Seven Reasons for Builders to Choose Propane
Modern home buyers are smart – and they want their homes to be, too.
If you want to build efficient, high-performance homes to appeal to today’s increasingly energy conscious consumers, then choosing to power your construction project with propane could be one of the best decisions you will make.
Consider these propane advantages for new construction – especially when compared to using electricity as a power source:
- Eco performance – Propane produces less than half the greenhouse gas emissions of electricity to produce the same output of energy. Using propane is so much better for the environment than electricity, in fact, that using it can earn your project points toward LEED certification (in LEED v4, commercial building projects can earn up to 28 points for propane installations, thanks mostly to its Energy and Atmosphere provisions).
- Versatility – Propane can power space heaters, water heaters, cooking rangers, clothes dryers, and even beautiful, one-click fireplaces – all from a single tank.
- Efficiency – Propane-powered appliances are often more efficient than electric models of similar size and output – sometimes significantly more. A tankless propane water heater, for example, can save up to 50 percent on energy costs compared to electric systems, according to the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC).
- Backup power – Propane provides an onsite source of off-the-grid power – something that more and more home buyers are looking for as power outages and severe weather emergencies become more common.
- Comfort – Energy-efficient propane furnaces and space heaters warm the home quickly and can keep your home comfortable with little effort in cooler weather.
- Safety – The propane industry is highly regulated by codes and standards set by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and various state and local regulatory bodies. Technicians are also backed by the industry’s voluntary Certified Employee Training Program (CETP).
- Incentives – Efficiency isn’t the only economic benefit to choosing propane. Incentives – like these from PERC – can safe you even more (we can help you discover these and other incentives for your project).
Intrigued by the construction prospects of propane? Contact Allied Propane Service today to learn more about our comprehensive propane construction services and see what propane can do for you.