Benefits of Heating Your Home With Propane
Enjoy both comfort & energy efficiency!
As lovely as this past summer was, it’s time to look ahead to the colder weather to come and how you’ll keep your home warm, safe, and comfortable.
Parker Gas is here to help, with space heater installation and service along with dependable propane delivery with options such as Automatic Delivery and wireless propane tank monitoring.
Get energy efficient heating without sacrificing comfort with propane
While there has been a big push nationwide and right here in North Carolina to use electricity for home heating based on the misguided belief that it is somehow “cleaner” than propane, electric heating systems are quite problematic both in terms of how well they heat and their actual environmental friendliness.
According to the Department of Energy, propane home heating has become more cost-effective compared to electricity in recent years. Moreover, a propane furnace has the advantage of heating air at higher temperatures (between 130° and 140° Fahrenheit) compared to an electric heating system (typically up to only 98.6°). As a result, you will experience a noticeable difference in superior warmth!
In very cold weather, the limited heat energy outside poses a challenge for electric heat pumps to maintain optimal comfort.
Supplemental heating such as electric space heaters, often needed with electric heating systems, can be quite expensive to operate. Similarly, relying on backup electric strips can also be costly and may result in a burnt odor due to dust and residue accumulation.
Finally, electricity is far from being a clean source of energy. It is accountable for the second largest portion of greenhouse gas emissions. A staggering 63% of our electricity is generated by burning fossil fuels, predominantly coal and natural gas.
Why choose propane?
Adding propane to your home offers many advantages over other energy sources for home heating. Here are some of them.
- Propane-powered equipment is more efficient than equipment using other fuels.
- Propane, recognized by the U.S. Government as an alternative fuel, is not only environmentally friendly but also offers a sustainable energy option.
- Propane heating systems typically require less maintenance and boast a longer lifespan compared to other heating systems.
- Propane is not only non-toxic and non-poisonous, but it also poses no risk of polluting groundwater or soil in the event of a leak. This unique characteristic allows for the safe burial of propane tanks, keeping them out of sight while ensuring environmental safety.
- Propane serves multiple purposes beyond home heating. It serves as a versatile power source for various appliances such as ranges, dishwashers, laundry machines, fireplaces, and water heaters. Additionally, a propane whole-house backup generator ensures uninterrupted power supply to your home, even during electricity outages.
- Propane can be easily and safely transported as it is compressed into a liquid form. If you’ve ever used the Parker Gas propane cylinder refill service for your grill tank, you’re familiar with the process.
- When you purchase propane, you’re not only acquiring a clean-burning energy source for your home or business, but you’re also contributing to America’s journey towards energy independence. This is because the vast majority of our propane supply is produced domestically. By choosing propane, you are making a conscious choice to support our nation’s self-sufficiency while enjoying a sustainable and efficient fuel option for your needs.
With reliable propane delivery and expert heating equipment service from Parker Gas, you can stay comfy all winter long! Become a customer today.