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4 Ways Propane Can Provide Hospitality Energy

The US Department of Labor cites that the hospitality industry is projected to experience high growth through 2014. With quick growth anticipated, it is important for hospitality industry workers to evaluate potential energy sources. Propane is a viable option, which can provide many benefits that will keep your clientele coming back for more – no more cold showers, a nice warm pool, a comfortable patio atmosphere, delicious, perfectly-cooked food and warm heat.

There are four main ways that hotels, resorts and other lodging establishments use propane to meet their energy needs while saving money and helping to preserve the environment:

1. Central Heating
Propane is an extremely efficient method of central heating. The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) explains how β€œpropane provides more versatility, affordability and comfort than any other heating choice β€” it’s that simple.”

2. Hot Water
Heating water with electricity can account for 14-25% of annual energy usage. Commercial propane tankless water heaters are an excellent option to meet the hot water demands of the hospitality industry. Additionally, many tankless water heaters qualify for tax incentives and rebates as part of government energy conservation goals. Commercial tankless water heaters offer economical, on-demand, endless hot water with up to 60% fewer emissions than electric water heaters. These systems link multiple interchangeable units, providing higher output and redundancy ensuring that hot waster is always available.

3. Cooking
For your cooking needs, install gas ranges that combine a propane cooktop and propane oven. A propane cook top provides better heat control and more even heat distribution than electric. Instant-on burners allow cooking to start right away and cool more quickly, which helps to prevent overcooking and accidents.

4. Pool & Patio Heating
Commercial propane-fueled patio heaters can extend outdoor pools and patios into Fall and Spring months. With our cylinder delivery program, AmeriGas schedules regular deliveries, ensuring a steady supply of propane cylinders for heaters. Full cylinders are safely stocked in a secure enclosure eliminating the need to drive around for refills.

To learn more, contact your local AmeriGas Account Manager today.

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