10 Things You Might Not Know About Propane Gas

June 9, 2022 –

If you’re a Paraco propane customer (or want to become one), you probably already know about the many uses for propane. But how much do you really know about this clean, green home energy source?

Here are ten things you might not know about propane–one of the most powerful and versatile fuels around:

  1. Burning propane gas produces less than half the greenhouse gas emissions of electric-based systems.
  2. Liquid propane produces more energy with less effort than electricity, so it takes less propane than electricity to run the same appliance.
  3. Propane is nontoxic.
  4. Propane gas doesn’t spill or pool, so even in the event of a tank leak, it’s harmless to soil or water.
  5. Propane furnaces can be up to 95 percent efficient -– typically 5-10 percent more efficient than heating oil or electricity-fired furnaces.
  6. Propane tankless water heaters can reach up to 98 percent efficiency. That means you’ll save hundreds of dollars a year in energy bills compared to conventional water heaters.
  7. Propane clothes dryers preserve clothes better than electric dryers because propane dryers dry clothes faster and produce less static during the drying process.
  8. Nearly 95 percent of professional chefs cook with gas because it enables precise and instant temperature control.
  9. Propane grills not only cook food to perfection but also enable you to cook outside during the warm summer months, saving you money on cooling bills.
  10. Propane reduces our dependence on foreign oil since more than 90 percent of it is produced domestically.

The more you know about propane, the happier you’ll be using it. Contact us to learn more about why you should make the switch today.


  1. Sam Li on October 16, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    I love what you said about propane furnaces. Propane tanks are valuable. I’ll be sure to have one installed.

  2. Megan Adler on October 30, 2019 at 10:19 am

    I had no idea that propane gas didn’t spill and couldn’t hurt the area around it if there was a leak. My husband wants to have propane tanked installed near my herb garden but I was worried that if there was a leak it could contaminate the soil. After reading your article I can feel more at ease about having the tank installed near my garden.

  3. David Johnson on November 11, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    That’s crazy that electric systems produce twice the amount of greenhouse gas that propane does. My brother bought a cabin out in the country about a month ago. We’ll have to look at getting a propane tank out there.

  4. Kate Hansen on November 19, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    I loved how you mentioned that propane gas doesn’t make a lot of greenhouse gas emissions. My husband and I were wanting to make our home better for the environment and we wanted to know what we could change. We’ll have to look into getting propane gas for our home!

  5. Derek McDoogle on December 3, 2019 at 10:11 am

    I did not know that propane produces more energy with less effort than electricity. My sister told me that she is about to buy a house that is propane-powered and she does not know how she will get the fuel when she needs to refill. I will tell her that if she buys that house, she can look for a propane provider so that she won’t run out of gas.

  6. Henry Killingsworth on December 19, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    Thank you for the information about how propane doesn’t require a lot of effort to produce electricity. My utility bill has been steadily going up over the past couple of months, and I think it is because of how much energy my appliances require. It seems like investing in a propane-powered system would be a good way to save some money.

  7. Callum Palmer on December 26, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    I have to admit that there are some of these fact that I did not know, especially number seven. I didn’t even realize that there were clothes dryers that were specifically set up to only take propane. Still, the idea of them drying faster and producing less static is appealing, so I might have to look into a propane-powered clothes dryer in the future.

  8. Derek McDoogle on January 13, 2020 at 10:53 am

    I did not know that propane produces more energy with less effort than electricity. My brother told me that he would like to install a fireplace in his home to make it feel cozier. Thanks for sharing this article, I will suggest to him to think about installing a fireplace that is propane-power so that he can save money on his monthly bill.

  9. Zoe Campos on January 29, 2020 at 10:46 am

    My boyfriend and I are about to get our own place and although he prefers using an electric stove, this article had convinced me to just use propane instead. I like how you mentioned how it is one of the most versatile fuel around, and I specifically like the part where you stated that it enables precise and instant control of temperature. I think it will suit me well since I like to cook a lot. I will make my boyfriend read this and hope he realizes all the advantages we’d get with propane.

  10. Franklin White on April 6, 2020 at 3:28 pm

    I had no idea that propane furnaces can go up to 95 percent efficiency. I want to get a furnace that doesn’t take a lot of energy to keep it going. I might get a propane one so I can save on my monthly bills.

  11. Derek McDoogle on April 27, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    I found it interesting when you said that propane gas dryers can make your clothes last longer than using other types of dryers. My wife and I will move to our new home and we are making a list of the appliances that we will need. I will share this article with her so that she can see the benefits of having propane gas in the house so that we can have a better source of power.

  12. Levi Armstrong on September 9, 2020 at 2:36 am

    It’s great that you mentioned that propane gas produces more energy or heat with less effort than electricity, which means that I can save money on energy bills. My husband wants to have a propane tank installed in our home, but I wasn’t too sold on the idea before. But now that I’ve read your article and learned about the many benefits of propane gas, I’m now inclined to have a propane tank installed in our home too. Thanks a lot!

  13. Rachel Frampton on September 21, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    My dad is planning to replace my LPG with propane gas because I heard that this more cost efficient and eco-friendly. It’s great to learn that this type of gas is non toxic, and is harmless to soil or pool. Well, you’re also right that opting for propane will help reduce the people’s dependence on foreign oil.

  14. Victoria Addington on August 1, 2023 at 1:31 pm

    I opted to learn more about propane since my sister has been considering using it, and I wanted to be able to guide her in selecting the best services. I’m delighted you mentioned that propane tankless water heaters have an efficiency of up to 98 percent. As you mentioned, doing so can save annual energy costs by several hundred dollars. I’ll make sure to let her know about this and look into residential propane delivery businesses that might be able to assist her because I think trying this out would be a fantastic idea.

  15. Victoria Addington on September 21, 2023 at 7:21 am

    I decided to do a little study on propane gas because my mum has expressed interest in using it in her new home. It’s fortunate that I stumbled on your blog because you said how liquid propane uses less energy than electricity to produce more energy, which means that it costs less to run the same appliances using propane. To reduce utility costs, I believe that testing this out would be a smart idea. I’ll be sure to share this with her and check out propane delivery services that can help her out.

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