Propane Vs. Natural Gas

Propane vs. Natural Gas

Not all gases are the same

natural gasHaving gas-fired appliances in the home is attractive to a lot of Georgians.

Cooking is better and easier on a gas range, thanks to the precise, on-a-dime temperature control. Gas fireplaces let you enjoy the comfort of a fire without the work of a wood fire.

So, when you’re considering adding gas-fired appliances to your home, you may be thinking that there really isn’t any difference between propane and natural gas. They’re both gases, how much different can they be?

Very different, it turns out.

Propane isn’t the same as natural gas. In fact, it offers advantages that natural gas does not!

Here are some of the advantages propane has over natural gas:

Reliable supply

Consumer surveys consistently show that one reason so many people like to use propane in their home for heating, water heating and more is the peace of mind that comes with knowing they will always propane when they need it.

That’s where one of the biggest differences between propane and natural gas lie. With propane, your gas supply is stored in a tank on your property. It’s always there for you.

With natural gas, you’re at the mercy of a utility company and its infrastructure. There are reports all times of the year about interruptions in natural gas service because of pipeline problems. Whether it’s cold weather, accidents, construction equipment hitting a gas line or deterioration over the years, when those pipelines are damaged, natural gas customers by the hundreds and possibly thousands are left for possibly days without the gas they need to keep their homes warm and safe.

Propane is better for the environment

Not all gases are created equal when it comes to environmental friendliness. The main component of natural gas is methane, which is a greenhouse gas.

Propane is not a greenhouse gas. Its low carbon content has made propane an approved clean fuel in both the 1990 Clean Air Act and the 1992 National Energy Policy.

You can have propane anywhere

Want natural gas in your home? You have to live in a neighborhood with natural gas lines to make this happen. And adding a natural gas connection to your home can cost thousands of dollars.

But you can enjoy the benefits of propane gas in your home no matter where you live! Your local Georgia propane dealer will provide you with dependable, safe propane delivery and other propane services. And you’ll get respectful, responsive service. Think you’re getting that from a big utility?

Enjoy reliable propane delivery to your Georgia home. Find a dealer in your community!