Whether in your business or home, you could save money using propane.
BTUs (British Thermal Units) are a measure of the heating power of a given fuel source. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, propane costs nearly half as much as electricity, which means you’re getting almost twice the heating power with propane.
Yet beyond the cost, using propane for your heating needs benefits so many facets of your life. We’ve put together a comparison of the two fuel sources, so you can see that propane is the better choice, every time.
It’s Cheaper! - As stated above, propane costs are significantly lower than electricity costs for heating — by official estimates, propane is half as expensive as electricity!
It’s Warmer! - Electric systems generally create heat below the average body temperature of 98.6 degrees. Propane systems, on the other hand, generate heat at 120-140 degrees in short bursts, largely to save on energy use costs.
It Lasts Longer! - Propane furnaces can last between 10 to 15 years, while electric heat pumps stand to break down after 5 to 10 years.
It’s More Dependable! - Electric heat pumps are susceptible to power outages, which means you run the risk of losing heat when you lose power. On the other hand, propane gas tanks will keep running even if the power goes out!
It’s Cleaner! - The Clean Air Act of 1990 and the National Energy Policy Act of 1992 recognized propane as a clean alternative fuel source. Studies have shown that propane is significantly less impactful on the environment than other fuel sources.
Additionally, because of its gaseous form, propane doesn’t spill or pool — that means propane won’t seep into water supplies!
It’s Safer! - Propane is one of the safest forms of energy, due in part to regulations and research by the propane industry to create the best possible fuel.
Propane does not combust unless met with an ignition source that reaches 940 degrees, which means when released into the air, it cannot explode.
Propane gas is also not toxic and does not contaminate air or water. It also produces minimal emissions.
It’s Customer Friendly! - Electric power comes from large conglomerate energy companies which often treat customers like a number or account. We at Meenan live where you do — being a Meenan customer means you are part of our family, and we will treat you as every customer should be treated.
We’re going to further break down the benefits of propane over electricity, one appliance at a time.
Fireplaces (Propane over their wood-burning counterparts)
Cooktops and ranges