What is propane?

Propane, also called Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG or LP), is a gas that is 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 residential propane services inside and outside your home and is a clean, abundant energy source.

Why should I use propane in my home?

Other than being a clean, abundant energy source, it’s super reliable. If your electricity goes out, you can still heat your propane-powered home. You know those famous summer storms where the electricity will randomly cut out, and it’s always in the middle of dinner time? No worries with that when you choose propane!

It’s warmer and more affordable than other energy sources! Propane is approximately 20° warmer (about 91,000 BTUs) than electricity. And on average, propane costs about half as much per BTU as electricity.

It’s readily available! It is a convenient and portable energy source, and can be used almost anywhere – in the city, in the country, off the grid. No matter where you live, propane is an excellent energy source for your home.

Where in my home can I use propane?

  • Whole home & supplemental residential heat
  • Fireplace inserts & log sets
  • Water heating
  • Cooking
  • Clothes drying
  • Generators
  • Outdoor living (fireplaces, firefits, outdoor heating, grilling)

Ready to make propane part of your home?

Give us a call today at 800-638-7802, or fill out the form available from the right side menu and we’ll have an Energy Consultant contact you about getting propane into your home!


  • TriGas & Oil Co, Fuel Oil, Federalsburg, MD

  • We Deliver the Promise.
  • 3941 Federalsburg Hwy.
  • P.O. Box 465
  • Federalsburg, MD 21632
  • Call Us: 800-638-7802
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