Running a hotel and hosting guests is a ‘round the clock’ job. Hotel owners require a constant, reliable source of energy for a variety of applications which include central and water heating, cooking, as well as air conditioning. LPG provides an opportunity to offer delightful amenities that turn guests into regulars whilst fueling the energy-efficient appliances that keep utility bills low and guests comfortable and satisfied.
LPG also helps businesses to minimize their impact on the environment, as it produces very little CO2, has low sulphur content and doesn’t produce any polluting particulates.
Some of the ways that hotels use LPG to meet their energy needs whilst saving money and helping to preserve the environment include:
- Heating : LPG is an extremely efficient method of central heating which is vital to ensuring that guests enjoy their time. Heat from LPG is instantly available and can be used throughout the hotel to provide a reliable source of heating. LPG provides more versatility, affordability and comfort than any other heating choice. Patio heaters extend the outdoor living season by raising the outdoor air temperature as much as 30 degrees.
- Lighting: LPG powered outdoor lighting and flame features provide an added outdoor ambience. They range from portable units to fire pits and hearths to provide rustic flair to the outdoor setting.
- Hot water: LPG is used to supply constant hot water to your hotel, making sure your guests are kept happy with plenty of warm showers. Commercial LPG tankless water heaters are a remarkable option to meet the hot water demands of the hospitality industry. These systems link multiple interchangeable units, providing higher output and redundancy ensuring that hot water is always available.
- Cooking: Perfectly cooked food is an essential ingredient for successful catering, and by using LPG, customers can benefit from meals created using a more easily controlled and cleaner-burning fuel. An LPG cook top provides better heat control and more even heat distribution than electric. Instant-on burners allow cooking to start right away and cool more quickly, which helps to prevent overcooking and accidents.
- Electricity/Power: Combined heat and power (CHP) systems are a proven commercial technology that can reduce utility bills for hotels and resorts. These systems use LPG to create electricity that powers the building. Simultaneously, the heat from the engine is captured and used to create hot water, further reducing energy costs. Because of their year-round hot water requirements for laundry, pool heating, guestrooms, radiant heating, and more, hospitality developments are an ideal candidate to utilize this rapidly growing technology.
- Air conditioning: New LPG applications are emerging all the time and now LPG can be used as a very efficient alternative to electricity for new air conditioning units.
- Laundry systems can be energy-intensive. That highlights the need for hotel-owners to choose energy-efficient options for linen dryers and for heating water in washers that can provide significant savings. LPG clothes and linen dryers provide the same modern features as their electrical counterparts, while improving drying speed and energy efficiency. And using energy-efficient LPG water heating systems will ensure your washers don't put a larger strain on your operating budget.
- Snow-Melting: Powered by versatile LPG-fueled hydronic heating systems, snow-melting systems provide an intelligent alternative to manual snow removal for buildings located in areas that receive significant snowfall.
- Swimming Pools: LPG is ideal for heating water for swimming pools and spas - whether indoors or out and even in the colder winter months.
- Automotive fuel: Autogas is a smart way for hotel owners to trim their operating budgets as there exists a significant opportunity to convert facility shuttle and maintenance truck fleets to LPG. For more than 30 years, autogas has cost, on average, 30 percent less than gasoline. Furthermore, LPG autogas burns cleaner than gasoline and diesel, potentially resulting in reduced maintenance costs and a longer engine life. To conclude, fleet operating costs can be lowered by 40 to 50 percent by making the switch.
LPG is a very viable option which can provide hoteliers with many benefits– no more cold showers, a nice warm pool, a comfortable patio atmosphere, delicious, perfectly-cooked food and warm heat. This will keep clientele coming back for more.