Using Propane to Heat your Home – Facts and Fiction

Written on: December 20, 2021

Debunking 4 Common Propane Myths

propane myths minnesotaThere are a lot of myths about propane’s cost, safety, and ease-of-use, but the truth is that propane is safe, cost-effective, and eco-friendly. Below, we’ll take a closer look at what the rumor mill has been saying, versus the warm, comfortable truth.

Fiction: Propane is a safety risk

Fact: Propane is just as safe as other fuels, if not more so

Propane is contained safely in a tank or cylinder from your fuel provider. Leaks are uncommon and do not pose a risk, since liquid propane rapidly vaporizes and dissipates. If your propane equipment is in good condition – and it should be, if maintained by a reputable service provider – your tank isn’t likely to spontaneously start leaking. Propane has zero carbon emission, unlike its fossil fuel competitors.

Lakes Gas technicians are trained to keep you and your family safe. Our staff is certified by the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA), in cooperation with the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC).

Fiction: Propane is costly

Fact: Propane is cost-efficient and affordable

Fuel prices have been rising across all industries lately, but propane remains one of the most affordable. Because propane is an energy-efficient fuel, you get more heat generated from a smaller output. Propane also creates a more intense warmth, so it heats your home faster, and stays warm longer, while other systems must continually keep working to create and maintain the same temperature. When less energy is expended, less money is spent on energy costs.

Fiction: Propane tanks are unsightly and clunky

Fact: There are lots of sleek new styles of propane tanks to choose from

Propane tanks have come a long way in recent years, and there are more options available than ever. As technologies advanced propane tanks evolved to be sleeker and more compact. Above-ground and underground tanks are on the market, and propane tanks can be kept outdoors or even inside, such as in your basement. Propane tanks are made with a variety of different footprints, so your fuel can be stored vertically or horizontally.

Fiction: Propane tanks are a hassle to keep filled.

Fact: With Autodelivery service, you’ll never run out of propane again!

Propane tanks and cylinders come in a wide range of sizes to meet every type of usage, from 4-gallon portable cylinders, to 1000-gallon propane tanks. And, with automatic delivery, you won’t have to keep an eye on your tank—you can leave that to us. Here’s how this FREE service works: We keep up with your propane consumption. Once our system sees that you’re running low, we’ll schedule a delivery. It’s that easy and there’s no work for you! The chance of a run-out becomes virtually nonexistent when you have automatic delivery.

Let Lakes Gas help you determine whether propane is a good fit for your household’s needs. Our team is here to help, in 48 locations in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and South Dakota. Become a customer today!