Why Propane for Commercial Heating?

Builders, manufacturers and engineers trust propane for their heating needs because propane fueled commercial heating systems are:

  • A cost-effective energy source for applications like space or water heating

  • Safe for the environment and your workers. Propane dissipates when released, which eliminates the risk of a costly spill and means no toxic fumes for your employees.

  • The lower emissions choice. Propane is a cleaner burning, greener fuel compared to oil and diesel.

  • Highly efficient. Propane furnaces, heaters and heating equipment not only heat more efficiently, they also have a longer life span, making them a more efficient, long-term choice.

  • Propane is portable, making it the preferred fuel for off-grid businesses and industries.

How Does Propane Stack Up?

Propane is the reliable, cost-effective alternative to diesel, electricity and oil. Switch to propane today to experience all the benefits.

Diesel vs. Propane

  • Typically, diesel costs up to 40% more

  • Diesel emits 15% more emissions and 98% more particulate matter

  • Delivery costs for diesel to remote sites can be much higher than propane

  • Equipment using diesel requires more frequent maintenance and related costs vs propane, which burns cleaner for less wear and tear on equipment

  • Diesel poses risk of spills and environmental impact vs propane, which vaporizes if released

  • Risk of diesel fuel contamination from long term storage

Electric vs. Propane

  • Propane heat is often more economical than electricity

  • Propane mitigates the risk of lost business due to a power outage

  • Propane fueled furnaces can last years longer than electrical heat pumps

  • Propane water heaters can heat more than twice as much water in an hour versus electric models

Oil vs. Propane

  • Cleanup and remediation from an oil spill is not only costly, but can hurt a company’s reputation

  • Equipment using oil requires more frequent maintenance and related costs vs propane, which burns cleaner for less wear and tear on equipment

  • Propane is more cost-effective than heating oil on a per BTU basis

  • Oil poses risk of spills and environmental impact vs propane, which vaporizes if released

Commercial Heating Uses

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Space Heating

Whether you are using a furnace, boiler or radiant heater, propane is a cleaner and more cost-effective fuel than oil or electricity.
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Water Heating

Whether you use a storage tank or want to go tankless, both propane water heating options use cutting edge technology to deliver efficient and cost-effective water heating performance.
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Temporary Heating

Propane-powered heaters will keep your workers warm and comfortable. Whether you use direct or indirect fired portable heaters, propane provides clean, consistent heat, free from moisture and emissions.
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Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

Increase your overall operational efficiency with a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system. It ensures you have continuous power generation and lower energy consumption, while meeting your facility's space-heating, water-heating, and cooling demands.

Superior Propane for Your Heating

Partner Network

We only work with leading commercial equipment suppliers to ensure the most efficient and effective heating system for your business.

Proven Experts

We’ve been fueling businesses of all sizes across Canada since 1951. Our dedicated team of heating experts will complete a needs analysis and recommend the most optimal solution for your commercial heating.

Coast-To-Coast Propane Delivery

With a national network of propane distribution points, the largest fleet, and secured propane supply in Canada, we'll always be able to deliver - anytime, anywhere.


Propane results in lower costs, lower emissions and less maintenance.

The Superior Difference

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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mySUPERIOR™ puts your propane account at your fingertips. With mySUPERIOR you can schedule a delivery, view SMART* Tank™ levels, make payments and more online. Connect to your propane even faster with our mobile app available on both Google Play and the App Store.
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SMART* Tank™ Wireless Monitoring

Managing your propane has never been easier. Our remote tank monitoring technology called SMART* Tank™ ensures you always have the fuel you need. SMART* Tank™ detects when it’s almost time for a fill and notifies Superior Propane to automatically schedule the delivery. You will also receive text or email notifications with up-to-date propane levels and can view readings, delivery details, and historic usage online at mySUPERIOR.ca.

Other Commercial Solutions

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Propane Power Generation

Increase your fuel savings while reducing your carbon footprint with Superior Propane power solutions.
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Auto Propane

Reduce your van, bus, car and service vehicle fleet fuel costs with Superior auto propane.
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Get the power of propane-fueled forklifts working for you. Eliminate downtime while taking on the toughest applications with a safe, productive and efficient propane forklift.

Contact Canada’s Leading Propane Supplier

Our superior network ensures your business is warm and comfortable 24/7
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