Make The Switch From Electric To Propane Appliances
Posted: October 21, 2019
We see it all the time in homes we visit for service calls: customers that have propane furnaces but electric heaters, stoves, and clothes dryers.
If you’re using electric-powered appliances in your home, you’re missing out on the many benefits that clean, green propane powered home comfort equipment can give you.
What Makes Propane Different
Compare propane to electricity as a power source and you’ll discover that propane is more:
- Reliable: Power outages are more than twice as common as they were just a decade ago. With propane appliances, you’re free of the grid – and if you get your fuel refilled by automatic propane delivery, you never have to worry about your heat shutting off or your propane running out.
- Versatile: Propane can run all your appliances – including your space heaters, water heater, clothes dryer, backup power generators, and more.
- Efficient: Propane provides far more BTUs per dollar than electric – a very important factor to consider when considering how to heat a home here in the Worcester, MA area.
- Eco-friendly: Almost two-thirds of the electricity produced in Massachusetts is generated by burning natural gas, which is mostly methane – a gas that is more than 80 times more effective at trapping heat than carbon dioxide. Burning propane releases virtually no greenhouse gases.
- Safe: Propane will not ignite until the air reaches 940° F, and there must be a very specific combination of propane and oxygen for propane to burn. Fires cause by electricity, on the other hand, are common – in fact, electrical problems are the second-leading cause of home fires.
Best of all, converting from electric to propane is easy – and more affordable than you think! Our expert technicians can make the conversions in a day or two, with minimal disruption to your family or home life.
Contact Pioneer Oil and Propane today to get a FREE, no obligation estimate on a propane conversion for your Central Massachusetts home.