Bottini Fuel knows that Spring planting season is upon us. That means that the over 900 thousand farmers that rely on propane are getting ready to gear up for planting their Spring crops. For the other farmers, they are still going to be gearing up to plant their crops, but they are going to do so in a less efficient way and at a higher expense. In this article, we are going to share with you the ways that having a propane-powered farm will make things much easier to get things started after Winter.
When a cost analysis is performed on the price of propane versus the price of electricity, propane wins hands down. You already have small enough margins. Why not make those margins grow by implementing a propane system at your farm. We are not talking about small savings, but thousands of dollars of savings. Not only with the base price for the energy be less, but there are also a number of government grants that you can utilize as well. The extra saving will go right into your pocket to cover your bottom line.
Propane is one of the cleanest and most energy efficient sources of fuel that you can buy. Therefore, you can save money when it comes to operations. You can also rest assured that you will be making less of a carbon footprint and have the ability to pass on your farm to the next generation.
There are a vast number of operations that can be completed simply by using propane. Let’s just take a look at a few of them that we think you will find most important.
- Generators – Farming communities are the number one users of generators. The efficiency of the generators powered by propane will save you vast amounts of money. All you have to do is calculate your cost with gas and compare it to what it would cost to power your generator with propane instead.
- Irrigation – Irrigation systems are powered by engines. Well, when those engines use propane instead of gas or diesel, you will be running the risk of that fuel polluting the system. As propane is water soluble, you never have to worry about propane hurting your crops.
- Heat – You most likely have buildings that you need to heat in the colder seasons. This can be accomplished by using propane heaters. You will save a significant amount of money by making the switch to propane versus using gas, diesel, oil, or electricity.
- Crops – Instead of letting them dry naturally or dry them with electric fans, consider a propane drying system. They can dry your crops in a fraction of the time.
Bottini Fuel hopes that they have provided you with enough information to make an educated decision on how to power your farm. Propane is that way. Not only will you be saving a lot of money, but you will also be saving the planet at the same time.