ADVANTAGES OF PROPANE
Propane can be used to fuel a wide assortment of equipment inside and outside of your house or business.
Some of these features include:
- Primary and Secondary Whole-Home Heating
- Tanked and Tankless Water Heaters
- Indoor and Outdoor Space Heaters
- Propane-Fired Fireplace and Log Inserts
- Clothes Dryers
- Pool and Spa Heating
- BBQ Grills
- Propane is an EPA-approved fuel that is NOT considered a greenhouse gas, unlike other heating fuels.
- With efficiencies up to 95%, it’s one of the cleanest burning fossil fuels available.
- Propane is non-toxic: it’s not harmful to soil and water if it’s spilled.
- Space heaters can reach 99% efficiencies that produce fewer air pollutants and keep air cleaner.
- Propane fireplaces cost 30-60% less per hour of operation than wood burning ones.
- Propane water heaters cost approximately $10 less per month to operate than comparable electric units.
- Propane-fueled dryers can complete drying tasks in about three-quarters of the time it takes an electric unit. Some models save up to 65% in costs over electric dryers.
- Propane is highly regulated, meeting rigorous standards in order to be able to be put into homes and businesses.
- Since it has a very narrow flammability range, propane won’t ignite unless the ignition source reaches 940 degrees.
- Leaks vaporize and dissipate into the air rather than puddling on the ground, like heating oil.
- Propane fireplaces turn off with the flick of a switch with no need to be concerned about burning embers overnight.
Propane-fired furnaces last an average of 20 years, which is nearly twice the lifespan of electric heaters (whose average life span is about 12).
- Using propane supports American jobs. Propane is 90% locally produced, supporting jobs and sustainability.
- You have the choice as to which propane supplier you chose in your hometown, such as A-1 Propane, so you support hometown businesses, too.