In many areas of the country, including Southern Maryland, there is a campaign underway to have homes converted to use only electricity for home heating, water heating, cooking, and more.
The push for electrification is driven by the incorrect notion that electricity is “greener” than propane.
In the United States, coal-fired power plants generate half of our domestic electrical supply. These facilities create greenhouse gases, resulting in acid rain and worsening global warming.
Propane, on the other hand, is a completely clean-burning fuel that releases almost no greenhouse gases!
Electricity is extremely inefficient in transmission. Resistance in the electrical lines dissipates energy when electricity travels from a power plant to your home via the electrical wires. To deliver one unit of power to your property, it requires three units of source energy. To supply enough electricity to our homes, additional coal must be burned, producing more carbon.
Propane is kept in a tank at your house, so there’s little energy loss from the tank to your appliances.
When you use propane appliances in your home, it is more energy-efficient than electricity. This allows you to reduce your environmental impact even more. Propane water heaters provide faster heating than electric ones and do so at 30% less operating costs. Propane clothes dryers dry your laundry 25% faster than comparable electric dryers.
Propane is more dependable than electricity in keeping your home warm if the electricity goes out. During power outages, homes heated by electricity are left cold. Because your propane supply is stored in your propane tank, you are not dependent on a utility’s sketchy infrastructure for heating, hot water heating, cooking, or other tasks.
Renewable propane is the next step in moving toward a zero-carbon future. It is chemically identical to propane and is produced from renewable resources such as animal fats, plant oils, biomass, and other triglycerides.
People in Southern Maryland will be able to use renewable propane as the sector expands, allowing them to make their homes even more ecologically sustainable.
Taylor Gas can help you keep your carbon footprint small with dependable propane delivery and expert propane appliance installation and service. Become a customer today!
Written By: on May 2, 2022