Comparing Propane to Electric Home Heating

Which is Best for Your Home?

home heating options new jerseyLocal and state governments are making their push for the “electrification” of home heating with either expensive and discriminatory incentives, or regulations that are a massive financial burden for homeowners, landlords, and businesses.

These efforts are based on the erroneous belief that electricity is the most environmentally friendly choice for home heating. However, that doesn’t hold up under scrutiny. Electricity is the second-largest creator of greenhouse gases in the United States because the majority of our electricity supply is generated by coal-fired power plants. Only transportation creates more greenhouse gases.

Propane, on the other hand, is so clean-burning that it is named an alternative fuel in both the 1990 Clean Air Act and the 1992 National Energy Policy.

Propane Provides Security and Added Comfort

These electrification efforts also ignore the fact that the country’s electric infrastructure frequently fails. Electric infrastructure failure has a significant impact on people’s lives and businesses, as well as annoyance and discomfort. When power outages prevent homes from being heated in the winter, it can be quite hazardous. For example’s sake, just look what happened in Texas this past winter of 2021.

If you’re thinking that going solar would be a solution, be prepared to shell out a lot of money. The national average cost to install solar panels on a home is almost $25,000! Then there is the financial responsibility for maintenance and repairs.

With propane, you have your heating fuel right at your home with reliable propane delivery, expert propane tank installation and wireless propane tank monitoring from Blue Flame. No matter what happens with your local electrical utility, you’ll be able to keep your home warm, safe, and comfortable.

Electric heat pumps are also not a viable solution for this area. When the temperature drops, your heat pump must work harder to keep your house warm. Your heat pump eventually can’t draw enough heat to keep your home warm, so it must rely on an auxiliary heating source—typically an electric heater that is far less efficient than the heat pump itself. When this happens, your electric bills climb dramatically.

Even if a heat pump can generate heat, it still will not be as warm as propane. Propane heats your home faster—and far more effectively.

Enjoy comfort and energy efficiency with propane for your home’s heating this coming winter season—and seasons well beyond! Become a Blue Flame customer today and experience the difference we can make for your Eastern Pennsylvania or New Jersey home!