Don’t Fall for These Common Myths About Propane

Propane is among the most popular fuels in the U.S. You can use it for all of your home’s energy needs, including heating, water heating, and cooking. Although propane is widely used, there are still plenty of misconceptions about it. And if your only experience with propane is using it for your grill, then you might be surprised to learn the truth behind the following myths.

Myth: Propane is dangerous and toxic if it leaks.

Actually, propane is quite safe. It’s even nontoxic. Propane also has a very low flammability rating. Propane tanks made from carbon steel are far more puncture-resistant than tanks filled with gasoline, ethanol, or methanol. But in the event a leak ever does occur, the propane will rapidly vaporize. This means it cannot contaminate the soil or water, and parents don’t have to worry about their children accidentally ingesting it.

Myth: A propane tank will look ugly on my property.

It’s easier than you might think to conceal a propane tank. One possibility is to place the tank underground. Talk to a propane contractor about the best location to dig. It’s perfectly safe to bury a propane tank underground, although it’s a good idea to avoid driving heavy vehicles on top of that location. And even if you choose not to bury the tank underground, you can easily conceal it in your backyard behind fencing or other clever landscaping features.

Myth: Propane is an expensive choice.

Many homeowners choose to heat with propane because it’s among the most affordable fuel options. Plus, it’s highly efficient, so you won’t need to use as much of it to heat your home. As an added bonus, most of the propane used by Americans is sourced from right here in North America.

You’ll find great deals on leases, sales, and installation of propane tanks at Barnett’s Propane, LLC. Our propane delivery services are available throughout Pima, Cochise, and Santa Cruz Counties. You can speak with a friendly staff member by calling our office in Sierra Vista at (520) 458-4541 or in Tucson at (520) 628-8525.