Heating and cooling a home can be expensive. But did you know that you have more power options than natural gas and electricity? An estimated 12.6 million people in the United States have turned to propane to reduce their energy expenses while staying environmentally friendly. Propane can power water heating systems, HVAC systems, cooking units, generators, drying units, outdoor appliances, and much more. Best of all, gas appliances can easily be retrofitted to propane by switching the fittings that connect appliances to the fuel supply.
Propane offers homeowners many benefits, including tax credits for using a propane-powered tankless water heating system. Moreover, some appliances can save as much as 20 percent in energy costs each year when using propane. However, one of the foremost advantages of using propane is that homeowners can choose when to fill their propane tanks. Most people fill their tank during the summer, when prices dip, then enjoy the savings all winter long, staying warm during power outages by using a propane-power electric generator.
Best of all, propane is environmentally friendly — for example, cooking equipment emits approximately 30 percent fewer carbon emissions when fueled by propane than when using other forms of power. Moreover, 97 percent of the propane used in the United States is produced in North America and can be stored without fear of deterioration. If you’re interested in switching to propane, check out the above infographic, published by Griffith Energy Services. Propane is a versatile option — it just might change your life.