Environmental Benefits of Using Propane
Propane helps fuels your lifestyle, saves you money, keeps your home comfortable and adds convenience to your daily life. But did you know propane is also considered one the greenest fuels too?
Here are three reasons why using propane benefits the environment.
- Propane reduces emissions – Propane emits less than half the greenhouse gas emissions of electricity to produce the same amount of energy. That’s primarily because more than 40 percent of the electricity used in our country is produced by coal-fired plants. Propane has a lower carbon content than fuel oil, gasoline, diesel, kerosene and ethanol – a big part of the reason it was added to the Clean Air Act as a clean fuel in 1990.
Propane is also a great fuel option for eco-conscious home builders. In fact, using propane can earn a construction project points toward LEED certification.
- Propane improves efficiency – Propane-powered appliances are typically much more efficient than electric models of similar size and output. A tankless propane water heater, for example, can save more than $150 per year in energy costs compared with typical electric storage water heaters. Less energy used equals less environmental impact.
- Propane is non-toxic – Propane is not toxic and does not spill, pool, or leave a residue, which makes it harmless to soil or water in the event of a tank leak. With propane, there are no risks for long-term damage to your home or property if a leak occurs.
Propane – the clean, green fuel energy source for your North Carolina home or business! Contact your local propane company if you would like to expand your use of propane.