Check the Facts. And Warm Up to Propane.
homeowners who cook outdoors use propane grills
because they heat faster than charcoal and release
less harmful air pollutants. Beyond the grill,
propane is making a difference today by providing a
cleaner and more efficient alternative energy choice
to fuel buses, police cars, taxis, delivery trucks,
and vans. Propane is also used in homes, in
businesses, and on farms for space and water
heating, cooking, and power generation.
is a clean, highly efficient, versatile,
nontoxic fuel that is available now.
nationwide distribution system and
infrastructure already in place, propane is
readily available wherever you live or work.
percent of U.S. propane supplies are produced in
North America, providing an opportunity to
decrease dependence on foreign oil.1
is a low-carbon alternative energy source that
has multiple applications. Implementing the use
of propane in residential, engine fuel, and
commercial uses will help the U.S. meet state
and federal goals to decrease greenhouse gas
is a low-carbon fuel that many Americans use in
their backyard grills. But across the country,
propane is helping us do a lot more than grill
burgers. Itís already on the job moving people and
goods; itís at work in factories and on farms; itís
heating our homes and water, and helping us cook,
clean, and live more comfortably.
Propane makes all
these things possible, while at the same time
reducing greenhouse gas emissions and smog-producing
pollutants, improving air quality and decreasing
U.S. dependence on foreign oil.
Look at the facts:
five million U.S. households already rely on
propane for home heating and 3 million use
propane for residential water heating.
Propane-fueled water heaters produce 52 percent
fewer greenhouse gas emissions than electric
Propane-fueled tankless water heaters produce 61
percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than
electric tankless models.
tankless water heaters can cost up to 60 percent
less to operate than electric models.
furnaces emit nearly 37 percent less greenhouse
gas emissions than fuel oil furnaces.
vs. Fuel Oil
Fuel oil is
adequate for supplying heat, but, unlike propane, it
cannot power certain appliances such as ranges
or dryers. Fuel oil furnaces and water heaters are
not as efficient as propane models. In many
instances, hot water is derived from a fuel oil
fired furnace, requiring the furnace to run and
wasting even more energy. Their burner nozzles get
clogged very easily and need frequent maintenance.
While propane is clean burning, fuel oil produces
soot and other contaminants.
Weaver Energy Consultant today to learn just
how easy it is to switch to clean, efficient,