Written on: December 27, 2022
Typically, most people think propane is just for grills and camping. But as electric rates go up and the cost of oil remains unpredictable, many homeowners are looking for a domestic fuel source with less volatile prices. Of course, you need electricity to run the lights and the tv. But, when you do a little research, you might also be surprised to learn that propane is a domestically sourced alternative fuel that can provide steady, reliable heat energy at an affordable price!
Propane also offers exceptional performance and efficiency in a wide range of home appliances at a much lower cost than electricity.
Propane generates more Btus than an equivalent amount of electricity, and it delivers more than twice the Btus of natural gas, so you need much less propane to produce the same amount of heat or energy. That makes it great for all kinds of heating jobs!
Propane-fueled boilers and furnaces are great at providing whole-home heating. It’s cleaner burning than heating oil, so equipment lasts longer and requires less maintenance on average.
Propane space heaters are easy to install and require no ductwork. We have a range of wall-mounted and free-standing models that deliver from 10,000 to 65,000 Btu’s to heat just about any sized space. These aren’t rickety portable space heaters. Many units are self-adjusting, with variable-speed blowers to eliminate cold spots for consistent, even heat! Temperature-sensing technology means they can control Btu output, burning only as much gas as needed to maintain your desired temperature and save you money.
For the space-heating capacity and charm of a fireplace without the mess or hassle of logs and embers—and without a chimney—many people are discovering the ease and style of a gas fireplace.
Realistic-looking logs are fitted with small pipes that release gas that work similarly to the burners on your stove. The gas logs in a gas fireplace are made from cement, ceramic or ceramic fiber blends that are carefully crafted and painted to look just like real wood logs. You can even specify a species of wood!
Propane is also extremely efficient at heating water. For example, propane water heaters generate much more hot water at a cheaper cost per gallon compared to electricity. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, homes that heat water with propane rather than electricity can see average annual savings of $174. Tankless propane waters can save even more—while delivering virtually unlimited hot water.
The same technology that makes propane ideal for water heaters makes it a smarter choice than electricity to power all kinds of appliances that use hot water or heat, including clothes washers and dryers, dishwashers, and pool and spa-tub heaters.
For some people, not having a gas range or cooktop in the kitchen is a dealbreaker. Chefs prefer cooking with gas hands down over electric. Nothing beats the precision temperature control and quick and consistent heating properties of gas.
It’s true for grills, too, although when it comes to barbecue, some folks are passionate about charcoal. But that’s not practical in the kitchen.
Propane can enhance your outdoor living spaces—not just your grill. It can help create inviting and comfortable gathering spaces for friends and family, with firepits, patio heaters and outdoor lighting.
Converting your home to propane is a straightforward, easy process that will leave you with lower energy bills and support a cleaner environment. The average conversion takes about two days, with little disruption to your life or comfort.
The professionals at PFM Propane have the knowledge, experience, and resources to answer all your questions about the benefits of propane for your home. And we can get you started with the right size propane tank for your needs, reliable propane delivery, and much more. Contact us today for more information.