Eco-Friendly Propane: Why making the switch can help the planet
Imagine if you could help the planet every time you lit your grill, adjusted your thermostat, dried your clothes, or took a shower.
You could, if you convert your electric or heating oil-powered home comfort equipment to high-efficiency propane appliances.
Here are four ways that switching to propane appliances helps the planet:
- It shrinks your carbon footprint– Propane produces far fewer emissions than coal or the other fossil fuels burned to power electric power plants. Closer to home, a high-efficiency propane furnace emits 10,000 fewer pounds of carbon per year than standard oil-fueled furnaces.
- It’s super-efficient – Most propane equipment operates with energy efficiency ratings reaching into the upper 90s, which means you’ll get more operating power per dollar. And because propane can reach higher temperatures more efficiently than electricity, appliances use less of it to operate: a propane dryer, for example, can dry your clothes in three-quarters of the time it would take an electric dryer, while a propane water heater works twice as fast as a comparable electric heater.
- It’s non-toxic – Propane does not spill, pool, or leave a residue, which makes it harmless to soil or water if a tank leaks. With propane, there are no risks for long-term damage to your home or property – unlike with heating oil, where an underground leak could lead to costly remediation.
- It makes use of unused materials– Propane is a by-product of natural gas and crude oil refining – which means it makes use of a material that would otherwise be discarded.
Propane – the clean, green home energy alternative! Contact us today to learn more about making the switch to propane in your North Carolina home. Parker Gas – serving the Smithfield, Newton Grove, Fayetteville, Clinton, Wilmington, and Mt. Olive, NC areas.