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Available 24-7 in the event of an emergency.

1-800-567-2636 or 905-892-3377

 

Expect Excellence

We provide quality service for all your propane and natural gas demands. Our service technicians are well versed in agricultural, residential or commercial applications involving propane and natural gas.

  • We supply 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 100lb, and tow motor cylinders
  • Recertification of cylinders at our office location
  • Propane vehicle fuel available at office location
  • Refill all size tanks that are within date and in acceptable condition
  • Rent or sell tow motor cylinders
  • Furnace install and service
  • Furnaces /heaters for cottages
  • Rental water heaters available  
  • Shop heat (eg. tube heaters, wall furnaces and unit heaters)
  • Pool heaters
  • Maintenance or service on all gas appliances
  • Appliance conversion

Family Owned Since 1953
We are a locally owned propane supplier dedicated to providing quality service at competitive pricing for over 60 years. Not only are we environmentally minded, but safety is our number one priority. We at Free Gas Propane Co. pride ourselves on providing excellent service with an excellent price.

Founded by Bert Free in 1953, this local dairy farmer was recruited by Central Pipeline to deliver cylinders from the back of his pickup truck. Since then, the company has diversified to better serve the people and businesses of the Niagara/ Haldimand Region.

Free Gas still continues serving the community, based out of the Fonthill area. The founder's sons, Ted and Tom Free, are now the current co-owners of this trusted company. From our family to yours we thank you!

Propane Facts
  • Propane is a three-carbon alkane - its molecular formula is C3H8.
  • Propane is an odourless gas to which an odourant has been added to detect leaks.
  • Liquid propane boils (from liquid to vapour) at -44F (-42.2C).
  • At one and a half times the weight of air, propane gas will settle in low areas.
  • In a liquid form, propane is half the weight of water.
  • About 23.5 cubic feet of air is required to burn one cubic foot of propane.
Frequently Asked Questions

What is Propane?
Propane comes out of the same well as natural gas and crude oil. These products are called "hydrocarbons" because they contain hydrogen and carbon. At a fractionation plant or refinery, the substances are "cleaned up", heated, cooled and separated. The chemical formula for propane is C3H8. Propane is shipped throughout North America by pipelines, trucks and tank cars (rail).

The "Propane Advantage"
The great characteristic of propane is that it can exist as a liquid or a gas.
It is stored and transported as a liquid, but can be used as either a liquid or a gas. A small amount of propane liquid produces a lot of propane gas (called vapour) and that reduces the size of storage containers required. It also enables propane to be stored and transported economically.

What does propane look like?
Just to look at propane, it would be difficult to tell it from water. Like water, propane can exist as a liquid or a gas.
In its natural state, propane is a clear, odourless, colourless, non-toxic liquid. As it changes from a liquid to a gas, it appears as bubbles.

Why does propane smell?
In its natural state, propane is odourless. As a safety precaution, an odourant called Ethyl Mercaptan is added so any presence of propane may be easily detected. And while most of us are able to detect even the slightest propane odour, some people are unable to.

 

Is Propane Dangerous?
Used with care, propane is a safe and convenient fuel. Propane gas is not toxic. However, should a leak occur, the build-up of propane gas can become dangerous. Because propane is heavier than air it tends to settle in the lowest available space. Very small amounts of propane are required to create a flammable mixture of gas and air. In the limited space of a recreation vehicle, for example, a propane leak can create a hazardous situation.