Propane: The Eco-Friendly Fuel
You probably know that propane is versatile enough to power just about any equipment you use in your Delmarva home or business – but did you know that propane was also one of the most eco-friendly friendly fuels around?
Here are three big reasons why using propane benefits the environment:
- It cuts emissions – Propane emits less than half the greenhouse gas emissions of electricity to produce the same amount of energy – primarily because more than 40 percent of the electricity used in the US is produced by coal-fired plants. Propane has a lower carbon content than fuel oil, gasoline, diesel, kerosene and ethanol – one reason why it was added to the Clean Air Act as a clean fuel in 1990.
- It improves efficiency – Propane-powered appliances are typically much more efficient than electric models of similar size and output; a tankless propane water heater, for example, can save up to 50 percent on energy costs compared to a similar unit powered by electricity, according to the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC).
- It reduces impact – Propane is not toxic and does not spill, pool, or leave a residue, which makes it harmless to soil or water in the event of a tank leak. With propane, there are no risks for long-term damage to your home or property if a leak occurs – unlike with heating oil, which can require costly remediation if you don’t maintain your oil tank properly.
The bottom line: If you’re looking for way to shrink your carbon footprint and keep your family warm all winter long – or your business up, running, and productive – propane is a great choice.
And if you need a reliable propane supplier anywhere in our service area, Poore’s Propane and Oil is the right choice.
Propane – the clean, green fuel alternative for your home or business! Contact us today to learn more about making the switch!