If you’ve never lived in a propane-heated home before, you might be surprised to know all the benefits—particularly compared to an all-electric home. Propane is one of the cleanest, most versatile, and most efficient fuels around. It’s a domestically sourced alternative fuel that can provide steady, reliable heat energy at an affordable price. And when you choose propane delivery from Depew Energy, you’ll enjoy exceptional performance and efficiency in a wide range of home appliances at a much lower cost than electricity.
Here’s why propane is a better alternative both environmentally and economically:
One of the selling points of electricity is that it has “zero” emissions. In fact, the generation of electricity is the second-largest creator of greenhouse gases in the United States. That’s because most of our electricity supply is generated by coal-fired power plants. Only the transportation sector creates more greenhouse gases. More than 63% of our electricity comes from burning fossil fuels, mostly coal and natural gas.
Propane, on the other hand, is much more clean-burning, generating nearly zero emissions. Additionally, propane is a nontoxic, nonpoisonous fuel that burns cleaner than other fuels, nor will it create an environmental hazard if spilled.
If you run your home with propane and the electricity goes out, you have options at your disposal. Your home will stay warm and comfortable thanks to your supply of propane stored right on your property in a propane tank that’s kept full with prompt deliveries.
Whether the power goes out as a result of a summer thunderstorm or a winter Nor’easter, a propane-powered whole-house backup generator will keep your home running through an outage. You’ll be able to keep food safely cold or frozen, electronics running, the home security system on, and more! All from the supply of propane already on your property. No lining up for gasoline to run a portable generator.
Complicated electric conversion regulations cost everyday landlords, businesses, and homeowners a lot of money while leaving them at risk for loss of power from an unreliable grid. Sometimes this can run a typical homeowner $20,000 or more!
When it comes to your wallet, consider that it also costs more to heat your home with electricity. Electric heat takes much longer to reach a comfortable temperature and can struggle to maintain it—driving up your energy usage.
There is a range of factors to consider when choosing the energy source for your home heating and appliances, including cost, efficiency, dependability, and more. But when it comes to heating your home, remember that electric heaters take much longer to reach a comfortable temperature as well as maintain it. That means, even without geopolitics driving energy costs up, electricity costs you more.
Thinking about making the switch to propane? The pros at Depew Energy can make it easy. They’re happy to answer all your questions and explain the benefits of converting your Hudson Valley home to propane. Contact us today for information on propane home heating systems, deliveries, and more.