Today’s residential real estate market is competitive. If you want the homes you are building to stand out from the competition, you need to build homes that give home buyers what they want.
Propane can do that! Its versatility, efficiency, and environmental friendliness provide many benefits to homes that use propane appliances. Parker Gas can help your business do that as well as provide commercial propane services such as propane forklift cylinder exchanges and bulk propane delivery to help your building projects run efficiently.
Here are seven reasons why your next home building project should include propane.
A lot of home buyers today want the amenities that gas appliances offer. They want to cook on a gas range, relax in front of a gas fireplace, dry their laundry in a gas clothes dryer. They can have that wherever you are building because propane can be installed anywhere!
Propane heating and water heating systems are reliable and energy-efficient. They also get your home warm and water hot faster than comparable electric appliances.
Because the home’s propane supply is in a tank right on the property, homeowners aren’t at the mercy of a natural gas utility’s infrastructure.
When the power goes out, propane whole-house backup generators keep the lights and HVAC on, electronics powered, food in the fridge and freezer safely cold, the sump pump operating, the home security system running, and more.
Propane appliances offer superior energy efficiency to comparable electric models. That efficiency can save homebuyers lots of money over the years. For example, the U.S. Department of Energy reports that you can save about $174 per year with a propane water heater compared with an electric model. And those savings increase with a propane tankless water heater. Propane clothes dryers dry laundry 25% faster than electric dryers.
Did you know that propane is so clean-burning that it produces close to zero greenhouse gas emissions? That makes it much more environmentally friendly than electricity. About half of the electricity generated in the United States is generated by coal-fired power plants. In fact, electricity generation is the second-largest producer of greenhouse gases in the U.S., only behind transportation.
Your construction business also benefits from using propane because it can earn you points towards LEED certification for your project.
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).
The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) offers incentives to builders to add propane to the homes they are building or remodeling. You can get $1,000 for each home you build when you use propane appliances. If you install specified propane appliances, you’ll get an extra $500 for each home, upping the incentive to $1,500 per home!
Turn to Parker Gas for the best commercial propane services in North Carolina! Get in touch with us and we’ll get to work for you.