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With propane, you can build anywhere, independent of the grid. Propane appliances also give you design flexibility when creating your plans.
Set Yourself Apart
Customers prefer the performance of gas appliances. Once you've installed propane for one application, extending it to other uses is simple.
Propane can go a long way toward helping a project meet green building standards, such as Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification.
Give Them Resiliency
Propane is stored onsite, so your building isn't dependent on the grid. This sets you apart from competitors who aren't constructing resilient commercial buildings.
Furnaces & Boilers
Commercial gas furnaces provide heated air at a significantly warmer temperature than some 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 (Btu/hr].
Tankless water heaters deliver endless, on-demand hot water, 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.
Businesses that require a fast turnaround on laundry will appreciate propane clothes dryers. They’re not only faster, they’re up to 20 percent more energy efficient.
Propane fireplaces not only add ambience to lobbies or other spaces, they’re significantly warmer and more energy efficient compared with electric or wood fireplaces. Plus, there’s no firewood to store, and no ash or soot to clean up.
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.
Propane can enhance the exterior of a business, too. Consider propane flame lighting, a fireplace or fire pit, or other outdoor propane amenities.
Combined Heat & Power (CHP)
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems provide heat and generate electricity with higher efficiency and lower emissions levels than conventional heating and grid-supplied power. CHP systems can operate at 70 to 80 percent (electric and thermal) efficiency.
Storage & Distribution
Propane gives your customers independence from the grid, because it’s stored onsite. They can even choose above or below ground tank installation.
Propane’s portability, low emissions, and ease of refueling makes it a great choice for construction equipment, including generators, heating, scissor lifts, and even work trucks.
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When the school was built originally in 1969, it used electrical heat. Then it was converted into oil in the 90s. In the high school alone, we would burn 40,000 gallons a year. In 2009, it was a decision to upgrade to propane. We now save around $32,000 a year. Ty Pombriant, Facilities Director, Sanford School Department
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 performance for businesses and commercial properties.
Explore Your Appliance Options
Building and business owners 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 Your Propane Supplier
Enter your zip code to find a supplier in your area who serves the commercial construction market. 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.
Install Your Appliances
Don’t worry about propane holding up your 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. In addition propane appliances offer design flexibility that any construction professional will appreciate.