Commercial Propane for Schools and Universities

Written on: July 1, 2024

Go to the Head of the Class with this Versatile Fuel

commercial propane atlanta, ga Schools and universities can learn a lot from businesses that use propane. Whether you are running a public or private institution, costs are rising—and spending on operational expenses funnels dollars away from your core mission. That’s why you should educate yourself on all the ways commercial propane can help your school or university.

Why Propane?

Versatility: It’s what makes propane such a great fuel for a broad range of commercial uses. Propane can be used for heating, cooking, operating machinery, and even running vehicles. What’s more, is propane not only better for the environment—it’s also great for the bottom line, especially for educational institutions, where dollars are scarce.

Compared to other heating fuels—including electricity—propane leaves a much smaller carbon footprint. It heats quickly and burns cleanly, and costs on average 2.5 times less per Btu than heating with electricity, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Propane is also extremely safe, with a very narrow range of flammability.

More than Heat

Propane is great for heating spaces—it delivers twice the heating energy than natural gas, and heats spaces more quickly and evenly than electricity. Also, Propane equipment runs more efficiently than heating oil equipment, and requires less maintenance and lasts longer. Whether you need to heat classrooms or dorms, propane offers clean, efficient and effective heat.

Everything that makes propane great at creating heat makes it just as efficient at heating water. Propane water heaters generate much more hot water at a cheaper cost per gallon. That makes them ideal for commercial dishwashers in cafeteria kitchens, as well as for water heating for bathrooms and laundry rooms. Compact tankless propane water heaters can provide hot water to handwashing sinks in bathrooms and dorm kitchenettes on demand, rather than keeping huge tanks of water hot.

Feeding a Crowd

Professional chefs prefer gas for cooking for multiple reasons. They love the high heat and precision control they get from propane. It’s a key ingredient to turning out consistently great food. And, temperature control makes it easy to time the finish multiple different dishes at once. The high heat lets them sear and cook quickly. But it’s not just for fine dining—propane is also great for school cafeteria and dining hall kitchens. It can cost-effectively turn out large quantities of food.

All Around Campus

When it comes to keeping school grounds and athletic fields manicured, clean-burning propane can power much of your landscaping equipment. Propane puts less wear on equipment, keeping it out of the shop and keeping your groundskeepers working.

Backup Generation

While hurricanes (so far) are not a real threat, we get our share of tropical weather. And tornadoes are a possibility nearly year-round as weather patterns continue to change and storms get more powerful. Reliable backup power is essential, particularly for colleges and universities with students living on campus. Propane-powered standby generators will come on automatically when the electricity goes down to keep essential buildings powered up.

The Bottom Line

Schools and universities have a lot in common with other institutions, such as hotels, hospitals and nursing facilities—which all get great value from the versatility of propane. Find out why so many of these operations throughout the metro Atlanta area choose Georgia Gas Distributors as their go-to resource for commercial propane services. Contact us today for more information.