Is Propane Environmentally Friendly?

Posted: May 15, 2023

Propane Vs. Electric Appliances One of the biggest trends in home energy today is the aggressive government push for conversions to electric heat — at the expense of proven heating fuels like propane. The argument is that these electric conversions will reduce a home’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. But this logic doesn’t hold up under scrutiny. Right now, energy from our electric grid is far from clean. In 2021, the combustion of fossil fuels like natural gas and coal for electricity generation was the nation’s second-largest source of CO2 emissions. And in Pennsylvania, more than 60% of the electricity generated […]

Is a Heat Pump Right for My Home?

Posted: May 1, 2023

What You Should Know Before Switching With advanced technology making heat pumps a more viable option in cold climates like ours—combined with generous rebate programs and federal tax credits— it’s no surprise that interest in heat pumps continues to increase. How Do Heat Pumps Work? A heat pump runs on electricity and can either heat or cool a space. In traditional heat pump system, there is an indoor unit called an air handler and a unit similar to a central air conditioner installed outside. An outdoor compressor moves refrigerant inside and outside between these two units, absorbing or releasing heat. […]

What Vehicles Can Run on Propane Autogas?

Posted: April 17, 2023

Fleet Trucks, Vans, School Buses and Many More At Wilson Oil and Propane, we believe in propane autogas so strongly that we run the majority of our vehicle fleet on propane autogas. As you may know, propane autogas describes propane when it is used as a fuel for vehicles. Propane autogas is the world’s most popular alternative fuel, which is defined as any product that bypasses the two big traditional petroleum fuels: gasoline and diesel By relying on propane autogas, we have already displaced tens of thousands of gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel, which produce far more emissions than […]

Is Your Generator Ready for Storm Season?

Posted: April 3, 2023

Follow These 3 Simple Steps If you’ve already invested in a whole-house backup propane generator, you always want to make sure it will operate properly whenever the power goes out. Please follow these tips to ensure you’re prepared for the next power outage. Check your fuel gauge. Make sure your generator has enough propane to get you through at least a week without power, since impassable roads and other emergencies may delay deliveries. How much is enough? As one example, a whole-house 22-kilowatt (kW) generator would burn between 2-3 gallons per hour, depending on the electrical load. Test your generator. […]

Do You Need Air Conditioning Maintenance?

Posted: March 20, 2023

Air Conditioning Preventative Maintenance Makes a Difference! While early spring normally is too chilly to begin doing cooling tune-ups for our customers, there’s nothing wrong with booking your preventive maintenance service in advance so you can beat the warm weather rush. While the minimum outdoor temperature varies between models, it usually needs to be in the 60°F range before we start going out to do tune-ups. That’s because parts of your air conditioning system—including the refrigerant—are not designed to work below a certain temperature. How Important Is Annual A/C Maintenance? After a long hibernation over the fall and winter, your […]

Benefits of Building a Home with Propane

Posted: March 6, 2023

What Propane Appliances Can I Use in My Home? Propane is an ideal option to power homes in the Delaware Valley. It’s a clean-burning, versatile and highly efficient fuel that provides a long list of benefits for homeowners. Many people, however, may choose an all-electric home because they view it as the “cleanest” energy choice. But, unless your electricity is completely generated from a renewable source like wind, solar, or hydropower (instead of coal or natural gas), that’s simply not true. Read about propane and the environment. After you let your home builder know that you prefer an all-propane home, […]