Delivering Propane to Your Tank
Services Offered in Hillsborough
It is important to have a trained professional when installing a propane system. An experienced technician who is knowledgeable in the makes and models of propane heaters will ensure your heating system is installed properly.
Couch Oil Company delivers propane to those searching for effective ways to heat their home. We sell propane tanks in 20lb, 30lb, 40lb, 60lb, 100lb sizes, and provide services such as installation and consultation to those in congested or rural areas. Our company also has an automatic fill and budget payment plan for your convenience.
LP Gas Service Fees:
- Night and Weekends: $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)
Types of Home Propane Usage
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.
Advantages of Propane Gas
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.