What is Commercial Propane Used For?

Written on: December 5, 2022

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bulk propane company minnesota Propane’s versatility, clean burning, and energy efficiency make it an ideal energy source for a wide range of businesses here in the Upper Great Lakes.

Lakes Gas provides dependable commercial propane services to make sure your business can take advantage of everything propane has to offer. We offer a variety of services such as bulk propane delivery that is customized to your needs, forklift propane cylinder exchange services, propane autogas services, construction propane services, and agricultural propane services.

Here are just some of the ways businesses use propane for efficiency, security, and cost-effectiveness.

Propane for construction

Even when the temperature drops, construction companies need to find ways to power through. Propane can assist with this by supplying space heaters for indoors and thawing frozen equipment for outdoors, so that paving and concrete work can still continue. Furthermore, propane generators help charge batteries for other machines, always keeping them prepared to be used.

Propane forklifts

Many benefits come along with propane-powered forklifts as compared to electric or gasoline models. For example, you can simply swap out an empty cylinder for a full one and it’s good to go again. With electric battery recharging (which always takes a minimum eight hours), there is significant downtime, and with gasoline-powered forklifts, there’s always the risk of messy fuel spillage. On the other hand, propane-fueled forklifts don’t have these issues. They can be used both indoors and outdoors; plus, they’re environmentally friendly.

Propane for agriculture

The agriculture in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota includes dairy, meat, grain, produce, and more. And propane helps those farmers in many ways.

Not only is propane budget-friendly, but it also heats barns, greenhouses, and other outbuildings while providing power for standby generators for homes and outbuildings. Using propane to dry crops is more cost-effective than any other method—plus, yields are higher. Propane-based weed control is an eco-friendly solution to the soil contamination caused by herbicides. Plus, you can get right back to work in your field!

Propane for fleet fueling

Many businesses spend a significant amount of money and energy on fueling their fleets. Our propane autogas services make fleet fueling more streamlined because the fuel is on-site at your business, and you don’t have to deal with as much records-keeping, making managing your fleet’s fueling more efficient. Additionally, autogas is less expensive than gasoline or diesel, emissions are cut down dramatically, and there is almost no risk of fuel theft.

Propane for hospitality businesses

Propane is a great energy source for hospitality businesses such as hotels, inns, vacation home rentals, restaurants, supper clubs, caterers, resorts, event centers and banquet halls.

Many commercial kitchen appliances, including cooktops and ovens, can be powered by propane. This is useful in areas where natural gas lines are not available. Propane-powered appliances also include broilers, water heaters, warming trays, and grills.

Not only can propane be used for cooking at hotels, inns, and bed-and-breakfasts, but it is also the perfect fuel source for high-efficiency heating systems, water heaters, and commercial dryers. Not only do propane-powered dryers get laundry done 25% faster than electric ones, but they also reduce wear and tear on clothing as well as wrinkles. This makes housekeeping work more efficiently overall.

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