From water and home heating, to cooking and clothes drying, propane provides essential energy solutions to help you save money and the environment.
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Propane is used daily by hundreds of thousands of Canadians from coast to coast to coast, from heating homes, drying crops, powering forklifts to transporting children to school.
The health and safety of customers and employees are vital to the propane industry.
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For My Home / Home Heating and AC
Modern propane-powered forced-air central heating systems are extremely efficient. They provide constant heating, regardless of the outside temperature.
Many appliances are Energy Star certified and can achieve an energy efficiency rating of 98%. They can be paired with a heat pump to take over when the temperature drops below its efficiency level.
Propane appliances are less expensive than electrical systems. They can reduce heating costs by 25%. In addition, they are reliable and have a service life of at least 20 years.
Manufacturers also offer appliances that can heat one room at a time and direct ventilation heaters.
High-efficiency propane boilers can be used to heat radiator water and radiant floor systems. The water contained in the boiler is heated and then travels through ducts that feed radiators, convectors or pipes installed directly in a concrete slab. The water circulates and returns to the boiler to be heated again before starting another cycle.
The most efficient propane boilers have a minimum energy efficiency rating of 95%. They are versatile enough to provide heating and hot water in homes and can even melt snow and ice thanks to sidewalk or driveway heating systems.
Propane air heaters are used to heat large spaces such as garages, whether they are attached to the house or independent. These appliances are wall-mounted or suspended to produce instantaneous heat locally.
Practical, cost-effective and safe, the many propane air heater models offer several advantages:
Not only is propane increasingly used to heat homes, cottages or RVs, but it can also power a wall-mounted heat pump, a wall-mounted air conditioner and an air exchanger.
By switching from a liquid to a gaseous state, propane becomes extremely cold, which makes it an excellent non-toxic cooling agent with an ozone-depleting potential of 0 and a global warming potential of 3.
When used as a cooling agent, especially in commercial or residential ice machines, propane allows energy savings of 40 to 60%.
Additionally, modern heat pumps are designed to maximize safety with flammable products encapsulated and components separated from each other.
The health and safety of customers and employees are vital to the propane industry. Whether you are a first-time customer or a veteran in the propane workforce, this section offers a wide array of valuable information on the safe usage and storage of propane.
Refillable one-pound cylinder kits manufactured to specification TC-39M, and aerosol containers are being sold in Canada.