Three Key Ways Propane Helps the Environment
Posted: March 21, 2018
You probably know that propane is one of the most versatile fuels around, able to power everything from your gas grill to your hearth or generator. But did you know it was one of the greenest, too?
Here are three ways powering your home with propane helps the environment – especially when compared to electricity:
- It improves efficiency – Because propane generates more power than electricity, appliances use less of it to operate. Less fuel used means less impact on the planet (and on your wallet – talk about going green!).
- It shrinks your carbon footprint – Much of the electricity produced today is still derived from coal-fired plants, so when you choose clean-burning propane, you significantly cut down on carbon emissions. Propane is so friendly to the environment, in fact, that it’s the only alternative fuel listed in the 1990 amendments of the Clean Air Act.
- It’s non-toxic – Propane doesn’t spill, pool, or leave a residue, which makes it harmless to soil or water in the unlikely event that your propane tank leaks. With propane, there are no risks for long-term damage to your home or property – unlike with heating oil, which can require costly remediation if it spills (especially if you have an underground tank).
Propane – the clean, green fuel alternative! Contact Parker Gas today to learn more about making the switch for your North Carolina home or business!