Propane Gas: 5 Advantages For Your Household
When many people think about shrinking the carbon footprint of their home, they often think about adding more electric appliances. But that’s actually the opposite of what they should be thinking.
The truth is, a home powered by propane appliances will outperform one that uses electric-powered ones when it comes to carbon emissions. In fact, choosing propane rather than electricity for space heating, cooking, clothes drying, and water heating could cut carbon emissions in half. Replace your electric clothes dryer with a propane fueled model, for example, and you could reduce CO emissions by as much as three tons over the course of its useful life, according to the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC).
But that’s not the only reason why propane is a great choice – especially over electricity – for your North Carolina home.
Here are some more propane advantages:
- Energy efficiency in production – According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, nearly two-thirds of electricity generated at most power plants is lost between the plant and the consumer. The energy produced by propane gas, on the other hand, is energy generated on the spot – it does not degrade, is easily stored, and is ready for immediate use.
- Portability – Because propane is easy to transport, more than 12 million households in rural America depend on it for heat, power, and appliances. Remote commercial enterprises rely on propane, too: for example, four out of five of U.S. farmers use propane grain dryers to reduce crop loss, improve yield, and preserve margins.
- Availability in a crisis – Propane is an incredibly reliable energy source after hurricanes, wildfires, or other disasters paralyze a community. It’s also the perfect fuel for generators, which can keep your appliances, safety systems, and other equipment working when the grid is down.
- Cost efficiency for those in need – According to a study released by the American Gas Association, policies that would force residents to convert their homes to electricity would increase average residential energy costs by as much as $910 per year, forcing lower income Americans to choose between heating their homes and critical necessities like food and medicine.
When it comes to providing high-efficiency energy from a smaller carbon footprint, propane is a great choice – especially over electricity. Contact us today to learn more about propane deliveries for your North Carolina home or business.
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