Seven Facts about Propane That You Might Not Know

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Ask many people about propane and they’ll immediately think about the white tank under their barbecue grill. But there’s much more to propane than a good cookout.

Here are seven facts you might not know about this clean, green home energy source:

  1. Propane gas emits less than half the greenhouse gas emissions of electricity; in fact, propane is an approved clean fuel listed in the 1990 Clean Air Act because using it reduces the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide and air pollutants like carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide compared to other fuels.
  2. It takes less propane energy than electricity to run the same appliance.
  3. Propane is considered to be nontoxic; it does not spill, pool, or leave a residue, which makes it harmless to soil or water if a tank leaks.
  4. Propane-fired furnaces can reach as high as 95 percent efficiency; propane-fired tankless water heaters can achieve even greater efficiency – up to 98 percent.
  5. Propane clothes dryers dry clothing faster than electric units, saving you time and money and reducing wear and tear on your clothing.
  6. Propane cooking ranges and ovens give you precision temperature control – which is why nearly 95 percent of professional chefs choose to cook with gas.
  7. Propane is good for our country’s economy and energy independence, since more than 90 percent of it is produced domestically.

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