All-Propane Home = Efficiency and Savings
Propane offers builders the opportunity to provide the types of features that their customers desire and are willing to pay for. Buyers of new homes look for the best amenities—high-efficiency gas furnaces, tankless water heaters, fireplaces and other luxuries that electric models just can’t match.
By choosing to build an all-propane home, you can enjoy greater comfort and save hundreds of dollars in energy costs compared with what you’d spend on an all-electric home. The all-propane home has grown so popular that there is a model known as the Propane Energy Pod, which merges five applications of propane into an integrated whole-house energy package:
- space heating
- water heating
- clothes drying
Proving propane can do that
Here are some examples of how you will benefit from building an all-propane home.
- Heat your home. Propane is a great choice for space heating. Propane gas furnaces are very efficient and generate greater comfort than electric heat pumps or electric furnaces.
- Heat your water. Propane water heaters can save you a lot of money in operating costs versus electric units. They provide much more hot water faster, and come in both storage tank and tankless options.
- Let it glow. Enhance the beauty of rooms with the glow of a fireplace insert or fireplace gas logs.
- Fuel all appliances. Propane-fueled home appliances include ovens and ranges, outdoor lighting, garage heaters, patio heaters, pool and spa-tub heaters, outdoor grills and fire pits.
- Reduce carbon emissions. Propane is nontoxic and produces fewer carbon emissions than electric appliances.
Incentives for home builders
With propane, home builders provide their clients a superior experience, with greater comfort and efficiency. If you’re a construction professional looking for a way to stand out from the competition and grow your business, propane can do that.
- Builder friendly. You can put propane to work anywhere, independent of the grid. Propane appliances also give you flexibility when creating your design plans.
- Meeting demand. Homeowners prefer the performance of gas appliances. All-gas homes are typically valued up to five percent higher than all-electric homes.
- Building green. Installing high-efficiency appliances significantly reduces a home’s total energy consumption, helping builders meet IECC, Zero Net Energy, and other above-code standards.
- Financial incentives. To encourage constructing this type of energy-efficient home, thousands of dollars in rebates for builders are available through the Propane Education & Research Council. Builders can earn up to $7,500 annually through the Propane Construction Incentive Program. Learn more by going here.