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Why Is Propane Considered a Green Fuel?

Discover the Environmental Benefits of Propane

propane delivery north carolinaThere have been efforts made around the country and here in North Carolina to have homes convert to all electricity for home heating, water heating, cooking, and more.

It’s because of an erroneous idea that going all electric is better for the environment. The truth is that propane is a much more environmentally friendly energy source than electricity.

With reliable propane delivery and high-efficiency propane appliances from Parker Gas, you can shrink your carbon footprint in your North Carolina home without sacrificing one bit of comfort. In fact, propane makes the quality of life in your home better in many ways!

The Facts About Propane and the Environment

Although this may come as a surprise, propane is actually environmentally friendly.

Both the Clean Air Act of 1990 and the 1992 National Energy Policy include propane as an alternative fuel.

Propane has a far lower carbon footprint than other fossil fuels such as diesel, gasoline, kerosene, and ethanol.

Propane releases less than half the greenhouse gases when generating the same amount of energy as electricity. More than 40% of the electricity generated in the United States is produced by coal-fired power plants. Coal-fired power plants are major sources of air pollution, including smog and acid rain as well as greenhouse gases. Electricity generation is the second greatest source of greenhouse gases in the United States, just behind transportation.

Propane is also more environmentally friendly than other energy sources because of its energy efficiency. A propane tankless water heater can help you save up to 50% on your energy bills when compared with a water heater that is powered by electricity. A propane clothes dryer uses less energy than an electric dryer since it dries laundry 25% faster.

On the news, you’ve seen stories about oil spills. Images of filthy water, dead wildlife, and animals coated in oil are disturbing.

That doesn’t happen with propane. Propane is not toxic. It does not spill, pool, or leave a residue in the rare case of a leak. And a propane leak has no negative impact on water, soil, air, animal life, plant life, or aquatic life.

Enjoy all the benefits that clean, green propane brings to your home. We can help convert your home to propane!