Propane vs Electricity

How Propane Compares with Electricity

The many benefits of propane

If you use electricity for appliances such as heating systems, water heaters, ranges or cooktops in your Southern Maryland home, we have something to tell you that may come as a shock (pun intended).

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You could save a lot of money if you unplug those electric appliances and switch to using propane appliances!

Do a cost comparison between electricity and propane, and you’ll see that propane’s the winner just about every time.

propane versus electricity

Propane vs. electric heat

Winters can get pretty chilly here in St. Mary’s County and the surrounding towns in Price George’s, Calvert and Charles Counties. The average low temperature in January is 27°, and it can get much chillier than that during cold snaps.

You need heating that will keep your home warm, safe and comfortable. Propane can do that! For both whole-house and space heating, propane is more efficient than electricity at getting your home warm and keeping it warm. That translates to lower energy bills.

The other advantages of propane

When it comes to heating water, propane beats electricity by a mile. Propane water heaters cost 30% less to operate than electric water heaters. If you convert to a propane tankless water heater, that figure leaps to 80%!

Propane water heaters heat twice as much water as electric units in the same amount of time, meaning you don’t have to wait as long between showers for the water to get hot. Or you can eliminate the wait altogether with a propane tankless water heater, because it delivers endless hot water on demand.

When you cook with propane, you get the kind of precise, instant temperature control and consistent cooking that electricity can never offer.

Propane clothes dryers make laundry day easier, because your laundry gets dryer 25% faster than if you used an electric clothes dryer. There’s also less wear on your laundry and fewer wrinkles!

Propane provides safety and reliability, because you aren’t dependent on an electrical grid for your power. You can cook, heat your home and have hot water when there’s a power outage.

If protecting the planet matters to you, you’ll be glad to know that propane is more environmentally friendly than electricity and produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions, especially if the electricity in question comes from coal-fired plants.

Enjoy all of these benefits when you get propane from Taylor Gas! Become a customer today.