a question many folks have asked. And obviously, a question that's
been answered quite well. Because millions worldwide are using propane
to make their lives more comfortable. Of course, that's not surprising.
After all, the advantages of propane are tough to beat.
- propane is clean burning and non-toxic
Reliable - propane works when and where other energy sources don't
Good value - propane can offer significant savings over the alternatives
Safe - propane has built-in safety properties along with stringent
a home tour to see everything propane can do for you! When used as a
home energy source, propane gas fuels a variety of systems and products.
It offers homeowners reliability, cleanliness, improved performance
and, on average, costs half as much per BTU as electricity.
and Cozy - - Approximately
8.1 million households use propane gas to fuel their home-heating systems.
propane furnace consistently supplies air at 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
Electric heat pumps dispense 95-degree air, which is less than body
temperature (98.6 degrees), so the air feels cool, not warm.
gas furnaces last an average of 20 years, while electric heat pumps
last an average of 12 years.
The cost of repairing propane gas furnaces is also lower than the
cost of repairing electric heaters.
propane-fueled space heaters are 99.9 percent efficient and include
oxygen depletion sensors that automatically turn units off if oxygen
levels drop below specified levels.
can also include thermostats and heat distribution blowers.
space heaters produce fewer air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions
than those fueled by fuel oil and electricity. In fact, the energy
used to power electric heaters produces emissions two to four times
higher than the energy produced to power propane heaters.
Too Hot, Not Too Cold, Just Right
gas water heaters cost approximately $10 less per month to operate
than comparable electric units. On average, propane water heaters
are 42 percent less expensive than electric heaters.
an average life span, propane gas water heaters can save homeowners
nearly $2,000 more than an electric unit.
gas water heaters heat more than twice as much water in an hour as
a comparable electric model.
by the Fireplace
of gas-burning fireplace units are increasing. In fact, some propane
marketers report that nearly one-third of their new customers are
coming to them specifically for propane hearth products.
gas fireplace systems cost between 30 and 60 percent less per hour
of operation than wood burning fireplaces.
gas fireplaces emit 40 times fewer emissions than wood-burning units
and cost less to operate.
gas fireplaces can be turned off easily with a switch, eliminating
concern about remaining embers.
cook tops offer instant heat and absolute temperature control.
percent of professional chefs prefer cooking with gas.
electricity-powered appliances, propane appliances are not affected
by power outages.
can continue to enjoy cooking meals in warm homes.