Using Propane for More Than Heating

Propane is a versatile home fuel — both indoors and outdoors!

gas appliances Talbot county, md If you use propane to heat your home, that stationary propane tank on your property can power quite a few other appliances and amenities. Propane is one of the most efficient fuels out there, not only for space heating but also for cooking, laundry, décor and outdoor entertainment.

Here’s a rundown of some creative uses for propane beyond home heating.

Propane is an ideal water-heating fuel.

Did you know that the average U.S. home uses roughly one-fifth of its energy on heating water? Propane can get you the most for your energy dollar.

Propane water heaters have a hot water recovery rate that’s roughly twice as fast as electric units. They use much less energy to run, which saves you a lot of money. A study by the Propane Education & Research Council found that using a propane water heater instead of an electric option can save a mid-size American home over $350 yearly.

You can upgrade to a propane tankless water heater for even more efficiency and virtually unlimited hot water.

Propane powers your outdoor fun.

As the days get longer and the flowers start blooming, families in central Delmarva and Pennsylvania’s Chester and Delaware counties spend a lot more time outdoors. And propane provides the power to keep summer entertainment on track. Propane is far and away the most popular grilling fuel. With far less startup or cleaning time than charcoal, propane provides robust heat with no chemical taste. Here are some other outdoor propane amenities:

  • Propane deck or patio heaters ensure a comfortable night outside.
  • Propane firepits create ambiance and warmth, and many models can be controlled from your smartphone!
  • With a propane pool or spa heater, your water will be the ideal temperature all summer and into the fall — day or night.
  • Propane lighting adds elegant illumination to walkways, home entrances and outdoor gathering spots.

Propane fuels a host of home appliances and amenities.

Propane products can transform the inside of your home too. Consider these wonderful options for your kitchen, laundry room and living spaces:

  • Propane-powered dryers dry clothes 25 percent faster than electric dryers, leaving fewer wrinkles and less static electricity.
  • Propane ranges and ovens generate fast heat and allow for precise temperature control.
  • Gas logs and fireplace inserts give you all the coziness of a flaming hearth without the cleanup or safety hazards. These products also improve your home’s “curb appeal.” The National Association of Realtors says that a working fireplace can increase a home’s market value by up to $12,000!

Poore’s Propane and Oil is your gas appliance partner.

Households from Sussex County, DE, to Chester County, PA — and plenty of nearby cities and towns — count on the Poore’s team for their propane delivery and propane equipment services. We are your full-service partner for home comfort, any season of the year!

Are you interested in becoming a Poore’s Propane and Oil customer? Reach out now to see the difference we can make for your home.