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Understanding Propane Systems

Last updated 6 years ago

While it's possible to grill outdoors using a small propane tank, you can actually run many of your home's appliances and systems off of the same gas. Propane is a versatile fuel that offers a cleaner-burning solution for those looking to explore alternative energy sources.

How Your System Is Set Up

Each home’s propane system begins with the same basic set-up that is then tailored to a family’s specific needs by the propane company. The basic anatomy of a home propane system consists of the main supply, or large propane tank. These can be purchased or rented from your propane company, which will also offer refill services as you consume the fuel. This tank is connected to your appliances via plumbing that regulates the flow to each one. 

Which Appliances Can Use Propane?

Many common electrical appliances can be converted to run off of propane, including refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, and clothes dryers. In addition, using this gas to heat your home’s water can save on energy compared to natural gas or electric water heaters, especially if you follow energy-saving steps like lowering the temperature on your water heater.

Advantages of Switching to Propane

Propane is an ideal fuel because it is available across the nation, whereas natural gas availability varies from region to region. The biggest benefit of using propane to fuel your home's major appliances is its efficiency. As an example, a high-efficiency furnace powered by propane can boast efficiency levels as high as 97%! For this reason, many homeowners are choosing to use propane as their main energy source.


To learn more about how a propane system can be set up in your home, contact Kamps Propane. Visit our website or call (209) 823-7641 to explore our full range of propane delivery services.


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