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The Differences and Benefits of Natural Gas and Propane

Great choices for home heating and cooking

Natural gas and propane have many of the same purposes. You may use them to run heating systems, water heaters or kitchen appliances. These fuels can help you accomplish tasks that range from cooking dinner to drying clothes. Both options are relatively eco-friendly and provide people with a variety of important benefits.

Natural Gas

Climate Central reports that approximately half of American homes contain gas heating systems. This fuel serves different purposes depending on whether a supplier liquefies or compresses it. Gas primarily comes from domestic sources, according to the Alternative Fuels Data Center.

Most people obtain this fuel via underground lines. These pipes can automatically supply it to your home as needed. This is convenient because you’ll never have to arrange deliveries or worry about running out. Customers only pay for as much energy as they consume, so there’s no need to order a minimum quantity. Some consumers will have a tank installed at their residence if they are not already on a gas line, which will require fuel delivery periodically.

This fuel generally provides a more affordable heat source than the alternatives. Suppliers keep costs low because they don’t have to transport it across the ocean or deliver it to individual homes in trucks. Another advantage is that many stoves and fireplaces continue to work during power outages.

Numerous chefs prefer to cook with gas rather than electricity. Gas stoves offer greater versatility and allow people to control burner temperatures with more precision. Unlike electric units, they instantly adjust the heat level when desired. Propane stoves work somewhat differently but provide similar benefits.


Domestic producers deliver nine-tenths of America’s LP (liquid propane) supply. This substance also yields few or no greenhouse gas emissions. Energy companies always supply it as a fluid. Although it seldom represents the least expensive option, LP costs less than electric or oil heat in many regions.

Customers must purchase this liquid in small cylinders or pay a supplier to deliver larger quantities. This makes it easy to control how much you spend and compare different companies’ prices. You can also buy extra fuel if the cost drops. Unlike gas, LP is available in rural areas that lack underground utility lines.

Large tanks prove useful for people who primarily heat their homes with this fuel. On the other hand, compact cylinders come in handy when you need a portable source of energy. You may use them to operate outdoor grills or kitchen stoves in travel trailers.

If gas or Liquid Propane appeals to you, Dupuis Energy can help you get started. We install both types of heating equipment and only sell efficient, long-lasting units. Our experienced staff services these systems as well. We also deliver LP at competitive rates. Please contact our Pawtucket, R.I. office for all of your heating & cooling needs.