If you’re making a choice between propane and natural gas for your home, you may be wondering what the difference is between the two. After all, they’re both gases, right?
But propane and natural gas are different from each other in several ways. Once you read about the differences here, you’ll see why propane is the superior choice!
Natural gas has 1,030 BTU (British Thermal Units, which are used to measure heat) per cubic foot. Propane leaves natural gas in the dust with 2,490 BTU per cubic foot. Propane gives you more for your money!
There are environmental concerns about methane leaks surfacing from old underground natural gas pipelines. Methane, the main component of natural gas, is a greenhouse gas.
Propane, on the other hand, is not a greenhouse gas. In fact, it is named as an alternative fuel in both the 1990 Clean Air Act and the 1992 National Energy Policy because of its low carbon content and clean burning. Also, propane does not harm water, soil, or air in the rare event of a leak.
With propane, your supply of propane is stored in your propane tank right at your home. And when you use Automatic Delivery and wireless propane tank monitoring from Parker Gas, you can be assured that we’ll make a propane delivery when you need one, before you run low.
Natural gas is delivered to your home through a line connected with your natural gas utility’s lines. If an underground natural gas line is damaged in your community, you may be without natural gas — and thus without heat, hot water, and gas for cooking — for hours until the repairs are completed.
Propane can do all the things natural gas can do, and more! That’s because with propane cylinders, you can use propane for outdoor grilling, space heaters, outdoor fireplaces, outdoor firepits, and insect traps. And you can easily get your cylinders refilled at any one of our six Parker Gas locations!
If you want natural gas, you have to live in a neighborhood served by a natural gas utility. But you can have propane no matter where you live because your propane is in a tank!
Enjoy all the benefits of propane with reliable propane delivery from Parker Gas! Become a customer today.