If you’re wondering about if electricity or propane is the right choice for your home, you’re not alone.
There has been a recent push to make electricity the preferred energy in North Carolina homes based on the inaccurate belief that it is the best option for reducing carbon emissions.
Propane provides many environmental benefits while providing outstanding comfort and efficiency.
You may believe that electricity is “cleaner” than propane. However, this is not the case.
Approximately half of all electricity generated in the United States comes from coal-fired power plants that contribute to greenhouse gases and acid rain. Propane, on the other hand, is so clean burning it produces close to zero greenhouse gas emissions! In fact, propane is named as an alternative fuel in the 1990 Clean Air Act and 1992 National Energy Policy.
Electricity is transmitted very inefficiently. When electricity travels from the power plant through the power lines to your house, it encounters resistance, resulting in a loss of energy. It takes three units of source energy to deliver one unit of electricity in your home. To meet this need, more coal must be burned, resulting in higher carbon emissions.
Because propane is right there at your home, there is virtually no loss of energy from the tank to your appliances.
Many home appliances, such as refrigerators and dishwashers, can be operated on propane rather than electricity with better energy efficiency, cutting your home’s energy costs. Propane water heaters heat more water faster than their electric counterparts and do it with about 30% less cost. Propane clothes dryers get your laundry dry about 25% faster than comparable electric dryers.
Propane is also more dependable than electricity in terms of keeping your home warm. If the power goes out in a house heated by electricity, there’s no heat. With reliable propane delivery and propane tanks from Parker Gas, you’re not reliant on a utility grid for your heating, water heating, cooking, and other needs. A propane whole-house backup generator can keep the lights, refrigerator, home security system, and electronics running.
Have you heard of renewable propane? It’s the next step toward a carbon-neutral world.
Renewable propane is chemically the same as propane. However, it is produced from renewable resources such as animal fats, plant oils, biomass, and other triglycerides.
As the renewable propane sector grows, more and more propane customers will be able to use it to make their homes and businesses even closer to net zero.
Become a Parker Gas customer and get reliable propane delivery and service!