What Is Propane?

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What is Propane?

Propane, or sometimes referred to as LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas), or LP (Liquid Propane) Gas, is a by-product of natural gas processing and crude oil refining. Propane, as a gas, is normally compressed and stored as a liquid. It is clean-burning, nontoxic, colorless, and virtually odorless. An identifying “rotten egg” odor, mercaptan, is added so it can be detected.

Propane is commonly used for home heating (i.e., furnaces), hot water heaters, cooking applications, fireplaces, grills, and much more. Propane is also used as fuel for engine applications such as forklifts, lawn mowers, fleet vehicles, and buses. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, most propane consumed in the United States is produced in North America.

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Residential Propane

Enjoy everyday moments powered by propane. From bath time to home heat, or outdoor living, propane brings home affordability, flexibility, and reliability. Whether you are building a new home, remodeling an existing home, changing to propane from another energy source, or adding heat to an outbuilding or barn, Collett Propane is here to help you the entire way.

Our service professionals will help you determine the size and location of your tank and perform the professional installation of that tank in accordance with local codes and regulations. Learn more about the benefits of residential propane and tank sizes.


Why Choose Propane?

Propane powers everyday moments. Whether you already have propane, are switching to propane, or are debating between propane and another energy source like electric, the benefits of propane are endless.

Let’s take a look at a few of the big ones:

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Environmentally Friendly
Propane is an approved clean energy source under the Clean Air Act of 1990. Furthermore, propane is a low-carbon fuel alternative, producing far fewer emissions than the equivalent amount of electricity generated from the U.S. grid. Plus, it won’t contaminate soil or groundwater because it’s non-toxic and non- poisonous.
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Keeps You Warmer
According to the Propane Gas Association of New England, a propane furnace produces heat at 120 degrees Fahrenheit, while heat pumps produce heat at around 95 degrees Fahrenheit. When air temperatures are greater than body temperature, spaces feel warmer and more comfortable.
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American Made
Almost 90% of America’s propane supply is produced domestically. That means by using propane powered appliances and applications, you are supporting American jobs and the American economy.
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For millions of Americans every day, propane continues to deliver what is most important to customers choosing their energy: reliability. Even during extreme weather and natural disasters, propane reliably heats and powers homes, businesses, and farms independent of the electric grid.

Our service experts have decades of commercial experience over many types of industries, so whatever the size and scope of your business, Collett Propane has got you covered.

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If you live in a propane powered home, are moving to a house that already has propane, or are switching to propane in the Cincinnati, Dayton, or surrounding Miami Valley region, Collett Propane is your hometown company you can count on.