Gas appliances have long been popular with homeowners in North Carolina. From gas ranges to fire pits, gas logs, and high-efficiency water heaters, both natural gas AND propane can improve your quality of life!
But for homeowners choosing between gas and propane, the difference might be confusing. We regularly speak with people who believe that the two are basically the same. In fact, they’re quite different. Here’s a breakdown of the chemical and practical differences between them:
You can think of propane as a natural gas, only liquid. Propane and natural gas are, in fact, both extracted from the same wells. Other co-products also include ethane, butane, isobutane, and pentane.
Natural gas is also called methane. It is lighter than air, so it floats. Conversely, propane is heavier and sinks to the floor. This is largely why natural gas travels through utility pipes directly into your appliances, whereas propane can be transported in tanks as a liquid.
There are pros and cons to both natural gas and propane. Here are some things to bear in mind:
If you’re still unsure whether natural gas or propane is right for your home, feel free to contact LG Jordan to discuss it further. We’re always here as your local, reliable resource for all things home heating and home comfort.