Advantages of Propane

Advantages of Propane

Advantages of Propane

Propane Vs Electricity

Just about any appliance that runs on electricity can operate more efficiently on propane. Efficient propane not only saves you money, it’s better for the environment.

  • Propane water heaters generally cost 30% less to operate than electric ones—or 60% less if you use a tankless propane water heater.
  • Overall, propane tankless water heaters produce about 50% fewer carbon emissions than electric water heaters with a storage tank.
  • Propane water heaters can produce twice as much hot water as electric units–in the same amount of time!
  • Most high-efficiency propane furnaces feature two-stage gas burners and variable speed motors to deliver all the warm air you need, no matter how cold it gets. That’s why, on the coldest of cold Minnesota nights, propane-heated homes are much warmer than those that rely solely on electric heat.
  • With a clean-burning, high-efficiency propane furnace, less than 10% of fuel is wasted in the combustion process. In comparison, more than two-thirds of the energy used by a power plant to generate and transmit electricity is wasted.

If you’re thinking about expanding your use of propane in your home, please contact your local propane company to learn more about your options.



Propane Vs Natural Gas

Almost all of the propane you use is made in America, and most of it comes from the production of natural gas. When natural gas is removed during the refining process, there remains a mix of different gases, including propane.



So which is better: propane or natural gas?

Natural gas supply is dependent on old, undersized pipelines, which causes supply concerns during periods of cold weather and high demand. Having a propane tank on your property gives you the ability to store an adequate supply that’s always ready for immediate use. Propane gas is easy and safe to transport because it gets compressed into a liquid. All of this liquid petroleum gas (LPG) then gets stored inside large tanks until your propane company delivers it to you. Many of the things people like about natural gas are benefits of propane as well. This includes super-efficient furnaces, unlimited hot water, cooking stoves, and much more.

If you’re thinking about expanding your use of propane in your home, please contact your local propane company to learn more about your options.

Propane Vs Oil

Once they convert, their price per gallon for their furnace usually drops substantially and their new propane equipment is often 20-30% more efficient than comparable oil heat ones. This saves money year after year on annual heating costs because of increased energy efficiency. Propane is also nontoxic and more environmentally friendly. The environmental consequences of a heating oil spill can be devastating to the ecosystem and ground-water supply. Heating oil leaks or spills can lead to thousands of dollars in cleanup costs. Propane is also much more versatile than heating oil. It can be used for many more applications in your household—from central heat and hot water to cooking, generators, fireplaces, pool and spa heaters and more. Contact your local propane company to learn more about converting to propane and enjoying more peace of mind. For most propane appliances, hookup to the fuel lines is a simple procedure.

If you’re thinking about expanding your use of propane in your home, please contact your local propane company to learn more about your options.