How Propane Increases Your Energy Efficiency


Propane is an incredibly versatile fuel source for your southern New Jersey, or Eastern Pennsylvania home. It can provide heat and hot water, run your range and clothes dryer, keep your pool warm and so much more!

…And that’s just the beginning.

Since propane is a clean-burning fuel, appliances run on propane can reach efficiency ratings well above 90 percent, with some achieving 98 percent efficiency!
We’ve got some examples of how propane can make your home more energy efficient, which can save you money while not compromising on comfort.

Propane’s Performance Record

Home heating: Propane gas furnaces heat air to around 130 to 140 degrees. They operate at short intervals so you get maximum warmth with minimum operating costs. Electric heat pumps? Air from those can feel cool to the touch and on cold days, and the electricity required for its onboard electric heat backup can send your electric bills soaring. They simply cannot compete!

Water heating: Did you know that 20 percent of your home’s energy usage is for heating your water for your showers, dishwashers, washing machines and taps? Propane can give you hot water for all of those at around half the cost of an electric water heater. Want even more energy savings? Upgrade to a tankless propane water heater!

Propane fireplaces: You get all the warmth and ambiance you could want with a propane fireplace, and it’s about four times more efficient than a wood-burning fireplace.

Space heaters: When you use high-efficiency direct-vent propane space heaters in the most-used rooms in your home, you don’t have to rely on your furnace or boiler as much.

Pool heaters: When your pool needs heat the most, during the cool mornings or evenings, propane pool heaters leave heat pumps (which use heat from outside air) in the dust. Propane pool heaters deliver more heat with less energy usage.

Clothes dryers: A propane clothes dryer gets your laundry dry faster than an electric dryer, which saves on energy costs. You also won’t have to plug in your iron as often, or for as long, because propane dryers create fewer wrinkles!

Propane doesn’t only save you money, it’s better for the environment. It was named as a clean fuel in the 1990 Clean Air Act, and the National Energy Policy of 1992. Since propane generates fewer emissions than other sources of fuel, its environmental impact is much smaller. It also won’t harm marine life, plants, air, soil or water in the event of a leak.

Contact the pros at Blue Flame today for safe, reliable delivery of propane to your home today – and don’t forget to ask about our easy Automatic Delivery program!

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