What Are the Benefits of Propane in Your Home?
More than one in eight Iowa households heat with propane, making the residential sector’s consumption of propane almost triple the national average!*
So what’s so hot about propane for Iowans? Let’s take a closer look at the top 6 of propane’s prized benefits
1. Clean and green
Propane is considered one of the cleanest carbon-based fuels, emitting far less greenhouse gas than most other energy sources. Because of the clean-burning characteristics of propane, virtually little maintenance is required to retain the high efficiencies of propane-fueled equipment. And since propane is nontoxic and doesn’t pose a threat to soil and water (above or below ground), it is not regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Propane equipment generally lasts much longer than electric appliances. Additionally, propane appliances are usually 40–60% less expensive to operate than comparable electric appliances.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) enforces strict rules about propane handling, so few accidents occur each year. Propane is also nontoxic so tanks can be safely installed underground. Every propane appliance is made with safety shut-offs and most appliances are equipped with electronic ignition systems to give you years of trouble-free operation.
Propane appliances typically reduce energy costs, delivering better value and comfort than other heating sources. With a clean-burning, high-efficiency propane furnace, less than 10% of fuel is wasted in the combustion process. In comparison, more than two-thirds of the energy used by a power plant to generate and transmit electricity is wasted. Today’s propane furnaces are now as much as 98% efficient. This means very little heating energy is lost during the combustion process.
Versatile propane can not only heat your home, it can power everything from water heaters, generators and stoves/cooktops to fireplaces, clothes dryers, outdoor grills, space heaters and more. Consider it the single fuel solution for Iowans. Visit Propane Can Do That
6. Flexible installations
Propane tanks can be installed just about anywhere, above or below ground. Additionally, propane water heaters take up less space than other types of water heaters. They also have more accurate temperature adjustment and offer more size and installation options.
Contact your propane company and they will be glad to tell you more, including the benefits of propane heat.
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*Source: US Census Bureau, US Dept. of Energy