Propane Applications

Propane Applications

discover all the uses of propane

Propane Applications

Propane is present in our daily life in several ways. We all know about barbecue use, as well as recreational use, but there are so many other ways to use it and reap its benefits!

At Home

Many Canadians use low-emission, high-efficiency propane as their primary household energy source to power:

  • Furnaces
  • Hot water heaters
  • Fireplaces and patio heaters
  • Ovens and cooktops
  • Fridges and dryers
  • Pool heaters and generators

Click here to see the PROPANE Advantage in the Home!

On the Road

Across Canada, auto propane is being used and considered by fleet managers in business and government, as well as by anyone who wants to lower vehicle costs and reduce emissions, including:

  • School and transit buses – Check out CleanFUEL USA’s video discussing the benefits of propane auto propane in school buses
  • Taxis and limousines
  • Courier vans
  • Police cars
  • Trucks and vans of all sizes

Learn more about auto propane.


In Agriculture

Environmentally-friendly propane is used extensively in agricultural applications, such as:

  • Heating livestock facilities, including barns and brooding pens
  • Heating commercial greenhouses
  • Powering irrigation systems
  • Drying grains and crops
  • Controlling pests and weeds without chemicals

Learn more about how propane is used on the farm!

In Industry & Institutions

From warehouses to mines, from manufacturing facilities to hospitals, propane energizes Canada:

  • Mining operations – powering generators, remote camp heating, cooking and refrigeration, and specialized operational equipment
  • Construction worksite heating
  • Powering fork lifts
  • Heat for metal processing
  • Back-up power generation at key institutions


Other Uses

Propane’s applications are almost endless:

  • Sideline heaters at professional football games
  • Road crews laying hot asphalt
  • As a propellant in aerosol cans – propane is non-toxic and doesn’t harm the earth’s ozone layer
  • Commercial lawn mowers
  • Commercial food service – in permanent kitchens, at catered events or in food trucks
  • As a petrochemical feedstock to make plastics products

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