Why Propane Is a Part of America’s Energy Solution

Learn more about this versatile fuel

earth friendly energy north carolinaIf you’re looking for a versatile source of energy for your western North Carolina home, you need look no further than propane. Propane is an important part of America’s energy solution because it is versatile, eco-friendly, readily available, safe, and efficient.

Propane is versatile

Propane can do much more than heat your home. It can also safely and efficiently power your indoor and outdoor appliances. Propane also has more than residential applications. It’s used in a lot of commercial settings as well. Warehouses and factories use it as an economical source of heat. Propane’s low, nontoxic emissions also make it good for indoor forklifts, torches, and welders.

Propane is eco-friendly

Propane is one of the cleanest-burning fossil fuels. Using propane appliances in your home instead of electric appliances can reduce your carbon emissions significantly. A home that uses propane rather than electricity for heating will produce up to one 1/3 fewer carbon emissions. A home that uses propane for heating, water heating, cooking, clothes drying, and space heating will produce up to 1/2 the carbon emissions of an all-electric house.

Additionally, if there’s a leak (which is rare), propane doesn’t harm the environment. It doesn’t contaminate or damage the air, soil, water, plants, or water-based organisms. It simply dissipates.

Propane is readily available

Our country has an abundant supply of propane because the majority of propane is produced domestically. That also means it’s availability and pricing is not susceptible to foreign conflicts. In fact, America’s supply of propane is so plentiful, we export over 10 billion gallons of propane abroad each year*. In addition to being readily available, propane is safe and easy to store in a tank on your property. Unlike a natural gas customer, as a propane user you’re not at the mercy of a utility and all its potential infrastructure problems.

Propane is safe

It’s easy to have peace of mind when you use propane. The National Fire Protection Association enforces strict guidelines for the handing of propane. As a result, propane has an extremely strong safety record. Propane is not as combustible as other fuels. And remember, it’s nontoxic.

Propane is efficient

You get more for your money with propane appliances versus electric ones because propane appliances operate more efficiently. Modern propane heating systems are capable of up to 98% efficiency. A propane water heater gets the job done in less time than it takes an electric water heater. The same is true of a propane clothes dryer. (They also leave you with less static.) All of this is good for your budget. Using propane will keep your energy costs as low as possible.

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James Oxygen & Supply is proud to be a family-owned company that is focused on service. Our commitment to you is this: We will provide quality propane at a fair price, safe and courteous propane delivery, and the best possible service.

There are a lot of reasons to choose propane for your home. And, if you live in western North Carolina, James Oxygen & Supply is ready to deliver for you. Click here to see if we serve your neighborhood.

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*In 2019, the U.S. exported more than 16 billion gallons of propane – National Propane Gas Association