Unmatched Benefits of Propane
Propane’s unmatched benefits as a home energy source have never looked better for providing the value, efficiency, comfort, convenience with less dependence on electricity that homeowners want.
VALUE. While a home heating system takes more energy to operate than almost any other appliance, the cost of keeping your home warm and comfortable can be lowered with the right energy source. Homes with a dual-fuel propane/electric unit perform significantly better in energy cost savings than all-electric homes, resulting in higher efficiency, comfort and savings, which mean a higher resale value.
EFFICIENCY. A dual-fuel system using propane operates more efficiently than any other high efficiency heat pump. Dual-fuel units allow a home to run on electric heat during mild winter temperatures before switching to warmer propane heat when outside temperatures become too cold to maintain heat inside the home. Propane’s efficiency means annual energy savings for homeowners.
COMFORT. Propane gas is not only efficient and economical, but many homeowners prefer propane gas heat over electric because it is more comfortable… pumping out air that can be 25-40 degrees warmer than electric heat pumps. Propane heats air quicker and more thoroughly, keeping your home warmer and more comfortable during the coldest winter months.
CONVENIENCE. Propane’s versatility allows homeowners to power a wide variety of appliances at an already lower energy cost. The convenience of hot water on demand offered by the tankless propane water heater, or the even, thorough cooking of a gas stove, outdoor lighting and swimming pool heaters powered with propane, all with less reliance on electrical power, are just a few benefits that lend to an enhanced lifestyle.
SAFETY. Propane is safely used by 60 million Americans – and stored, handled, and transported by thousands of professionals – every day. Propane has an enviable safety record due in large part to stringent codes and regulations and the propane industry’s extensive training and safety awareness programs. According to results from an extensive study done by the National Fire Protection Association… by a four-to-one margin, the safest way to provide heat is with gas.
GREEN SAVINGS. Approved as an alternative fuel by the Clean Air Act of 1990, propane is one of the cleanest burning of all fossil fuels.
It’s even cleaner than electricity, which, 50% of the time, is generated by coal-burning power plants proving costly to the environment; while electric rates have increased 50% the last 5 years prove costly to consumers. Propane is also non-toxic, so it is not harmful to soil or water.