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What Is Propane?

Propane is an efficient, home-grown fuel you can trust

propane supplier new york If you’re looking for a reliable, versatile, cost-effective fuel for your home here in Orange County, you can’t beat propane. And you can’t beat A.C. Howell for dependability in propane delivery and service.

You most likely are at least a bit familiar with propane – especially if you’re an avid outdoor griller – but do you know where propane comes from and how it’s created and collected? Read on to learn more about what propane actually is and how this clean-burning, nontoxic fuel can help save you money and keep you comfortable all year.

What is propane and where does it come from?

  • Propane is a low-carbon-content fuel that’s actually a byproduct of the domestic natural gas collection process. When condensation is removed from natural gas pipelines, the propane created as a result is then collected.
  • Even though propane is nontoxic, colorless, and odorless, suppliers add a rotten-egg scent to propane to make any leaks simple to detect. Leaks don’t commonly occur though, so long as propane is stored properly.
  • Propane occurs in a gaseous form, but is stored as a liquid because it’s easier to transport that way. Liquid propane is nearly 270 times more compact as a liquid than in its gas form.

Energy-efficient propane is easy on your wallet and bottom line

Many folks are surprised to learn that homes and businesses that run on electricity are actually less energy-efficient than those using propane. – but it’s true. In fact, today’s high-efficiency propane home heating systems offer an average efficiency of more than 90%, with some reaching as high as 98%! What does that mean? It means that less than 10% of the propane used is lost in the combustion process. And since propane burns hotter and feels warmer, you won’t need to use as much to reach your desired temperature.

Propane appliances extend your propane savings

Those energy savings extend to other propane appliances as well. Propane water heaters not only heat more than twice the water of a comparable electric water heater in the same amount of time, but they do it for about 30% less cost. Propane-powered appliances are usually between 40% – 60% less expensive to operate than comparable electric appliances.

Propane has a great safety record

Our propane experts are trained to keep you and your family or employees safe – it’s our very top priority. And thanks to strong regulations, high propane industry standards and the dedication of propane companies like A.C. Howell, propane has a very strong safety record.

Sustainable propane is great for businesses and modern farms

In today’s competitive business environment, you need every advantage you can get to keep costs down and generate income. Propane is a great tool for both! This versatile, energy-efficient, environmentally friendly fuel can be used on all sorts of businesses, from agriculture to warehouses and everything in-between. Plus, since propane doesn’t contaminate soil or water like gasoline or diesel, and burns cleaner than those other fuels, it helps market your business to potential customers who care about environmental friendliness.

Get dependable, responsive propane service with A.C. Howell!

When you go with big, national propane companies for your home or business’s propane delivery and service, you’re just an account number in the company’s far-away database. But with A.C. Howell, you get a family-owned business based right here in Orange County!

You will never just be account numbers to us. You’re our neighbors, and we give you the prompt, reliable and courteous service you deserve. Discover the benefits of a locally based propane service when you become a customer today.