If you’re like the average home owning family in the US, about 20 percent of your annual energy bill comes from heating the water you need to clean your clothes, your dishes, and…well, yourselves.
If you don’t want that much of your hard-earned money going down the drain, there are four basic ways to cut down on your use of heated H20:
Everyone loves the warm glow of a fire. But let’s face it – gathering wood and sweeping ash can get tiresome after a while.
We know things can get busy at home in the fall and winter, with school and work and holidays and…well, life. Sometimes when it’s busy we forget the little things we have to do – like check our propane tank to make sure we have enough to get through a coming North Carolina cold snap.
Most people know that propane is one of the best fuels for a grill…but it’s so much more than that!
In fact, propane is one of the most versatile energy sources around, able to power everything from hearths and space heaters to pool heaters, lawnmowers, and even light-to medium-duty fleet trucks.
Summer’s on the way – with it comes some of the most interesting opportunities to use clean, green propane to improve your quality of life at home!
Propane can turn an average summer into a great one by:
Propane patio heaters can help keep the party going outside well into a chilly evening – or well into the fall! But what do you need to think about when it comes time to shop for one? Here are five factors to consider:
Nothing beats a beats a spring or summer meal cooked on a propane grill…but only if it’s healthy one.
Healthy grilling mostly means avoiding HCAs (heterocyclic amines and PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) – two cancer-causing chemicals form when you cook fatty meats over intense heat and flame.
Are you familiar with the ongoing consumer education campaign that promotes the benefits of propane like never before? The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has received a lot of positive feedback from its “Proudly Propane” outreach, thanks to a fun-loving dog named Blue.
If you’re using gasoline to power your commercial lawnmowers this spring, you’re missing out on some big-time propane benefits.
Why switch to propane for your commercial lawnmower fleet? Let’s count the ways:
Many of us have that one room in our house that we look at and say, “that would be a great room if it wasn’t so cold” – and because the house has no duct system, we assume there’s no long-term solution for solving the problem.
If you’re considering investing in a propane-powered home, congratulations – we think you’re making a great choice! But before you buy, it’s important to ask some questions that don’t necessarily apply to a home that uses heating oil, electricity or natural gas as an energy source.
Propane heating systems are a safe and effective way to keep you comfortable all winter long. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be knowledgeable about what could happen in your home – or ready to act during an emergency if it arises.
One of the best benefits of automatic delivery is that it helps to prevent propane gas run-outs (which are a bad and potentially dangerous thing, as we’ve recently discussed on this blog).
You may think that running out of propane will just affect the ability to heat your house. But the truth is running out of gas can cause a number of problems – and potential propane safety issues – for your propane-powered home.
As Labor Day 2016 fades into our rear view mirror, it’s time to start thinking about the cooler nights to come. So why not give yourself something to look forward to as the mercury drops?
Not only can propane accessories can bring your outdoor entertainment area to the next level of comfort and style, it can also extend your outdoor season – sometimes by two or even three months (this is good news with Labor Day approaching!).
Why heat more water than you’re going to use?
That’s the logic behind a tankless propane water heater, which instantly heats as much water as you need – and only the water you need (makes a lot of sense, doesn’t it?).
We’ve officially entered 2016’s storm season – one that experts predict will be an active one. With severe weather comes increased risk for a power outage – a problem that can range from inconvenient to downright dangerous.
Memorial Day is fast approaching – which means it’s time to get your propane barbecue in shape for a safe and fun outdoor cooking season.
Here are 16 tips to make your 2016 propane grilling season safe and enjoyable for your family:
We like to think of propane as the gas that keeps on giving – all year long in every part of your house.
What do we mean? Consider these great propane rewards: