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1. What is propane and how is it made?

2. Where can I get information about the price and supply of propane, especially as it relates to seasonal temperature changes?

3. Is propane safe to use in my home?

4. How should propane tanks be stored?

5. Are there steps that I can take to lower my energy bill?

6. Are there any tips I can follow when using a propane water heater?

7. Are there any tips when using a propane stove?

8. Where can I find information on vent-free gas appliances?

9. Where can I find information on gas fireplaces?

10. Where can I find information on gas appliance manufacturers?

11. What rules should I follow when using a propane grill?

12. Are there any Energy Assistance programs available to me?

13. Where can I compare various heating fuels?


1. What is propane and how is it made?

Propane is a hydrocarbon (C3H8) and is sometimes referred to as liquefied petroleum gas, LP-gas or LPG. Propane is produced from both natural gas processing and crude oil refining, in roughly equal amounts. It is nontoxic, colorless and virtually odorless. As with natural gas, a strong identifying odor is added so the gas can be readily detected.

Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) consists mainly of propane, propylene, butane, and butylene in various mixtures. However, for all fuels in the United States, the mixture is mainly propane. The components of LPG are gases at normal temperatures and pressures.

Chemical Properties: LPG, like natural gas and unlike gasoline, is a simple mixture of hydrocarbons, mainly propane/propylene (C3S) and butane/butylene (C4S).

2. Where can I get information about the price and supply of propane, especially as it relates to seasonal temperature changes?

Propane, like all home heating fuels, is crucially important during cold winter months. For more information regarding propane prices and supplies and how they relate to you, please click here.

3. Is propane safe to use in my home?

Propane is a safe fuel to use in your home and business. Propane has a narrow range of flammability and cannot be ingested like gasoline or alcohol fuels because it is released as a vapor from a pressurized container. In addition, award-winning preventive maintenance programs like GAS Check (Gas Appliance System Check) ensure that homeowners understand how to properly maintain their propane appliances and enjoy a healthy, safe environment.

4. How should propane tanks be stored?

Propane tanks should be stored outside. Do not store any propane tanks in the garage or any other indoor areas at any time, even during the winter months. As for excessive heat, propane tanks should only be filled to 80 percent of the tank's capacity. This is to allow for some liquid propane expansion that might occur during hot days.

5. Are there steps that I can take to lower my energy bill?

While the factors that contribute to higher fuel prices cannot be controlled by propane retailers or consumers, there are some simple steps customers can take to lower their energy bill year-round.

The industry encourages homeowners to save on energy costs by following this three-step energy plan:

Customers can also lower their overall energy bills by making a few small changes in the home:

6. Are there any tips I can follow when using a propane water heater?

7. Are there any tips when using a propane stove?

When purchasing a propane oven or range:

8. Where can I find information on vent-free gas appliances?

Please click here to learn about Vent-Free Gas Products and the Vent-Free Gas Products Alliance. Please click here to view the consumer guide to vent-free gas products.

9. Where can I find information on gas fireplaces?

The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) is an international trade association first established in 1980 to represent and promote the interests of the hearth products industry in North America.

10. Where can I find information on gas appliance manufacturers?

GAMA, the Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association, is a national trade association whose members manufacture appliances, components and related products used in connection with space heating, water heating and commercial food service.

11. What rules should I follow when using a propane grill?

Please click here to read the safe grilling tips.

12. Are there any Energy Assistance programs available to me?

The U.S. Department of Energy sponsors a weatherization assistance program to help eligible households permanently reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient. Application information is available on the Internet at www.eere.energy.gov/weatherization/apply.html

13. Where can I compare various heating fuels?

Please visit the Energy Savings Calculator to compare propane to electricity. Additionally, the Department of Energy provides information on various heating fuels.

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