Should I 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.
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.