You may be hearing about more and more people who are using propane as fuel in their homes. It is becoming quite a common option since using it has more than its fair share of advantages.
The advantages of propane
Propane is an incredibly versatile fuel that can be used to heat your home and your home’s water. In addition to heating, it can be used to power grills, fireplaces, clothes dryers, generators and fire pits.
Heating your home with propane is a highly efficient and effective method. In fact, propane has an average efficiency of more than 90%. This not only means that your heating system doesn’t have to work as hard, but it also means that your home is using less energy, which adds up to savings for you. Plus this means that propane is better for the environment.
Electric water heaters are slower to heat up than propane water heaters.
Household appliances that are powered by propane don’t cost as much to use when compared to electric appliances.
Propane makes 43% less greenhouse gas emissions than electricity does and it is non-toxic.
Many energy producers are now producing renewable propane. The rate at which this fuel is being made has increased over the years and it will continue to increase. While conventional propane and renewable propane are made from the same molecular structure, they differ because renewable propane is made from things like vegetable oils, animal oils and other triglycerides. In other words, it’s made from renewable raw materials that allow renewable propane to have a lower carbon intensity. Since conventional propane and renewable propane have the same molecular structure, renewable propane can replace conventional propane in any appliance. Renewable propane is also non-toxic and helps reduce greenhouse gases. As using it becomes more and more common, we will see a substantial decrease in greenhouse gases.
Hometowne Energy & Propane
Hometowne Energy can both deliver and install safe and reliable propane to your Western New York home. You can trust us to take care of your heating and equipment needs.