If you’re a current Bottini Fuel customer you’re already pretty well knowledgeable on all things propane—but what if you’re in the course of considering altering your home furnace, appliances and water tank to this tremendously energy efficient fuel? Chances are you have more than a few questions and perhaps more than a bit of anxiety concerning taking the propane plunge. Well, you’re in luck, because in this article we’re going to discuss everything you’ve ever wanted to know about propane but are afraid to ask!

What You Need to Know

While there are many ways to heat your home, propane is by far the most energy efficient. If you have questions that you don’t want to ask others about, we will be addressing the most common questions in the list below.

  1. Safety – As a Bottini Fuel customer, your safety is our number one priority. We would never sell you a product that we knew could hurt you simply by being in your home. That being said, know that propane is a gas and is flammable. This is not the only danger in your home. Your electricity can spark and cause a fire as well. So, are you not going to use your television just because it could hurt you? Probably not. The same goes for propane. It has the potential to hurt you, but unless you do something to make it catch fire, likely nothing will ever come of it.
  2. Odor – Propane is odorless. So, how will you know if there is a leak? Simple, we are required to scent the gas so that people can tell if it is leaking. Even the smallest leak in your tank will be detected by your nose. We use a smell of rotten eggs since our noses are finely tuned to smelling things that are rotting. Eggs are one of the most common household ingredients and the majority of people know what it smells like when an egg goes bad. So, if you smell the gas, make sure you shut the tank off and call us.
  3. Environment – If you are concerned with the environmental impact of natural gas, you should know that propane actually reduces greenhouse gasses. When you go by a plant that is burning off the residual gas, know that we are also burning off many caustic gasses that are in the air around the plant. These are not created by us, but by cars, buses, trains, and boats. Therefore, we are actually contributing to a healthier planet.
  4. Bills – We are all concerned with the amount of money we spend each day, week, month, and year. When all is said and done, making the switch to propane can actually save you up to $1,000 on your energy bill each year.


We hope that you enjoyed this list of things you wanted to know about propane. Bottini Fuel is a dedicated supplier of propane to your home and a conscientious contributor to reducing greenhouse gasses.