Benefits Of Propane

propane heatDid you know that propane appliances are significantly more energy-efficient and faster heating than electric appliances? Every time you replace an electric appliance with a propane one, you could save up to 50% – or more – on the energy, you use to run that appliance.

Propane can be used to power so many things including:

  • Home heating
  • Stoves and ovens
  • Hot water heaters
  • Fireplaces
  • Barbecues
  • Hot tubs
  • Heaters for garages or extra rooms
  • Clothes dryers
  • Swimming pools
  • “Skeeter eaters”

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Propane Facts

  • Propane costs less than electricity: According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating a home in the U.S. with propane costs significantly less than heating with electricity. In addition, propane water heaters can cost one-third less to operate, and they recover water twice as quickly as electric water heaters.
  • Propane is warmer than electric: A propane gas furnace heats air to about 130°F to 140°F and operates in short intervals to minimize operating costs. An electric heat pump produces heat below body temperature (98.6°F), so the air actually feels cool when placing your hand in front of a vent.
  • Propane furnaces last longer than electric heat pumps: Propane-fueled furnaces last 5 to 10 years longer than electric heat pumps, on average.
  • Propane is more dependable than electricity: Propane can be stored safely in a tank on your property, while electricity is subject to power outages. Reliable propane works when and where other energy sources don’t.
  • Propane is clean: Propane has long been recognized as a green energy solution. By using this exceptional energy, homeowners can help cut emissions and protect the environment. Propane is an approved alternative fuel listed in both the Clean Air Act of 1990 and the National Energy Policy Act of 1992. Moreover, propane is nontoxic and insoluble in water. Because it is released as a gas, it doesn’t spill, pool, or leave a residue.
  • Propane is safe: Propane has quite a remarkable safety record, due in large part to the stringent codes and regulations developed by the propane industry and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Propane also has built-in safety properties: it won’t ignite when combined with air unless the source of ignition reaches 940°F. Propane gas is nontoxic and produces minimal emissions, and is not harmful to soil or water. In addition, propane emits a very strong odor when even the slightest bit is released into the air making it easily detectable, unlike natural gas which has no odor at all.



Switching to propane just makes good sense, good economic and environmental sense. It costs less than electricity, installs easily, and, because it reduces your family’s carbon footprint, is environmentally friendly.

So pull the plug on your electric appliances, conserve more energy, and start saving today with propane, the efficient energy solution from Townsend Energy, the company you have come to rely on and trust for all of your energy needs.

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