Propane for builders, general contractors and new-home construction
The more you know about the benefits of featuring propane in the homes you build, the more confident you’ll be in choosing this clean, efficient and versatile energy solution. Here are just five selling points to advise your clients on propane use:
Heat a home—Propane is a great choice for space heating. Propane gas furnaces are very efficient and generate greater comfort than electric heat pumps or electric furnaces.
Heat water—Propane water heaters can save as much as 40% in operating costs versus electric units. They provide much more hot water faster, and come in both storage tank and tankless options.
Let it Glow—Enhance the beauty of rooms with the glow of a fireplace insert or fireplace gas logs.
Fuel All Appliances—Propane-fueled home appliances include ovens and ranges, outdoor lighting, garage heaters, patio heaters, pool and spa-tub heaters, outdoor grills, fireplaces and fire pits.
Reduce carbon emissions—Propane is nontoxic and produces fewer carbon emissions than electric appliances.
Building energy-efficient homes with propane
Have you heard about the Propane Energy Pod? No, it’s not the latest electronic gadget from Apple. It’s an innovative model for new-home construction that merges these five applications of propane into an integrated whole house energy package:
- space heating
- water heating
- clothes drying
Builders use this approach to give their buyers a home that is a pleasure to live in—with gas for cooking, clothes drying and fireplaces, unlimited hot water and super-efficient space heating.
Some builders are raising the bar even higher by incorporating propane outdoor living products as well. As an added bonus, builder rebates of up to $7,500 per year are available through the Propane Education & Research Council. Read more or visit propane.com.
Besides enjoying heightened, affordable comfort, anyone who builds a new home using the Propane Energy Pod model will have bragging rights because of how effectively it reduces carbon-emission reductions.
Go here to take a virtual tour of a Propane Energy Pod home, get details about builder incentives and more.
For questions regarding the Propane Construction Incentive Program, please call 202-452-8975 or send an email.
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