There has been a significant effort to convert households to electricity as the primary energy source on the mistaken assumption that it is the best way to combat climate change.
However, when you examine more closely, you’ll see that propane is the energy source that will help us achieve a zero-carbon future in a variety of ways.
Some people believe that electricity is “cleaner” than propane. However, this isn’t the case. About half of all electricity generated in the United States comes from coal-fired power stations that increase greenhouse gases and cause acid rain. Propane, on the other hand, is so clean burning it produces close to zero greenhouse gas emissions!
Electricity is inefficiently transmitted. When electricity travels from a power plant through wires to your home, it encounters resistance, which results in a great deal of energy being lost. To create a unit of electricity in your house, it takes three units of source energy. To give us power, therefore, more coal must be burned, resulting in more carbon and CO₂.
Because propane is right there at your home, there is virtually no loss of energy from the tank to your appliances.
Propane is a better choice than electricity for many appliances because it offers superior energy efficiency, allowing you to lower your environmental impact even more. Propane water heaters heat more water faster than their electric counterparts and do it with about 30% less cost. Propane clothes dryers get your laundry dry about 25% faster than comparable electric dryers.
When it comes to dependability, electricity does not compare to propane. You have no heat if your home is heated by electricity and the power goes out. Propane, on the other hand, allows you to use your propane heater, water heater, kitchen range, or other appliances without depending on a utility grid for heating because your propane supply is right outside in the propane tank. A propane whole-house standby generator can keep your home safe and comfortable during power outages.
Renewable propane is a revolutionary new development in creating more environmentally friendly energy sources.
Molecularly, renewable propane is identical to conventional propane. It’s made from non-fossil fuels like animal fats, plant oils, biomass, and other triglycerides, which are sustainable and renewable resources.
We’ll be able to use homegrown renewable propane in the near future to reduce our environmental effect even more while still enjoying efficiency and comfort at home.