GasTec offers many services for residential homeowners not just in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and surrounding areas, but parts of Delaware and New Jersey who are considering making the switch to propane. Whether you’re looking to propane for in-home heating, pool heating, hot water, as a power supply for generators, cooking, lighting and more, GasTec can build you a manageable plan that will fit your budget and reduce your energy costs.
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GasTec Residential Propane
With the prices of gas and oil on the rise, you might be considering other fuel sources. At GasTec, we are proud to supply our clients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey with high-quality propane services. Propane, also called Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG), is an efficient and cost-effective alternative fuel source that can help offset the costs of gas and oil while simultaneously reducing your home’s carbon footprint.
Residential Propane Tanks
Sure, grills are popular, but propane is versatile enough to do it all. Propane is used for home heating, pool heating, fireplaces, hot water, generators, and more. One of the main benefits of propane is its portability. Individual propane tanks can be easily transported, stored, and refilled. That’s why GasTec offers walk-in refills for our customers to help make sure they’re never left in the dark.
Propane burners can reach up to 97-98% efficiency, though most burners sit closer to 90% efficiency. In comparison, most oil units are only about 80% efficient, meaning you lose about 20% of your oil to things like soot. In addition, maintenance costs for oil tanks can be upwards of $400 per year, and if you don’t cover the maintenance, your oil tank can continue to lose efficiency. With propane, you can expect almost no yearly maintenance for your residential propane tanks.
Propane units also offer an unexpected comfort benefit. When used in your home, a propane heating system will provide air at around 120 degrees, compared to 95-100 degrees from other fuel sources. Your air feels warmer with less fuel, making you and your wallet happy.
The Environmental Protection Agency classifies propane as a non-contaminant. It’s also non-caustic and non-toxic, making it safe to handle and be around. With any gas, emissions are inevitable, but propane is considered much safer than other refined fuels. It won’t pollute your land, water, or air.
Propane keeps your air and walls cleaner, making it an environmentally friendly choice for homeowners looking to reduce their carbon footprint. It is a clean-burning fuel and isn’t considered a greenhouse gas, so you won’t end up with soot around your home as you do with oil. That soot is indicative of how many pollutants are in those other fuels. When it comes time for a home propane tank refill, you don’t need to worry about the environmental impact.
Almost all propane is produced domestically, with 90% of the supply coming from the United States. That means the gas in your residential propane tanks isn’t subject to price fluctuations and geopolitical issues that can affect the availability and cost of imported oil. This makes it a relatively stable and predictable energy source for homeowners. According to Statista, propane only moved by about $2 in 2022, while crude oil prices fluctuated by almost $50!
GasTec knows that heating costs fluctuate, which is why we offer payment options and competitive propane prices for our customers, so you can be sure you’re always getting the best deal. Whether you want to come in or schedule a residential propane refill, we can work with you and your budget. We service Bucks County, Montgomery County, Chester County, Delaware County, Lehigh County, Philadelphia County, PA and most of Central Jersey. Check out our many residential services and give us a call at (888) 449-3585 with any questions.
Advantages of Propane
When it comes to your home, you want to ensure it’s a safe, warm, and comfortable place for you and your family to live. While affordability and quality are both major concerns regarding home improvement projects, one budget-friendly option that is often overlooked is switching from expensive electricity or oil to propane. Propane is a better, more efficient, and cost-effective fuel source that can do several things beyond heating your home. When you use propane to heat your water, ignite your fireplace, and power your pool, you can enjoy:
- Greater energy efficiency
- Energy savings
- Greater safety
- Better performance