Why Choose Propane?
When it comes to fueling your vehicle, heating your home or cooking your food you have a variety of choices. Many opt to utilize traditional forms of energy such as electric, natural gas and gasoline, mainly because….well, “that’s the right way, isn’t it?”
Is it? It reminds us of the Dr. Seuss book “Green Eggs & Ham”. Maybe you’re not familiar with this classic of children’s literature so allow us to summarize:
A persistent little character named Sam-I-Am attempts to have the narrator of the story sample some Green Eggs and Ham. The narrator is convinced he will not like this concoction, digging in his heels, refusing to give this seemingly strange food choice a chance. Finally, at the conclusion of the story, Sam-I-Am is finally able to persuade the main character to try Green Eggs and Ham. Lo and behold, the narrator loves this quirky concoction, feverishly thanking the steadfast Sam-I-Am for not taking no for an answer.
Sad but true, propane tends to have the same unearned reputation as those unique eggs and pork slices—people are simply hesitant to try this “new” thing. What’s really ironic, however, is that propane is far from a new fuel source. Dr. Walter Snelling actually discovered that liquefied petroleum gas, or as it is more commonly know, propane, was a safe, less expensive alternative to electricity and natural gas way back in 1910!
The Benefits of Propane
You’re probably asking yourself, “Why should I convert to propane? What’s in it for me?” Well, we’re glad you asked, because the answers just may surprise you!
Converting to propane…….
• ….reduces reliance on oil, which is mainly purchased from politically volatile countries overseas. The overwhelming majority of propane used in the United States is produced and distributed right here.
• ….is much more environmentally friendly. Propane contains much less carbon molecules than gasoline. This results in a reduction of carbon emissions of nearly 70%.
• ….is safer than other forms of fuel. Yes, of course, propane is flammable, but it requires a higher temperature ignition point than other fuels, especially gasoline.
• ….can add years of life to your vehicle’s motor. Propane’s low amount of carbon doesn’t contaminate an engine like oil does. Industrial fleets, taxis and buses have all documented extended engine life up to three times better than vehicles using traditional fuel.
• ….is able to able to save you up to 60% on your hot water bill. When changing your traditional hot water tank to a tankless water system not only can you save money on your utility bills, the odds of running out of hot water when you really need will dramatically decrease.
Ok, by this point you’re getting the idea, now wondering “How do I go about converting to propane?” That is the easiest question to answer by far!
Choose A Propane Provider
When selecting a propane provider it’s important to look for the following:
• Safety First! – Do your homework, making certain the propane company you choose has a stellar safety record. Ask for references—the well being of your family should always be your first priority.
• Check Into Your Propane Provider’s Affiliations – The best propane providers are active members of a variety of professional groups, including having a good rating with the Better Business Bureau.
• Ask For A Proposal – All legitimate propane providers will be able to inform you of their rates not only for propane but also for all services, including cylinder rentals, taxes and any other miscellaneous fees.
If you have any other questions regarding propane conversion or choosing a propane provider, please don’t hesitate to contact ThompsonGas at 1.800.768.6612. Converting to propane doesn’t have to be a mystery! Remember Sam-I-Am and how incredible those Green Eggs & Ham really tasted!