Propane: Great for Commercial Use, Too
Written on: June 21, 2021
Propane gas is one of the smartest and versatile ways to power a home – but don’t sell it short for commercial use, either.
Because propane burns hot and clean, commercial propane appliances and heating systems can achieve efficiency ratings that reach well into the 90s. With that kind of performance, opting for propane is a great way to improve your company’s bottom line.
Consider the benefits of commercial propane for these applications in your office or workspace:
- Furnaces – A propane gas furnace is designed to deliver high heat in short bursts to minimize operating costs – unlike an electric heat pump, which produces lukewarm air and runs almost constantly. Once temperatures drop below freezing, a heat pump uses a backup heat source to keep pace with the increased heating load, eliminating any efficiency advantages it might otherwise have.
- Space heaters – High-efficiency propane space heaters are a flexible way to add high-efficiency zone heating to your workspace and take some of the load off your primary commercial heating system. In larger spaces, shops, and warehouses, propane-fired Salamanders and radiant heaters will keep your workers warm and happy.
- Water heating – A propane water heater can deliver hot water at 40 percent the cost of an electric water heater – or even less if you use a tankless system. Tankless water heaters will also produce hot water indefinitely – an advantage in many commercial applications.
- Backup generators – Power outages are bad enough at home, but they can be disastrous to a business. A propane backup generator provides a reliable failsafe for essential businesses ranging from nursing homes and hospitals to farms and pharmacies.
Bulk Propane: Great for Farms, Temporary Heat, and Commercial Operations, Too
While propane will definitely help out around the office, it really shines in industrial applications. For example:
- Forklifts powered by replaceable propane cylinders can operate for longer than gasoline models, and unlike electric-powered models can operate in wet and dry environments.
- Farmers can use propane for just about anything on their farm – from crop drying and powering irrigation machines to space heating and weed control.
- Construction companies can use propane for temporary heat, keeping their projects on time and on budget.
- Restaurants and commercial kitchens can use propane to cook in large quantities.
- Fleets can choose propane autogas over gasoline to improve their fuel economy, lower emissions, and reduce downtime for maintenance and repairs.
The Bottom Line
When it comes to efficiently power your office appliances and commercial equipment, propane delivers – especially when compared to electricity. Contact Downey Energy today to learn what propane can do for your business!
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