Small Business Propane Solutions to Alleviate Everyday Pressures

Discover the advantages of propane for shops, restaurants and other small businesses. Explore versatile propane applications and energy solutions tailored to the needs of your business.

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As a small business owner, you’re busy making decisions, finding new customers and maintaining your e-commerce website, all to grow profits while still trying to maintain work-life balance. Superior Propane can help with energy solutions and flexible pricing plans that let you focus on the important aspects of your business to grow your bottom line. Propane is a game-changer for small business owners seeking efficient energy solutions. Propane provides energy independence, reducing reliance on external power sources. Let’s learn how propane from Superior Propane can make your business more resilient.


The Advantages of Partnering with Superior Propane for Your Small Business

Propane, often referred to as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), is a highly beneficial energy source for small businesses across various industries. Its unique properties and versatility make it a compelling choice, offering numerous benefits that can significantly impact a small business’ operations and bottom line:
  • Reduce Operating Costs - Propane is often more cost-effective than electricity or other fuels, making it a budget-friendly choice for small businesses seeking to reduce energy expenses. Propane-powered equipment and appliances are known for their high efficiency, which can result in lower energy bills.

  • Improve Cash Flow – Superior Propane offers flexible pricing plans that cater to the unique needs of small businesses. These plans, including both Fixed and Variable Bulk Propane Price options, allow for more predictable budgeting and cost management. The Fixed Price Plan offers a consistent price for 12 months, helping you avoid market price fluctuations and making financial forecasting easier. This is especially beneficial for businesses operating year-round or primarily in colder months. The Equal Payment Plan further aids in financial planning by allowing you to pay the same amount every month, regardless of propane consumption fluctuations. This plan is adjusted to reflect actual usage, ensuring fairness and transparency in billing.

  • Show Environmental Responsibility - Propane is a clean-burning fuel that produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants compared to other fuels, promoting a healthier environment while lowering your carbon footprint. A BDC study reveals that 34% of consumers consider the environmental impact of their purchasing decisions. Switching to propane is an easy and measurable way to reduce emissions in your day-to-day operations while also enhancing the reputation of your business.

  • Avoid Business Disruptions During Power Outages - Propane is stored on-site, providing a reliable energy source independent of the electrical grid. This autonomy is especially valuable during power outages or grid disruptions. Using a propane generator, small businesses can maintain essential operations, such as heating, hot water and cooking without interruption, ensuring seamless service to customers.

  • Monitor Usage and Expenses - With mySUPERIORTM, you can view consumption and billing history to help you stay in control of your energy costs. Tank sensors allow you to quickly check your propane tank levels and forecast when you’ll need a propane refill. The Auto Delivery plan optimizes your delivery schedule to minimize fees associated with your fuel deliveries such as hazmat. Auto Delivery also makes sure you have a steady and reliable fuel supply when you need it. 

  • Safety and Reliability - Propane has a long history of safe use in various applications, backed by strict safety standards and regulations. Propane equipment is known for its reliability and requires minimal maintenance compared to some alternative energy sources.

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Propane Space Heating

Efficient space heating is paramount for small businesses, ensuring employee comfort, customer satisfaction, and operational productivity. Propane emerges as an ideal energy source for space heating, with propane furnaces and radiant heaters serving as two standout options.


Propane Furnaces

Propane furnaces are known for their efficiency and rapid heating capabilities. They can quickly heat up indoor temperatures, providing immediate warmth to your business space. This speed is particularly valuable during cold seasons when maintaining a comfortable working environment is essential.


Propane furnaces offer consistent warmth throughout your establishment. Unlike electric heating that may create temperature variations, propane furnaces distribute heat evenly, eliminating cold spots and ensuring a uniform temperature for employees and customers.


Propane furnaces operate with a level of energy independence especially if they're connected to a propane-powered backup generator. In the event of a power outage, propane furnaces can run on a propane generator to continue providing heat and power and ensuring continuous business operations even in an outage.


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Radiant Heaters

Radiant propane heaters provide targeted and efficient heating solutions. They emit infrared radiation, warming occupants and objects directly rather than heating the surrounding air. This makes them ideal for heating specific work areas, outdoor patios, or zones with varying heating needs.


Radiant heaters generate warmth almost instantly. This immediate heating capability is especially valuable when you require rapid temperature adjustments in specific areas of your business. They are often portable and easy to maneuver. Small businesses can position them wherever heat is needed, making them adaptable for various applications, from outdoor events to workshops.


Propane furnaces and radiant heaters can be used together to optimize ambient temperatures for occupants. Furnaces provide comprehensive heating for the entire space, maintaining a comfortable baseline temperature. Radiant heaters can then be strategically placed in areas with specific heating needs or used for spot heating to enhance comfort further.


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Hot Water Heating

Hot water is an essential utility for small businesses, supporting daily operations, cleanliness, and customer satisfaction. Propane offers versatile solutions for hot water heating, with tankless water heaters and storage water heaters being two popular options.


Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless propane water heaters provide hot water on demand, eliminating the need for a storage tank. They heat water instantaneously as it passes through the unit, ensuring a continuous and virtually limitless supply of hot water.


Tankless water heaters are highly energy-efficient because they only heat water when needed. This efficiency can result in significant energy savings for small businesses, as there is no standby heat loss associated with traditional storage tanks.


Storage Water Heaters

Propane storage water heaters maintain a large volume of hot water in a tank, ensuring a reliable supply. This is particularly beneficial for small businesses with steady hot water demands, such as restaurants, hotels, and salons.


If your business experiences periods of high hot water usage, propane storage water heaters are equipped to provide rapid recovery times. They can quickly heat water to meet increased demand, ensuring that hot water is readily available when needed.


For some small businesses, a combination of tankless and storage water heaters may be the most effective solution. Tankless units can provide instant hot water at specific points of use, while storage heaters ensure a consistent supply for broader applications like dishwashing or showering.



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Commercial Cooking Equipment

The heart of many small businesses, especially those in the food service industry, lies in the kitchen. Propane offers a versatile and efficient energy source for commercial cooking equipment, including propane stoves and ovens, grills, and fryers.


Propane Stoves and Ovens

Propane stoves and ovens give chefs and cooks precise control over cooking temperatures. This accuracy is crucial for maintaining consistent cooking results, ensuring that dishes are prepared to perfection every time.


Propane-powered cooking equipment heats up quickly, reducing wait times and allowing your kitchen staff to work more efficiently. This is especially valuable during peak dining hours when orders are pouring in.


Grills and Fryers

Propane grills are a staple for businesses involved in outdoor cooking, such as restaurants with patios, food trucks, and catering services. They offer rapid heating and precise temperature control, ensuring that grilled dishes are cooked to perfection.


Propane grills and fryers are often designed for mobility, allowing small businesses to take their culinary skills on the road. Food trucks and outdoor event caterers can harness the convenience of propane to serve customers wherever they are. They can be positioned in various locations, both indoors and outdoors, enabling small businesses to adapt to changing customer preferences and seasonal demands.


Backup Power Generation

For small businesses, power outages can be disruptive and costly. Propane generators serve as reliable sources of backup power, automatically activating when grid power fails. This ensures that your business remains operational even during extended power outages, minimizing downtime and financial losses.


Propane generators can start and provide power within seconds of detecting a power outage. This swift response is crucial for businesses that rely on continuous electricity, such as medical facilities, restaurants, and retail stores.


Portable Propane Solutions for Small Businesses 

Propane’s versatility and portability make it an ideal energy source for small businesses that operate in outdoor settings and events. Portable propane generators provide on-demand power for outdoor events and construction sites. They can supply electricity for lighting, equipment, grills, tools, and temporary structures, ensuring that operations run smoothly for guests and customers.

The versatility and reliability of portable propane equipment make it an indispensable resource for outdoor operations. Propane generators are easy to set up and start, making them a convenient choice for temporary power needs. Their rapid response ensures minimal downtime during critical moments. Small businesses can count on Superior Propane to meet their specific outdoor energy needs, whether powering equipment, providing warmth, or cooking meals.


Whether you’re considering propane for forklift fuel, backup power, space heating, hot water, cooking equipment, auto propane, or portable solutions, Superior Propane is your trusted partner. Elevate your business with clean, efficient, and dependable propane energy. Contact us below and get a quote today  to explore how Superior Propane can tailor propane solutions to your small business’s unique needs.


Why Superior Propane is the right energy partner for your business needs: 

Propane Made Easy

We make it easy and stress free for you to manage your propane supply. Our innovative business tools like mySUPERIORTM and SMART* TankTM wireless monitoring system offer all the convenience and control of managing and forecasting your fuel needs anywhere, anytime.

Proven Expertise

We’ve been fueling businesses of all sizes across Canada since 1951. We are the propane experts. We provide solutions to simple or complex projects with a focus on safety and compliance. Let us plan your next project and fuel your growth.

Unmatched Reliability

With Superior Propane, there is no downtime. We promise secure propane supply and an unmatched delivery network to provide propane whenever, wherever. Trust Superior to keep your business, site or fleet running smoothly and trouble-free.

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