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For tankless water heaters, one size doesn’t fit all

For contractors and builders relatively new to tankless water heating, determining the right size tankless water heater or configuration for your client’s home or project requires getting used to some new calculations.

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Make geothermal more affordable with propane

Installing a geothermal system doesn't have to be an all-or-nothing proposition. Hybrid heating (also known as dual-fuel) systems offer a middle ground on installation costs while providing additional comfort and resilience benefits for homes.

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Sun, mountains, views, and homes with soul

Chuck Swartz doesn’t see his projects as commodities — they’re home places that his clients will remember for the rest of their lives. Propane allows his clients to heat their homes, have gas fireplaces, and cook the way they want to cook, all without sacrifice.

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What it’s like to go off-grid

Solar and battery systems have some unique issues, including high initial costs, the need for special appliances, and solar system maintenance. One thing that’s not an issue? Heating and cooking. Propane is a straightforward way to fuel a solar home’s water heaters, clothes dryers, and ranges.

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How the sausage gets made — and delivered

Stevens Sausage requires a high-performance energy source to fuel its boilers and ovens. And the company requires a clean, low-cost fuel source for its 13-vehicle fleet. Propane provides an affordable and accessible fuel source for both the manufacturing and delivery of the company’s pork products.

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Montana hunting lodge’s propane boiler retrofit provides invaluable peace of mind

For hunting guide Cody Carr, adding a propane-fueled boiler to his wood-fired hydronic system allowed him to focus on what’s important: his family and his business.

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'Right-sized' heating for low-load homes

At a home in Pittsburgh stocked with 300 sensors and a propane-fueled furnace, a research project was underway that could change the way American homes are heated. The subject: In an energy-efficient home, can small-capacity heating and cooling equipment actually improve comfort while saving energy?

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For wooded New York getaways, propane's a natural fit

At the high-style Hudson Woods community, the choice of materials pays homage to the community's surroundings, but the appliances and mechanical systems were chosen for their smart use of energy. That's why the designers specified propane systems for heating, pool heating, and other equipment.

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Do you know your propane history?

If you're a building science or history buff that wants to learn more about how a scientific discovery becomes a common amenity in homes and businesses around the country, "Propane in America: The First 100 Years 1912–2012" is the book for you.

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12.2 million Americans live in 'remote' areas

A new analysis of Census data shows that 12.2 million Americans live in remote areas, defined as being a one-hour drive from any city of 50,000 or more people. This group constitutes 3.9 percent of the U.S. population, though the territory defined as remote covers 52 percent of the country's land.

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