by toni ellerby
WHAT IS PROPANE
Propane is a nontoxic, colorless and odorless by product of natural gas processing and crude oil refining. Once the propane is extracted, it’s stored in pressurized tanks until needed. Propane can be stored for years without affecting its quality or efficiency. As with natural gas, a strong identifying odor is added to propane to warn consumers of a leak. Propane is an approved, alternative clean fuel listed in the 1990 Clean Air Act and 1992 National Energy Policy Act. Propane is an non renewable resource. Nonrenewable is Minerals, fossil fuels, and other materials present in essentially fixed amounts (within human time scales) in our environment.
IS THIS FOUND ON EARTH OR WHAT!!!!
Propane is a gas derived from natural gas and petroleum. It is found mixed with natural gas and petroleum deposits. Propane is called a fossil fuel because it was formed millions of years ago from the remains of tiny sea animals and plants. So It is found on earth.
WHO USES PROPANE
Millions of people across the country—including families, farmers, forklift operators, drivers and others—use propane every day to meet their energy needs.
At home, families use it to power their furnaces, water heaters, air conditioners, outdoor grills, fireplaces, dryers and cook tops. On the job, workers rely on propane as an environmentally sound, cost-efficient fuel source for their forklifts, buses, taxis and other delivery fleets. Farmers use propane to power irrigation pumps, grain dryers, standby generators, water heaters and other farming equipment.
Where can I use propane in my home?
Many propane home appliances are available, including:
• Clothes dryers
• Hot water heaters
• Patio heaters
• Space heaters
$ CHA CHING $
According to a recent U.S. Department of Energy study, electricity costs twice as much as propane. Homes fueled by propane often have a better resale value and require far less energy. Consumers can save up to $300 annually by switching to a propane gas furnace and $150 each year with a propane water heater.
The cost of converting to propane is quickly recovered by propane’s lower maintenance and fuel costs. Some conversion costs can also be deducted on your federal income tax return.