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Discover Propane’s Many Uses & Benefits!

Enjoy versatility and efficiency with propane!

propane uses maineIf you have recently bought a home that uses propane and your only exposure to propane before has been using it for your BBQ grill, you’re going to love it!

With dependable propane delivery and expert propane appliance installation and service from P. Gagnon & Son, you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of propane indoors and outside.

Read on to discover more about the amenities that you can have with propane.


When it comes to heating your Seacoast Region home, a propane heating system is unrivaled. When temperatures fall below freezing, an electric heat pump won’t be able to heat your home on its own but will have to rely on its backup heating, which will send your electric bills through the roof. But a powerful propane furnace or boiler will keep you and your family warm and comfortable with outstanding energy efficiency.

Water heating

The recovery rate of propane water heaters is twice as quick as that of electric ones, yet they are 30% less expensive to run. When you move to a tankless propane water heater, the energy savings figure can rise significantly above a traditional—and inefficient—electric water heater.


Gas is commonly used by professional chefs for a variety of reasons. Gas stoves, cooktops, and ovens furnish precise on-the-mark temperature control that an electric range can’t match. When you use propane to cook food in a burner or in the oven, it cooks more evenly than when cooked using electricity. You’ll be amazed by the difference when you start cooking with propane!

Fireplaces and hearths

When you use propane — whether it’s a fireplace, a fireplace insert or a gas log set — you’ll get real flames. They give real warmth, something you don’t get with the dull, blinking lights of an electric fireplace. You’ll get those flames with the push of a button, with none of the work and hassle involved with a wood fire.

Clothes drying

Look no further than a propane clothes dryer if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to dry your laundry. Propane clothes dryers are more efficient, saving you money on energy. Your laundry 25% faster than an electric dryer, with less wear and wrinkles. Less ironing? Sounds good to us!


A propane whole-house backup generator can keep your home secure and pleasant. They keep the lights on, the security system working, food in refrigerators and freezers at a safe temperature, medical equipment functioning, the sump pump running, electronics charged, and more.

Outdoor living

Propane does a lot more than run your grill when it comes to making the most of your back yard! Pool and spa heating will get your water comfortably warm in significantly less time and for far less money than comparable electric pool and spa heaters. Propane deck and patio heaters allow you to enjoy your backyard even if the weather is chilly. Create a warm gathering area with propane firepits and outdoor fireplaces.

Become a P. Gagnon & Son customer and enjoy all that propane brings to your home!