If you’ve never lived in a propane-fueled home before, you might be surprised to know all the benefits. Propane is one of the cleanest, most versatile, and efficient fuels around. It’s a domestically sourced alternative fuel that can provide steady, reliable heat energy at an affordable price.
But propane also offers exceptional performance and efficiency in a wide range of home appliances at a much lower cost than electricity. Here’s all the ways you can use propane in your home:
Many of the reasons propane is so good at generating heat for your home also make it good for powering a range of other appliances. Here’s why it’s a smart and efficient way to heat your home:
Propane is great for generating heat in a variety of ways in addition to boilers and furnaces. Wall and space heaters powered by propane make it easy to heat spaces your heating system doesn’t reach—like additions, sunrooms, attics, workshops, and garages.
Further, gas log sets and fireplaces deliver all the charm—and warmth—of a wood-burning hearth with less mess and hassle. Outside, propane fire pits and patio heaters provide heat and allow you to extend the season for enjoying your outdoor entertaining spaces.
Because propane is so efficient at heating, it’s ideal for heating water, too. For example, propane water heaters generate much more hot water than an electric water heater, at a cheaper cost per gallon. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, homes that heat water with propane rather than electricity can see average annual savings of $174.
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:
When it comes to cooking, gas is also the preferred choice of chefs, and you’ll find most high-end gourmet kitchens feature gas ranges. Nothing gives the same level of precise control! Many people are familiar with that precision from their outdoor grills. With a propane-fueled home, you can eliminate the need for portable tanks and connect your grill to your home’s storage tank and create your dream outdoor kitchen and entertaining space. Or just enjoy the convenience of always being able to fire up the grill.
When hurricanes—or even a good thunderstorm—knock out power, a propane-fueled backup generator will keep your lights and everything else running until the utility companies can make repairs. In addition, your gas stove will continue to work during a power outage. Now that’s convenient. A whole-house generator also adds value to your home and may even get you a break on your insurance.
Propane isn’t just for grills and camping. It’s a smart fuel to power appliances inside and outside your home. Whether you are refurbishing your existing home, shopping for, or building your dream house, or just looking for ways to reduce your fuel bills, propane provides great value.
The experts at Rand Wade have the experience and knowledge to answer all your questions and help make adding propane to your Greene County, NC area home easy! We offer great services like automatic delivery, tank monitoring, smart payment plans to help keep costs manageable, and so much more. Contact us today for more information.