In a challenging economic climate, it’s important to manage costs while maintaining the quality and service your customers expect. That’s why you should know all the ways commercial propane can make a difference for your small business.
From hospitality, to landscaping and agriculture, to manufacturing, construction and warehousing, commercial propane can help you provide value to your customers without hurting your bottom line.
Forever Propane can help you make the most of propane for your business right here in South Florida. Here are 20 great reasons to use propane in your business operations:
1. Propane is proven to be better for the environment than other alternative fuel sources—and that’s becoming more of a differentiator to customers with each passing day.
2. Compared to other heating fuels, including electricity, propane heats quickly and burns cleanly, and leaves a smaller carbon footprint.
3. Propane costs on average 2.5 times less per Btu than heating with electricity, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
4. Propane is nontoxic and can’t harm soil or groundwater in the rare event of a leak.
5. Propane has a very narrow range of flammability.
6. Professional chefs prefer gas for cooking. It’s true! Nearly 96% of them.
7. Food trucks and caterers can easily use propane to power mobile kitchens.
8. Hotels, spas, hospitals, and nursing facilities all benefit from propane for cooking, water heating and space heating. Further, it keeps their bottom line strong when used for industrial washers and clothes dryers, too.
9. Resorts and country clubs use propane for everything from commercial kitchens groundskeeping equipment.
10. Restaurants and hotels can utilize propane from the back of the house to the front; from cooking to outdoor space heaters and firepits!
11. Clean-burning propane can power much of your landscaping and agricultural equipment, from commercial mowers to irrigation engines.
12. Propane is efficient for heating, and provides consistent heat ideal for warming livestock barns, hatcheries, and greenhouses.
13. Powering flame weeders with propane helps deliver effective, organic weed control.
14. Propane is an ideal fuel for crop drying.
Propane fueled forklifts will keep your warehouse, construction, or industrial facilities running smoothly with less downtime. Here are just a few of the advantages:
15. Propane-fueled forklifts can be used outdoors in wet conditions, unlike electric-powered forklifts.
16. Propane-powered forklifts will operate at 100% power as long as there’s propane in the cylinder. An electric forklift loses power as the battery drains.
17. Refueling is quick and easy with replaceable cylinders and our convenient cylinder exchange service. Recharging an electric forklift takes equipment out of service for hours, slowing down operations.
18. Propane-powered forklifts also handle heavy loads better and are more capable when it comes to inclines.
19. In addition to forklifts, propane can be used to power a wide range of equipment, including welding equipment, asphalt heaters, concrete grinders, saws, polishers, trowels, and dust extractors, pressure washers, small cranes, water pumps, floor buffers and more.
20. Propane puts less wear on equipment, keeping it out of the shop and keeping your operations running smoothly.
Forever Propane is known for our customer service and a real understanding of all our customers’ needs—both residential and commercial. We’re committed to providing our clients with the most dependable propane service in the Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, and Homestead areas. Not only that, but we also have fair, transparent pricing so there are no surprises for you.
Contact us today for more information.
Propane is a safe, clean-burning way to heat your home and water, as well as run many appliances. One of the many benefits of clean-burning propane is that there are typically fewer maintenance issues for equipment—and fewer breakdowns, too.
But if you do have a problem with your heating system—or any of your propane equipment or appliances—NEVER attempt to repair it yourself, even if you think it’s an easy fix.
Here’s why you should always call a professional when propane appliances need repairs .
Safety is the main reason to hire a professional to make repairs on gas appliances in your home. Improper work on equipment can result in a propane leak amongst other potential trouble.
While propane is extremely safe, it’s a highly flammable gas under certain conditions. In the case of a leak, gas can accumulate in enclosed areas and any spark could set it off. Sparks can be caused by tools on metal, as well as flipping switches, lighting matches, using the phone, thermostats, or appliances. Make sure everyone in your home knows what to do when they smell gas.
Even if you think it’s a simple repair, a DIY repair job could void your warranty—or even your insurance. That could cost you a lot more than whatever you think you might be saving by trying to fix a problem yourself. Our in-house technicians are trained and licensed, and when you need a repair, we’re here for you with quality workmanship and transparent and fair pricing.
Our trained professionals can install, maintain, and repair a range of propane appliances and equipment including grills, pool and spa heaters, water heaters and more right here in the South Florida region!
The propane in your tank is highly pressurized, and your system uses a regulator to decrease the pressure as it enters your home. Different appliances work with different levels, and if you damage the regulator, it can result in a gas leak. That’s true whether pressure is too high or too low. The problems that result when pressure is too low are why we are required to do a pressure test after you have a runout.
In addition to moderating the pressure, the regulator helps maintain the correct ratio of propane and air to burn correctly. Modifications or repairs performed by a nonprofessional can result in the wrong ratios. When appliances are burning propane incorrectly, they produce carbon monoxide.
You may not need to call the Geek Squad to help install your new ultra-HD smart TV. You may even be able to restore the engine on a ’77 Pontiac Firebird. But when it comes to gas appliance repairs, unless you’re a licensed technician this is not a project to show off your DIY skills!
Whether you need installation, a repair or just safe and dependable propane delivery, contact the pros at Forever Propane today.
Forever Propane are the propane and gas experts that Miami, Hialeah, Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood, Homestead, and beyond trust for products, installation, and maintenance.
South Florida residents are used to the warmth and sun on a nearly year-round basis. So, when the temperatures dip into the 50’s or lower, it’s considered a big deal! That’s why whether you’re entertaining guests during the winter months, or using your pool for regular exercise, you’ll be glad you have a pool heater to keep the water warm.
Now, it’s not going to make your pool into a hot tub. But it will take the chill off, so you can enjoy your pool no matter the temperature outside.
When selecting a pool heater, here’s why a propane-powered pool heater is the most efficient choice you can make for your South Florida home.
A propane pool heater will produce more heat, at a quicker pace, so it will warm up the water in your pool or spa much faster than an electric heater. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a propane-powered pool heater can achieve as much as 95% efficiency; electric options can run in the 60’s at best.
Forever Propane sells and installs a wide range of high-efficiency propane pool and spa heaters from top name brands including Pentair, Jandy, Zodiac, and Hayward. They get your water hot faster and more efficiently than electric models, and cost about half as much per Btu to operate as comparable electric models, too.
Propane heaters also do a better job of maintaining the temperature once the water is warm. As a result, propane pool heaters help you keep heating costs better under control.
Propane pool heaters work a lot like a tankless water heater, which is why they are so efficient at heating your pool’s water quickly. Water passes through a combustion chamber where it’s rapidly heated by copper coils before it flows back into your pool.
By contrast, an electric pool heater works more like a heat pump, pulling warm air in, heating it, and heating the water. And as the outside temperature gets cooler, an electric pool heater must work harder to heat the water—and keep it warm—which drives up your energy costs.
It can also take hours to bring the water to a comfortable temperature.
You could opt for a solar pool heater. But there are drawbacks to this option, unless you have a lot of space. A solar pool heater requires an area at least 50%, and usually closer to 100% (or more), of your pool’s surface to work properly.
The system also needs to be mounted on a framework in your yard or on your roof, and your pool’s pump must run the water through the system to heat it. While the solar energy is technically “free” once you’ve paid for the system outright, you may see a big spike in electric bills as your pool pump works overtime moving the water through.
In addition to being a highly efficient way to heat water, propane is a clean-burning fuel, so you’ll save energy and reduce your home’s carbon footprint, too. If you already use propane to heat your home, your water, or any other appliances, it’s the smart choice for your pool heater too.
Forever Propane offers expert installation, maintenance, and repair of propane pool and spa heaters, along with our convenient and reliable propane delivery service for your home. Stop by our showroom or contact us today for more information.
Whether you need to get merchandise off trucks and onto shelves or move building materials quickly and efficiently around worksites, all kinds of businesses rely on forklifts every day.
Many of those businesses have discovered the advantages of using propane to fuel their forklifts. From powerful performance advantages to time-saving convenience and efficiency, propane for forklifts can keep your operation running smoothly, with significant savings over diesel or electricity.
Most propane-fueled forklifts run off an 8-gallon (or 33-pound) propane cylinder. These usually last about eight hours, which equates to nearly a full day on the job. Larger forklifts will use a 10-gallon (43-pound) propane tank. Although they are more powerful, these forklifts are less efficient, and a 10-gallon tank lasts roughly six hours.
Cylinders are available made of both steel and aluminum, with newer, composite options also becoming more readily available. We recommend aluminum tanks for most purposes. They are much lighter, are less likely to spark if punctured, and are resistant to corrosion. The main benefit of steel and composite tanks is that they are less vulnerable to fire.
Another key benefit of propane-fueled forklifts is the convenience of having a supply of cylinders on-site and ready to go when you need them most. Forever Propane’s cylinder exchange program makes it easy! Our in-house team of professionals will evaluate your needs and set up a customized program, then set you up with sturdy, safe storage cages for your cylinders. We’ll then thoroughly train your workers in the safe handling of propane cylinders.
Our commercial propane team has the expertise to understand your specific needs and tailor a program that will grow with your business—and help your business grow, thanks to the efficiency and power or propane.
Contact us today to learn about how our propane forklift cylinder exchange can help your South Florida business.
If you grew up in a home heated with #2 heating oil or even electric heat, the idea of heating a home with propane might seem odd. After all, most people still think propane is just for grills and camping. But as electric rates continue to increase and the cost of oil remains unpredictable, many homeowners in South Florida area are looking for a domestic fuel source with less volatile prices.
Others are wondering if electricity is as “green” a choice as it’s cracked up to be (it’s not!). And once they do learn more, most people are discovering all the benefits of propane.
Here are the answers to all your questions—some of which might surprise you!
Propane is a byproduct of natural gas that is one of the cleanest, most versatile, and efficient fuels around. It provides steady, reliable heat at an affordable price. Propane also offers exceptional performance and efficiency in a wide range of home appliances at a much lower cost than that of electricity.
Because it is compressed and stored in a liquid state, it is sometimes referred to as Liquid Petroleum Gas or LPG.
Propane is a domestically sourced fuel. In fact, the U.S. produces more than enough propane to meet current demand and became a net exporter of propane in 2011. That increases our energy independence and reduces our reliance on foreign oil imports.
Propane generates more Btus than an equivalent amount of electricity, and it delivers more than twice the Btus of natural gas, so you need much less propane to produce the same amount of heat or energy.
Also, propane appliances are also extremely efficient, so they waste very little fuel in the combustion process. On the other hand, about two-thirds of the energy used by a power plant to generate and transmit electricity is wasted along the way.
Because propane is so energy-efficient, it’s a smarter choice than electricity for a wide variety of appliances. For example, propane water heaters generate much more hot water at a cheaper cost per gallon compared to electricity.
In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, homes that heat water with propane rather than electricity can see average annual savings of $174!
The same technology that makes propane ideal for water heaters makes it a smarter choice than electricity to power all kinds of appliances that use hot water or heat, including:
While it’s a highly flammable gas under certain conditions, leaks are rare, and propane is a safe and clean-burning way to heat your home and much more. Additionally, propane has a distinct rotten-egg smell to help you quickly notice leaking gas.
If you run your home with propane and the electricity goes out, you still have options. Your home will stay warm and comfortable thanks to your supply of propane stored right on your property in a tank that’s kept full thanks to prompt propane deliveries from Forever Propane. With a propane-fueled backup generator, your lights and countless other appliance can keep running until the utility companies can make necessary repairs. Now that’s some added peace of mind!
Whether you’re ready to make the switch away from electric systems, or have more questions, the professionals at Forever Propane can help! We have the knowledge, experience, and resources to answer all your questions about the benefits of propane for your home.
We can get you started with the right size propane tank for your needs, plus reliable propane delivery and so much more. Contact us for more information today.
If you’ve ever run out of propane, then you know what a hassle it is. There’s the inconvenience, of course. Then, there’s the cost of an emergency fill-up plus a mandated leak test for safety. That said, constantly checking your propane tank level is a hassle, too. And if you travel frequently, or are away for extended periods, you can’t ever be sure how much propane you have!
Even simply letting your tank get too low can cause problems. When propane levels get too low, air can get into your system, which can lead to expensive damage. Therefore, in general, you shouldn’t let your tank’s propane level go below 30% before placing a delivery request.
For all these reasons noted above, we’ve introduced wireless propane tank monitoring service. Will a wireless propane monitor really prevent a runout? It absolutely can.
Lots of our customers already enjoy our automatic delivery service to eliminate the worry of a run-out. But if your propane usage varies month-to-month, automatic deliveries might not be the best solution for you.
Why is that? Automatic delivery service relies on consistent propane usage patterns. We use a proven algorithm based on your usage and the weather conditions to determine when you will need your next propane delivery. Since our calculations are based on your average usage, it’s important for you to let us know of any changes that would result in a big shift in propane use. Things like an extended vacation, more or fewer people living in your home, or adding new propane appliances can all change how much propane you use.
Many of our customers’ propane use fluctuates because they only use their home seasonally, or they travel often. In some cases, they use propane for systems that they don’t use predictably, like for a spa heater. Keeping us in the loop can be as much of a hassle as checking your tank levels. That’s why we offer our customers the real-time accuracy of our Otodata wireless propane tank monitoring service!
Wireless tank monitors track the level of propane in your tank in real-time and transmits your usage via wireless cellular technology. When the tank gauge reaches a preset level, typically 30%, the monitor alerts us—and you—directly via the wireless mobile app.
In addition to timely alerts, the app gives you even more control and insight. You can use it to easily track and adjust your monthly energy consumption to help you save on energy costs.
Even if you don’t use it to improve energy efficiency, a tank monitor can save you the expense and hassle of fuel runouts and take the guesswork out of knowing when to order fuel—especially if you’re ordering propane for a second property or an Airbnb rental.
A wireless tank monitor is easy to install, and we can have you ready to go in a matter of minutes! Contact us today to find out more about the benefits of wireless tank monitoring and how we can get you set up—100% hassle-free.
One of the great benefits of propane heating systems and propane appliances is that they are less prone to breakdowns. But regular maintenance is key to avoiding problems with any equipment. Whether you need a gas system repair or are looking to install a new appliance in your Ft. Lauderdale area home, Forever Propane is the team to choose.
Our certified technicians are trained to make sure all your propane gas equipment is installed correctly and operating safely, from tanks to appliances.
Whether you’re converting to a propane system and need propane tank installation, or tank replacement, we have your back. We’ll help with:
Of course, the expert techs at Forever Propane can install your propane-fueled heating system. They can also perform maintenance to keep it running at peak efficiency, and make any repairs should anything breakdown:
Propane produces about 2.5 times the amount of energy (Btu’s or British thermal units) as natural gas, so using propane in an appliance set up to run on natural gas could become dangerously hot. If you’re converting from natural gas to propane, it doesn’t mean you have to replace all your appliances. The in-house team of technicians at Forever Propane can convert your natural gas appliances to run safely on propane. And of course, we offer expert repairs on all your propane appliances.
Whether you need installation or repair for your gas system, Forever Propane has more than 70 years’ experience serving homeowners and businesses in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, and nearby communities. We’re the company they trust for propane deliveries, appliance, and equipment services.
Whether you need assistance with installations, maintenance, or repair, we’ve got the knowledge, skills, and resources to help. Get in touch with us today to learn more or to become a Forever Propane customer.
When it comes to delivering propane and providing great service, we’re always looking for ways to rise above the competition and make it easy for you to do business with us. That’s why we’re excited to introduce the new Fuel Genie mobile app! We think you’ll love how it’s made all kinds of tasks and requests easier, from ordering propane to checking and paying account balances—even reviewing past service records!
It’s super easy to get started—all you need is your Forever Propane account number and your email address. You’ll find your account number on your latest printed or emailed statement. Just search for “Fuel Genie” in the Apple App Store or Google Play and download the easy-to-use app.
Then, when you’re ready, click on “Account Login” and follow the prompts to set up your account. Don’t forget to save your password!
Check out all the things you can do once you’ve registered:
The Fuel Genie app and our online account portal are just the newest ways we’ve developed to help you streamline your to-do list, eliminate paper clutter, and reduce the stress of ordering propane and paying bills. It goes together with other great services and benefits we offer, such as our budget-friendly payment options, automatic delivery service, tank monitoring and more!
Of course, we’re always here for you, and are happy to take your calls. But using the customer portal or app means you can access your account and request deliveries any time that’s convenient for you. Login and create your Forever Propane online account today and make sure to download the Fuel Genie app to discover all the great benefits for yourself!
At Forever Propane, we’re always looking for ways to make doing business with us as streamlined and convenient as possible. And that’s why we’re excited to introduce our new Fuel Genie app! It integrates smoothly with our online account system to make all kinds of tasks and requests easier. From scheduling a propane delivery to checking and paying account balances—even checking service records.
It’s easy to get started, too! All you need is your existing Forever Propane account number, which is located on your latest invoice. Once you have that, simply search for Fuel Genie in the Apple App Store or Google Play, and download the easy-to-use app. It lets you order propane, pay bills and more on the go, right from your phone, tablet, or smart device.
The customer portal and Fuel Genie app are just the newest ways we’ve developed to help you streamline your to-do list, eliminate paper clutter, and reduce stress. It goes hand-in-hand with other great services and benefits we offer, like budget-friendly payment options that help you manage costs, installation and maintenance services, and more!
Check out all the things you can do once you’ve registered:
Don’t have an online account yet? It only takes a minute. Just click on “My Account” at the top of this website and follow the prompts to set up your account. Don’t forget to save your password!
Of course, we’re always here for you and are happy to take your calls. But using the customer portal or the Fuel Genie app means you can access your account and request deliveries any time that’s convenient for you.
Download the Apple or Google Fuel Genie app today to discover all the great benefits for yourself!
Hurricane season has barely started here in South Florida, and yet we’ve already seen record rainfall, flooding, and near-tropical storm-force winds pass through. What’s more? The National Hurricane Center is predicting another busy season in 2022, thanks to the effects of La Nina. While Miami hasn’t had a direct hit since 1992, it’s no reason to be complacent about the weather.
In general, propane is very safe, and in flood-prone areas like Miami, large aboveground and underground propane tanks are required to be placed safely and securely anchored. But in extreme weather situations, it’s important to take additional precautions that will protect your family and property.
Here’s what you need to do prior to, during, and after a powerful storm:
Above all, listen to local authorities and follow directions to evacuate your home or property. Use extreme caution when returning to your property, and if you have any doubts about your safety, leave the area immediately and have your property inspected by a qualified building inspector or structural engineer before re-entering.
If you suspect any of your propane appliances, equipment, or vehicles have been under water or damaged, or you have turned off your gas supply, contact us to inspect and test your system. Never use or operate appliances, equipment, or vehicles, or turn on the gas supply, until your system has been inspected by a qualified service technician. At Forever Propane, your safety is our number-one concern. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions about keeping safe during and after storms.