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Ways To Use Propane in Your Home

Hot Water, Home Heating and Much More

outdoor propane appliances north carolina Here’s a look at some of the many propane appliances and propane-powered equipment you can use in and around your North Carolina home.

Plenty of Hot Water with Propane

For both traditional propane storage tanks and propane tankless on-demand water heaters, you’ll see more than just an increase in your supply of hot water.

You’ll also see savings since propane water heaters are generally less expensive to run when compared to electric heating units – even with a hot water recovery rate that’s about double that of electric models.

Propane Furnace: Heat Your Entire Home

Propane furnaces can generate higher indoor temperatures than the typical electric heat pump. They’re highly efficient and will heat your home with thermal energy that does not require a backup system, saving you money on heating expenses.

Dry Your Clothes

Cut your clothes-drying costs in half with a propane-fueled dryer! These units take less time than electric dryers to reach the temperatures needed to dry clothes evenly.

Their moist heat also causes less wear and tear on your clothing, while the heat from electric dryers has been known to burn or discolor fabrics. Once your selected level of dryness is achieved, moisture-sensing controls turn your propane dryer off.

Eco-Friendly Propane Fireplaces

If you have an old wood-burning fireplace, it’s easy to convert to a safe, clean-burning propane gas insert. Propane gas fireplaces are virtually maintenance-free and come in many different styles.
Propane fireplaces produce a much lighter environmental footprint than traditional wood fireplaces. They produce fewer particulate emissions and less carbon monoxide compared with wood-burning fireplaces.

Cook Like a Pro

A propane gas stove/cooktop gives you precise temperature control, without the many limitations that come with an electric stove. You’ll enjoy a quicker response to temperature changes, especially when you’re lowering the temperature or shutting off the heat entirely.

Propane Outside Your Home

Here are some ideas to add more fun to your spring and summer.

Grilling

Nothing beats the clean-burning precision of a propane gas grill. Whether you cook on a simple portable or a high-tech built-in model, you’ll get the same even-cooking performance time after time, with no starter fluid smell, dangerous chemicals, or mess.

When your cookout is done, propane gives you even more advantages. Instead of having to wait an hour or more for coal embers to cool, you can simply turn off the grill, shut off the propane, and clean the grate. It doesn’t get much easier than that!

Propane Fire Pits

Propane gives you real fire and real heat with just the flip of a switch. No need to lug firewood, or wait for it to ignite. And, when you’re ready to go inside, just turn off your fire pit and that’s that. Many fire pit models have ignition systems that can be turned on and off with a smartphone.

Propane Lighting

Propane-powered outdoor lights can burn for just pennies per hour, and they can be matched with almost any outdoor décor.
In most cases, it’s cheaper than electricity. And it works even when the power is out.

Outdoor Propane Heaters

With freestanding or wall-mounted models available, you’re sure to find a propane patio heater that meets your needs and budget – and one that will work even if the power goes out. You can enjoy a swim throughout the season—and even beyond– by investing in a propane pool heater, which will heat your pool water quickly and efficiently – and far more effectively than an electric model.

Read more about propane appliances.