Can Propane Freeze? A Quick Propane Science Lesson

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Propane is a great ally to have through the long, cold Connecticut winter, providing beaucoup BTUs for your home or commercial heating system when it is burned as fuel.

But how does propane itself stand up to the cold?

In general, propane fares quite well as temperatures drop, since it has a freezing point of -306.4°F (!). But it does have some problems as temperatures head down the thermometer because of its boiling point: at -43.6°F, liquid propane can no longer vaporize. That’s a problem because propane (which is stored in your tank as a liquid under high pressure) must vaporize in order to burn. As temperatures drop, so does pressure inside the tank – to the point where eventually the pressure may be too low to ignite and power your propane heating equipment.

To avoid pressure problems during cold weather extremes:

Some other extreme weather propane tips:

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