Discover the Convenience of a Propane Firepit

Less Work than Wood and a Healthier Choice Too

propane firepits georgia There are many ways you can take advantage of propane’s versatility to enhance your outdoor living space during the warm months. A propane firepit is just one example.

With all of the warmth provided by a propane-fueled firepit, you can bring your friends, neighbors and family together and never worry about feeding the fire or cleaning up ashes afterward, as you have to do if you had a wood-burning firepit.

You have choices too. A large propane firepit can be used as a centerpiece for your yard, or you can set up a series of small ones at the entry of your home to wow your guests. Many models have ignition systems that can be turned on and off with a smartphone.

A propane gas firepit is also a healthier choice than a wood firepit. Here’s why.

Benefits of Propane Fireplaces

Propane firepits are much easier to clean than wood, especially since there is no soot and ash buildup left behind after use.

And just for good measure, propane firepits can generate plenty of heat to keep you and your family warm while you’re gathered outside during a chilly evening.

Cleaner-burning propane gas firepits can deliver the same rustic charm you love without the pollutants and clean-up chores of a wood-burning unit. Propane gas firepits are available in a wide range of materials, styles and sizes, so it’s easy to find the right design for your backyard space.

And while propane gas firepits are typically not designed for cooking, this doesn’t mean they can’t do the job in a pinch. However, unlike propane gas grills, propane firepits don’t contain features such as food drip pans and easily cleanable cooking surfaces, so you will have to take some extra care if you cook anything over your propane firepit.

But the right cooking tools and a thorough cleanup can make your propane firepit a reliable option for a quick snack during your backyard gathering.

Read more about propane firepits and other outdoor propane products.

Taking Propane Indoors

Many people are taking the concept of choosing propane over wood inside their homes too. Old, little-used wood burning fireplaces are rapidly being converted to efficient and safe propane gas-burning fireplaces. Other folks in Georgia are installing a fireplace for the first time and choosing propane.

Propane hearths are available as built-in fireplaces, freestanding stoves, or sealed fireplace inserts that can be installed directly in your existing mantle. With that kind of flexibility, you can enjoy the benefits of a propane fireplace whether or not you have an existing fireplace feature.

Read more about propane gas fireplaces.

*Source: Clean Air Make More

Is There a Gas Stove Ban in Georgia?

gas stove safety georgiaOver the last few years, dozens of local governments in a handful of states have enacted ordinances that would outlaw gas connections in new buildings in an effort to reduce emissions and combat climate change. Cities where these regulations have passed include New York City, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Meanwhile, there has been no strong local push to ban natural gas or propane gas anywhere in Georgia. Even so, Georgia (along with 19 other states) recently addressed the issue of a potential gas stove ban by passing a new so-called “preemption law.”

The amended ordinance enacted by Georgia lawmakers would prohibit any government entity — state, county or local —”from adopting any policy that prohibits the connection or reconnection of any utility service or sales of certain fuels based upon the type or source of energy or fuel.”

The “sales of certain fuels” language pertains to propane.

Focus Shifts from Outdoor Emissions to Indoors

This year, the issue of gas stove bans reached a new flash point when the focus shifted from the environment outside to harmful pollution inside the home. This was due to recent studies that showed the potential for indoor air pollution hazards associated with the use of natural gas stoves. Unfortunately, rumors spread rapidly that the U.S. government planned to confiscate all existing gas stoves from people’s homes. This is false.

At the moment, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is only seeking to obtain public input on hazards associated with gas stoves. The CPSC is the government agency that strives to reduce the risk of injuries and deaths associated with faulty consumer products.

So, what’s the truth about gas stoves? Do all Georgians who enjoy cooking on their propane gas stoves have any reason to be concerned?

Evaluating Recent Studies

Last December, the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health published a study that concluded that “12.7% of current childhood asthma nationwide is attributed to gas stove use…

Unfortunately, the researchers seem to confine their description to just “gas stoves,” apparently not realizing that there are some key differences between a stove powered by natural gas and one that’s fueled by propane. (More on that soon).

Cooking—On Any Stove–Produces Particulate Matter

Research that’s raised alarm bells over the potential risks involved in cooking isn’t new, however. All cooking—whether it happens on a gas, electric or wood stove—produces some particulate matter (PM). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines PM as microscopic solids or liquid droplets that are so small that they can be inhaled and cause serious health problems.

“Anything with a red-hot element is going to generate particles,” said Iain Walker, an engineer at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab who studies home indoor air quality and ventilation. “That includes most stovetops, ovens and even small appliances like toasters. Frying and roasting cook methods both produce a lot more particulate matter than boiling or steaming.”

As an example, think about all of the smoke that’s produced when you’re searing a steak in a frying pan on your cooktop. It’s not healthy to be breathing that in because of all the particulate matter it contains.

This is why indoor air quality experts always advise using your kitchen range hood to vent particulate matter to the outside whenever you are cooking. If you don’t have a range hood, open a nearby window to achieve at least some ventilation.

The Stanford Study

An earlier study, done by researchers at Stanford and published in January 2022, revealed that all of the 53 natural gas stoves observed leaked methane gas, even when turned off. The research team also wrote: “In addition to methane emissions, co-emitted health-damaging air pollutants such as nitrogen oxides (NOx) are released into home air and can trigger respiratory diseases.”

Nitrogen dioxide has been shown to contribute to breathing problems like asthma. A 2016 study at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab found that the simple act of boiling water on a natural gas stove produces nearly twice the amount of nitrogen dioxide than the outdoor standard established by the EPA. Considering that about one-third homes in our country use natural gas for cooking, that’s something that needs to be addressed.

Propane Gas Stoves Vs. Natural Gas Stoves

Here is a critical point we have not seen addressed in either of these studies. Concerns have long been raised about methane leaks coming from natural gas beyond indoor emissions from stoves fueled by natural gas. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas and it’s the main component of natural gas.

Now, compare that to propane. In its original form, propane is not a greenhouse gas and it’s considered a “green” fuel because of its low carbon content. Unlike natural gas, propane does not contain any methane gas!

Besides the type of gas used to power your stove, the major difference between a propane stove and a natural gas stove are the gas jet nozzles. Because propane is highly pressurized, the nozzles have much smaller holes. Natural gas isn’t pressurized as much as propane, so the nozzles have larger holes. That’s the reason propane and natural gas stoves can’t be interchanged as is. If you wanted to switch from a natural gas stove to one that’s fueled by propane, you would need to get a propane conversion kit for stoves. This is needed to replace the gas jets. This job is best left to a professional, however.

The Propane Industry Responds

The Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) pointed out that there are competing studies about the adverse impact to indoor air quality that various types of stoves produce.

PERC cited The Lancet Respiratory Medicine abstract, which states: “…we detected no evidence of an association between the use of gas as a cooking fuel and either asthma symptoms or asthma diagnosis.”

PERC also found flaws in the Stanford study’s findings (noted above). “These are based on an extremely small sample size and unrealistic cooking conditions and don’t provide a clear picture of …particulate matter generated from electric cooking,” according PERC. (Electric stoves produce particulate matter…and emit dangerous chemicals like formaldehyde that can be toxic.)

Tucker Perkins, PERC’s president and CEO, points to a 2020 study by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) that found that electric ranges cause household fires at a rate 2.6 times greater than gas ranges; civilian injuries at a rate 4.8 times higher; and civilian deaths at a rate 3.4 times higher.

“Am I suggesting we ban electric stoves? Of course not,” said Perkins. “Many factors affect things like indoor air quality and fire safety, and policymakers must weigh all of them.”

Perkins emphasized that work must continue to eliminate the presence of harmful emissions in and near homes.

“Rather than gas bans, states should focus on natural gas supply chains and mitigate potential hazards….This, along with proper installation, ventilation, and yearly checkups by qualified technicians constitutes a common-sense approach to addressing health and safety concerns around gas appliances.”

Proper Maintenance Saves You Money

water heaters georgia All of us depend on our water heater for a range of needs. From showering and bathing to cooking to washing clothes and dishes and more, it’s nearly impossible to stay comfortable and clean without it. So how long can you depend on your current water heating system to keep all of that hot water flowing without any problems?

The life span of the most common water heater—units with a storage tank—can vary greatly, anywhere from 7 to 13 years. (Tankless, on-demand water heating units last much longer because water is not constantly sitting in a tank being heated).

How long your storage tank water heater lasts depends on a number of factors, including the temperature of the water you set for the tank, the volume of water used, the overall quality of the water heater model, and the water quality.

This is what we mean by water quality. Many people around the country have to contend with “hard water,” which means their domestic water has a high amount of mineral content. Fortunately, in Georgia, we have one of the lowest levels of hard water in the U.S. However, manufacturers do recommend flushing your water heater on a yearly basis to remove any mineral particles, dirt, or debris that has collected inside your tank. This will improve water heater efficiency and extend the life of your water heater.

To head off any problems with your water heater, it’s a wise idea to call on an experienced propane service technician, HVAC contractor, or plumber to flush out your hot water storage tank once a year. Your service professional should also check the condition of the anode rod, which generally lasts from 3-5 years.

What Is an Anode Rod?

Storage tank water heaters contain many parts and components, including a long metal anode rod, which extends the life of your water heater by preventing corrosion from building up inside your tank.

Usually made of magnesium or aluminum, the anode rod does its job through a process called electrolysis. The metals in the anode rod attract ions that normally would cause rust in iron and steel. But instead, these ions latch onto the anode rod and as a result, cause it to degrade over time. Without the anode rod, your water heater could rust out in just a few years. That’s why it’s so important to replace the anode rod after it degrades.

Generally speaking, all storage tank water heaters have an anode rod, regardless of fuel type. The one exception is if you have a stainless-steel tank, which is immune from corrosion.

Tankless Water Heater Maintenance

While propane gas tankless water heaters don’t require anode rods, they do need some periodic maintenance to keep them running properly. Besides an annual flushing, it is recommended that the air filter and water filter be cleaned.

Read more about water heater maintenance for your tankless propane unit.

Propane Water Heaters

If you’re looking to upgrade your water heating system, propane is the way to go! Propane provides more hot water faster than comparable electric water heaters, with better energy efficiency.

You get more comfort for less cost! Propane water heaters also take up less space, have more accurate temperature adjustment and offer more size and installation options.

Read more about the benefits of propane water heaters.


Product Quality and Usage Are Key Factors

gas log sets georgia If you’ve ever had a wood-burning fireplace in your home, you know that there is a lot of work involved before you can enjoy it. First, you have to lug your wood logs to the fireplace and get a fire started. Then you sit around waiting and watching for the flames to start dancing. Then comes perhaps the worst part: you eventually have to deal with disposing of all of the ashes and soot. There is also the worry of making absolutely certain the fire is completely extinguished before you turn off the lights and go to bed.

This kind of hassle is the reason many Georgia residents have decided to keep their home fires burning with propane gas logs instead. There is a wide range of styles and sizes to choose from, so you’re sure to find the perfect gas log set for your home!

When deciding on options for converting a wood fireplace to a propane gas log fireplace, it’s only natural to have some questions about this transition. One of the most common questions is this: how often should you replace the logs in a gas fireplace?

The short answer is, it depends on the type of gas logs you choose. Ceramic refractory gas logs, which are made from reinforced cement, can last 8-10 years before showing signs of wear. 

On the other hand, lightweight ceramic fiber gas logs, which are made from a material similar to hard foam, can typically show signs of wear after about five years of use. However, if not subjected to heavy use, these logs can typically last 10-15 years before they need to be replaced. Read more about how long a gas fireplace and gas logs can last.

Choosing Your Type of Propane Gas Fireplace

If you decide you want to get a propane gas log set, one popular option is the vent-free gas fireplace log set. This is a self-contained system that can be installed in walls or even open areas, with no outlet to the outdoor air. These gas log units can also be installed in place of old and unused wood-burning hearths that connect to a chimney but where the flue has been sealed shut.

A ventless gas fireplace is a great choice if you are looking for the highest heating efficiency possible. As its name implies, this type of fireplace is not vented to the outside. Because of this, all the heat produced is contained in the living space. Ventless fireplaces are more energy efficient than vented fireplaces because no heat escapes up the flue, so you’ll save money on fuel.

Please talk to an expert about this option since there are a few downsides. First, because vent-free gas logs introduce moisture to the air, adequate room ventilation is still necessary to prevent mold and mildew growth.

And because vent-free gas logs do produce a small quantity of exhaust into your indoor environment, they are not appropriate for bedrooms or other small, closed spaces like bathrooms or RVs.

Vent-free gas logs are also prohibited in some local building regulations. Before going ahead with your ventless gas fireplace installation, make sure vent-free gas logs are permissible in your community.

Read more about getting a propane gas fireplace.

Propane Is Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG)

propane production georgia The discovery of propane, whose chemical formula is C₃H₈, is credited to Edmund Ronalds, an English academic, and industrial chemist. He made his discovery in 1864 while researching volatile chemicals in crude oil.

The next big advancement came about in 1910 when American chemist Walter O. Snelling conducted research into gasoline evaporation and storage and found that certain evaporating gases could be changed into liquids. Out of all the gases, propane proved to be the most plentiful.

Snelling then created a method to bottle the liquid gas, leading to the creation of the propane industry. Bottle gas, or bottled gas, is a term still being used today for propane.

Over the years, businesses and scientists have worked diligently to make propane the viable fuel source it represents today. The process itself of making propane has evolved over the last century or so. Today, there are two primary ways propane is produced.

Because propane is created through the processing of natural gas and crude oil, it is a fuel that is largely a domestic product. In fact, about 90% of the American propane supply is generated right here in the United States! That abundant, right-at-home supply in your propane tank makes propane a reliable fuel choice for your Georgia home or business, and all its potential appliances and equipment, throughout the year.

Crude Oil Refining

Some propane is created during the process of crude oil refining. There are a lot of products that can be derived from crude oil refining, including gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene, jet fuel and heating oil—and propane as well. During the stabilization phase of the refining, the heavier hydrocarbons fall to the bottom. But propane, being a lighter hydrocarbon, is at the top and it’s easily extracted.

Natural Gas Production

The process of crude oil refining plays a small role in the production of propane, however. The majority of propane is derived today from natural gas production. When we take natural gas out of the earth, it is a mix of different gases. One of these gases is propane.

To stop condensation from forming in natural gas pipelines, propane is extracted from liquid compounds as the natural gas is being processed. Butane is also extracted during this process. Propane, being much denser as a liquid than as a gas, is stored and transported as a liquid in this form of production.

Propane: Energy-Efficient and Affordable

Propane is an ideal fuel for many purposes, even beyond your water heater and heating your home with your furnace, boiler, space heater, or fireplace. It’s also useful for stoves and grills, as well as for outdoor use, including lawnmowers, pool heating, and outside lighting. And the peace of mind is never far off when you have a propane-fueled generator. So, you really have a lot of options when you get your propane delivery.

Homes that are run on electricity are actually less energy efficient than those running on propane. Since propane naturally burns hotter, it feels warmer, and the energy produced creates a larger impact. Your energy bills will cost less with such an efficient fuel working for you, especially when paired with propane appliances.

Is Propane Good for the Environment?

Propane is a clean-burning fossil fuel that was recognized as an alternative fuel in both the 1990 Clean Air Act and the 1992 National Energy Policy. Unlike natural gas, propane does not contain methane, a potent greenhouse gas. In the rare event of a leak, propane has no detrimental impact on the air, soil, water, aquatic life, marine life, or plant life.

Today’s high-efficiency propane heating systems and other propane appliances such as water heaters have high-efficiency ratings. That efficiency, along with propane’s clean-burning properties, allows you to reduce your home’s carbon footprint without having to sacrifice comfort or convenience.

Please reach out to your local Georgia propane supplier if you have questions about propane delivery, your propane tank, or anything else.

Which Energy Source Burns Cleaner with Fewer Emissions?

propane or electricity georgia The next time you get a propane delivery to fill up your propane tank, you can feel good about using an environmentally-friendly fuel that generates fewer emissions than many other energy sources.

As a prime example, if you use propane appliances instead of electric ones, you’re doing your part to help the environment. The average propane-powered home reduces carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 30% compared to all-electric homes. What’s more, direct use of propane for space heating, water heating, cooking and clothes drying reduces greenhouse gas emissions up to 50%.

Propane Is an American-Made Fuel

Propane is such a crucial part of the energy mix. American-made propane remains abundant and provides comfort and convenience and saves you money. And you don’t get propane blackouts or large groups of people experiencing service interruptions.

But despite all of this, there has been an aggressive push from those in government to champion the increased use of electricity in favor of other fuels, especially propane, natural gas and heating oil.

But this policy-driven electrification would increase the average residential household cost, result in minimal reductions in emissions and put a severe strain on our aging electric grid.

In contrast, propane is affordable and available to everyone everywhere, without requiring forced conversions to electric heat pumps, or overburdening the electric grid.

Propane: Clean-Burning and Efficient

Propane gas is clean-burning and highly efficient. Modern propane gas furnaces are 90% efficient, meaning very little heating energy is lost up the chimney and into the atmosphere. This also means your home burns less fuel to stay warm.
It takes three units of source energy to get one unit of electricity into your home. That means more coal or natural gas has to be burned to produce electricity, generating even more carbon emissions, to get electricity to homes.

Propane and Lower Emissions

The minimal number of emissions released by a propane-heated house are cleaner than most alternatives. Propane contains virtually no particulate matter and releases significantly less carbon dioxide (CO2) than other energy sources.

Homes with propane-fueled furnaces emit up to 50% less nitrogen oxide and 82% less sulfur oxide than technologies fueled by electricity. These emissions contribute to acid rain and cause respiratory ailments.

The Future: Renewable Propane

The advent of renewable propane gas represents the next step towards a zero-carbon emissions future.

While renewable propane is not widely available yet, homes and businesses all over the U.S. will eventually be able to easily use it. Since renewable propane is molecularly identical to conventional propane, there will be no need to replace or alter existing propane appliances and equipment.

Just as conventional propane is a coproduct of crude oil and natural gas extraction, most renewable propane can be considered a coproduct of biofuel creation. Many of the same feedstocks that go into creating biofuel — animal oils, vegetable oils, biomass — are used to create renewable propane.

This method of producing propane is as safe, cost-effective, and dependable as that for propane generated from natural gas. And when compared to electricity, renewable propane has a considerably smaller carbon footprint.

Read more about renewable propane gas.

How to Avoid Propane Runouts

propane tank georgiaIf you have never experienced all the hassles and expense connected to your propane tank going empty, count your blessings.

Because when a propane tank gets empty, you simply can’t just have it filled again with propane and say, “all done.” Running out of propane is a serious and costly situation that can cause all kinds of problems– and potential dangers – for you and your family in your propane-powered home.

For starters, you will have to arrange for an emergency propane delivery, which costs more, compared to a regular delivery.

Your propane company also has to do a system leak test whenever a tank runs out of propane. Safety codes require your propane supplier to perform this gas leak test before refilling your tank and relighting your appliances. Here’s why.

When there is propane in your tank, there is constant pressure in the system; when the amount of fuel goes down, so does the pressure. Loss of pressure can cause leaks because of the expansion and retraction of the piping compound in the propane system. Whenever there is an interruption in service—such as running out of propane—a pressure test will reveal any leaks in the piping, which we will then be corrected. Be aware that your propane company needs to charge you for this important service. Here are other problems a propane run-out may cause.

Fill Up Your Propane Tank in Early Fall

To avoid the hassles described above, start the heating season off on the right foot by getting your propane tank filled up. You’ll enjoy the peace of mind knowing that your family will be safe and comfortable in any weather that’s ahead of us in autumn.

Getting propane delivered to your tank whenever you need it may seem fairly easy. But for propane suppliers, planning is more complex, and the process often begins a year before deliveries even reach customers. Plus, supply chain issues have added an extra layer of complexity to the mix this year.

Knowing the volume of fuel that each customer will need represents a key component in creating a supply plan, which includes storing away enough fuel. Customers can help out by contacting their propane dealer before winter arrives to discuss their anticipated propane needs.

Propane Delivery Services in Georgia

Your propane dealer is committed to supplying you with reliable propane deliveries throughout the year.

Many of Georgia’s propane companies offer a solution with an automatic delivery service. They track your propane usage and schedule a delivery to your home before you run low.

If your local propane company doesn’t offer automatic delivery, or if you prefer the control of calling in your delivery order, you need to be vigilant about monitoring your propane tank gauge levels and request your delivery when your tank is between 25% and 30% full.

While your propane dealer may be able to make a delivery within a day in cases of extreme emergency, it is always best to provide a few days’ notice. This advance notice is necessary for scheduling your home into a delivery route.

Check with your Georgia propane dealer to find out what services and options they offer. Explore more options for propane delivery services.

Safety Tips for Portable Propane Cylinders

propane tank in rain georgiaWhile your portable propane cylinder (aka bottle) can certainly stand up to our typical afternoon rain showers during the summer, the answer to the question, “Can I leave a propane tank in the rain?” gets more complicated when we add high winds into the rainy mix.

The answer is still yes, you can leave a propane tank in the rain because you really have no choice. You never should store tanks of any size in any enclosed environment, including a shed, garage or your home.

But when high winds are involved, you must secure your portable tank outside as best as you can to prevent it from becoming a dangerous flying projectile during a hurricane.

If you live in a flood zone, even large stationary propane tanks should be anchored securely to avoid potentially dangerous situations. This is required by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). Your propane supplier can give you further advice on this.

Inspect Your Portable Cylinder after a Storm

Natural disasters such as hurricanes can result in the exposure of cylinders to a variety of hazardous conditions. This includes submersion in floodwaters, impact from flying debris, damage from falls, and exposure to foreign contaminants like mud, sewage, oil, and grease.

Obviously, any damage can affect their integrity and safe operation of cylinders and related equipment. Keep in mind that the cylinder contents are stored under pressure, which can cause the contents to leak if the container or related equipment is damaged.

Cylinders that have been damaged or leaking can pose serious hazards and must be addressed only by trained emergency responders with HAZMAT training or the cylinder supplier. You should never attempt to vent or even handle cylinders that you suspect have been damaged.

Contact information for the cylinder supplier is listed on the cylinder label. If a label is not present, the cylinder neck ring can be used to identify the cylinder supplier.

More Safety Tips for Propane Cylinders

Even if your propane cylinders have escaped storm damage, there are a number of safety tips you should follow year-round.

Remember: propane cylinders incorporate special components such as valves, connectors, and other parts to keep them safe for use with grills and other propane appliances. Damage to any component can cause a gas leak. Don’t risk it! Contact your propane retailer or a qualified service technician for assistance.

As always, stay safe out there. Read more about propane safety.

Comparing Usage with Other Propane Appliances

gas water heaters georgia

Have you been thinking about upgrading your old storage tank water heater to a durable, highly efficient propane tankless water heater?

One question that always comes up is: how much propane does a propane tankless water heater use? The short answer to that question is that a propane tankless water heater producing 40,000 BTU/hour will consume about 1.5 gallons of propane per day.

But let’s dig a lot deeper to gain a better understanding of propane tankless water heaters and, along the way, see how tankless water heaters compare with other common propane appliances in terms of fuel consumption.

The Importance of BTUs

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, a British thermal unit (Btu) is a measure of the heat content of fuels or energy sources. It’s measured by the quantity of heat that’s required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit–at the temperature in which water has its greatest density (approximately 39 degrees Fahrenheit).

Because BTU tells us how much heat energy is in a gallon of propane– one gallon of propane equals 91,452 Btus–we can make estimates about how much the average homeowner will use.

But keep in mind that the amount of propane your own appliances will use—including your propane tankless water heater– depends on factors ranging from the size and efficiency of each appliance to how well it was matched to your space, as well as the quality of the installation and the frequency of maintenance.

Making Sure Your Tankless Water Heater Meets Your Needs

To make sure a tankless water heater will be able to meet your household’s needs, your propane service contractor will need to calculate these factors:

FixtureAverage Flow Rate/
Gallons Per Minute (GPM)
Washing Machine2.0
Kitchen sink1.5

Learn more about flow rate here.

How Much Does It Cost to Install a Propane Tankless Water Heater?

Prices range from about $170 for small gas-fired units to more than $2,000 for high-output heaters that can supply two showers at the same time; on average, the cost is about $1,000 per unit.

But keep in mind that propane gas-burning tankless water heaters should operate for 20 years or more. That’s two or three times longer than most storage tank water heaters as well as electric tankless water heaters.

If you experience an average energy savings of $150 per year, these savings should pay for your investment in a tankless water heater in about six or seven years. After that, you can pocket all of the savings on heating the water in your home.

How Much Propane Do My Other Gas Appliances Use?

With tankless water heaters on average using 1.5 gallons of propane per day, you may be wondering how your other propane appliances compare. The following estimates below should give you some idea of how much each propane appliance typically uses to do its job.

Please note that these appliance measurements are expressed as BTU per hour. This is a way to represent a measurement of deliverable power applicable to each propane gas appliance. (Think of it like the horsepower rating of a car). As an example, a typical furnace is about 100,000 BTU per hour. You can go here to read more about BTU per hour.

You can read more about propane tankless water heaters by going here. After that, reach out to your local propane service company for good advice.

Tips to Keep Your Family Safe

hurricane safety georgiaJune 1 marked the official beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasts above-average hurricane activity this year. The outlook for the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, which lasts until November 30, predicts a 65% chance of an above-normal season, a 25% chance of a near-normal season and a 10% chance of a below-normal season. An average season is classified as three major hurricanes.

According to NOAA, there is a likely range of 14 to 21 named storms; these are storms with winds of 39 mph or higher. Out of these projected storms, as many as 10 could become hurricanes—classified as winds of 74 mph or higher. What we have to worry about the most, however, is that there is a chance of 3-6 major hurricanes. These fall into the category of either 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher.

Please go here to read more about the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook from NOAA.

What to Do If a Storm Is on the Way

Do the following if severe weather is forecast.

After the Storm, Take These Steps

Other Reminders for Staying Safe

Please keep in mind that propane is one of the safest fuels you can choose for your Georgia home. But to stay as safe as possible, you should always pay close attention to the operation of your gas appliances. The best way to keep all your propane gas equipment running properly is to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for preventive maintenance. Be sure to consult your owner’s manuals for what’s required and then get in touch with a propane professional if you require appliance service or have any questions.