Propane is Reliable:
Is reliability important to you as a homeowner? Knowing that your appliances will hold up and be reliable under situations that aren’t ideal is huge as a homeowner. That’s where propane comes in. If there is a power outage your propane appliances won’t stop working. Propane will work when other sources of energy won’t. Almost 90 percent of all propane is produced right here in the United States. You can always count on it. Propane gas — used by millions of households each year — gives homeowners a reliable source of energy to fuel appliances inside and outside the home.
Propane is Safe:
Propane has quite a remarkable safety record, due in large part to the stringent codes and regulations developed by the propane industry and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Statistics compiled by the NFPA indicate that the safest way to heat is with gas.
Propane has Built-in Safety Properties:
Propane won’t ignite when combined with air unless the source of ignition reaches 940° F.
Propane gas is nontoxic and produces minimal emissions.
Propane is not harmful to soil or water.
PERC teaches the safe use of propane with an effective preventive maintenance program, GAS Check® (Gas Appliance System Check).
Propane is a Good Value:
Better Performance and Better Value – Propane Is More Energy Efficient
Propane provides great value because it burns hotter and more efficiently than many other energy sources, powering a variety of high-performance and energy-efficient appliances.
Propane tankless water heaters are so efficient, they’re Energy Star qualified (electric tankless water heaters are not).
Installing an efficient propane tankless water heater may qualify you for tax credits.
Propane tankless water heaters can reduce standby energy loss by up to 20 percent and cost approximately 60 percent less to operate.
A propane furnace can heat air up to 25 degrees warmer.
Propane gives off less than half the greenhouse emissions that electricity does.
Propane appliances have a shorter energy savings payback period (the time it takes for an appliance to pay for itself via energy savings).
Propane is Clean:
Propane is Clean and Efficient
Propane has long been recognized as a “green” energy. By using this exceptional energy with low carbon content, homeowners can help cut greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, and protect the environment.
Propane is an approved alternative fuel listed in both the Clean Air Act of 1990 and the National Energy Policy Act of 1992 and 2005.
Propane is nontoxic and insoluble in water. Because it is released as a gas, it doesn’t spill, pool, or leave a residue.
Propane is produced domestically and is ready to meet today’s energy needs more cleanly and efficiently than many other fuels currently available.
Propane is a Friendly Fuel