Membership Matters: Propane Savings

Membership Matters: Propane Savings

As a clean versatile energy source, propane is used for a wide variety of applications. Farm Bureau members use propane for space heating, water heating, cooking. Since 2007, Arizona Farm Bureau members receive AmeriGas propane at a discounted rate. 

Maricopa County Farm Bureau members should email paulajensen@azfb.org or call 480-635-3618 for more information. Farm Bureau members from all other counties should call their local AmeriGas office. The discount is based on a minimum of 100 gallons every 15 months. Be sure to mention that you are an Arizona Farm Bureau member when you sign up for the AmeriGas propane service.

Propane powers on-road vehicles, forklifts and stationary engines. Agriculturalists use applications that include crop drying, fruit drying, and chicken brooding. Propane shows promise as an environmentally friendly fuel source for commercial lawnmowers, energy efficient combined heat and power generation, and liquid injection systems designed to enhance mileage on diesel-powered vehicles.

Propane applications can be found anywhere you look and utilized year-round.   This safe fuel serves people in the United States in millions of homes, industry, farming and more.

At home, you can find propane powered appliances from your range top and oven, dryer, fireplace or furnace, to your backyard pool and spa heater, patio heater or fire pit. Most of us use it for our barbeque grills and have a propane powered back-up generator if need be. Landscapers are turning to propane powered mowers and commercial fleets (law enforcement, taxis, school buses) across the country are converting to propane autogas. The agricultural applications of propane are numerous. According to The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) propane is used on 865,000 U.S. farms for irrigation pumps, grain dryers, fruit dryers, standby generators, and other farm equipment. 

Propane remains a safe, efficient and environmentally friendly energy source when properly stored, transported, handled and used. When it comes to your comfort, security, and your safety, act by handling your propane with care.


Editor’s note: For more information on our member benefits including our regional benefits go to Arizona Farm Bureau’s member benefits page online. Or, download the Member Benefits app to your smart phone for easy, everyday access to your benefits.