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Krista Scarlett | thompsongas

Vital Things You Need To Know About Propane Gas Service

Jan 13th 2014 at 10:43 PM

Propane gas is one of the most commonly used forms of natural gases, both in private homes and in many manufacturing industries and commercial businesses. In homes, propane is mostly used for heating purposes. You do not necessarily need to have a Mendota fireplace in order to heat a room using home propane, although that would be a welcome addition during winter.Commercialpropaneis mostly used in the manufacturing industries where it serves as the primary energy source to power heavy machinery. If you plan to become a propane gas service customer anytime soon, here are a few things you need to know.

- Propane prices:The prices of propane gas, be it commercial propane or propane for home, are rarely ever constant for long and tend to fluctuate almost as much as the global petroleum prices. The shifts in prices may be caused by any of a large number of things: some political, some economic and others falling in both. That said, propane gas still remains one of the most affordable sources of energy to date. This is why it has managed to remain so popular as a green energy alternative.

- Safety:The propane industry has developed numerous methods to ensure the safe transport and use of propane gas service. Propane equipment and appliances are manufactured to rigorous safety standards, and propane has a narrow range of flammability when compared with other petroleum products. Still, it’s important to get the help of propane service providers whenever you are handling propane gas. They know the best safety measures and are in the best position to help you avoid any possible dangers.

- Propane home delivery:Transportation and handling of propane, from the time it is bought to the time it is delivered and installed in the home, should only be carried out by qualified professionals. Fortunately, most residential propane service companies and providers understand the importance of this and provide exceptional service to all their customers.

- Oil to propane conversion:Homeowners can convert their current oil or electric home to cleaner, higher efficiency residential propane. Converting can save the average household $500-$1,000 a year with little or no upfront costs to the homeowner.

About the Author:

This article was written by Krista Scarlett, communications specialist for ThompsonGas. The 16th largest retail propane company in the U.S., ThompsonGas has been family owned and operated since 1946. The propane gas dealer provides cheap propane for residential and commercial propane gas service to customers across 10 states in the East and Southeast.

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