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If you’re thinking of using propane in your new house, or if you’ve recently purchased a Lansing-area home fueled by propane and want to learn more, you’ll probably want to conduct some research to see whether it’s the best option for you.

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about propane, in case you’re wondering what to do now that you’ve discovered it. If you have any more, please contact us – we’d be delighted to assist.


What is propane?

Propane is a fossil fuel that’s widely used as a heating source in both homes and businesses. It’s odorless, colorless, and slightly heavier than air, making it an excellent choice for use in areas where there’s a risk of gas leaks.


How does propane work?

When a pilot light is lit, the propane in the tank begins to heat up and vaporize. This gas is then drawn into the burner, where it’s mixed with air and ignited. The flame created by this process heats up the exchanger, which in turn heats up the water or air in your home.


What are the main benefits of using propane?

Propane has a number of advantages as a heating source for your home, including:

  • Propane prices have remained relatively stable in recent years, making it a cost-effective option.
  • It’s green – propane emits significantly less CO2 than other fossil fuels.
  • It’s adaptable: propane can be used to heat water as well as air.
  • It’s risk-free: propane is non-toxic and emits no harmful gases.


Can propane really be used to heat up an entire house?

Yes, propane can be used to heat your house and is both safe and ecologically friendly. Propane is a clean-burning fuel that is ideal for home heating. It’s also inexpensive and easy to use. You may use propane to heat your entire house or just specific rooms. If you want to use propane to heat your home, talk to a professional about the best way to go about it.


What are the signs of whether or not I need to get a propane tank?

Ask yourself the following questions if you’re not sure if you need a propane tank:

  • Is there a gas barbecue in my house?
  • Do I want to start cooking using a stove or oven in my home?
  • Do I have a portable heater with me?
  • How long do I want to keep my propane?

If you responded yes to any of these questions, a propane tank is likely required. Remember that if you’re cooking using a stove or oven inside your house, you’ll need an installed propane tank rather than a portable one. Also, if you’re using a portable heater, check the safety instructions carefully to ensure that it’s appropriate for your location.


How often should I refill my propane tank?

This is determined by the tank’s size, frequency of usage, and ambient temperature. A propane tank should be replenished every three to four months in general. If it is used regularly in cold weather, however, it may need to be replenished more frequently. In contrast, if it is only used occasionally in warm weather, it may not need to be filled as frequently.


Propane Service For Businesses And Residents In The Golden Horseshoe Region

If you’re looking for an affordable, environmentally-friendly, and safe heating source for your Lansing-area home, propane is a great choice. Brown’s Fuels is here to help you learn more about this versatile fuel, so please contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you!

Brown’s Fuels is a family-owned and operated business that has been providing quality propane services to the Lansing area since 1945. We offer a wide range of propane services, including tank installation, refilling, and repairs. We also provide heating and cooling services, as well as home energy audits. For more information, please contact us today.