Propane throughout the Home
When it comes to convenience, propane shines. Regardless of your address, here's a sampling of how propane delivers more convenience for less money.
Cooktops and ranges. Unlike electric units, which take time to heat up and cool down, instant gas heat gives you more precise temperature control and heat distribution. Choose from a wide variety of propane-fueled cooking appliances, including convection ovens, deep fryers, indoor griddles, and grill tops with sealed burners for easy cleaning.
Clothes dryers. A propane dryer dries clothes faster than an electric dryer, and the moist heat is gentler on fabrics. Propane dryers can even help relax wrinkles and static cling. Some models save up to 65 percent in costs over electric dryers.
Outdoor appliances. When you think about outdoors and propane, grilling may be the first thing that comes to mind. But with modern advances in flexible piping, you can easily extend the benefits of propane to a wide range of outdoor appliances, such as lighting, and patio, pool, or spa heaters — even outdoor refrigerators and hearths.
Generators. With a generator connected to your home's propane supply, you can rest easy knowing that emergency power will be there at the flip of a switch. If you already have a gasoline-powered generator, a do-it-yourself conversion kit makes it easy for that unit to operate on propane — a safe, reliable energy source that won’t gum up an internal combustion engine.
3 tips for safe installation and maintenance
Each day, millions of people use propane to fuel their off-the-grid lifestyles. If you're ready to reap the benefits of propane's exceptional energy, consider the following tips:
- Hire a professional installer. Only a qualified service technician has the proper training to install, service, and maintain your new propane appliances. For a list of trained service providers, get in touch with the nearest propane retailer.
- Learn the sniff test. To make propane easier to detect, a strong rotten-egg smell is added during manufacturing. If you or a member of your family notices the odor, avoid using lights, cell phones, or an open flame until you have left the house. Once outdoors, report the leak to your propane retailer.
- Remove combustible materials. Keep cleaning fluids, oil-soaked rags, gasoline, or other flammable liquids away from propane appliances.