The Most Commonly Asked Propane Questions


Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 2.04.04 PMYou might think you know a thing or two about propane, but would you consider yourself a true propane expert? This week we demystify everything propane related, a crash course if you will on the incredible benefits associated with all things propane! Are you ready? Let’s get started.

I’ve smelled propane before and it stinks! How is that a benefit?

Ah, a rose by any other name….yes, propane is often associated with a very distinct odor, a smell many people immediately notice and don’t particularly care for. But this is by design! Did you know that propane is actually odorless in it’s natural state? It’s true. That rotten egg stench you may be familiar with is actually added to propane in order to help identify a leak. This safety precaution is able to get everyone’s attention right away in the off chance your propane tank has a leak. If you ever catch a whiff of that scent, extinguish all flames, vacate the premises, call 911 and then contact your propane provider.

Isn’t propane just as expensive as other forms of energy?

Comparing apples to apples, absolutely not! Propane is very cost effective when it comes to heating your home, cooking your food or supplying a consistent stream of hot water via tankless water tank. Now, if you have like to have your home heating set for a steady 85 degrees, or plan on cooking meals all day, every day, then of course you’re going to use more propane—but we’re willing to bet it’ll still be a lot less expensive than using electric or natural gas in the same manner!

I’ve considered converting to propane, but it seems like it would be a hassle. Is it really worth it?

Well, is saving money on your utilities bill considered a hassle? When it comes to converting your home to propane, it really couldn’t be any easier. Simply contact us at 800.768.6612 and we’ll be happy to have one of our propane professionals visit your home to perform a detailed analysis of your current system.

Is it true I can save money by cooking with propane as well?

Absolutely! Not only can you save money buy converting your kitchen appliances to run on propane, you’ll also be protecting your family in the process. Propane ovens and ranges utilize instant off features, meaning as soon you turn your stove off, it’s off. Electric cooktops can remain dangerously hot for several minutes, resulting in a safety risk to children and…well, inattentive chefs!

Are you ready to convert your home to propane? Give ThompsonGas a call at 800.768.6612. We’ll be happy to answer all your questions and get you started on reaping all the benefits available with propane!