Propane for Your Remodel
Propane & cost
Propane is sourced in the USA, making it readily accessible and cost competitive to other fuels. You can own your own tank, or rent one – and because propane stores without degrading, you can fill your tank up in the summer when fuel costs are lower.
Many home appliances will run on propane, so you can heat your home, upgrade your stove top and water heating all on the same fuel. An added benefit is that it doesn't require a huge expensive overhaul. Often, switching to propane can be a simple as retrofitting a home's current gas line or furnace. Propane tanks don't need as much maintenance as other fuel-types, last longer and require fewer repairs over time. So whether you’re grilling a steak to perfection, or cozying up for movie night in front of the fire, you’ll feel confident in your choice to switch.
Propane & the environment
Propane doesn’t harm soil or water. In addition, the EPA doesn’t require regulation for installation of above or below-ground propane tanks because propane produces so few air contaminants.
Here are some facts to consider when choosing propane appliances and their impact on the environment:
- Propane Furnaces emit 50% less greenhouse gases than electric furnaces and 22% less than electric heat pumps.
- Propane water heaters produce 25% less NOx than electric.
- Propane cooking ranges product 83% less SOx than electric ranges.
- Propane dryers produce 42% less greenhouse gases than electric dryers.
- Propane is domestically sourced, meaning switching supports our economy and reduced our reliance on foreign oil.