common propane questionsIf you ask people what they know about propane, most often the answer will be about propane and BBQ grilling.

While grilling with propane is great, that’s just the beginning of what propane can do for you and your home here in the Hudson Valley and Catskills region.

Let’s dig into the three most common questions we get about propane, so you can learn more about this efficient, green and versatile fuel.

Q. What can I use propane for?

A. Just about any type of heating or comfort equipment inside your home — and outside as well! And propane will run that equipment better and more efficiently than other energy sources, especially electricity.

Here’s what propane can power:

The trained and experienced professional service technicians at Bottini Fuel install, maintain and repair home heating and water heating equipment. We can also help you find the right equipment to fit your needs and your budget.

Q. Is propane safe to use in my home?

A. Propane is perfectly safe when used properly. Federal, state and local regulations, combined with strict propane industry standards, mean propane may actually be safer than other energy sources. Here are some key safety facts about propane.

Q. Is propane an expensive fuel?

A. Consider the total cost of ownership when it comes to comparing fuel sources. That means factor in not only the cost of the fuel itself, but the efficiency of the equipment it powers, the life expectancy of that equipment, among other things. Put all that together, and propane is one of the most cost-effective energy sources on the market.

Today’s high-efficiency propane equipment and appliances have efficiencies of as high as 98 percent. That means 98 cents of every dollar you spend on propane goes to what the equipment does (heating, water heating, etc.). Propane is also a clean-burning fuel. It’s easier on your equipment such as furnaces, boilers and water heaters, meaning the equipment will need less maintenance, fewer repairs, and will have a longer life expectancy.

Ready to enjoy the benefits of propane in your home? Contact Bottini Fuel and we’ll help you get started!