The Benefits of Propane for Builders

Two of the most important decisions you’ll have to make as a builder in today’s competitive market are how to power your building and how to market your project so it stands out from the crowd.

Propane can help you with both.

Consider these propane benefits for your construction project – especially when compared to using electricity as a power source:

  1. Better efficiency – Propane appliances will almost always outperform similarly configured electrical models in terms of power and efficiency. A tankless propane water heater, for example, can save its users up to 50 percent on energy costs compared to electric systems, according to the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC).
  2. Better environmental performance – Propane emits less than half the greenhouse gas emissions of electricity to produce the same amount of energy. Powering up with propane is so much greener than electricity, in fact, that using it can earn your project points toward LEED certification.
  3. Flexibility – Propane can power everything from space heaters, water heaters and cooking rangers to clothes dryers and even fireplaces – all from a single aboveground or underground storage tank with hidden connectors.
  4. Backup power – Having propane onsite makes installing backup power generators much more affordable – a big benefit for future Tennessee tenants as severe weather and power outages become more commonplace.
  5. More comfort – Electric heat pumps run efficiently, but they don’t deliver warm air to your room – a problem that can have a big impact on your future tenants’ perception of comfort. Energy-efficient propane furnaces heat air to a much higher temperature than electric heat pumps, making it easier to warm the home quickly and retain a comfortable temperature in colder weather.
  6. Better outdoor living options – Propane hearths, space heaters and lighting provide a cozy setting in common spaces outside the home – a key selling point for building owners and tenants.
  7. Better safety performance – The propane industry is also highly regulated by codes and standards set by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the Department of Energy (DOE), the Department of Transportation (DOT) and various state and local regulatory bodies – a key reason why there are so few propane accidents each year.
  8. Incentives – Efficiency isn’t the only economic benefit to choosing propane. Incentives can save you even more (we can help you discover these and others for your project).

Propane – the smart choice for builders. Contact us today to learn more about powering your next project with clean, green propane!