Why Propane Is a Part of America’s Energy Solution
Written on: March 28, 2022
This versatile fuel may be just what you need
If you’re looking to save money on your energy bills in College Station, Madisonville, Bryan, Montgomery or the surrounding areas, there is no need to look beyond propane. Nontoxic propane is a central component of America’s energy solution because it is versatile, green, accessible, safe, and efficient. If you are new to propane, read on to learn about all the benefits of this amazing fuel!
Propane is versatile
Propane’s capabilities go far beyond backyard grilling and heating your home or business. It can also safely and efficiently power a wide range of indoor and outdoor appliances for both residential and commercial purposes. Of course, homeowners love propane because it can save them money while reliably powering appliances, water heaters, and furnaces. Commercial warehouses and factories use propane as an economical source of heat, and propane’s low, nontoxic emissions also make it good for indoor forklifts, torches, and welders. It’s portable, too – which is a big plus for construction and agricultural industries.
Propane is eco-friendly
Propane has a very low carbon footprint because it is one of the cleanest-burning fossil fuels. Using propane appliances in your home instead of electric appliances can reduce your carbon emissions significantly:
- Using propane instead of electricity for just heating alone produces up to one 1/3 fewer carbon emissions,
- Using propane for both heating and powering appliances like water heaters, cooking ranges and clothes dryers produces up to 1/2 the carbon emissions of an all-electric house.
That’s because electricity plants use fossil fuels in the creation of electricity, even though the power source itself doesn’t emit harmful gases.
And because propane is nontoxic, it doesn’t hurt the environment, even if a leak does occur – which is very rare. Propane cannot damage the air, soil, water, plants, or the environment.
Propane is plentiful
Our country has an abundant supply of propane because most of this fuel is produced domestically – which means its availability and pricing is not much impacted by foreign conflicts. In fact, America’s supply of propane is so plentiful, we export propane abroad each year. In addition to being readily available, propane is safe and easy to store in a tank on your property. Unlike a natural gas customer, as a propane user you’re not at the mercy of a utility provider and its potential infrastructure problems.
Propane is safe and nontoxic
It’s easy to have peace of mind when you use propane. The National Fire Protection Association enforces strict guidelines for the handing of propane. As a result, propane has an extremely strong safety record. Propane is not as combustible as other fuels. And remember, it’s nontoxic.
Propane is efficient
Propane appliances operate more efficiently than electric appliances, which is good for your budget and your bottom line. Modern propane heating systems are capable of up to 98% efficiency, since propane water heaters, cooking ranges and clothes dryers get the job done in less time, using warmer heat. Using propane will keep your energy costs as low as possible!
You can trust the professionals at J&B Propane
Local and family-owned for more than 40 years, J&B Propane stands out from the crowd for so many reasons. We are committed to providing quality propane at a fair price, safe and courteous propane delivery, and the best possible personalized service. When you reach out to J&B Propane, you’ll get our office—never a call center!
If you’d like to explore all propane can do for you, we’re here for you! We offer 24/7 emergency service to our customers, and regular maintenance and repairs on appliances and tanks to anyone who needs our assistance. From our offices in Richards and Madisonville, we take care of our customers, no matter what. Contact us to find out more about J&B Propane’s products and services, and how we can best serve you!