Using Propane in Home Building and Remodeling Projects
When building or remodeling a home, many people think of the design style they want and the space they need as their primary considerations. But with energy costs on the rise, and a global effort to be more environmentally conscious, homeowners should consider how to make their homes more energy efficient while reducing those energy costs. That’s where propane comes in.
Why You Should Use Propane in Your Home
Propane is highly efficient, environmentally friendly, and less expensive than other types of energy. Using propane can save a homeowner hundreds of dollars in annual energy costs www.propane.com. As if saving money is not enough of an incentive to use propane to fuel your home, propane is good for the environment, too. “Residential homes can emit far fewer greenhouse gas (GHG), nitrogen oxide (NOx) and sulfur oxide (SOx) emissions by incorporating propane-powered appliances in homebuilding and remodeling, according to a study commissioned by the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC)” www.propane.com.
Additionally, propane is reliable. When the electricity goes out, propane powered equipment continues to work. That is why many homeowners have stand by propane powered generators.
How Can You Use Propane in Your Home?
Most people do not realize how many things in your home propane can power. From heating systems to clothes dryers and many things in between, here are ways you can incorporate propane powered equipment in your home building or remodeling project:
- Heating Systems: Propane powered boilers and furnaces can be used in both forced air and radiant heat systems. Propane furnaces and boilers heat air faster and maintain the temperature more effectively than other types of heating systems.
- Cooking Appliances: Cook tops and ovens can both be fueled by propane. In fact, professional chefs generally prefer using propane stoves and ovens because they are more efficient, have instant on/off heat, have more temperature control, and heat more evenly than electric models.
- Water Heaters: Propane powered water heaters are highly efficient and cost effective. Did you know that by using a propane storage tank water heater, you can save up to sixteen percent in annual energy costs compared with electric models? propane.com.
- Clothes Dryers: Energy efficient and cost-effective propane-powered clothes dryers are gentler on clothing compared with electric dryers. They produce less wrinkles in clothing, while drying laundry faster, too.
- Fireplaces: Propane fueled fireplaces provide warmth at the flip of a switch for instant heating and ambiance. They burn cleaner than traditional wood fireplaces, as well.
Home Building and Renovations Powered by Propane
When building or remodeling your home, you can use propane powered equipment in many areas to reduce costs, be more environmentally conscious and more energy efficient. If you are planning a building or remodeling project and would like to save money and the planet, contact us at www.superiorpluspropane.com to learn how we can help!
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