Written on: June 6, 2022
We’re halfway through 2022, and energy prices continue to be elevated across the board. Whether you’re filling up your gas tank or powering your home, prices are noticeably higher than in years past, and many homeowners are looking for ways to be more cost effective as well as energy efficient.
While electricity will always be part of the mix, propane is a great choice, both environmentally and economically. After all, it can help to run a range of appliances and equipment both in and outside your home! Here are some additional facts on why propane is a great fuel choice for now, and years to come:
Improving energy efficiency in your home can help keep energy costs under control now, as well as help the planet in both the short- and long-term. Propane is a highly efficient fuel—meaning it generates more BTUs than an equivalent amount of electricity, so you need much less propane to produce the same amount of heat or energy. Also, propane appliances are very efficient as well, so they waste very little fuel in the combustion process. It also delivers better comfort, to boot!
When hurricanes, tornados, or even a good thunderstorm knocks out power, a propane-fueled backup generator will keep your lights and everything else running until the utility companies can make repairs. Additionally, a propane gas stove will continue to work during a power outage. Now that’s convenient.
A propane whole-house generator can also add value to your home and may even get you a break on your insurance. After some incredibly unpredictable—and dangerous—weather here in Texas the past few years, it’s easy to see how vital propane power can be.
Propane is a primary energy source, which means it can be used with minimal processing. Propane itself is a byproduct of natural gas processing. Electricity, on the other hand, is created using another energy source. In fact, more than 63% of our electricity comes from burning fossil fuels, mostly coal and natural gas. This means that it takes more energy to create electricity, which can affect its cleanliness, efficiency, and cost.
Plus, propane produces fewer emissions when burned, making it a cleaner fuel all around from start to finish.
Want to learn more about the benefits of clean-burning, efficient propane for your home? Contact Pico Propane and Fuels today and let us show you how propane can make your Texas or New Mexico home more comfortable, and more efficient.