For fans of King of the Hill, it’s impossible to say or even think the word “propane” without hearing the voice of series creator Mike Judge as Hank Hill. The animated salesman talks often about the cooking and heating gas, but even regular watchers of the show would be hard-pressed to remember the details. Learn more about it, then use DexKnows propane listings to find a provider.
Liquefied petroleum gas goes by the common name propane. It comes from both natural gas processing and crude oil refining. The gas has no color. An odor gets added so you can detect leaks. If you smell gas after closing the tank valve, a cylinder exchange may be necessary.
You can use propane to cook and heat the air and water in your home, if you have appliances outfitted to accept it. The gas also has many commercial uses, with businesses using it to fuel forklifts, soldering tools, air guns and delivery vehicles. Farms use the fuel to power equipment for pest control and irrigation.
According to the Propane Council, more than 6,000 dealer locations offer propane. If you use the gas from a cylinder, you simply stop by a filling station for a refill or exchange. Heating your home requires the installation of a large tank underground, if one is not already there. A dealer can refill your underground tank in about the same amount of time it takes to fill up your vehicle.
Propane requires care, just as any gas you use does. Maintain your connections and tanks, and always make sure the gas gets turned off when not in use, especially in the case of grills and fireplaces.
Propane qualifies as an approved clean fuel in the 1990 Clean Air Act and the Energy Policy Act of 1992. In fact, Environmental Protection Agency tests show that vehicles that use the nontoxic gas produce 30 to 90 percent less carbon monoxide. Propane also does not harm soil or water, allowing the safe burying of tanks in residential and commercial settings.
Now that you understand the way this environmentally friendly gas works, why not use it in your home? DexKnows propane listings can help you find a provider.
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