Commercial Propane vs. Electric Systems
A look at the differences between the two
Business owners potentially spend a lot of time weighing the pros and cons of the appliances and machinery that they use for the day-to-day operations of their companies. Oftentimes, one of the decisions to weigh is if they should use commercial propane systems or electric systems.
It may be obvious, but electric systems are systems that are fueled and operated by electricity and power. Certain electric appliances may need to be charged in order to work and get their jobs done. Since these systems rely on power and electricity to function, they will not work during a blackout unless they are fully charged.
Commercial propane systems
Unlike electric systems, commercial propane systems are powered and fueled by propane, which is a clean burning, environmentally friendly alternative fuel.
Lots of businesses use commercial propane on a daily basis. Here is a list of some of them, just to name a few:
- The hospitality industry
- Manufacturers and warehouses
- Agricultural workers
- Construction companies
- The food service industry
- Commercial transportation vehicles
Why businesses choose commercial propane
Propane is incredibly versatile, which makes it a very popular fuel choice among commercial businesses. Here’s a look at what commercial propane can do:
- Provide heat to outdoor spaces such as outside dining areas, barns, construction sites and greenhouses
- Power generators that are needed in the event of a power outage for construction sites, medical facilities and restaurants
- Ignite cooking ranges in hotels, restaurants, schools and other commercial kitchens
- Fuel forklifts, scissor lifts and welding equipment used on farms, construction sites and in factories and warehouses
- Propane Autogas can fuel fleets of vehicles
But versatility isn’t the only reason why business owners choose to use propane. Propane has many other benefits and advantages. In fact, propane is one of the most powerful, versatile and efficient ways to power commercial appliances. To get more specific, here are a few benefits of the fuel:
- Propane is beneficial to the environment: As we already mentioned, propane is considered to be a clean burning fuel. Propane emits less than half the amount of greenhouse gas that electricity does. In the event of a leak or spill, it won’t harm any surrounding soil, water or living organisms.
- Precise temperature control: This is specific to commercial kitchens, but cooking ranges that are powered by propane provide temperature control that is considerably more precise than the temperature control you get with electric cooking ranges, making it the preferred fuel among professional cooks.
- It works even in a blackout: As we mentioned, electric commercial systems won’t be able to operate in a blackout. But this is not the case with propane since propane appliances aren’t reliant upon electricity and power grids. Therefore, commercial industries that use propane will still be able to operate and function normally even if the power suddenly goes out.
- Propane is efficient and cost-effective: While propane appliances and electric appliances can (for the most part) do the same jobs, propane appliances tend to do these jobs faster and more efficiently, which ends up saving businesses both time and money.
Get your commercial propane from Lansing Ice & Fuel
There are all sorts of businesses with different propane needs in the Tri County area, but whatever those needs area, Lansing Ice & Fuel can get you the commercial propane you need. Thanks to our fleet of delivery and service vehicles, we can bring fuel directly to your Lansing, Michigan area business and you can count on us to keep your commercial propane tanks full.
Propane and Lansing Ice & Fuel can help keep your business running. Contact us today to learn more about our propane services and to schedule a propane delivery!