Safety and education is the key to success!
We want to make sure that our customers are fully educated about propane and it’s use. To this end, we are providing commonly asked questions to help you know more about the proper uses and choices you can make with propane.
How safe is propane?
Propane is a very safe fuel to use in both your home and business. It is extremely unlikely that propane will become ignited because it has a low range of flammability. It also is less likely that someone will ingest it than other fuels like gasoline and alcohol because it is sealed in a container or tank at all times. We are always working with our clients to make sure they follow the correct preventative maintenance on their propane systems and appliances so that they can always be safe and healthy.
What do I need to know or do to make sure I’m handling propane correctly?
All of our technicians are fully trained to inspect your propane system and appliances. We want to make sure that you are always safe. We also can work with you to train you to make sure you are always doing things safely as well. If you are ever unsure about what you are doing with your propane systems or feel there is safety issue, we want you to contact us immediately. Propane is one of the safest fuels to use and we do our best to make sure that we help you understand and use it correctly.
Why is propane a better choice than electricity?
In general, it is much more expensive to use electrical appliances than ones that use propane. It is estimated that you would spend twice as much on your cooking range, water heater, dryer or furnace if you are using electrical appliances. It is also well known that propane gas furnaces provide a more consistent flow of warm air throughout your home, and that they have a much longer life span than electrical heaters. It is clear that propane is a much better choice than electricity.
Is propane a convenient fuel to use?
Propane is one of the easiest energy sources to use. In all instances, propane is stored in a secure portable tank that is safe and can be used in locations that other fuels can’t even supply. With propane you are not on a grid of electricity that can go down or relying on piping of natural gas. The tank is safe and secure, and is much more self-sufficient than other fuel sources. It is the perfect fuel for your home or business. It also can be safely used in vehicles with over ten thousand and growing refueling stations across the United States.
How does propane effect the environment compared to other fuels?
Propane is one of the cleanest burning fuels compared to all of the other fossil fuel options. It is a non-toxic fuel so is not harmful to the soil or water. It also can be used in propane fueled vehicles that can meet much lower emission standards than gasoline, and even meets the Super Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) standards. Propane is a much better fuel for the environment than other alternative fuel options.
Should I convert my vehicle to propane?
Other than contributing to cleaner air for our community, having a propane vehicle can literally double the life span of your motor. There is also no state sales tax or road tax charge on alternative fuels, so the cost of your propane will be cheaper than gasoline. We are currently providing vehicle propane stations at our main facility in Williams, Arizona and also at our fueling station in Flagstaff, Arizona as well. A special feature of our propane fueling stations is the ability to send you a monthly or end-of-year log of your propane purchases to facilitate your tax reporting and help you calculate your usage. Click here for more information about Vehicle conversions.
Can a R.V. be converted to use propane?
Not every recreational vehicle engine is convertible to propane. We recommend you contact us and we’ll tell you if we can convert it for you.