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Furnaces & Boilers
Commercial gas furnaces provide heated air at a significantly warmer temperature than most electric options, to provide steady and reliable comfort. Commercial boilers can serve both space heating and hot water applications with capacities up to 8,660,000 British thermal units.
For commercial applications, propane can heat water quickly, and with incredible efficiency. Tankless water heaters deliver endless hot water, on-demand, and are available in rack systems that offer redundancy and higher flow rates. Commercial storage tank water heaters are a more robust version of common residential units.
Ninety-six percent of professional chefs prefer cooking with gas, for precise temperature control, instant on/off, and its other advantages.
Power outages are a fact of life. A propane standby generator can save a business thousands during an outage by keeping the doors open, or by protecting vital systems and merchandise.
Learn more about propane-fueled equipment that can be used in construction, including jobsite power generators, hybrid lighting, floor care, and forklifts and scissor lifts.
Storage & Distribution
Propane is versatile, and it’s easy to incorporate in a construction project. And with the option of above ground or underground storage tanks, propane professionals can install and connect building systems and other applications on your schedule.
Learn how you can distinguish your business by creating unique and inviting spaces with outdoor living amenities.
Propane Power Generation
Combined heat and power (CHP) systems are a proven commercial technology that can slash utility bills for businesses. These units produce electricity for a building, but they also capture the propane engine’s waste heat to create hot water, reducing a building’s energy costs.
How to Get Started with Propane
Learn About Propane's Benefits
Commercial appliances powered by propane offer significant advantages over other fuel sources. Greater performance, lower emissions, and increased efficiency are just some of the benefits. This site is a great resource to learn more about propane’s comfort and performance for businesses and commercial properties, such as:
Restaurants and Retail:
The cost of energy is a major component of operating costs, and business owners can’t risk any downtime or impact on their operations from an unreliable source of energy. Building and renovating with propane appliances can help slash energy costs and deliver the key performance amenities that are vital to their business, keeping their bottom line top of mind.
Schools and Religious Establishments:
School administrators and religious leaders have enough to worry about with busy weekly schedules, large groups in attendance, and ever-tightening budgets. The last thing they need is to worry about the reliability — or the cost — of their heating. Propane heating can drastically cut down utility bills while utilizing trustworthy systems that ensure the heating won’t fail at an inopportune time.
Hotels and Resorts:
To ensure ongoing comfort and safety for their guests, hotel and resort owners need a fuel that can stand up to every challenge. Building with propane allows them to offer delightful amenities like fire pits and fireplaces that will wow guests — and turn them into regulars. Plus, propane generators won’t let a power outage ruin anyone’s stay.
Apartments and Condos:
Owners and developers of multifamily housing projects know that to remain competitive, they need to offer modern and attractive amenities that set their units apart. And they need to keep utility bills low to ensure they retain their residents. Building with propane provides multifamily owners with a smart energy choice that makes their units marketable and appealing.
Explore Appliance Options
Just like homeowners, business owners and building managers prefer the performance of gas powered appliances over electric. And once you’ve included propane for one application, it’s easy to take advantage of propane for others throughout a property. Nearly any gas appliance can be converted to run on propane. And when you include more propane appliances in your plans, you can count on outstanding performance and even greater energy efficiency.
Work With A Propane Supplier
Enter your zip code to find a supplier in your area who serves commercial customers. Your local propane supplier will be happy to answer questions about propane tank placement (including above-ground or underground installation), fuel delivery options, and more. You can also find local suppliers by searching Google’s business listings.
Don’t worry about propane holding up a project. In many cases, using propane can speed things up, because you’re not at the mercy of public utilities for connections to the grid.
Enter your zip code to find a propane supplier
If you’re wondering, “Where can I find a propane supplier near me?” then you’ve come to the right place. Propane is the energy for everyone, and your local propane supplier can help you assess your energy needs for your home or business. They can also answer any questions about what makes propane so affordable, reliable, and versatile. Enter your zip code to find suppliers near you.
Didn’t Find What You’re Looking For? Check Our FAQs.
Where can I buy propane appliances?
Propane.com offers shopping guides for grills and patio heaters or contact your local propane supplier for suggestions nearby. Some propane suppliers offer appliance showrooms featuring everything from space and water heaters to kitchen appliances and fireplaces.
What do I do when my portable propane tank is empty?
When the propane tank you use for grilling or other outdoor appliances is empty, drop it off and purchase a full tank at one of thousands of tank exchanges nationwide. You’ll find them everywhere from hardware and rental stores to grocers, convenience stores, and gas stations. In addition, there are many propane cylinder refilling locations available across the country. Contact your local propane supplier for more information on refilling or exchanging cylinders.
Where can I find someone to service my propane appliances?
Your local propane supplier is an excellent source of information for things like propane appliance servicing and repairs. Contact them with your questions about servicing, repairing, or replacing propane appliances.