Hummelstown Fuel Oil Service, Inc provides a propane program to service residences within our service areas. Propane is a clean, efficient, reliable and safe fuel, that for over 90-years has proven its versatility.
- Clean: It is one of the cleanest burning fossil fuels. It creates less pollution, providing us all with cleaner, more breathable air. It significantly reduces emission of greenhouse gases.
- Efficient: According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save up to 30% annually by heating your water with propane compared to electricity and save around 50% compared to operating electric clothes dryers.
- Reliable: Propane can be stored safely in a tank on your property, while electricity is subject to power outages. Reliable propane works when and where other energy sources don’t.
- Safe: Propane equipment and appliances are manufactured to rigorous safety standards. Moreover, propane has a narrow range of flammability when compared with other petroleum products. Propane won’t ignite when combined with air unless the source of ignition reaches at least 940° Fahrenheit. In contrast, gasoline will ignite when the source of ignition reaches only 430° to 500° Fahrenheit. Additionally, if liquid propane leaks, it doesn’t puddle but instead vaporizes and dissipates into the air.