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Ready to “Plug into” Propane?

Posted: September 8, 2015

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Those of you who already use propane in your home know what a good deal you’re getting in terms of comfort, savings and value. But if you’re living in a home powered solely by electricity, you may be shocked to learn just how much you could save if you pulled the cord on your electric appliances and plugged into propane instead.

Let’s start with propane water heaters. They generally cost 30% less to operate than electric ones—or 60% less if you use a tankless propane water heater. And don’t forget comfort! Propane water heaters can produce about twice as much hot water as electric units–in the same amount of time. If you’re tired of your electric water heater leaving you in a cold shower, contact your local propane company about your options in propane water heaters.

But don’t stop with water heaters! People are warming up to propane in many other ways too.

Remember last winter? Temperatures in February fell to record, bone-chilling lows, and people who relied on electric heat pumps had a lot to shiver about. When Carolina temperatures drop below freezing—not to mention the single digits—it’s difficult for these traditional electric heat pumps to keep room temperatures above 60 degrees.

If this happened to you, contact your propane dealer about keeping your home warmer next winter. They can either recommend a backup propane furnace that turns on automatically when winter temperatures fall too low or a packaged gas unit that combines cozy propane heat with air conditioning.

Go here to learn more about using propane to your full advantage.