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    Earth Day!

    Last updated 14 hours ago

    Happy Earth Day! Here are some fun facts about the history of Earth Day!

    Propane: Smart, Safe, and Versatile

    Last updated 5 days 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.

    Value

    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.

    Sustainability

    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.  

    Safety

    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.

    Versatility

    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 6 days 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  www.fpuc.com/energyexpert.

    Indy Race

    Last updated 8 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:

    Link: http://bit.ly/1kGmSgR

    Reasons to Install a Natural Gas Range

    Last updated 11 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.

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