Propane tanks can be a thing of beauty—especially when they're underground!
Let one of Gas and Supply's experienced technicians survey your home to provide you with an estimate and work with you to achieve aesthetically pleasing results. We can also point homeowners towards federal tax incentives for installing energy-efficient appliances in their home, such as a $300 rebate for upgrading from an electric to a propane water heater.
Some of the reliable services we provide include:
Tank leasing (120, 150, 250, 500, 1000 gallons)
Underground tank installation
New home pipe installation
BBQ cylinder refills
Contractor and Developer residential applications
Propane vs. Electric Water Heaters
Water Heaters are the second largest energy user in most homes, accounting for approximately 20 percent of residential energy expenditures according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Propane water heaters can cost one third less to operate than electric water heaters.
Propane water heaters recover hot water nearly twice as quickly as electric water heaters.
A 50-gallon propane water heater can provide as much hot water as a 66- to 80-gallon electric unit in a 2 ½ bath home.
Tankless water heaters reduce standby energy loss, saving consumers an average of 15-20 percent over a standard storage water heater.
Most tankless water heaters provide 2 to 3 gallons per minute of hot water.
The expected life span of a tankless water heater is 20 years, twice as long as most storage water heaters.
Gas and Supply is doing its part to revolutionize the way propane is delivered in residential applications. The days of installing a tank individually at every new house in a development are over. Gas and Supply works with developers to design and install systems in new residential subdivisions that can deliver propane by pipeline to meters on each house like any other utility. Depending on a system's needs, it can be fed by one to three tanks that can be installed underground or aboveground and out-of-sight of homeowners. Gas and Supply has the unique ability to perform all of the installation work itself due to years of experience and the appropriate stock of equipment.
Let Gas and Supply maintain your forklift gas supply so you don't have to!
Our commercial forklift accounts are serviced by a driver who will check and refill your bottle rack as often as needed so your operation will never be hindered by a lack of propane.
Is propane more expensive than other alternative fuels?
No. Propane-powered forklifts actually have a cost advantage over electricity-, diesel- and gasoline-powered forklifts. In addition to propane-powered lifts’ lower purchase price, studies have shown that propane engines last longer than other engines and require less maintenance over time, resulting in even greater savings.
Beside cost, what incentive is there to switch to propane?
The forklift drivers’ health should be a major factor in determining what type of fuel is used to power a forklift. Propane is a clean-burning, non-toxic fuel, so a properly maintained forklift is safe to use indoors. Because propane-powered forklifts carry fuel in a sealed, pressure-tight system, a significant source of secondary pollution is eliminated.
How do propane emissions compare with other fuel emissions?
Research studies have proven that properly maintained propane engines produce significantly fewer carbon monoxide, hydrocarbon, particulate matter and nitrogen oxide emissions than gasoline- or diesel-fueled forklifts.
Propane seems to have environmental advantages over gasoline and diesel, but how does it compare with electricity-powered forklifts?
Unlike electricity-powered lifts, propane forklifts provide consistent power 24 hours a day. Also, electric forklifts can take up to eight hours to recharge, but it takes only five minutes to change a propane cylinder.
How does propane forklift performance compare with electricity-powered forklifts?
Propane-powered forklifts outperform electric forklifts in both indoor and outdoor applications. They have demonstrated the ability to lift, push and pull heavy loads at full capacity, up and down inclines, for longer periods and with improved ground speed when compared with electric forklifts.
Propane-powered floor buffers are an integral part of Gas and Supply's commercial business. We offer forklift/buffer bottle services on "keep-full" delivery routes so that your business is always running without the hassle of monitoring your propane levels.
Gas and Supply is proud to power many of the greenhouse heaters in the East Texas area.
The City of Tyler has added a “new generation” propane bus to its Tyler Transit fleet.
Today propane is the market leader in alternative fuels for the automotive sector and powers more than 4 million vehicles in more than 38 countries. The reason is clear. Propane provides fleet managers with a cost-effective, clean, safe and reliable alternative fuel.
A Healthy Environment
The U.S. Department of Energy projects that propane will be the leading alternative vehicle fuel in the 21st century. Local government and private sector fleets will soon be required to purchase alternative-fueled cars and trucks in an effort to reduce harmful emissions from fossil fuels - the leading source of air pollution in the United States.
Tests conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency show that propane vehicles can produce 30 percent to 90 percent less carbon monoxide and about 50 percent fewer toxics and other smog-producing emissions than gasoline engines.
Propane is listed as an approved alternative fuel in the Energy Policy Act of 1992.
The Orange County, California Transit Authority's mass transit buses currently have engines modified to run on propane. Recent tailpipe emissions tests comparing compressed natural gas (CNG) with propane showed that propane is 87 percent lower in total hydrocarbons, 50 percent lower in nitrogen oxides and 40 percent lower in particulate matter.
Of all the alternative fuels available, propane offers the best mix of vehicle driving range, durability and performance.
Many fleets have reported 2 to 3 years longer service life and extended intervals between required maintenance. Spark plugs from a propane vehicle last from 80,000 to 100,000 miles and propane engines can last 2 to 3 times longer than gasoline or diesel engines.
Propane vehicles have the longest driving range of all clean-burning fuels.
The Bottom Line
Propane costs in fleets typically range from 5 percent to 30 percent less than those of gasoline.
The smaller size of propane tanks relative to CNG tanks results in valuable added capacity and lighter weight loads, which translate directly to savings for fleet managers.