On average, propane costs about half as much per BTU as electricity and propane gas fireplaces cost 30 to 60 percent less per hour of operation than do wood burning fireplaces.
By relying on propane for various applications in your home, including heating and power for your appliances, you’re lessening your dependence on the electric grid in the event of an electric power outage. With propane you can still have heat, hot water and hot food during outages even in the worst of weather conditions.
Made in America
Over 90 percent of the propane used in America is made in the U.S., reducing our dependence on foreign oil.
On average, a propane heating system is 20 degrees warmer compared to electric heat pumps that dispense cooler air.
With propane you get more hot water from your tankless water heater because it recovers 2½ times faster than an electric one, and it costs about 30 percent less to operate. You can reheat a whole tankful of water in just 20 minutes with propane, compared to an hour with electricity!
Convenient and portable, propane is an energy source that can be used virtually anywhere, from the country to the city.
Propane creates far less pollution than the power plants supplying you with electricity, so you help protect the environment by providing cleaner, more breathable air. It is also insoluble in water so it presents no risk to soil and ground water supplies.
Easier to Maintain
Propane gas furnaces last an average of 20 years, while electric heat pumps last an average of 14 years. It also costs less to repair a propane gas furnace than an electric heat pump.
Propane vs. Electric
Propane water heaters provide more hot water than electric water heaters because they recover 2 ½ times faster and they cost about 30% less to operate. Also, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) estimates that propane water heaters save at least $175 annually compared to electric water heaters.
The pollution created from burning propane is far less than that created by the power plants supplying you with electricity, so you help protect the environment by contributing to cleaner, more breathable air.
Propane gas furnaces provide more heat and comfort with consistent air supply at 115 °F, compared to electric heat pumps that deliver air at a temperature slightly warmer than the outside air and creates a drafty feel in your home.
Most cooks prefer cooking with gas. A new propane cooktop or range costs one-third less than cooking with an electric range, delivers faster cooking times, more accurate cooking temperature and distributes heat more evenly.