Benefits of Propane

Get familiar with all of the propane advantages

More people in New York—and around the country—make propane their fuel of choice because it is clean, efficient, economical and versatile. This American-made energy source can be used to power appliances inside and outside your home—safely and efficiently. And there’s plenty of propane to go around!

Beyond the home, more businesses are using propane Autogas to fuel their vehicles, instead of more expensive diesel or gasoline. Propane is the third most popular auto fuel. This is just one example. Read more about the varied uses of commercial propane.

A closer look at six key propane benefits:

  1. Clean and green
    Propane is considered one of the cleanest carbon-based fuels, emitting far less greenhouse gas than most other energy sources. Because of the clean-burning characteristics of propane, virtually little maintenance is required to retain the high efficiencies of propane-fueled equipment. And since propane is nontoxic and doesn’t pose a threat to soil and water (above or below ground), it is not regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency.
  2. Cost-effective
    Propane equipment generally lasts much longer than electric appliances. Additionally, propane appliances are usually 40-60% less expensive to operate than comparable electric appliances.
  3. Safe
    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) enforces strict rules about propane handling, so few accidents occur each year. Propane is also nontoxic so tanks can be safely installed underground. Every propane appliance is made with safety shut-offs and most appliances are equipped with electronic ignition systems to give you years of trouble-free operation.
  4. Efficient
    Propane appliances typically reduce energy costs, delivering better value and comfort than other heating sources. With a clean-burning, high-efficiency propane furnace, less than 10% of fuel is wasted in the combustion process. In comparison, more than two-thirds of the energy used by a power plant to generate and transmit electricity is wasted. Today’s propane furnaces are now as much as 98% efficient. This means very little heating energy is lost during the combustion process.
  5. Versatility
    Versatile propane can not only heat your home, it can power everything from water heaters, generators and stoves/cooktops to fireplaces, clothes dryers, outdoor grills, space heaters and more. Consider it the single fuel solution for New Yorkers.
  6. Flexible installations
    Propane tanks can be installed just about anywhere, above or below ground. Additionally, propane water heaters take up less space than other types of water heaters. They also have more accurate temperature adjustment and offer more size and installation options.

Contact your propane company and they will be glad to tell you more about these and other home propane benefits.