Written on: July 13, 2021
Every day it seems like more and more people are discovering the benefits of using propane both inside—and outside—their home. Whether they use it for cooking, heating, or any of the several other ways propane works around a home, propane has a variety of uses—and it is environmentally friendly as well!
Propane is becoming the energy source of choice for many homeowners in Texas and New Mexico—choosing it over that of electricity, natural gas, or alternative fuels as well. And with reliable propane delivery from Pico Propane, you can make this choice and feel comfortable with it too!
Propane is both a clean and incredibly efficient home heating choice. With an average efficiency of 90%, some high-efficiency home heating systems can reach up to 98% efficiency levels! What exactly does this mean? It means that high efficiency heaters waste less than 10% of the propane during combustion. For comparison’s sake, most electric heating systems top out somewhere around 60% efficiency. That means nearly HALF of the effort—and expense—that comes with heating your home is both lost, and wasted, along the way.
A propane water heater is a cheaper alternative to electric heating as well, and they heat almost twice as much water in the same time frame. With a propane tankless water heater, you save even more on water heating costs and get instant hot water, on-demand!
Propane power can help your wallet, too. Propane-powered appliances are typically 40% to 60% cheaper to run than comparable electric appliances on a month-to-month basis.
Home heating and water heating are just two of the many ways that propane can benefit your home. What’re some additional ways?
Gas ranges are popular appliances for households all over the world—even if they don’t have natural gas delivered into their homes. Propane is a reliable source of fuel for these appliances regardless of location, so it’s never necessary to give up cooking by gas just because you live somewhere without natural gas service or proximity to a natural gas grid.
And because your propane supply is right there at your home, you don’t have to worry about relying on the natural gas utility’s infrastructure—which at times can be dangerously unpredictable.
If you’re looking for a great full-service propane company, you simply can’t beat Pico! Contact us today to see what we can do for your home or business across Southeastern New Mexico and all across the great state of Texas!