Benefits of Using Propane in Your Home

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Did you know that propane is a safe, efficient, and reliable alternative to electricity for many appliances? Many use propane to go off the grid, while others have propane in addition to the standard electricity in their home. Propane is an affordable choice that’s ideal for families who want to minimize their carbon footprint and go a little greener. Gas Fridge would like to share a few of the benefits associated with propane.

It’s Environmentally Safe – Propane is listed as a clean fuel in the 1990 Clean Air Act as well as the Energy Policy Act of 1992. It burns cleaner than any other fossil fuel. Propane does not contaminate groundwater or soil. Propane has a low carbon content, producing minimal emissions.

It’s Safe – Home propane tanks are often buried and tanks are 20 times more puncture resistant than those used for gasoline, ethanol, and methanol. If you do experience a propane leak, the added odorant will help you detect it. Propane has the distinct smell of rotting eggs to alert you to any problems.

Save Money – Propane is an affordable alternative to electric appliances. Heating your water with propane rather than electricity will save you 30 percent a year. A propane clothes dryer is 50 percent more efficient than its electric counterpart. A propane refrigerator uses a portion of the energy required to run an electric refrigerator.

Versatile – Many people associate propane solely with outdoor grills, but it can also power many household appliances. You can use propane for home heating or your boiler. A propane fireplace offers more even heating and eliminates the ash and soot produced by a wood burning fireplace. Clothes dryers, ranges, refrigerators and ovens can all run off propane as well. If your home is equipped to use propane, you have an extensive range of options available to you.

Efficient – High-Energy Alternative – Propane, or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), is a high-energy alternative to traditional fuels. It has a higher octane rating than gasoline. Propane is a colorless and odorless liquid that vaporizes into a gas. While an electric heat pump delivers air only slightly warmer than the human body, propane provides a consistent air supply around 115 degrees. Electricity will take an hour to reheat a hot water tank, but propane can do the job in 20 minutes. This is a surprisingly efficient choice for powering your home.

To keep your propane tank and appliances in top condition, you should schedule annual maintenance. Make an appointment for propane appliance maintenance once a year when you have other appliances, like your HVAC system, tuned up. This regular visit will ensure that everything is in safe, working condition. For all of your propane appliance needs, call the experts at Gas Fridge at 928-636-6674.