Why Should You Use Propane for Agriculture?
ThompsonGas is proud to offer affordable propane to help power the Agricultural Industry. Whether you own a nursery, farm or business to help providers dry crops, our consistently competitive propane rates can help increase your profits.
For several decades we have built personal relationships with businesses, just like yours, becoming a trusted partner. We provide not only highly efficient, affordable propane, but also act as a detailed energy consultant for a wide variety of agricultural companies and applications.
When you’re a ThompsonGas client, we treat your business as if it was part of our growing family, offering the best rates and direct access to our team of propane professionals.
Some of the applications propane can be utilized within the Agricultural Industry include:
- Irrigation Engines
- Crop Drying
- Flame Weed Control
- Poultry and Swine Building Heat
- Greenhouse Heating
- Frost Protection
- Sanitation & Waste Management
…to name just a few!
Propane Powers Irrigation Engines
Farmers can experience tremendous savings when utilizing propane rather than diesel to power their irrigation engines. Studies have shown modern propane irrigation engines are up to 30% more efficient than older models, which equates to serious savings on an annual basis. The Propane Farm Equipment Efficiency Demonstration Program (FEED) also offers up to $2,500 towards the purchase of new propane-powered irrigation and lawn equipment, providing an additional incentive to farmers nationwide.
More than 80 percent of grain dryers run on propane. Due to the growth in crop drying technology in recent years, this is no surprise. Today’s grain dryers are up to 50 percent more energy efficient than previous models and are lasting longer, running cleaner and more cost-effective.
Poultry, Swine and Greenhouse Building Heat
During the cold winter months, get consistent, precise temperatures in your buildings with powerful, clean-burning propane. Propane is non-toxic and won’t contaminate soil or ground water. Propane works anywhere independent of the grid.
Propane keeps your animals, plants and bottomline healthier.
An exceptional solution from one of our leading suppliers, Red Dragon, the Poultry House Flame Sanitizer naturally sanitizes commercial poultry confinement areas by way of flame. It’s safe, affordable, fast, proven as a means of sanitization, and easy to use and set up. Just one pass of the flame sanitizer leaves your floor sanitized and your birds safe and healthy. Here are a few other benefits of choosing this natural sanitization solution powered by ThompsonGas’ propane gas services:
- 99% effective in eliminating E. coli, yeasts and molds, bacteria and more
- 1.15 million BTU propane torches reaches 2,000 degrees
- pH balance remains constant
- Equals savings of more than $1,000 per year
- 100% satisfaction guarantee
- Includes a vapor torch to sanitize harder to reach places
Call ThompsonGas at 800-768-6612 to learn how we can help your agricultural business.