Residential LP Gas Delivery in Durham
Couch Oil Company added propane gas to our product line in 1989, and it has been popular with our customers ever since. Propane fuel is valued for being a diverse and versatile, from cooking and heating your home to powering everyday appliances. Our team installs propane tanks in new and existing homes, working closely with the building companies and heating and air conditioning companies to ensure the installation of your propane tank is done correctly.
Durham Propane Services Include:
- Delivery to your home or office
- Tank installation for new and existing homes
- Free consultations and estimates for new tank installations
- Propane tanks for sale – 20lb, 30lb, 40lb, 60lb, 100lb.
- Automatic fill and budget payment plans
- Refill LP grill and forklift tanks at our Durham office
Related Propane (LP Gas) Fees:
- Weekend Delivery: $150.00 (does not include system test)
- System Test: $65.00 (test system and light pilots)
- Return Fee: $50.00 (no one home on initial delivery)
- Emergency Weekday: $50.00 (no 2-day notice)
Benefits and Advantages of Using Propane Gas
Storage – Propane is easily stored on your property and has the flexibility to work at times when other energy sources won’t. With this heating system, there is no worry of power outages or short circuits. Unlike electricity, when using propane you are in control of your energy source.
Clean Energy – Considered as clean energy, propane is exceptionally safe. For instance, propane is non-toxic and is safe for land and water. This is due to the strict guidelines enforced by the propane industry and propane natural properties. Even on the off chance of a leak, propane will evaporate into the air, not harming your property.
Versatility and Cost – Propane is very versatile and can perform a wide range of functions. Whether it’s cooking, drying, fireplaces or heaters propane has got you covered. This clean-burning fuel is 20 degrees warmer when in comparison to electric heat pumps. Also, propane costs half as much per BTU as electricity. Gas fireplaces tend to cost anywhere from 30 to 60 percent less per hour of energy than wood fireplaces.
Safety – Rigorous regulations and codes developed by the propane industry and the National Fire Protection Agency ensure that propane is safe and used responsibly. Other than outside help, propane has its own built-in safety features. For instance, it will not ignite when combined with air unless the source igniting it has a Fahrenheit temperature of 940 degrees. Naturally non-toxic, propane gas poses no threat to soil or water.
Clean Energy – Recognized as a clean source of energy, homeowners have been able to reduce the number of emissions being produced. Since propane is a gas it does not spill, pool, or create residue. Propane heating systems are 20 degrees warmer when compared to electric heat pumps. At the same time, propane costs half as much per BTU as electricity. In addition, gas fireplaces tend to cost anywhere from 30 to 60 percent less per hour of energy than wood fireplaces. Propane also produces 40 times fewer harmful emissions than wood burning.
Efficiency – This clean energy source can reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emission by up to 68 percent. Propane furnaces round out with an annual fuel efficiency of 95 percent or higher. When homeowners are dissatisfied with their heat pump, the common concern is that their house is too drafty. Propane eliminates that complaint. A comfortable and warm home is what propane delivers.
Propane offers not just a heating service but also a sense of comfort and calm that comes with a home that is adequately heated. Electric heaters cost more and are less efficient than propane heaters. The U.S. Department of Energy has even shown that electricity can end up costing twice as much as propane.
Household Uses for Propane
Propane Furnace – One of the reasons that homeowners are switching to propane furnaces is because of its longevity. Propane furnaces, on average, last five to ten years longer than their electric counterparts. In addition, propane furnaces operate for a little over twenty years.
Propane furnaces are also flexible in the sense that they do not need to be connected to municipal gas lines. It is because of this that propane heating systems can be made available to homes in rural areas without gas lines. Propane burns hotter than many fuels, heating the air within your home faster. This, in turn, circulates hot air throughout more effectively.
Propane Boilers – Propane boilers are very effective in cutting down overall energy use, which in turn cuts down the energy bill. This heating system emits 37 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than electricity and requires less maintenance.
Propane Fireplaces – Propane fireplaces provide a much more effective dispersion of heat than wood fireplaces. It has also been known to burn 40 times as long without the harmful emissions while providing five to six times the heating capacity.
Water Heating – The third largest energy use in the home is residential water heating. Propane water heaters can reduce your energy bill to half that of electric water heaters. Water heaters also reduce greenhouse gas emission by 60 percent.
Propane Gas Tank Sizes
Residential Propane Gas Tank Dimensions
Reading Your Propane Tank Percentage Gauge
Knowing how to read your propane tank percentage gauge ensures you always have the fuel you need, when you need it. Even if your gauge says your tank is at 5%, it may actually be empty so it’s important to call before it reaches 25%!
Schedule Your Durham Area Propane Delivery Today
If you live in the Durham area, please contact Couch Oil Company to schedule your propane gas delivery. You can set up monthly automated fill-ups or just a one-time fill. To get started with your order, fill out the easy-to-use form on the right side of the page or call now: 919-286-5408