Dixie Delivers Information You Need With Useful Propane Facts.
Feel confident that propane is the right choice for your fuel needs. The byproduct of natural gas processing or petroleum refining, propane is a safe, non-toxic, and economical fuel option. About 98% of America’s propane supply is produced in the United States and Canada. Getting to know propane gives you peace of mind about your fuel choice.
Propane Is A Clean Fuel.
Approved As A Clean Fuel In The 1990 Clean Air Act. A light, simple hydrocarbon, Propane is a clean burning fuel. Burning coal to generate energy releases carbon dioxide and other pollutants into the atmosphere. Per pound of fuel burned, coal emits more than twice the amount of carbon dioxide, as does propane. By using propane gas instead of electricity, consumers cut emissions and help preserve the environment.
Propane Doesn’t Leave A Residue. Released as a vapor, propane won’t run or pool.
Propane Ranks High In Safety.
High Ignition Point Reduces Fire Risks. Did you know that propane combined with air has an ignition point of 940 degrees Fahrenheit? That’s almost double the ignition point of gasoline. What this means for you is that the likelihood of accidental fire is low with propane.
Non-Toxic Nature Promotes Environmental And Human Health. Propane is non-toxic and vaporizes in the air rather than pouring out or running into the environment. Because propane dispenses as a vapor, it can’t be ingested like liquid fuels.
Added Odorant Makes For Easy Detection. Propane is virtually odorless and colorless. Producers add an odorant similar to a rotten egg smell for easy detection. Notice the scent and call for emergency service before a problem arises.
Stringent Codes Regulate Propane. Propane has a strong safety record, which is a benefit of stringent codes and regulations placed on propane and equipment manufacturers.
Propane Is a Versatile and Efficient Fuel.
An Ideal Choice for Many Uses. Propane heats our homes and businesses, cooks our food, fuels our vehicles, and powers farming. Nearly 10 million U.S. households have propane installed and another 42 million regularly use propane for outdoor grilling.
Economical. Compared to other forms of energy, propane is a great value. Many modern propane appliances achieve efficiency ratings of 95% or higher. In most cases, converting to propane for home heat or water heating will save you money.
With locations in Verona, Lexington, Covington, and Elkton, Virginia, we provide propane gas, heating oils, motor fuel, lubricants, and propane equipment. Dixie Gas & Oil is your local propane gas and oil company serving western and central Virginia and parts of West Virginia since 1946.