The Fantastic Benefits of Using Propane Gas
Have you been looking for ways to lower utility costs? The current trend in residential heating leans toward a switch to propane gas. It’s a clean energy source, and the domestic supply is abundant. Most importantly, using propane gas laundry dryers, furnaces, hot water heaters, and other home appliances will save you a significant amount of money every year.
A heating system powered by propane is a noticeable asset on a chilly day – warming air to approximately 140°– especially compared to the average electric system, which heats the air up to 98°.
The difference between the heat provided by a propane fireplace or stove as compared to wood-burning appliances is huge. Fireplaces, for instance, lose up to 90% of their heat through the chimney. In addition, the heat that is provided doesn’t radiate very far into the room. Propane appliances provide even, consistent heat which can serve as the primary heating source for your home.
Gas logs will burn up to 40 times longer than wood-burning appliances and still produce fewer emissions, according to a major study. In some areas in the U.S., when air quality is poor, using wood-burning fireplaces is prohibited, though propane is still allowed.
While propane appliances cost more up front than appliances powered by other sources, they pay for themselves within just a few years; and the savings continue throughout the life of the appliances. A gas fireplace costs between 30% and 60% less to operate than a wood-burning fireplace, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Wood-burning fireplaces produce only half the heat of propane gas fireplaces.
Annual operating costs of a propane water heater are an estimated $385, compared to a cost of $455 for electric. Pool and spa heaters powered by propane cost about $277, compared to $421 annually for electric heaters.
If you compare a propane gas fireplace with a wood-burning fireplace, the annual costs are $118 and $421 respectively.
You can even save money with a propane gas grill. Annual costs for a propane grill are about $19, compared to charcoal at $37.
Switching to propane gas-powered appliances such as furnaces and laundry dryers is a move that’s packed with benefits, and here is one more: If the electricity goes out, you can still use appliances powered by propane gas.
If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of Propane Gas or if you’d like to have it installed in your home, please give the helpful and friendly staff at Buchanan Fire and Outdoor a call today at 864-834-5226 or check out their website at www.buchananfireandoutdoor.comPosted by: