliances with energy-efficient models
  • Unused Rooms?  Close vents and doors
  • Lower water heater thermostat to 120o F
  • Clean lint filters on dryers
  • Install programmable thermostat

Is Propane an environmentally friendly fuel?

Propane, one of the cleanest burning fuels available, is the clear choice for our environment.  Propane burns cleaner than gasoline and other fossil fuels.  It emits lower levels of carbon dioxide and particulates and doesn’t produce sulfur dioxide, a primary cause of the greenhouse effect.  Propane is non-toxic and vaporizes quickly, so it won’t contaminate soil or groundwater.

Propane is also a natural by-product of the gas refining process and in plentiful supply - there’s enough propane to meet America’s needs in the 21st century. Most of the propane used in the United States is produced right here. All these factors make propane one of the most versatile fuels you can find.

Why Isn't My tank filled to 100% capacity?

Your propane is delivered and stored in liquid form. Propane liquid, for example, will expand (become a gas) nearly 17 times as much as water over the same temperature increase. As a result, tanks and cylinders are never completely filled with propane liquid. Tanks are filled to a maximum of 80 percent of their capacity. This leaves vapor space which allows the propane liquid to expand due to changes in temperature.

There are several important characteristics to understand about propane stored in containers. Heat is added to propane in a tank or cylinder by transfer directly from the air surrounding the container.  Hot days, cool nights, rain and snow are just a few of the many factors that affect the temperature of the liquid.