Common Commercial Applications for Propane - Delta Liquid Energy

Common Commercial Applications for Propane

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Propane is a versatile fuel that can power many different industries and sectors. Businesses of all kinds rely on propane as a dependable fuel for heating, cooking, and even transportation. Propane’s low carbon content and great efficiency are a few reasons why propane is preferred for commercial applications. Below we will look at some common commercial uses for propane and why it’s the best choice for your business:

School Transportation

Over 1,000 school districts across the U.S. use propane powered buses to transport their students, and for good reason. Propane buses are safer and burn cleaner providing a healthier ride for both the students and their drivers. Because propane buses produce 96% less nitrous oxide emissions versus diesel buses, it is a clean and smart option for school transportation. Tailpipe emissions can contain harmful particles in it that could be hazardous when inhaled. With propane’s clean burn, there are less emissions that students are exposed to. More reasons why propane is a smart fit for school districts are discussed in detail here: Propane Powered School Buses Receive an “A+”

kids entering a propane school bus


Commercial Cooking

Many commercial chefs in the industry prefer cooking with propane for its heat efficiency and clean use. Cooking with propane is beneficial because it offers more precise heating adjustments to allow chefs to increase or decrease temperature in seconds. With propane appliances, you can have heat at the push of a button. This is beneficial for commercial cooks because they are often working quickly and doing many things at once. They do not have time to waste waiting for a stove or burner to heat up. Also, because of propane’s low carbon content and cleaner burn, it is cleaner to cook with, leaving behind less residue.

commercial cooking with gas burner

Lawn Maintenance

Fleets of propane equipment like commercial mowers are powerful and get the job done. Businesses and organizations prefer propane mowers for their durability and savings. Many fleets see cost savings add up when incorporating propane equipment into their fleet. Places like National Parks, golf courses, and recreational areas use propane for its long-lasting power and clean use.  Because propane emits less emissions compared to competing fuels, it is a clean energy source to use for maintaining natural grounds. Propane is also non-toxic and non-caustic; therefore, it is safe and will not create an environmental hazard if released. For equipment and vehicle propane needs, visit

lawn maintenance with propane lawn mower

Water Heating

Many commercial buildings use propane tankless water heaters for their cost savings and efficiency. Propane tankless water heaters boost performance in commercial buildings by reducing energy costs and standby losses. Whether a small restaurant, a mid-size hotel, or a vacation resort, propane can power your tankless water heater and solve water-heating challenges. For more information on propane tankless water heaters visit our blog post The Warm Benefits of a Propane Tankless Water Heater

propane tankless water heaters


In commercial construction, propane can be used for multiple building needs from space and water heating to clothes drying appliances. Propane is easy to incorporate into a construction project and can be used in any gas commercial building that does not have easy access to natural gas. Because you are not relying on public utilities, professionals can install propane building systems on your schedule. Propane is also useful and flexible on jobsites by providing energy for portable generators and temporary construction heaters. Delta Liquid Energy works with contractors to offer them support and knowledge when incorporating a propane system. For starters, DLE will provide a complimentary “site check” to identify possible tank locations and gas connections entering the building according to National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) guidelines. DLE also assists in underground pipe installation to ensure the system meets local building codes and safety requirements. Contact your local DLE office for questions regarding new construction with propane.

commercial propane washer


Propane can power a variety of different businesses and has been a part of America’s energy mix for more than 100 years. With its efficiency and cost savings, propane can power your business too.


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