Propane vs. Electricity: The Big Picture

Propane vs. Electricity north carolina

Ask most Americans what source of energy will be most helpful as we begin to tackle the challenges of climate change and they will probably say “electricity.”

But the truth is that more than one third of the electricity generated in North Carolina is produced by burning natural gas, which is 95 percent methane – a greenhouse gas with 84 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide over a 20-year period. An additional seven percent is generated by burning coal, another substantial greenhouse gas contributor.

That doesn’t sound very environmentally friendly to us.

Propane gas, on the other hand, produces very little carbon dioxide and no methane when it’s burned. In fact, if you chose propane rather over electricity for your space heating, cooking, clothes drying, and water heating, you could cut your home’s carbon footprint in half.

Propane is more than environmental benefits

But carbon reduction is only one advantage that propane holds over electricity when it comes to powering our North Carolina homes and appliances. Consider these propane benefits:

When it comes to providing high efficiency energy from a small carbon footprint, few fuels can top propane. Contact us today to learn more about reliable propane deliveries in western North Carolina for your home or business!