Do New Homeowners Prefer Gas or Electric?

Discover the Benefits of Using Propane in Your Home!

home energy options new jerseyThe real estate market has been on fire lately, as you’re probably well-aware if you’ve been house-hunting in the Garden State.

While hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and space to entertain are the dominant wants on television house-hunting shows, most real-life house-hunters are looking for other features that better improve their day-to-day quality of life.

It’s a dominant reason why so many homebuyers are choosing homes powered by propane instead of electricity. Propane provides the efficiency and amenities that make the quality of life in your home so much better. To further understand these trends toward powering your home with propane, you must get familiar with some of its distinct advantages over electricity:

Increased Energy Efficiency

Propane produces many more BTU’s (British Thermal Units, a measured unit of heat) per dollar than electricity. That not only lowers your energy costs for home heating, but for other uses as well.

In both the short term and long term, you’ll spend less money without having to give up a smidgen of comfort.

Propane’s Environmental Benefits

You might be surprised to know that electricity is not “cleaner” than propane—despite the push by some municipalities and states to go “all-electric”. Coal-powered power plants account for nearly half of the electricity generated within the United States. Needless to say, coal is NOT an environmentally friendly means of power generation.

In fact, electricity generation is second only to the transportation sector when it comes to creating greenhouse gases in the United States. Propane is so clean-burning that it produces close to zero greenhouse gas emissions. You can reduce your carbon footprint with some high-efficiency appliances by nearly 50% or more when you use propane instead of electricity!

Energy Security

Although there may be a push in some areas for “electrification”—the movement to electric-powered systems and appliances—of home heating and comfort equipment, the electricity grid is not well known for being reliable. With propane, however, your fuel is right there at your home in your propane tank. Gone is the necessary reliance on a power grid or utility—plus, you’ll know you always have the fuel you need, when you need it when you get dependable propane deliveries from Blue Flame!

If the power does go out, it’s propane to the rescue! Propane whole-house backup generators can keep the lights on, the electronics charged, the food in the fridge and freezer safely cold, the sump pump running, and more.

Improved Comfort

Propane water heaters can heat more water—faster—than their electric counterparts, and propane tankless water heaters give you endless hot water, on-demand. Gas-powered clothes dryers get your laundry dry about 25% faster than electric ones. They also leave your clothing with less static cling, less wear, and fewer wrinkles by the end of the cycle.

Propane ranges give you precise, instant temperature control that no electric range ever can. Electric ranges have pre-set heat settings, with no option for going in-between. Propane ranges let you set the flame exactly where you want it, whether it’s just between low and medium-low for a perfect simmer, or between medium-high and high for the right sear.

Get a cozy, warm fire in a propane fireplace by just pushing a single button.

Propane also makes your backyard better with propane grills, pool and spa heaters, outdoor fireplaces, deck, and patio heaters, firepits, insect traps, and outdoor lighting. And you can always get safe, full propane cylinders at your local Lil’ Hank’s Tank Exchange!

When you’re looking for your dream home, it should be nothing short of a top priority to make sure it’s powered by propane! And if it is, you know you can count on us for reliable propane delivery now—and for years to come! Become a Blue Flame customer today and experience the difference we can make for you.