Definition

A hydrocarbon gas used as a common fuel source.

Things you need to know

Among its uses, propane commonly provides fuel for engines, oxy-gas torches, portable stoves, and residential central heating systems. HD5 grade propane is the highest grade/most common type available in the United States. It is approved for use as an engine fuel. HD10 and commercial grade propane are of a lower grade.

Cost Considerations

Heating systems fueled by propane are considered quite economical. The cost of electric heat is more than twice the cost of propane. Propane is considered safe, clean, and dependable.