Written on: May 23, 2022
If you’re a homeowner looking for ways to make the living a little easier all while boosting the value of your Florida home, you should be thinking about propane. After all, it’s not just for grills and camping! It’s an ideal fuel to power appliances both inside and outside your home.
If you’re not yet familiar, propane is one of the cleanest, most versatile, and efficient fuels around. Propane also offers exceptional performance and efficiency in a wide range of home appliances at a much lower cost than electricity. Additionally, here are a few other things you probably didn’t know about propane, and why so many customers in south Florida are adding it to their residences:
Because propane is so efficient, it’s a smarter choice than electricity for a wide variety of appliances. For example, propane water heaters generate much more hot water at a cheaper cost per gallon. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, homes that heat water with propane rather than electricity can see average annual savings of $174.
The same technology that makes propane ideal for water heaters makes it a smarter choice than electricity to power all kinds of appliances that use hot water or heat, including:
When it comes to cooking, gas is also the preferred choice of chefs, and you’ll find most high-end gourmet kitchens feature gas ranges. Nothing gives the same level of precise control.
When thunderstorms—or even hurricanes—knock out power, a propane-fueled backup generator will keep your lights and everything else running until the utility companies can make repairs. In addition, a gas stove will continue to work during a power outage. What’s better? Backup generators also add value to your home and may even get you a break on your insurance costs.
When it comes to environmental impact, propane gas is a great choice. It burns cleanly and produces minimal carbon emissions. Propane also doesn’t harm soil or groundwater—an important factor when it comes to determining whether a fuel is truly “green.”
Nearly 90% of the United States’ supply of propane is domestically generated. Most of it comes from the processing of natural gas. This makes it a bit less volatile to price spikes as seen through more traditional fuels like heating oil or gasoline for which we rely more on imports.
Propane generates more BTUs than an equivalent amount of electricity, so you need much less propane to produce the same amount of heat or energy. Also, propane appliances are very efficient, so they waste very little fuel in the combustion process. On the other hand, nearly two-thirds of the energy used by a power plant to generate and transmit electricity is wasted.
In other words, propane can offer more bang for your buck, all while protecting the environment. It’s a win-win if you care about the environment, but also want to keep costs better under control.
Whether you’re ready to make the switch, or have more questions, the professionals at Beeline Propane have the knowledge, experience, and resources to answer all your questions about propane gas and its array of benefits. And you can count on us for reliable propane delivery all year long!
Contact us for more information today. We’ll be happy to help.