Construction Heat

Heat your site with natural gas - and save up to 50%

Natural gas vs. Propane Cost Comparison Chart

When you use natural gas, all the fuel you have paid for is used, whereas with propane there is almost always fuel left in the tank that cannot be forced out. It’s very difficult to know how much propane is left in a tank, therefore, fuel is often wasted.

Increase productivity

No man hours are required to change fuel tanks or track and reorder fuel supply, especially during expensive overtime hours, at night or during weekends and holidays. Natural gas can increase site productivity – as the constant and reliable fuel source your site is never shut down for lack of heat and your workers are always comfortable.

Increase fuel reliability, efficiency and convenience

Natural gas is a constant, reliable fuel source, powering your site all day, every day. Natural gas allows a site to operate at maximum efficiency and to avoid the inconvenience of propane heating, including: untimely propane tank changes, inopportune delivery times, time-consuming re-orders and storage compounds that can’t be in the way of traffic but still have to be central enough for frequent swop-outs.

Improve site safety

Workers do not have to change heavy propane bottles in slippery site conditions or in the dark when accidents are more likely to occur. Also, back injuries are a common complaint in construction - with natural gas workers don’t have to move or lift cumbersome tanks that could cause injury.

Also, the key difference between the properties of natural gas and propane can make natural gas a much safer choice. Natural gas is lighter than air, therefore, if a leak occurs it will immediately disperse and float upwards looking for a way to escape.

Propane will not disperse as easily as natural gas because it is heavier than air. Therefore if a leak occurs it can pool on the ground or floor and create a potential fire hazard until something disturbs it.

Improve your billing process

Paying your natural gas bill is simple - no more lost delivery slips or invoices, as all charges are included on your monthly Union Gas bill.

Be green

Natural gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuel - compare the savings with natural gas over propane heaters.