Five benefits of propane gas
Want one of the easiest ways to make your home more eco-friendly and save money on your energy bills at the same time? Swap your electrical appliances for their propane equivalents.
The 1st advantage of propane:
A home powered by propane appliances will almost always outperform one that uses electric-powered ones when it comes to carbon emissions. In fact, choosing propane rather than electricity for space heating, cooking, clothes drying, and water heating could cut carbon emissions in half. Replace your electric clothes dryer with a propane-fueled model, for example, and you could reduce CO emissions by as much as three tons over the course of its useful life, according to the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC).
But that’s not the only reason why propane gas is a great choice over electricity for your eastern Tennessee or southern Virginia home.
Here are 4 more propane advantages:
- It’s more efficient to produce – According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, nearly two-thirds of electricity generated at most power plants is lost between the plant and the consumer. The energy produced by propane gas, on the other hand, is energy generated on the spot – it does not degrade, is easily stored, and is ready for immediate use.
- It’s safe and easy to transport – Because propane is easy to transport, more than 12 million households in rural America depend on it for heat, power, and appliances. Remote commercial enterprises rely on propane, too: for example, four out of five of U.S. farmers use propane grain dryers to reduce crop loss, improve yield, and preserve margins.
- It’s great in a pinch – Propane is an incredibly reliable energy source after hurricanes, wildfires, or other disasters paralyze a community. It’s also the perfect fuel for generators, which can keep your appliances, safety systems, and other equipment working when the grid is down.
- It helps people who need it most – According to a study released by the American Gas Association, policies that would force residents to convert their homes to electricity would increase average residential energy costs by as much as $910 per year, forcing lower-income Americans to choose between heating their homes and critical necessities like food and medicine.
When it comes to providing high-efficiency energy with less environmental impact, propane is a great choice – especially over electricity. Contact us today to learn more about propane deliveries for your TN or VA home.
Please note: At Admiral Propane, your safety and comfort are always our priority. Please contact us to learn more about how we are working to keep our your family and our crews safe and your propane deliveries coming during this challenging COVID-19 time.