Commercial Propane: How Can Hotels Benefit From Gas Power?
If you’re looking for new ways to save on monthly bills with your small business venture, have you considered making a switch with the type of energy utilized?
It’s no secret that propane gas can be used commercially, but there are specific types of small businesses that consume more energy than others and can benefit greatly from propane power.
Hotels & Motels
Blasting HVAC and lights left on in multiple rooms are just a couple of reasons why hotels are high energy consuming businesses. Add in the around-the-clock laundry service and electronics running in the rooms throughout the day and you know the monthly bill is a doozy.
Sure, it’s great to encourage guests to reuse towels and turn off lights to cut down, but powering your hotel with propane adds even more when it comes to being environmentally friendly and consuming less energy than electric.
A CHP system (combined heat and power) is a high-tech system that uses propane gas to generate electricity capable of powering a building, while capturing heat generated from the working engine to produce hot water.
How can propane power your hotel?
- Outdoor heating & lighting: Guests like to hang out outdoors, and if this is an amenity offered at your hotel, you can use propane to power lighting. It can also heat swimming pools, spas and if nights get chilly, portable gas powered space heaters are perfect for instant warmth.
- Snow melting: If your resort or hotel is located in a region that gets a lot of snow, stairs, walkways and driveways can get icy. Install a snow melting system that utilizes propane-fueled hydronics that save on time and money.
- Back-up generators for emergencies: A great way to power up and stay sustainable during emergencies while maintaining immaculate service.
- Laundry: Propane powers many appliances, including washers and dryers.
- Vehicles (ie. shuttle service): Did you know that autogas costs 30% less than gasoline? Not only that, but it burns cleaner than than regular petrol.