What Is Propane Made Of?
An Introduction to This Versatile Fuel
Chances are you’ve already experienced many of the ways propane can be put to use in and around your Bay Area home to enhance your home and your quality of life. Propane is versatile, efficient, and one of the cleanest fuel options we have.
Propane can efficiently power a variety of appliances. A propane stovetop or grill can help you cook by offering a level of precise temperature control an electric range simply can’t match. Propane can heat the water for your showers as well as your pool or hot tub. It can power your clothes dryer faster and more energy efficient than electricity and leave you with fewer wrinkles. And it’s a great way to get targeted space heating both indoors and outside. And if there’s a power outage after an extreme weather event (something that’s becoming all too common), propane can keep everything in your home up and running by fueling a backup generator.
In addition to being versatile and efficient, propane is also a cost-effective fuel. Because propane appliances run so efficiently, they’re economical. And because propane is a plentiful resource that’s created here in America, its price is less susceptible to geopolitical events. And there is no need to worry it will ever be in short supply.
You already know what propane can do in and around your home, but how much do you know about propane itself? For instance, do you know what it is and where it comes from? Keep reading to find out.
What Is Propane Made Of?
Propane is a byproduct of natural gas processing and petroleum refining. It’s often compressed and stored as a liquid. And so it’s also known as liquefied petroleum gas, LPG or LP. Propane is nontoxic and colorless. And, as you already know, propane is a versatile fuel that can be used for heating, water heating, cooking, and so much more. It can even be used as a fuel for vehicles. In those instances, it’s commonly referred to as propane Autogas.
Propane: Some Facts & Figures
You’re already familiar with how much propane can do in and around your Bay Area home. And now you know what propane gas is and where it comes from. Here are five more facts about propane that you might find interesting:
- The vast majority (more than 90%) of propane is produced in the USA. That means using propane reduces our country’s dependency on foreign oil.
- Propane is a more efficient source of energy than electricity. Propane appliances run more efficiently than their electric counterparts.
- Propane has a great track record when it comes to safety. And in the rare event of a leak, propane won’t harm the soil, water, or any organisms. It’s non-toxic.
- Nearly 95% of professional American chefs prefer to use a propane range because it gives them the precision and instant temperature control they need to cook great food.
- The freezing point of propane is -44 degrees Fahrenheit. That means you don’t have to worry the propane in your propane tank freezing.
- Propane doesn’t degrade over time. That means you can safely store propane indefinitely and still get the same amount of energy from it.
Choose Allied Propane Service
Allied Propane Service offers our customers worry-free propane delivery. And for your added convenience, we offer the option of automatic delivery. Though you’re welcome to remain a will-call customer if that’s your preference.
Contact Allied Propane Service today to learn more about the many propane delivery services we provide. Learn firsthand why we’re proud to say we are Allied—with you!