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One day when I was walking around my college campus, I saw a group of people with these yellow tripods. At first I thought they might be photographers, but they sure looked like strange ones! I went up and asked them what they were doing, and it turns out they were a group of students from a construction class who were surveying the land for a project. I was fascinated. I was able to sign up for the class the next semester, and while it didn't stick or change my professional trajectory, it did create a new hobby for me! Ever since then, I've been interested in construction, from surveying to management to the actual building. I figured running a blog about it would give me a nice excuse to keep up my interests!

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Taking A Closer Look At The Benefits Of Propane Heat And Power For Residential Customers

by Mike Brewer

Heating with propane may not be the most common for residential properties, but it is still a popular choice. If you move into a home that has a propane-powered heat system, you may find yourself a bit apprehensive about the whole propane delivery and usage process. However, the apprehension you feel likely comes from not being fully familiar with propane as a heat source. As a resident who will be new to propane and propane delivery services, from a company like Blue Flame Gas Service, it is a good idea to get to know the perks of heating with and using propane right off the bat. 

Propane gives you a greater control over heating costs through the year.

Because propane is delivered and stored on your property in a holding tank, you know exactly how much you will be spending for your fuel with each fill-up. After a few deliveries, you will be able to gauge fairly accurately how much your heating for the winter season is going to cost. Many residential propane customers choose to have their tanks filled in the spring or summer, or as their budget will allow. If you get halfway through winter and don't have the money to refill your tank just yet, you can have control by lowering the heating temperature slightly or turning off the heat while you are at work or away from home. 

Continue to heat with propane even when the electricity is out. 

If you have electric heat, during a power outage it will be a must that you have an alternative heat source. However, propane heaters can usually continue to function minimally even without electricity. Even though the blower system of the heater may require electricity, the heater will not require power to continue to produce warmth. therefore, propane gives you the ability to stay warm even when there is no power.

Use propane to power other household appliances and save. 

Your water heater, cooking range, and even your clothes dryer could be powered by propane if you invest in the accommodating appliances, which is a fact that many newcomers to propane do not realize. Just switching to propane for water heating alone can save you as much as 30 percent annually on your home's energy usage because heating water is one of the biggest expenditures of electricity that most homes have. Just imagine how much your energy savings could be if you chose to use propane for drying clothes, heating water, and cooking as well. 

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