Propane: A Cleaner, Greener Alternative
Electricity Isn’t Always the Answer
If you value energy efficiency, then propane is the right energy solution for your northern California home. Plus, propane isn’t just exceptionally versatile and eco-friendly, using propane also saves you money. And that’s something extremely important to consider, especially considering the recent volatility in the energy market.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the ways propane is a cleaner and greener alternative to electricity.
Electricity is no match for propane when it comes to BTUs. An equivalent amount of propane produces more BTUs than electricity. That means you don’t need as much propane as electricity to generate the same amount of energy. The less you need, the less you use. And the less you use, the less you spend and the fewer carbon emissions your home creates.
Propane appliances are significantly more efficient than their electricity-powered counterparts. And propane appliances waste very little fuel during the combustion process. For example, a propane clothes dryer saves both time and energy by drying your laundry 25% faster than an electric dryer would. As an additional bonus, a propane clothes dryer is also gentler on your clothes (which increases their longevity) and generates less static cling. It also creates fewer wrinkles, which means less time and less energy ironing. All that saved energy is good for your budget and the environment.
You’re Getting Warmer
Spring is here now, but during the cooler seasons it’s good to know that a propane furnace can generate all the warm air you need to be comfortable in your northern California home. Propane furnaces are highly efficient heating systems. They outperform electric heating systems. Electric heat pumps simply don’t work as well when it gets very cold outside.
If you like hot showers, you should know that propane water heaters outperform electric water heaters. A propane water heater can generate twice as much hot water as an electric water heater in the same amount of time. Propane water heaters also cost about 30% less to operate as compared to electric water heaters. And if you opt for a tankless propane water heater, you’ll save even more money versus an electric unit while getting a limitless supply of hot water on-demand. That’s especially helpful if you’ve got a big family.
The Perks of Propane
Propane’s ability to heat your home and your water more efficiently isn’t the only reason to choose it over electricity. Here are a few more:
Professional chefs choose propane cooking ranges and ovens for the precise and instant temperature control they offer. Why shouldn’t you benefit from that as well? You’ll also see the benefit in your budget, because a propane range costs much less to operate than its electric counterpart. And should your neighborhood experience a power outage, you’ll still be able to cook with your propane stove.
When you compare all the things propane can do more efficiently and cost-effectively than electricity, the choice is clear. Propane wins.
Allied Propane Service
Whether you need a propane water heater installed or a natural gas appliance modified to run on propane, Allied Propane Services can help. Our expert technicians perform propane appliance installation, repair, and conversion.
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Since 1967, Allied Propane Service has been a family-owned business committed to community support and being an energy-efficient propane service for northern California residents. We live where you live, so we understand your propane needs.
Allied Propane Service is the leading provider of propane energy in the northern California Bay Area. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you.