-Propane helps make families and businesses more secure because it is produced in the United States, reducing reliance on imported fuel. It is:
- Affordable, reducing energy costs.
- Propane appliances lasts longer than electric appliances.
- It is versatile and is used by homes, businesses, and agriculture across the United States.
Those already using propane are convinced about the benefits, but there are facts about propane use that many don’t know. For those people, and the others who are seeking more information about propane, The Watsonville propane team from Wildhorse Propane & Appliances has provided some answers to a variety of propane-related questions.
Is propane an environmentally friendly fuel?
Yes, propane is considered an environmentally friendly fuel because it emits fewer greenhouse gases compared to other fossil fuels.
How is propane used as a household fuel?
Propane is commonly used for heating homes, cooking, and powering appliances such as water heaters and clothes dryers.
Is propane safe to use in a residential setting?
Yes, propane is safe to use in residential settings when proper safety measures are followed.
Can propane be used for commercial heating and cooking?
Yes, propane is commonly used in commercial settings for heating, cooking, and powering appliances.
Is propane a cost-effective fuel?
Yes, propane is often a cost-effective fuel, especially for heating homes and commercial buildings.
Can propane be used for agriculture purposes?
Yes, propane is used in agriculture for tasks such as crop drying, heating greenhouses, and powering farm equipment. The Watsonville propane company delivers to farms, ranches and agricultural operations in Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Santa Cruz counties where agriculture is an important part of local lifestyles and the local and national economy.
How is propane transported?
Propane is transported in bulk using tank trucks or railcars.
Can propane be used as a backup power source?
Yes, propane can be used as a backup power source for homes and businesses.
Can propane be used to power vehicles?
Yes, propane can be used to power vehicles, and propane-powered vehicles are often used in commercial fleets, school buses, landscaping equipment and more.
Is propane cleaner than gasoline or diesel fuel?
Yes, propane is cleaner than gasoline or diesel fuel, emitting fewer harmful pollutants.
Can propane be used in colder climates?
Yes, propane is commonly used in colder climates for heating homes and buildings.
Can propane tanks be recycled?
Yes, propane tanks can be recycled and reused.
Is propane flammable?
Yes, propane is flammable and should be handled with care.
How is propane extracted?
Propane is extracted from natural gas or crude oil.
Can propane be used in portable camping stoves and grills?
Yes, propane is commonly used in portable camping stoves and grills.
Is propane odorless?
Propane is odorless, but a chemical called ethyl mercaptan is added to give it a distinct smell for safety purposes.
How long does a propane tank last?
The lifespan of a propane tank depends on its size and usage, but a typical 500-gallon tank can last up to 30 years.
Can propane be used in remote areas without access to natural gas?
Yes, propane is commonly used in remote areas without access to natural gas.
Is propane considered a clean fuel?
Yes, propane is considered a clean fuel because it produces fewer emissions compared to other fossil fuels.
About Wildhorse Propane & Appliance
Wildhorse Propane & Appliances not only delivers propane to Watsonville and surrounding areas, the family-owned business also:
- Provides propane services by appointment or by a regular schedule.
- Fills tanks on RVs, forklifts, farm equipment and vehicles.
- Provides propane tanks.
- Installing and maintaining tanks and gas lines.
- Sells a wide range of appliances from the King City showroom.
- Installs underground gas lines.
- Provides 24-hour emergency services.
The local business has been meeting the needs of communities in Monterey, northern San Luis Obispo County and parts of Santa Cruz County since 1980.
The King City showroom is the place to buy top brand appliances such as Maytag, Frigidaire, Amana, KitchenAid, Whirlpool and more. Whether you are building a brand new home, remodeling, or upgrading appliances, Wildhorse Propane & Appliance can supply:
- Refrigeration and freezers.
- Ovens and stovetops.
- Laundry appliances.
- Air conditioning.
The company is dedicated to the top quality service and safety and full support to their customers.