What is Propane?

Propane Information by Tri Gas & Oil Co., Inc

Propane, also called Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG or LP), is a gas compressed and stored as a liquid. It is one of the cleanest and least-complex hydrocarbons in existence. It is non-toxic, colorless and virtually odorless (the pungent skunk-like aroma you smell is an additive to keep you safe!). It has numerous uses inside and outside your home and is a clean, abundant energy source.

Why should I use Propane?

  • It is Affordable. On average, propane costs about half as much per BTU as electricity.
  • It is Reliable. You can still have heat, hot water and hot food during electricity outages even in the worst of weather conditions.
  • It’s Warmer. Compared to electric heat, a propane heating system is, on average, 20 degrees warmer.
  • It is Readily Available. Propane is convenient and portable, and can be used virtually anywhere, whether you are in the country or the city.
  • Easier maintenance. Propane-fueled furnaces last between 5 and 10 years longer than electric heat pumps, on average.
  • It is Environmentally Friendly. Propane is non-toxic and insoluble in water, so you don’t have to worry about a risk to soil and ground water supplies. It is released as a gas, so it doesn’t spill, pool, or leave a residue.

What can I use Propane for?

  • Whole home heat
  • Fireplace inserts & log sets
  • Hot water heating
  • Cooking
  • Clothes drying
  • Grills
  • Generators
  • Supplemental heat

Delivery Options

  • Automatic Delivery (our recommendation!)
  • Some customers prefer or require Will Call delivery. With Will Call delivery, it is the customer’s obligation to keep track of their fuel levels and call for a delivery accordingly. We recommend to our customers to contact us (either via the Online Portal or telephone) when their tank is at 30%. This allows sufficient time for us to schedule and route a delivery. Calling at less than 30% puts you at risk for running out, if delivery times are estimated at longer than our standard 3-5 business day delivery window (due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances). If you run out of fuel, your system may require a restart, which is available at an additional charge.

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