While you know that propane can do more than run your BBQ grill, did you know how propane and propane appliances can dramatically improve your Southern Maryland home’s energy efficiency, leading to lower energy costs?
Here are just a few of the ways you can use propane to get those benefits and keep money in your wallet.
Propane gas furnaces heat the air in them to between 130 and 140 degrees. Because of that great heating, they only have to operate at short intervals to keep your home warm and comfortable. Electric heat pumps don’t provide that heat, and the electricity they use for their onboard heat backup can lead to stratospheric electric bills.
Between showering and bathing, laundry, washing dishes, home cleaning, and washing at a sink, water heating makes up about 20% of your home’s energy usage. This is where propane leaves electricity in the dust. With a propane water heater, you get hot water faster at about half the cost of a comparable electric water heater. And when you upgrade to a propane tankless water heater, those savings increase even more!
Propane fireplaces give you all the cozy warmth and ambiance of a wood fire with none of the work or mess. And they’re four times more efficient than wood-burning fireplaces!
High-efficiency direct-vent propane space heaters let you rely less on your furnace or boiler. Your home will stay warm while your energy costs go down!
Not only do propane pool and heaters let you enjoy your pool and spa earlier in the spring and longer into the fall, they heat your water faster than electric pool heaters for about half the energy cost.
Propane clothes dryers get your laundry dry about 25% faster than a comparable electric dryer. But that’s not the only way they’re more energy efficient. Because propane clothes dryers provide a more moist heat, they produce fewer wrinkles so you don’t have to plug in your iron as often, or for as long.
Contact us to learn more about how propane appliances can help your home be more energy efficient!