According to USA Today, an estimated 750,000 American households are off the grid. Though breaking free of utility companies is a big step, the smart use of propane gas can ease your path. An off-grid homeowner can use propane to recharge batteries, as a primary fuel source, as a backup for other energy systems, or for many other functions. Here are some benefits of bringing propane gas into your off-grid plans:
Living off the grid living doesn't lead to a lower quality lifestyle. In fact, it's quite possible to have an efficient and reliable off-grid home with propane-fueled appliances. For example, a tankless water heater that uses propane can heat water efficiently and at a lower price than an electric water heater. Similarly, a propane furnace is more reliable than an electric heat pump, and can keep your off-grid house just as warm.
Propane is a safe energy source. It's non-toxic, so spills won't harm the water or soil around your off-grid home. Propane is also a clean-burning energy source; when propane-fueled appliances operate correctly, they produce low levels of carbon monoxide and other greenhouse gases. Propane appliances are often safer and more durable, since lower emission residue allows equipment to perform better.
Going off the grid means thinking hard about location. In some areas, natural gas or other energy sources aren't available at a low cost, if at all. However, propane is widely accessible and easy to find at a decent price. For example, Kamps Propane can deliver propane to homes and businesses around Sacramento, Sonora, Placerville, Dinuba, San Francisco, San Diego and other California cities.
Though going off the grid may seem like an unattainable goal at first, propane can help make energy independence a real possibility. There are plenty of advantages to using propane in your off-grid home. Call Kamps Propane at (209) 823-7641 to get started today.
People living outdoor lifestyles in California are gradually discovering that propane is their fuel of choice. For heating pools and patios, cooking barbecue and baking pizza and the simple pleasure of a propane fueled fireplace, having outdoor appliances fueled by clean-burning propane is the smart choice. As this video shows, a propane vessel can even be installed underwater, allowing fire to “dance” on a swimming pool's surface. Your home may be bigger or smaller but the right choice for energy is probably the same.
Watch this video for an overview of the growing outdoor living space market and advice on installing suitable propane applications. Installing heaters close to their points of use, for instance, increases efficiency. For the best results, you should hire a professional to help with all propane installation projects.
For additional information, Kamps Propane can further explain how propane can meet your needs. Call us at (209) 823-7641 to speak with one of our friendly representatives.
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They are a great team and did an excellent job of installing our tank. They were very careful when using the equipment to lift the old and new tank over our fence and transferring the propane to the new tank.
Winter weather has special implications for your residential propane tank. With the help of your propane company, you can ensure that your propane cylinders and main tank will provide fuel for your propane appliances and stay safe throughout the winter.
Homeowners should understand the dangers of overfilling residential tanks and propane canisters beyond capacity during the winter. Lower temperatures mean lower indicated pressures in your propane tanks. As the liquefied propane condenses, the pressure inside a propane canister decreases. This will cause the gauge to indicate a lower amount of propane in the tank than what is actually present. An excellent way to avoid overfilling your tanks is to only use qualified propane delivery services. These services use trucks that fill residential propane tanks using special gauges called overfill prevention devices, or OPDs. These devices read the pressure inside the tank regardless of what is indicated by the gauge and prevent dangerous high pressures. Propane services can also provide refilling for small propane canisters using the same technology.
Great propane services will thoroughly inspect a tank when they refill it. Scheduling your refills can be simplified with monitoring programs that can help you anticipate when a refill will be necessary so you don’t run out of propane or run a propane tank dry during the winter. By tracking your historic propane use, your propane company can automatically schedule refills to ensure that you never run out.
Kamps Propane uses the SMART system, which remotely monitors tank fuel levels, simplifying refills and keeping your tank even safer during the winter months. Call us at (209) 456 585 it would like to learn more about propane safety during the winter, or visit us online for more information.
Learn more about keeping your propane tank safe this winter and get some very important facts about propane gas when you check out these pages. Kamps Propane can help you understand safe practices regarding propane and offer maintenance and refilling services to keep your residential tank in good condition this winter. Call us at (209) 823-7641 for additional information.