This past winter was extraordinary. We had to cope with long bouts of extreme cold, not to mention a fast-moving snowstorm that meteorologists described as “a bomb cyclone.” All of this created major challenges for our delivery and service personnel but, as always, they were up to the task.
We learned some valuable lessons this winter and we’re making some adjustments so we can meet the next challenge ahead. Here are a few ways you can help yourself.
With spring here, we hope you’ll check out the range of propane products in our showroom or give us a call to talk about any of the ways we can help you save money and enhance your lifestyle. Please contact us anytime, by phone or through our website.
Here are a few more suggestions for what you can do now to make life a little easier when the cold weather returns.
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A recent survey found that while propane customers have exceptionally high levels of satisfaction, most don’t realize all the ways propane can enhance their comfort, save them money and fuel their lifestyle. Think of propane as the single-fuel solution for your home!
Propane is safe, efficient and clean burning, and most of it is produced right here in the U.S. Use this versatile fuel to:
Heat water: propane water heaters can cost less to operate than electric units. They provide much more hot water faster, and come in both storage tank and tankless options.
Heat your home: propane-fired furnaces and boilers are a lot more efficient and generate greater comfort than electricity. And by buying more, you may qualify for a lower price.
Cook: propane ovens and stoves offer more precise temperature control and are cheaper to run than their electric counterparts.
Put a glow in your fireplace: imagine being able to start a fire with the flick of a switch. It’s possible with propane — and a propane fireplace delivers more heat into the room than a wood fireplace.
Dry clothes: propane dryers are almost twice as efficient as electric models.
Supply emergency power: propane is a popular choice as a fuel for whole-house backup generators. And since your fuel is stored right on your property, you can continue to enjoy all of the comforts of home until your power is restored.
CLEANER than electricity
Because propane is nontoxic and doesn’t pose a threat to soil and water, (above or below ground), it is not regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency.
The average propane-powered home reduces carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 30% compared with all-electric homes.
Direct use of propane for space heating, water heating, cooking and drying clothes reduces greenhouse gas emissions up to 50%.
MORE EFFICIENT than electricity
Propane is more efficient than electricity when evaluating the total energy consumed (this includes the energy used in the extraction, production, processing and transportation of the fuel to the point of use).
Most high-efficiency propane furnaces feature two-stage gas burners and variablespeed motors to deliver all the warm air you need. That’s why, on the coldest of nights, propane-heated homes are much warmer than those that rely solely on electric heat.
Sources: National Propane Gas Association; Propane Education & Research Council.
Propane water heaters cost much less to operate than electric heaters, with a hot water recovery rate that’s about twice as fast as electric models, which means there’s little chance of running out of hot water!
Choose an efficient propane water heating system over a standard — and inefficient — electric water heater and you can reduce your energy costs substantially.
Source: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, 2015
As service manager, Henry Taylor has his finger on the pulse of the daily operations of our Fayetteville office, where he ensures that each day goes smoothly. When he’s out in the field, he trains new technicians on everything from installations to resolving customer concerns. No matter what, Parker Gas’s family-style approach to service is his priority.
“It’s awesome when you get a call back from a customer who appreciates that you’ve gone above and beyond,” Henry says. “We ran into that this winter, when temperatures were extremely cold. We had some tired drivers and service techs who put in a lot of long hours to keep every customer warm and happy.”
Henry has been at Parker Gas for two and a half years now, and in the propane industry for just over 20 years. In his spare time, he enjoys riding his motorcycle and camping with his family at the Lumber River Campground.
Given the winter that just finished, now is a good time to consider replacing your electric heat pump with a high-efficiency propane furnace.
Propane home heating systems are a smart investment because they can generally keep your home warm for less, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
But what Parker Gas customers like the most is the comfortable, consistent heat that’s delivered. Propane systems produce much higher indoor air temperatures than their electric counterparts, guaranteeing that you will keep your home toasty warm even during the most frigid weather.
Please contact us for more details. We’ll be glad to tell you about current rebates that can save you money on not only a propane furnace/gas pack, but other propane appliances, too.
A bitterly cold winter like the one we just had can lead to higher than expected heating costs. With the programs Parker Gas offers, however, managing your household budget will be easier. You’ll have fewer surprises — or perhaps no surprises at all!