How Hot Does Propane Burn?

Some facts and helpful information about the gas

propane lansing, mi It is common knowledge that some of the things in our everyday lives are hot. The stoves and ovens we use on a regular basis to cook get hot (no surprise there). If you use a boiler or furnace in your home you know that those get very warm as they heat your house. If you ever use a hair straighter you know not to touch certain parts of it because – you guessed it – it gets hot.

It may be less well known that propane, when it’s burning, also gets quite hot and can be added to the above list as well.

Propane’s burning temperature

Just how hot does propane get? In short, the answer is pretty hot.

Propane burns at a temperature of 3,560 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the same temperature that natural gas can hit while it burns.

Even though both propane and natural gas burn at the same high temperature, you actually get more energy with a single unit of propane than you do with natural gas. One cubic foot of natural gas produces about 1,012 British Thermal Units (BTUs) of heat. Propane, on the other hand, produces about 2,520 BTUs per cubic foot.

Additional facts about propane

Now that we know just how hot propane can get, let’s take a look at some additional facts about the gas and energy source:

  • Propane is also sometimes referred to as liquefied petroleum gas (LP or LPG for short).
  • In its natural state propane is odorless and colorless.
  • It is non-toxic and, therefore not harmful to any living organisms in its surrounding area.
  • In addition to the many ways it can be used around a home for things like heating, cooking and drying clothes, it can also be used as a fuel for vehicles. When propane is used for vehicles it is referred to as Autogas.
  • Most of the propane that is used here in the United States is also made here in the United States (more than 90%!).
  • Cooking on propane is the preferred choice for many chefs. In fact, close to 95% of chefs in the United States choose to cook on a propane range. This is because propane ranges offer precise and instant temperature control.
  • If you use electricity to run appliances you are going to use more energy than you would if you used propane to run those same appliances. This is because propane is a more efficient energy source than electricity.
  • Thanks to the fact that the freezing point of propane is -44 degrees Fahrenheit, it is highly unlikely that the propane in your propane tank will freeze. You can take this worry off your plate!

Propane from Lansing Ice & Fuel

Lansing Ice & Fuel has been providing propane to both homeowners and business owners in the Lansing, Michigan area for over 110 years. Whether you need the fuel for heating purposes, to cook, to power the backup generator you have on hand in case the power goes out or to fuel a fleet of forklifts, we have you covered.

The pros at Lansing Ice & Fuel can help with all your propane needs. Contact us today to learn more about our reliable propane delivery services all throughout Greater Lansing, Michigan.