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The Propane Advantage vs. Electricity

Posted: September 4, 2018

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Did you know that almost any appliance that runs on electricity can operate more efficiently on propane? That means that by switching to propane appliances, you will save money and save the planet.

Check out these numbers and you’ll see that when it comes to powering your home heating system and other home comfort equipment, propane is the right choice.

The amount of KW hours of electricity needed to produce the same amount of energy as burning one gallon of propane.

Today’s clean-burning, high-efficiency propane furnace can operate at 95 percent efficiency or more. If electricity is produced by a coal-fired power plant, more than half the energy used to produce and deliver your power is wasted.

The average lifespan of a propane gas furnace vs. an electric heat pump.

Propane water heaters can produce twice as much hot water as electric units in the same amount of time.

On average, propane water heaters cost 30 percent less to operate than electric ones—up to 50 percent less if you choose a tankless propane water heater.

Overall, propane tankless water heaters produce about 50 percent fewer carbon emissions than electric water heaters with a storage tank.

The average savings in homes using propane vs. electric water heaters, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

Still using electric appliances in your Massachusetts home? Make the switch to propane today with a propane conversion from Pioneer Oil and Propane. Contact us for details.