Propane Provides Pure Advantages
Propane units are more comfortable than their electric counterparts. A propane furnace consistently provides a toasty 120 degree F heat, while an electric heat pump dispenses a mild 95 degree F air flow.
Propane furnaces typically last 8 years longer than the comparable heat pump and require less routine maintenance – that’s extra savings for you!
Not only can propane water heaters heat water faster, they can save an average of nearly $2,000 in longer-term operating costs versus an electric unit. If you have a propane fireplace, you’ll also enjoy operating costs that are 30% to 60% lower than standard fireplaces. That’s very comfy news!
Bent-free propane space heaters are 99.9% efficient. With 40x fewer air pollutants and less greenhouse gas emissions than other common fuels, propane’s blue flame is really a “green” alternative.
Today’s modern equipment includes automatic sensors that detect and shut off if a problem occurs. Propane provides safety, savings and fewer emissions – that’s very good for you and for the environment!
Why do 8.1 million households use propane gas to fuel many home comfort and utility services?
As one of the nation’s most versatile sources of energy, every day, people use propane gas for heating and cooling their homes, heating water, cooking, drying clothes, barbecuing, lighting, and fueling their gas fireplaces.
Propane offers homeowners reliability, cleanliness, improved performance and, on average, costs half as much per BTU as electricity. However you use propane in your home, the facts speak for themselves:
Propane gas furnaces: 1
- Consistently supply 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.
- Last an average of 20 years, while electric heat pumps last an average of 12 years.
- Have lower repair costs than electric heat pumps.
Propane gas water heaters: 1
- Cost approximately $10 less per month to operate than comparable electric units.
- On average are 42% less expensive than electric heaters. Over an average life span, they can save homeowners nearly $2,000 more than an electric unit.
- Heat more than twice as much water in an hour as comparable electric models.
Propane gas-burning fireplaces: 1
- Cost between 30% and 60% less per hour of operation than wood-burning fireplaces.
- Emit 40 times fewer emissions than wood-burning units and cost less to operate.
- They can be turned off easily with a switch, eliminating concern about remaining embers.
Propane gas-burning cooktops and ovens: 1
- Offer instant heat and absolute temperature control — 97% of professional chefs prefer cooking with gas.
Propane gas clothes dryers: 1
- Can complete drying tasks in approximately three-quarters of the time it takes an electric unit.
- Some models save up to 65% in costs over electric dryers.
1 Source: www.npga.org