What is the difference between natural gas, propane and butane?
The three types of gas for household use are quite different. They each have their specific properties. But what do you choose: propane, butane or ordinary natural gas? And why, for example, do you only use butane indoors?
Natural gas: the popular gas for your home
Chances are that you heat on natural gas, which is still the most popular gas for cooking and heating. In most regions in our country there are therefore natural gas pipes.
Properties of natural gas?
- Lighter than air
- Connection to the natural gas network
- Indoor installation starts at gas meter exit
Is there no natural gas in your region?
Possible alternatives are fuel oil, electricity or forms of renewable energy such as solar panels or heat pumps. At Antargaz you can choose propane in tanks or propane and butane in bottles. Both are LPGs, Liquid Petroleum Gas, which means they are stored in liquid form and converted into gas.
- Evaporates from -42°C
- Always works, even at freezing temperatures
- Stored in an above or below ground tank or in a gas cylinder
- Gas tanks are always installed outside.
Gas tanks are on the rise, because their installation is very easy. In addition, gas tanks are cheap, durable and safe.
Switch to a gas tank? Make an appointment with an energy consultant.
- Evaporates from 2°C
- Suitable for indoors
- Unusable at freezing temperatures
- Stored in blue Antargaz gas bottles
This gives you an overview of the different types of gas that we distribute, so that you certainly make a good choice.