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Fotolia 132330682 Subscription Monthly LThis fall, you won’t want to be caught at the tailgate party without the hottest accessory of the season.

A propane-powered heater.

These handy gadgets can keep you warm when fall weather turns chilly. And unlike a bulky coat, they do it without restricting your movement. That leaves you free to pull out your patented touchdown celebration dance, even if your fellow partygoers wish you wouldn’t.

propaneIn the last two years, heat pumps have undergone a big makeover. Federal standards implemented in 2015 mandated higher levels of heating and cooling efficiency.

But if you’re thinking of switching from propane to one of these newer heat pumps, think again.

Even with the new standards, a high-efficiency propane furnace is still your best bet. When coupled with a standard air conditioning system, it still saves you more money than a heat pump.

Here are the details, courtesy of a Propane Education and Research Council fact sheet.

Fotolia 103279290 Subscription Monthly XXLYou probably don’t give it much thought, but your propane tank is a pretty amazing thing. It holds the fuel that powers your daily life, and has a variety of safety features to protect your family while it does. So whether you’re new to propane, or have been using it for years, you should take a few minutes to get to know your propane tank.
Here’s a rundown from Propane101.com.

school busesThe start of a new school year is a great time to talk about school buses.

School districts across the country are switching their fleets to propane-powered buses and reaping great benefits.

Here’s how the switch benefited the Metropolitan School District of Warren Township, in Indianapolis, Indiana, as summarized in a case study by the Propane Education and Research Council.

consider a propane furnaceCold weather will be here before you know it. And if your furnace is more than 18 years old, it may be time to replace it. Here are some reasons you may want to consider a high-efficiency propane furnace for your replacement or new construction, courtesy of Propane Education and Research Council’s handy furnace fact sheet.

Energy Savings

Because of their increased efficiency, you could save $300 to $800 a year on energy costs with a propane furnace rated at or above 90 AFUE.

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