What is Propane?
Propane is a gas by-product of natural gas and petroleum refining. Suppliers compress the gas into a liquid for transportation and storage.
What are the Uses of Propane?
This versatile gas commonly fuels central home heating, hot water heaters, fireplaces, cook ranges, home appliances, and more. In some areas, it may be the most reliable fuel source due to the lack of power or conventional gas lines. It can power many appliances so if you have a home or cottage without access to traditional power supplies you can still enjoy all the same conveniences.
Why Use Propane?
It’s clean-burning, non-toxic, and energy-efficient. Its use is growing rapidly in rural parts of Ontario (and Canada), replacing traditional, more costly sources of heat energy.
Why Does Propane Smell?
Because the gas is odourless in its natural form, an additive (ethyl mercaptan) is used to give it the rotten egg or sulphur smell. This helps make leaks more easily detected.