Propane can do that: Eight facts you might not know about propane
Propane is one of the most efficient fuels around today – and one of the most versatile, too. In fact, propane can power just about any home appliance – and more often than not, it will do it more effectively for less money (especially when compared to electric-powered equipment).
Here are eight facts you might not know about clean, green propane:
- Propane can efficiently power just about any home appliance – from heating systems and water heaters to spas, hearths, and more.
- Propane gas emits less than half the greenhouse gas emissions of electricity; in fact, propane exceeds the requirements for clean fuel regulations – a key reason why propane was included in the EPA’s 1990 expansion to the Clean Air Act.
- Propane gas doesn’t spill or pool, which makes it harmless to soil or water in the event of a propane tank leak.
- Propane furnaces and water heaters can reach efficiencies as high as 98 percent – 10 to 15 percent higher than most heating oil models.
- A propane backup generator can integrate with all the systems in your home, powering your lights, refrigerator, home security system, sump pump, and other equipment to protect your family and property during a power outage.
- Unlike their electric counterparts, propane cooking ranges enable precision temperature control – a big reason why most professional chefs cook with gas.
- A propane clothes dryer generates less static than electric units, which means less wear and tear on your laundry.
- More than 90 percent of the propane used in the U.S. is produced domestically; most of the rest is produced in Canada. When you buy propane, you’re contributing to our energy independence.
Propane – the clean, green fuel for your Middle Tennessee or Southern Kentucky home home. Contact us today to learn what propane can do for you!