Propane Is a Key Part of America’s Energy Solution

Are You Familiar with the Many Benefits Propane Offers?

propane efficiency pennsylvaniaAs events such as an oil spill off California’s coast, the deadly failure of the electrical grid in Texas last winter, the ransomware hacking of the Colonial oil pipeline, and the recent 2021 UN Climate Change summit in Scotland have demonstrated, we need better energy solutions.

There are many ideas out there. Unfortunately, one bad idea has been pushed by activists and local and state governments. That bad idea is mandating that homes be heated—and appliances be powered—by electricity only. This push for electrification is based on the erroneous belief that electricity is the most environmentally friendly energy source.

Right here in the United States, more than 60% of the electricity comes from coal- or natural gas-fueled power generators. Generating electricity creates more than a quarter of U.S. greenhouse emissions each year. In fact, only the transportation sector generates more greenhouse gases.

The electrification plan is not only a bad idea in terms of the environment, but also bad for your home—and your bank account. Converting your home to electric heating can cost $20,000 or more in some cases. Also, electricity is incredibly inefficient when it comes to home heating, especially in homes that’re susceptible to colder winters like much of the Northeast.

Propane, on the other hand, provides solutions for not only the environment but for energy efficiency and energy security, too.

Understanding the Benefits of Propane

Propane produces almost zero emissions and is NOT a greenhouse gas. In fact, propane is named as an alternative fuel in both the 1990 Clean Air Act and the 1992 National Energy Policy.

The propane industry is continuing its efforts to make propane even cleaner with the development of renewable propane, which is molecularly identical to propane. The difference here is that it is made with renewable resources such as animal oils, plant oils, biomass, and other triglycerides.

In addition to using propane for clean, efficient home heating, propane can also be used in many other home appliances for even more energy efficiency, which shrinks your carbon footprint even further.

  • Propane water heaters heat more water faster than their electric counterparts and do it with about 30% less cost.
  • Propane clothes dryers get your laundry dry about 25% faster than comparable electric dryers.

Propane is reliable in ways electricity can’t be. Propane is stored right at your home in your propane tank. With electricity, you’re at the mercy of your electric utility’s grid. If you have electric heating in your home and a storm knocks out power, you have no heat. Propane keeps to your home warm and comfortable throughout.

Businesses that use propane as an alternative vehicle or equipment fuel may qualify for state and federal incentives, too.

Enjoy all that clean-burning, versatile propane can do in your home. Become a Poore’s Propane customer today!