Written on: December 5, 2022
Recently, there has been a push for using electricity as our main energy source in powering homes instead of relying on other sources. This would include using it for heating and water heating.
These people believe that all-electric homes are more environmentally friendly, but this way of thinking is inaccurate and could have negative impacts on our finances as well as our quality of life.
Kimlin Energy not only offers dependable propane delivery but also expert propane appliance installation too so that you can use propane to keep your home warm, safe, and comfortable. Let’s review some of the many advantages propane has over electricity.
Propane-powered appliances are not only more energy efficient but also cost less to operate than electric ones. A propane water heater, for example, can heat water faster and at a lower cost than an electric one. In addition, you are able to dry your laundry in 25% less time with a propane clothes dryer.
Even though people think of electricity as cleaner than propane, it actually is not. In fact, coal-fired power plants produce half of the electricity in the United States and damage the environment. They cause smog and acid rain while also being one of the leading drivers of greenhouse gas emissions in America. However, propane is much cleaner because it creates close to zero greenhouse gas emissions!
Up to 60% of electricity is wasted because power lines are not very good at conducting it. This means that, for every unit of electricity that reaches your home from the power plant, three units of source energy have been used up. Coal-fired power plants produce most of our electricity and burning coal releases greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Propane tanks store propane near where it will be used so there is little loss of energy as it travels from tank to appliance.
The Department of Energy reports that propane home heating is more affordable than electricity in recent years. Additionally, a propane furnace heats air hotter (between 130° and 140° Fahrenheit) than an electric one does (usually only up to 98.6°), so you’ll feel the difference in better warmth!
Propane fireplaces have several advantages over electric models. Propane flames give off a more natural and realistic appearance, they heat spaces faster and cost less to operate in the long run. These factors are important when consumers are making their decision.
Propane is a more reliable form of energy than electricity because it will never let you down. If you have a propane tank right on your property, you won’t need to worry about losing power and not being able to cook. With a whole-house backup generator fueled by propane, you’ll be able to keep the lights on and your house comfortable and secure during a power outage.
By investing in a propane furnace, you will receive a stronger return on your investment as they last 5 to 10 years longer than electric heat pumps. Additionally, propane furnaces are less expensive to maintain than heat pumps because they have fewer moving parts. Lastly, propane water heaters could save you $175 per year on average for your water heating costs.
Propane makes many appliances around your home better. Cooking with propane allows you to have more control over the temperature, so your food comes out perfect every time. Propane is also great for tankless water heaters because you’ll always have access to hot water on demand. Compared to electric models, propane pool and spa heaters heat up much faster, making them more efficient and better because you don’t have to wait to enjoy a dip.
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