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Image of books and coffee.Ground Source Heat Pumps have gained popularity lately as an alternative to furnaces because of their energy efficiency and cost savings. But if you’re considering one, there are a few things to think about.


GSHP systems require “loop fields” or underground wells, to function properly. And that means you’ll need a lot of space, which, depending on your lot size, may not be possible. Depending on your heating and cooling needs, you may need deeper or more wells. Propane furnaces, on the other hand, can be installed in basements, attics, or anywhere else a traditional furnace would be placed.

AdobeStock 23548857A power interruption can be scary. How long will you be without power? Will you be in the dark for minutes, or maybe for days? What will happen to the food in your fridge? What about your loved ones who need an electricity-dependent medical device?

What if all those worries could dissipate in just ten seconds?

Image of all the money you could save with propane.Propane is good for the environment and your wallet. And it can be used from anything to heating your home, grilling your burgers, and fueling your children’s ride to school.

Here are some ways you can save with propane.

Save the Planet

Propane has lots of environmental benefits. Propane equipment is 20-30% more efficient than comparable oil heat equipment. And propane vapor isn’t toxic to humans or animals when breathed. Add that to its listing as an approved clean fuel in the 1990 Clean Air Act, and it paints a pretty “green” picture of the environmentally friendly fuel.

now hiringAre you looking for a rewarding career?

You might want to consider joining the Lakes Gas family.

And it is a family. When you work with us, you’re not just an employee. You’re an integral part of the team, working to help your neighbors power their lives with clean, affordable fuel.

You’ll deliver propane to your son’s third-grade teacher. You’ll take customer service calls from the clerk at your local grocery store. You’ll process payments from your mailman. You’ll be a friendly, helpful, and important part of the community.

busIs your school district considering replacing their diesel school buses with greener propane-fueled buses?

They’ll want to know about grants available from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The agency is currently accepting requests for proposal for grants of $15,000 or $20,000 to replace old diesel buses with new diesel, propane, natural gas, or electric models.

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