5 Reasons to Go with Propane
Written on: March 14, 2022
Your Home, Budget, and the Environment Benefit From Propane
We know that Delaware homeowners have many energy choices for heating their homes and powering their major appliances. From electricity to oil to thermal energy, all these options have benefits and drawbacks.
You might have noticed that many of your neighbors in the First State choose propane for their homes. This shouldn’t be a surprise—propane offers better comfort, convenience, and energy efficiency than other fuel sources, and Delaware Propane makes converting to propane easy!
If you’re thinking about making the change to propane, here are five reasons it’s a great choice.
Propane Keeps Your Home Cozy and Comfortable
Propane is incredibly efficient. In fact, it burns with 90% efficiency – and for some systems, as high as 98% – meaning that you lose a tiny amount of heat energy through your chimney. This means that a propane-powered furnace or heater gets your home warmer faster than an electric model. The average propane-fired furnace keeps a U.S. home 20°F warmer than an electric heat pump.
Propane is Green
This energy efficiency is also great for the environment. The minimal number of emissions released by burning propane is much cleaner. Propane contains virtually no particulate matter, a known carcinogen. It released significantly less carbon dioxide than other energy sources. If you use propane for heating, hot water, cooking and drying clothes, your home’s greenhouse gas emissions will decrease by up to 50%.
Moreover, propane-fired furnaces produce 50 percent less nitrogen oxide and 82 percent less sulfur oxide than electric furnaces. Those emissions contribute to acid rain and worsen respiratory illnesses.
Propane Has Many Uses
Propane is an adaptable fuel. The liquid propane that heats a home can also power water heaters, clothe dryers, ovens, and ranges. It can light up your summer nights with propane powers lighting and firepits. It can make colder nights cozy with a propane-powered fireplace insert.
Propane is Great for Your Bottom Line
For the most part, propane-powered devices cost 40% to 60% less money to run than comparable electricity-powered appliances. Propane-fired water heaters cost 30% to 60% less. These savings add up fast!
Propane is Safe and Reliable
Having a propane-powered home means you aren’t dependent on a fragile electric grid that’s prone to outages. A propane generator can even ensure that your home has electricity during blackouts.
Additionally, propane is non-toxic. It doesn’t spill, pool or leave a residue, which makes it harmless to soil or water in the event of a tank leak. You can enjoy complete peace of mind powering your home with this safe, reliable fuel.