Liquefied petroleum gas, also known as liquid propane, is commonly called LPG. Rural residents throughout the country use this fuel to heat their homes and to cook and dry laundry. In addition to propane furnaces, stoves and dryers, propane water heaters also are available. Propane gas tanks in Franklin, TN can be seen on the properties of homeowners and business owners where the tanks store fuel for current and future use.
Rural residents need an alternative source of heating fuel because they cannot access natural gas mains. In municipalities, homes and businesses are connected to the natural gas supply provided by utility services. Rural property owners must decide whether to heat with materials such as propane, electricity, wood or corn pellets. Many homeowners choose to have a wood stove or pellet stove that provides heat directly into the room through a blower; they also can have the stove connected with duct work to provide heat throughout the house. Wood and corn pellets can fuel a boiler that heats water for radiant warmth. These can be relatively inexpensive solutions for heat, but they present the risk of the fire burning out when nobody is at home, allowing the temperature in the building to plummet. For this reason, homeowners generally like to have another source of heat. That source is commonly an LPG furnace. The furnaces draw fuel from propane gas tanks in Franklin, TN located on the individual properties.
Company drivers deliver fuel to propane gas tanks in Franklin, TN per customer order. The customer may have a contract set up with a company such as Chiles Propane to deliver gas at the company’s convenience. As the drivers are out on their route, they stop at the properties of these customers when they are in the neighborhood and top off the tank. This is commonly called a “keep-fill” program. Other property owners prefer to keep an eye on the tank gauge and call when they need a delivery. The keep-fill program may have a lower price per gallon. This can be important when propane prices are high, as is the case in early 2014.