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Propane vs. Electricity

It’s no contest: Propane wins!

There has been a push nationwide, including right here in Florida, to require that homes use electricity for everything, including home and space heating, water heating and cooking.

It’s driven by a mistaken belief that electricity is better for the environment than propane. Besides propane being more environmentally friendly in many ways, it is also better for your home, your quality of life and your bank account.

propane vs electricity

Propane provides efficiency and security

The use of propane instead of electricity in your house for several appliances is also more energy efficient, allowing you to save money while shrinking your environmental impact. With a propane water heater, you can heat more water faster and with 30% less cost than with an electric one. Propane clothes dryers dry your laundry 25% faster than similar electric dryers.

Propane is also more dependable than electricity in the event of a blackout, especially when you have dependable propane delivery from Southeast Propane. If a storm knocks out electricity at an all-electric home, many of the appliances will not function. With propane, your supply is right at your home. You’re not dependent on a utility grid for your heating, water heating, cooking and more. With a propane whole-house backup generator, you can keep the lights on, electronics charge, the refrigerator and home security system running and more!

Propane is better for the environment

You might believe that electricity is “cleaner” than propane. But you would be incorrect. Coal-fired power plants are responsible for approximately half of the electricity generated in the United States. Those coal-fired power plants generate greenhouse gases, smog and acid rain. Propane, on the other hand, is so clean that burning it produces close to zero greenhouse gas emissions!

Electricity transmission is incredibly inefficient. When electricity moves from the power plant to your property through the power lines, the electrons are slowed down by resistance, resulting in a loss of energy. It takes three units of source energy to produce one unit of electricity. That means more coal must be burned in order to provide you with an adequate electricity supply, resulting in the release of even more carbon and other gases into the environment.

Your propane supply is right at your home in your tank. There is virtually no loss of energy from the tank to your propane appliances.

Propane can do that: for homeowners

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The future looks greener with renewable propane

You may not have heard about renewable propane yet. But it is a major step forward to a zero-carbon future!

Renewable propane is chemically identical to propane. It’s made from renewable resources such as animal oils, plant oils, biomass and other triglycerides.

As the development of renewable propane continues to grow, more and more homes like yours will be able to enjoy comfort, convenience, money savings and a smaller carbon footprint!

From Coral Gables to Davie, you can count on Southeast Propane for the most reliable propane delivery and quality propane appliance installation and service. Become a customer today!