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    Propane: Smart, Safe, and Versatile

    Last updated 23 hours ago

    Propane is one of the cleanest burning fossil fuels, and is one of the lightest and simplest hydrocarbons on the planet. It’s also one of the safest and most efficient fuels you can use for your home, business, or industry. Read this article to see why you should contact your energy provider for your propane needs.


    Propane, per gallon, is generally less expensive than heating oil. After factoring in the costs of installing and maintaining your equipment, and the lifespan of propane-powered equipment, propane is a better value than heating oil and a number of other types of fuel.


    As per the 1990 Clean Air Act and the National Energy Policy Act of 1992, the U.S. government officially recognizes propane as a clean fuel. Per pound of fuel burned, coal produces twice as much carbon dioxide as propane. Burning coal is still a common way to generate electricity, so by using propane rather than electricity for your applications, you can help promote environmental sustainability. Propane, furthermore, is non-toxic and not harmful to soil and water.  


    Propane has an outstanding safety record when compared with other types of fuel. Propane appliances and equipment are designed and tested rigorously. To burn, propane requires a source of ignition that is at least 940°F, compared to the 430-500°F required to burn gasoline. Though propane is odorless in its pure form, a strong odorant is added to all residential and commercial propane so that it can be detected if it begins to leak.


    Some 10 million families use propane to operate furnaces, ranges, fireplaces, grills, water heaters, air conditioners, dryers, and more. Millions of bus, taxi, and delivery fleets use propane to reduce air pollution. Propane is used in a range of commercial and agricultural applications as well.

    Florida Public Utilities Company is the propane provider to call if you need propane equipment installation, delivery, or system maintenance. Call us at (888) 471-0413 if you have any questions for us, and visit our website to learn more about the electricity and natural gas services we offer.

    "The Builder Hour" feat. FPU's Energy Expert, Scott Ranck!

    Last updated 1 day 15 hours ago

    • #selfie live on air!
    • Almost show time!
    • Always #FPUC ready & prepared!
    • FPU's Energy Expert, live on The Builder Hour!

    Scott Ranck, FPU's Energy Expert discussed energy conservation and energy efficiency topics on WLKF 1430 Talk Radio in Lakeland, FL last Sunday. For energy-related questions or information, visit

    Indy Race

    Last updated 3 days ago

    Congrats to RC Enerson of New Port Richey for winning his first USF2000 race! Also, a special high-five to co-sponsor, Peninsula Pipeline, a fellow subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities and a valued industry partner of FPU.

    Click to read more about the win:


    Reasons to Install a Natural Gas Range

    Last updated 6 days ago

    Whether you love to cook or simply want to save money, a natural gas range is an excellent addition to your home. As well as being eco-friendly and energy-efficient, natural gas ranges provide even heat and precise temperature control. Switch to a natural gas range today and you may even qualify for a rebate. Watch the video clip to learn more about the benefits of installing a natural gas range in your home.

    If you are interested in installing a natural gas range for your home or business, call Florida Public Utilities Company at (888) 471-0413. Head to our website to see the energy services we provide, which include electric, natural gas, and propane solutions.

    What Is A Home Energy Audit?

    Last updated 7 days ago

    A home energy audit is a thorough examination of your energy consumption and your home’s energy impacting components. . Your utility company can provide a professional energy audit that can result in a 10 to 30 percent energy savings. Read on to learn more about the home energy audit process.

    Certified Energy Auditor

    The first step in the home energy audit process is to locate a trustworthy energy auditor. Energy auditing companies perform an energy audit in order to sell their products to you. A utilities company, on the other hand, will offer a free or discounted energy audit service that’s more objective.

    Utility Bill Examination

    Your energy auditor will take a close look at your home’s energy bills for the last year. He will also ask you about the average thermostat setting, the number of residents in your home, the number of rooms that are regularly used, and whether anyone is home during the day. He will use this information to customize the energy audit and make specific recommendations for your home.

    Safety Inspection

    The energy auditor will also inspect the attic, basement, kitchen, and bathroom. He will look at the wiring for electrical hazards, check for excessive moisture, and access the vent fans to look for blockage.

    For a free energy use evaluation and inspection, call Florida Public Utilities Company today at (888) 471-0413. We have provided energy to homes and businesses in Florida since 1924. Head to our website to learn about the natural gas, propane, and an energy audit services we offer.

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