Why Switch to Propane Gas for Your North Carolina Farm?
Nearly 830,000 American farms use propane gas, and with good reason: propane is a reliable, efficient energy source whose versatility makes is an almost perfect fuel for any agribusiness.
Why make the switch to propane power on your farm? Consider these benefits:
- Cost savings – Propane is significantly less expensive than gas or diesel fuel, and propane-powered engines cost far less to purchase and repair than their diesel counterparts.
- Fuel security – Propane is used in a closed-end fueling system, which virtually eliminates loss from theft and spillage.
- Clean burning performance – Propane burns cleaner than gasoline or diesel – which means you will experience less wear and tear on your equipment, lower maintenance costs, and less equipment downtime due to repairs.
- A smaller carbon footprint – Propane’s lower carbon emissions offer big environmental benefits that can create additional economic incentives through organizations such as the Propane Education and Research Council; it can also open up unique marketing opportunities by helping you promote your “green” management practices
- Flexible power – Propane engines offer flexible power so you can irrigate with your motor running at any RPM*
- No pooling – If you spill propane, it evaporates without contaminating soil or water.
Whether you use it to power equipment used for irrigation, crop drying, fruit ripening, water heating, power backup or refrigeration, one thing is certain: when it comes to powering your farm, propane delivers.
What can propane do for your agribusiness? Contact LG Jordan today to find out.
*Want a fast estimate of your potential savings from a propane irrigation engine? Check out P.E.R.C.’s Propane Irrigation Engine Calculator. Plug in your current engine horsepower rating, the number of hours you run every year and your current prices for propane and diesel fuel and the calculator will show your savings.