It is no secret that South Africans from all walks of life are trying desperately to find new ways of being energy sustainable. While solar energy is often considered to be the typical route to take, and since solar is by far the better-known energy source after conventional electricity, gas is well worth looking at if you are keen to save money. Gas is also a great choice if you don’t have the means to install a complete solar system or if you are just looking to move part of the energy generation to a new source.
At Budget Gas we are a reputable gas company specialising in providing our clients with a wide range of great gas products. We only sell the best quality gas, sourced from reputable companies. Our gas is safe to be used in various industries, while it is also perfectly suitable and safe to be used in the home, which is precisely why we are the go-to company for those looking to become more energy independent!
For customers looking to make the move over to gas for the very first time, it is certainly helpful to have some information close at hand. In our latest blog, we are breaking down a few of the frequently asked questions that our customers might be asking, such as, “Will using gas save me money?”
Will using gas save me money?
Absolutely yes! But it does depend on the amount of gas you are buying and what you will be using it for.
Using gas in a gas geyser and stovetop can drastically cut your electricity bill on monthly basis, depending on how many people are using the gas each month. A 40kg bottle of gas should be more than enough to get a household of 3 through almost 6 months of use. In the winter months, having a gas-powered heater or two will save you money as well, especially considering just how much energy a heater can consume.
Is propane dangerous in a house?
Propane is non-toxic but is highly flammable. While you can safely use it in the home, you will need to be sure that you are consistent in checking for leaks.
You should also make sure that you only use quality gas bottles from a reputable company and you should constantly check the pipes for damage.
Can LP gas be stored indoors?
Yes, it can be stored indoors, but only if the setup is correct.
Indoor storage is also likely to depend on the size of the bottle. Sometimes, it is just more logical to place the bottle outdoors, if it is too big. When storing indoors, make sure that you never place the bottle in a place that is used as a general living area. Ideally, your bottle should be stored in the garage if it is to be indoors. When storing a gas bottle, always make sure that it is in a cool and shady area.
Where should I store my gas bottle?
You should always be sure to store your bottle well away from open flames, water heaters, fireplaces, furnaces, and direct sunlight. Too much heat can cause the bottle to ignite, which is obviously something best avoided.