Propane: A Cleaner, Greener Alternative to Electricity
Considering converting your electric-powered home comfort appliances to run on propane gas? It’s a smart choice. Especially so right here in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, where having a heating system that cranks out BTUs is an absolute must!
But there are more reasons to make the switch from electric to propane than just having a warmer, more comfortable home. Check out these environmental benefits, for example:
- A smaller carbon footprint: Much of the electricity generated in our region is produced by burning either coal or natural gas—two significant GHG contributors (natural gas is essentially methane—a gas that has more than 80 times the warming power of carbon dioxide over the first 20 years after it reaches the atmosphere). Propane gas burns far cleaner than either of those fuels.
But that’s not the only reason why propane comes out on top in the “green race.” According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), 66 percent of the primary energy used to create electricity is wasted by the time the electricity arrives at your meter. Since propane generates energy on the spot, 100 percent of the fuel goes to powering your home.
- Less waste generated: Because propane burns clean, it causes less wear and tear on your furnace, boiler, or water heater—which means they will last longer, and fewer units will end up in the eventual landfill.
Enjoy Numerous Other Benefits, Too!
Still not convinced to make the propane switch? How about these great propane perks?
- It’s cost-effective: Propane appliances are extremely energy efficient, which can save you a bundle on your fuel costs—especially over the course of a year.
- It’s versatile: Propane can power your stove, fireplaces, outdoor grill, laundry dryer, lighting and more—all from a single propane tank or cylinder on your property.
- It’s safe: Propane enjoys one of the best safety records in the industry, thanks to a range of safety measures built into equipment and the intensive training required to become a licensed propane technician.
Converting to propane gas is not as expensive or complicated as you might think—and making the switch with Fall River is completely hassle-free! We guarantee it. To learn more about propane tank installations in Eastern Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, contact Fall River Propane today!