Frequently Asked Questions about Propane Gas Service

Is propane safe to use in my home? What is propane gas made of? How can I recognize a leak in my home? Every day our home propane customers have questions about their equipment, propane tank, safety and delivery — and we’ve got the answers! Find the answers to commonly asked questions about propane below.  Continue reading “Frequently Asked Questions about Propane Gas Service” »

2013 New Year’s Resolution: Switch to Propane!

Each year we make the same ol’ New Year’s resolutions, but how many of us actually keep our promises? This year, why not resolve to do something that will benefit your family, the environment and your wallet: switch from oil/electric to propane. Based on five of the most common New Year’s resolutions, we’ve put together a list of reasons why 2013 could be the year of savings by converting from oil to propane.
1. Lose Weight (Cut Energy Use)
An approved, clean fuel, propane is one of the cleanest burning of all fossil fuels. Per pound of fuel burned, coal emits more than twice the amount of carbon dioxide as propane. Appliances powered by propane are 10-15% more efficient than oil and electric. Propane-fueled vehicles produce 30-90% less carbon monoxide and about 50% fewer toxins and other emissions than gasoline engines. Propane is nontoxic, so it’s not harmful to soil or water either.
2. Get Out of Debt (Save Money by Powering Your Home with Propane)
With propane gas services by ThompsonGas, you could save your household $500-$1,000 each year withresidential propane. Propane savings are nearly $1.4 per gallon compared to current oil and electric prices. While a 53 gallon electric tank water heater could run you $585 a year to operate, a standard tankless propane water heater costs only $375 a year. In short, you could save 35% in costs annually!
3. Spend More Time with Family & Friends
Gather the family around a warm fireplace for game night, or invite all your friends over for Sunday night football and burgers on your propane-powered grill. From propane home heating, to cooking and grilling, ThompsonGas will help you get the most from your propane home. Whether you’re grilling outside, heating your swimming pool or spa, or fueling your indoor fireplace, propane is the choice fuel for energy-efficient, convenient and reliable family fun.
4. Learn Something New 
Did you know with more than 6,000 retail dealer locations, propane is readily available all throughout the U.S.? Used for everything from cooking, heating and cooling, to farm equipment, emergency generators and lighting, propane is more versatile than you think. Thanks to portable tanks, propane can be used in areas beyond gas mains. Fleet vehicles, cargo vans and even police cruisers can run more efficiently with propane, and nearly 97% of propane consumed in the U.S. is produced in North America.
5. Be Less Stressed
Don’t rely on just anyone for your propane service. Count on ThompsonGas, the most trusted name in the industry. Converting from oil to propane with us is worry-free because we handle the installation, repair, propane delivery, servicing and more — everything from start to finish. Our professionals will visit your home to discuss the advantages of propane, review your current system and provide a complimentary home heating audit. That’s the ThompsonGas difference!
Ready to make the switch? Contact us today to learn more about current propane prices in your area, residential propane or oil to propane conversion.
From our ThompsonGas family to yours, have a safe, happy and warm new year!
– The ThompsonGas Team

Propane in Search of a Bigger Market

The future for propane gas services looks bright indeed. Our propane gas suppliers came across this video from the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA). Richard Roldan, the president of NPGA, discusses the opportunities and challenges facing the industry with Platts Energy Week TV. Here are a few keynotes from Roldan’s propane services interview:

·      Propane production rose 9% from 2005-2011, and Roldan projects it to only continue increasing

·      More than 100% of propane produced in the U.S. is used in the U.S.

·      Propane is currently the 3rd largest fuel used on the road

·      Propane is one of the most portable fuels on the market

·      One of the best market opportunities for propane is commercial building

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again — propane is the energy source of the future. It’s nontoxic, colorless and odorless. It’s good for the environment, used by millions of Americans daily and very convenient to use. It’s versatile — you can heat your home, grill your steak, power your car and more with it. Whether you’re a commercial or residential user, there are so many reasons converting from oil to propane is the best option for you. To learn even more, visit our website.

– The ThompsonGas Team

Connect With Us on YouTube

At ThompsonGas, we’re constantly thinking of new ways for our customers to stay informed about our propane services and connected with us. You’ve already joined our dialogue on Facebook and Twitter (if you haven’t yet, connect with us here and here!), and now you can get even more from your propane gas supplier through our very own YouTube channel (youtube.com/thompsongas).

Our collection of videos will help you better understand the benefits of converting from oil to propane or electric to propane, why heating your home with propane will save you money and so much more. Our videos offer everything from details about our products, like Mendota fireplacesenergy savings tips, grilling safety advice and other propane gas services. Subscribe to our videos, share them with friends or family, and embed them in your own website. Check out all of our videos, leave a comment or two, and subscribe to our YouTube channel today!

– The ThompsonGas Team