If you’re already using it to power one of many appliances in your North Carolina home, you know why propane is one of the most versatile fuels around. But did you know it’s one of the most eco-friendly ways to power your home, too?
With Earth Day just around the corner (April 22), here are four big reasons why using propane benefits the environment.
4 Reason Propane Benefits The Planet
It cuts emissions – Propane has a lower carbon content than any fossil fuel, including 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 green homebuilders and developers: in fact, using propane can earn your project points toward LEED certification.
It 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 up to 50 percent on energy costs compared to electric systems, according to the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC). Less energy used equals less environmental impact.
A propane leak is harmless to soil and water – 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 – unlike with heating oil, which can require costly remediation.
It Increases equipment life – Cleaner fuel also means fewer deposits on heat exchangers, which prolongs the life of your equipment and means less heating maintenance. Longer life for your equipment means fewer propane appliances in the landfill.
If you’re looking for an efficient fuel that minimizes your environmental impact and keeps your family safe, warm, and comfortable all year long, propane is a great choice – and if you need a reliable propane supplier anywhere in our service area, Jennings Oil & Propane is the best choice.
Propane – the clean, green fuel alternative for your Connecticut home or business! Contact us today to learn more propane service and propane deliveries in Fairfield, Litchfield, & New Haven counties.
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