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Five things to know about propane energy efficiency

Tankless Water HeatersFrom energy-efficient tankless water heaters to stylish stainless-steel appliances and everything in between, propane energy provides exceptional performance at a very affordable cost. Propane for your home is extremely cost-effective!

One product that continues to generate big interest is the propane tankless water heater; many are Energy Star rated. Read more.

Here are some other points to keep in mind

  1. Propane appliances typically reduce energy costs, delivering better value and comfort than other heating sources.
  2. Propane burns hotter and more efficiently than many other energy sources.
  3. Propane furnaces produce much higher indoor air temperatures than their less efficient electric counterparts.
  4. Propane heats water quickly and efficiently for your shower and bath, as well as for your dishwasher, washing machine, spa tub and pool. Whether you choose a propane storage tank water heater or a propane tankless water heater, you’ll feel the difference compared to inefficient electric water heaters.
  5. Propane is more efficient than electricity when evaluating the total energy consumed, including the energy consumed in the extraction, production, processing and transportation of the fuel to the point of use. Based on this analysis, propane is 87% efficient and electricity is 32% efficient.

What’s the future for this safe and reliable energy source?

Down the road, you can expect to see more technological advances becoming widespread, which will make propane’s value per dollar greater than ever before, including renewable propane and zero net energy solutions.

And even right now it’s possible to go off the electric grid entirely, thanks to a system that uses micro-combined heat and power (micro-CHP) technology. This allows a furnace to be combined with a generator to heat a home or business while making electricity too.

Micro-CHP technology has been used for decades in the commercial and industrial sectors. It has also proven to be a viable option in residences where there is high propane demand, such as multifamily buildings and large luxury estates.

Propane—the more you know, the happier you’ll be using it!